1983 Moto Morini 3 ½ Sport

 

We are very pleased to have recently bought a Moto Morini 3 ½.
 
The 3 ½ was originally launched in 1974, when its V-twin 350cc engine was considered a ground breaking design for a motorbike.  The basis of the new design was an entirely new 72 degree V-twin with Heron combustion cylinder heads.  It was the first time that such an engine had been used in a series production motorcycle.  The bike was introduced in two guises, the Strada and the Sport, with the Sport having minor cosmetic differences and around 4 extra bhp.  Both models were enthusiastically received by the public, and developed a reputation for both reliability and excellent handling.
 
Our bike is a 1983 Sport version, which benefits from the electric start that was introduced in the late 1970s.  The bike is in superb original condition, having been maintained in a large Swedish collection until very recently.  Having bought the bike from the collector, we have recommissioned it for road use and registered it in the UK on an age-related number plate.  The work carried out includes:
 
  • Cleaning petrol tank and renewing fuel hoses
  • Clean carbs and check air filters
  • New battery
  • Change engine oil and spark plugs
  • Fit new rear tyre
  • Change brake fluid
  • Fit new cam belt
  • Rewire as necessary
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We have a receipt for this work.
 
The bike itself starts easily either with the electric start or the kickstart, and runs and rides as it should.    It has a fresh MOT.  This is a highly original bike in excellent condition.  A great opportunity for an enthusiast of these splendid lightweight bikes. 
 
Price £4500