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 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' Strada was purchased by the current owner from North Leicester Motorcycles in 1993 and has been in storage since 1997. Currently displaying a believed-genuine 35824 miles on the odometer, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. It is suspected that the engine may be seized. Offered with old-style V5.