Moto Morini 500 Camel

 

 

 

Make Model

Moto Morini 500 Camel

Year

1981 - 84

Engine

Four stroke, 72° 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 Dell'Orto VHBH 26BS carburetors

Ignition 

Electronic 
Starting Kick

Max Power

39 hp / 27.7 kW @ 7400 rpm

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

Telehydraulic forks

Rear Suspension

Swing arm wit adjustable shock absorber.

Front Brakes

140mm Drum

Rear Brakes

140mm Drum

Front Tyre

3.00-21

Rear Tyre

4.00-18

Dry Weight

137 kg / 300 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 3.4 US gal

Like the Kanguro, the Camel boasts equal agility on the street and in the dirt. A spinoff of the 500 Special, the Camel has a less radical camshaft and smoother power delivery. However, unlike the Kanguro, the Camel utilizes twin-shock rear suspension. Up front, the Camel sports a large 40mm magnesium Marzocchi fork and single brake disc. With a claimed dry weight of just over 300 pounds, the Camel weighs about the same as Honda's successful XL600R.