Post Sale Update: This K2 sold for $6,198 after 8 bids on eBay in Concord, California.
5-23-21 Update: Six years later and on the other side of the country, this K2 is up for sale by the second owner. He’s only covered 200 miles with it but recent maintenance includes rebuilt Dell’Orto carbs, a new cam belt, valve adjustment, and a new electric start clutch. The seller notes that he replaced the electrical fuel tap with a manual one but it’s still wired for the solenoid. He also replaced the original airbox with cone filters. The sale includes the manuals, tool kit, and two keys. Find this K2 for sale in Concord, California with bidding up to $4,000 and the reserve already met here on eBay.
Original post from August 2015:
Herdan Corporation of Pennsyvlania used to be the US importer of Moto Morini- while that’s no longer a possibility, they’re still alive and kicking selling Morini spares and other parts. In the 80s, they offered an annual program called the “Moto Morini European Tour” – similar to the European Delivery program that automobile manufacturers like BMW offer now.
For between $4,850 and $5,000, you’d get to enjoy 17 days in Europe on a guided tour on your brand new Morini, which of course would then follow you home.
Why do I bring all of this up? Because this Moto Morini K2 (VIN: ZLMAK3333GB024587) was bought as part of the 1986 European trip! It comes with a factory installed luggage rack and flexible rear turn signals. It has 13,556 miles and is claimed to be in excellent condition. The bike has been in storage for over 25 years, so the question is if ‘excellent condition’ only applies to cosmetic or if the usual mechanical foibles that appear after long term storage have been addressed as well. Find this K2 for sale in Long Island, New York for $4,350 here on Craigslist.
Bonus: John K also alerted me to this flyer from the ’87 Tour, which gives you a better idea of what the tour entailed:
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