1980 Moto Morini 500 Strada

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Most riders think of the 3 1/2 when they hear Moto Morini, but the firm was also known for their 500 Sei-V that was produced a decade later…to very little fanfare. What was once a classically beautiful motorcycle became an odd jumble of plastic and angular lines as the Italian company tried to compete with bikes coming out of Japan.

The Strada produced 35 horsepower (as opposed to 46 from the Sport), and is cheaper than its predecessor due to the relative lack of popularity. For more information, check out this article from RetroTours.

This example “needs to be sorted but it does start and run.” The seller ntoes a “relatively recent” top end and belt replacement, as well as rebuilt forks, a brake service, and a new battery. The kick starter works but the electric starter needs to be rebuilt.

Find this Morini for sale in Flagstaff, Arizona with an unmet opening bid of $4,500 here on eBay.