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Moto Morini engaged on new 1200cc journey bike | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The 1,187cc V-Twin engine powering this bike has been round since 2004.

Moto Morini is engaged on a brand new 1200cc journey bike which might be powered by the identical 1,187cc V-Twin engine that was fitted to its mannequin lineup earlier than it was taken over by the Zhongneng automobile group. 

Moto Morini 1200cc Journey bike: Particulars

Earlier than its takeover by the Zhongneng automobile group in 2018, Moto Morini’s whole lineup was largely based mostly on some variation of its Bialbero CorsaCorta V-Twin engine, which on this specific bike displaces 1,187cc. This engine made its debut in 2004, making it one of many oldest engines to be fitted to a contemporary bike (when it does lastly go into manufacturing). This engine briefly went off the grid when it failed to fulfill the ever-stringent Euro-5 emission norms which kicked in 2 years in the past, but it surely appears Moto Morini has been in a position to replace it for utilization on this upcoming journey bike. 

The general silhouette may be very paying homage to the Moto Morini X-Cape 650 middleweight journey bike that just lately made its method to our shores. {Hardware} too seems befitting for a motorcycle on this ultra-premium class. A chunky USD fork and monoshock will be seen, whereas braking is taken care of by a pair of radially-mounted calipers on the entrance and a single caliper on the rear. Contemplating that this bike will boast some off-road functionality, switchable ABS is likely to be on supply as nicely. A big display is seen within the cockpit as nicely and it’s most definitely going to be a TFT unit, given the truth that even the smaller X-Cape 650 will get one. As is the case with a motorcycle on this class, a complete suite of rider aids will most definitely be on supply. 

Moto Morini 1200cc Journey bike: Launch, pricing and rivals

When the Moto Morini 1200cc journey bike does lastly go on sale, the bike could make it to our shores. Contemplating the truth that that is doubtlessly the flagship bike from the storied Italian bikemaker, count on it to hold a price ticket reflecting that. By way of rivals, it would sq. off in opposition to different large-capacity journey tourers just like the BMW R 1250 GS, Triumph Tiger 1200, Ducati Multistrada V4 and the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250.

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