Moto Morini 500GT (1977-82)

The Moto Morini 500GT was manufactured between 1977-82 and was equipped with a four-stroke, 72-degree V-Twin engine. It was belt-driven with a single cam and operated a pushrod, 2 valves per cylinder. The bike had a capacity of 478cc and a compression ratio of 11.2:1. The engine was cooled by air and had an electronic ignition and two 26mm Dell’Orto carburetors. The motorcycle had a maximum power output of 46hp at 7500rpm and could generate a maximum torque of 45 hp at 5100 rpm.

The 5-speed transmission was powered by a chain, and the bike’s front suspension was designed with telescopic forks. The rear suspension was dual shocks and the bike had double front disc brakes of 260mm each and a single rear disc brake of 260mm. The front and rear tires were 3.25 H18 and 3.50 H18, respectively. The dry weight of the bike was 167kg, and the wet weight was 184kg, with a fuel capacity of 16 liters or 4.2 US gallons. The consumption average was 53mpg and the bike had a top speed of 107mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Moto Morini 500GT

Year: 1977 – 82

Engine: Four stroke, 72 degrees V Twin, belt driven single cam operating pushrod 2 valve per cylinder
Capacity: 478 cc / 29.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 69 x 64.2 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Induction: 2x 26mm Dell’Orto carburetors
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 46 hp / 34.3 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque: 45 hp / 33.3 lb-ft @ 5100 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension: Dual shock
Front Brakes: 2X 260mm discs

Rear Brakes: Single 260mm disc
Front Tyre: 3.25 H18
Rear Tyre: 3.50 H18
Dry Weight: 167 kg / 368 lbs
Wet Weight: 184 kg / 405.7 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Consumption Average: 53 mpg
Top Speed: 107 mph

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