The Moto Morini Camel was an incredibly rare dual sport built to capitalize on the dual sport craze that flared up as the Paris-Dakar rally got popular. The Camel featured a 500cc V-Twin – its little brother, the Kanguro, got a 350cc engine.
The twin cylinders in this bike were angled at 72 degrees and featured the unique Heron head, in which the combustion chamber is actually machined into the piston surface and the head itself is flat. Morini used this engine in several platforms (check out this great history on Cycle World) and in this platform it had been bored out to 507cc with Nikasil-plated cylinder bores. The Camel was also impressively light – 335 pounds dry.
This example has 6,158 miles and it’ll need some work, but these are so rare that I figured it was worth featuring anyway. The seller states that it comes out of an estate and has been sitting for years so it’ll need a battery, fluid flush, and the carbs done at the very least.
Find this Morini for sale in Kansas City, Missouri for $4,000 here on Facebook Marketplace.
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