Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983  Frame no. à venir Engine no. 23783

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Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983
Frame no. à venir Engine no. 23783

Sold for € 2,875 (US$ 3,257) inc. premium
Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983
Frame no. à venir
Engine no. 23783
Avant l'apparition de sa famille de routières à moteur V-twin à 72 degrés, la renommée de Morini reposait essentiellement sur ses très efficaces et réussies machines de course à moteur monocylindre à 2 ACT. Une approche totalement différente fut adoptée pour les V-twins : les deux soupapes de chaque cylindre étaient commandées par des tiges et un seul arbre à cames, tandis que les chambres de combustion étaient placées non plus dans les culasses désormais plates, mais dans les têtes de piston. Accouplé à une boîte à six rapports, ce superbe moteur faisait oublier sa faible cylindrée en donnant à la légère et agile Morini une vitesse de pointe d'environ 160 km/h. Cette « 3 ½ » Sport qui n'a parcouru que 36 291 km au total se présente dans un extraordinaire état d'origine, accompagnée de ses papiers d'immatriculation suédois de 2013.

Footnotes

  • 1983 Moto Morini 344cc '3½' Sport
    Frame no. to be advised
    Engine no. 23783
    .



    Before the arrival of its family of 72-degree v-twin roadsters, Morini's reputation had rested mainly on its highly successful double-overhead-cam single-cylinder racers. An entirely different approach was adopted for the v-twins: each cylinder's two valves were pushrod-operated by a single camshaft while the combustion chambers were located, not in the flat-faced cylinder heads, but in the piston crowns. Coupled to a six-speed gearbox, this superb motor's performance belied its lack of capacity, endowing the lightweight, nimble-footed Morini with a top speed of around 100mph. This '3½' Sport has recorded only 36,291 kilometres from new and is presented in outstandingly original condition. The machine is offered with Swedish registration papers (issued 2013).

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is K23783.
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Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983  Frame no. à venir Engine no. 23783
Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983  Frame no. à venir Engine no. 23783
Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983  Frame no. à venir Engine no. 23783
Moto Morini 344 cm3 '3½' Sport 1983  Frame no. à venir Engine no. 23783
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