the best pic of the Morini. It is resting at Two Wheels
Only in Suches, GA, during Ducks Fly South 2001. I
discovered on this day that both front and rear tires
could slide in the same turn. This was not the most
pleasant discovery, but it did prompt me to at least
get new shocks.
Morini is a 1978 3.5 Sport. Yes, three and-a-half
stands for 350cc. It is my second (not counting the
basket case I never got around to fixing) Morini and
this time around I learned to not mess with perfection.
It is fairly much stock, except for Hagon shocks and
a cheap horn. The seating position is uncomfortable
only because the pegs are too far forward, but a nice
set of rearsets would require much engineering to
clear the kickstarter‹any assistance on this
issue will be appreciated. Handling is stellar, period.
I can pick whichever line I want though a turn and
then change it at will. Although the motor is peaky,
it still has very usable power below 5,000rpm; above
that, though, there is a very sweet area up to about
7,500rpm where, in conjunction with third gear, will
make me laugh silly with delight on the right road.
Oh, and the redline is 9,500rpm, so over-revving is
not really an issue. Pretty neat for a thirty year-old