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Moto Morini December 11, 2013 posted by

Cagivarini? 1989 Moto Morini Dart 350

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This is only the second Moto Morini Dart I've ever seen for sale and the first 350cc version.  Maybe I just miss the the 80's but damn it I'm really starting to like the looks.  This is a super nice example of a one owner bike with only 7,500 km's/miles.  If you need a quick refresher, Cagiva owned Moto Morini at the time and stuffed a Moto Morini twin into a Cagiva frame.   

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I keep thinking it's a Suzuki with those colors.  Total production is supposed to be around 900 bikes with the 400 being the rarest.

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I'm guessing the guy who designed the Paso got stuck with this project on a Friday at 4:30 p.m.
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More Paso lines and maybe a hint of 600 Katana?
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That sounds like something the Japanese would come up with.

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Are you going to be upset when I tell you it's in the U.K.?  If you didn't spot that euro license plate in the pic then it's your own fault!  The asking price is 4,100 GBP.

 

Here is the listing.

 

Ian

Cagivarini?  1989 Moto Morini Dart 350
Moto Morini June 7, 2013 posted by

Little Italy: 1984 Moto Morini 350 K2

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Located in Texas is this tasty bit of Italy. This is actually the second time around for this particular bike, but still a great find for a rare model. While not exactly for the large of stature or turbo-super-nitrous-charged power hungry set, the Moto Morini 350 offers an interesting departure from the type of bikes normally posted on these pages.

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The K2 is a neat little 90 degree vee twin with sporting intent. Offering triple disk brakes, a chin spoiler and bikini fairing, this 350 makes a great alternative to other smaller bikes available today, including newer "entry level" bikes. If your significant other is interested in riding and you are keen to add to your collection of rare and unique motorcycles, this could be a match made in heaven!

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From the seller:
Very original, extremely fine running condition with very few cosmetic flaws. Please see pictures of the left side of the faring, right side panel and tail section which are the only flaws in otherwise superb Morini.

We have just serviced the bike, and replaced the tires with new Avon Road Riders, and new grips. The electric start works perfectly, it idles well, and runs cleanly through the entire rev range. It really is fabulous.

We sold this several months a go on ebay. When the buyer came to our shop he saw a Ducati 750SS we had, and took that home with him instead, so this 350 K2 is being re-listed. I had a chance to take it for a few rides and it runs and handles beautifully.

It is getting difficult to find any 350 Morini’s in even decent condition. We think it is as good an example as we have seen, clear Texas title.

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The best part about a Moto Morini is that you are able to enter into the "exclusive and rare" club for about the same dosh as a far more common bike. This particular example has an opening ask of $4,000, with a BIN set at $4,500. Check out all of the details here, and then let us know what you think. Got anyone in mind who might look good on this little Italian scoot?

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MI

Moto Morini December 8, 2012 posted by

Texas Bambino: 1984 Moto Morini 350 K2

Located in the great state of Texas is a unique Italian machine found only occasionally on the pages of RSBFS. Moto Morini, one of the other Italian purveyors of V-twin sporting motorcycles, continues to be a rare breed in the United States. This 350 K2 machine - the most popular of the models imported - looks to be in pretty good condition considering the age. While not exactly a hyper-sports bike, the K2 has a charm all its own.

With only 8,249 miles on the odometer, this 28 year old survivor has travelled fewer than 300 miles for each year of its life. No wonder it is looking so good! The seller does note some scratches on the plastics, but otherwise all of the pieces are there and looking good.

From the seller:
Very original, extremely fine running condition with very few cosmetic flaws. Please see pictures of the right side panel and tail section which are the only flaws in otherwise superb Morini.

We have just serviced the bike, and replaced the tires with new Avon Road Riders, and new grips. The electric start works perfectly, it idles well, and runs cleanly through the entire rev range. It really is fabulous.

It is getting difficult to find any 350 Morini's in even decent condition. We think it is as good an example as we have seen.

The last K2 we listed on the pages of RSBFS was a similar colored 1986 model which sold for $3,547 - so you can use that as your baseline if this little jewel is on your Christmas list.

These are modest investments in addition to being modest performers, and you can expect to spend between $3,000 - $4,500 on a Moto Morini 350 depending upon mileage and condition. This auction is going on right now, with the current price at $2,025 (with reserve in place) and light bidding. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Don't forget to tell Santa you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Aprilia September 10, 2012 posted by

The Week in Review: 1st Week in September 2012

Hey guys,

I've previously made month in review posts but I have to admit it might be easier for all of us to make this a weekly affair. Anyone have a preference?

Have a good week everyone!

dc

This 1993 Ducati Superlight is still active with just minutes to go. It's going to sell so check it out now!

Ducati Superlight For Sale


This Ducati 998R failed to sell at $22k buy-it-now and is now relisted for $20k buy-it-now. Current Listing | Our Post

Ducati 998R For Sale


This 2000 Bimota SB8R For Sale in Seattle failed to sell showing a $10k buy-it-now and a max bid just shy of $7500. Closed Auction | Our Post

Bimota SB8R For Sale


This 1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 had a buy-it-now of $8700, but with 27 bids it failed to meet reserve at $4701. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 For Sale


This 1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale in New York received 0 bids and had a $22,500 buy-it-now that was not exercised. Closed Auction | Our Post

RZ500 For Sale


This 1978 Yamaha TZ250 GP bike received 0 bids with a starting bid of $12k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1978 Yamaha TZ250 For Sale


This lovely 1986 Honda VF1000R sold for just $4357 after 20 bids. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Honda VF1000R for sale


This 1985 Yamaha RZ350 with 5 miles failed to sell at it's latest price of $19,800. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale with 5 Miles


This 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for just $5800. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


From the mailbag, this 1986 Moto Morini 350 sold for just $3547. Nice! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Moto Morini 350 For Sale


This 1986 GSX-R750G sold for just $3750. Nice buy! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale


This Honda RS125 sold for just $3500. Wow, what a great track day starter for so little cash! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS125 For Sale


This nearly new 2004 Ducati 999R Fila sold for $16,200 with 1229 miles. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 999R Fila For Sale


This 1998 Honda RS250 sold for $6900. Congrats to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS250 For Sale

dc

Honda September 3, 2012 posted by

Labor Day Mailbag! [Moto Morini, GSX-R Limited, F4S Diamante Silver, GSX-R 400, 46 Mile 954RR]

Hey guys, hope you're all enjoying the long weekend and getting some extra ride time. Here are the best from the mailbag, enjoy your day!

dc

John gets us started with this 1986 Moto Morini 350 K2 for sale on eBay. Just over a day left and current bid is $2247 reserve not met.

1986 Moto Morini for sale


Andrew spotted this 1989 Suzuki GSX-R Limited in Canada for $15k CAD.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R Limited For Sale


Tim sent us this 2002 MV Agusta F4S with less than 1000 miles for $8750. It has some scuffs from transport apparently but the Diamante Silver hides it well.

2002 MV Agusta F4S For Sale


Scott alerted us that this GSX-R 400 is still available in New York for $6500 obo.

GSX-R 400 for sale


How about this 2003 Honda CBR954RR that Greg spotted with just 46 miles? Available in San Diego for $9500.

2003 Honda CBR954RR for sale

Moto Morini July 31, 2012 posted by

Stumped Again: 1990 Moto Morini Dart 400

Stumped Again:  1990 Moto Morini Dart 400

I knew from the second I saw it, I had never seen one before or knew it existed for that matter.  Moto Morini isn't exactly a household name and this bike comes from the Cagiva ownership era from the late eighties to early nineties.  By the way, if you thought Moto Morini was long dead, think again.

 

How about that for some picturesque scenery?  That isn't Indiana, this is a French bike (Chamonix, France no less! You have to ski to be impressed) listed on Ebay UK. So what the heck is a Moto Morini Dart?  It apparently was a hastily produced model to fill a middle weight hole in the Cagiva conglomerate line up.  It shares a frame and suspension with a Cagiva Frecia 125 (think early Mito).  The engine is an air cooled Moto Morini V twin.  Earlier models were 350cc.

 

 

As cool as Cagiva's grand prix bikes were I've never felt the machines they produced ranked very high on build quality.  The poor Dart has stress cracks in quite a few areas.

 

From the seller:

Only 900 of these bikes were made of which only 200 had the 400cc motor, so it is indeed very rare. This model is in France where only 17 were ever imported, but delivery can be arranged.
The bike has a few nicks and chips which you would expect for a bike of this age. I can send more photos of the minor flaws and also some much better quality images of the whole bike (I have to dig through an old computer to find them). 

The bike still runs really well, starts no problems, no knocks or vibrations. We have a lengthy service bill which was done by a Morini specialist in Germany.

I hate to admit it but the looks are growing on me.  I see details from several bikes in its' styling.  It's not perfect, it's got some miles and you won't win any races with it but I bet you won't see another one; no matter where you ride.

Check it out.

Ian