Report - Moto Morini range to be unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo

Jan 25, 2014 - 9:26am IST | ,  ,  ,   | Shoeb Kalania

Moto Morini, an unheard name in India is an Italian motorcycle manufacturing company founded by Alfonso Morini in 1937. The two-wheeler maker will make its debut in India at the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida next month.

Moto Morini logo

Vardenchi, the Mumbai-based custom chopper maker, who has partnered with the Italian firm to import and market the bikes has confirmed that two Moto Morinis have left Bologna to be unveiled at the Auto Expo.

Models expected to launch are the Moto Morini Scrambler and the Moto Morini Granpasso. Alongside the bikes, Moto Morini will showcase a custom designed motorcycle by Vardenchi carrying their 1,200 cc V-Twin engine, Overdrive reports.

Moto Morini Scrambler 1200

Moto Morini Scrambler 2014
The Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 retails in Europe for €12900 (INR 11 Lakhs).

The Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 is an all-terrain bike powered by a 1,187 cc twin oversquare engine producing 117 hp and 105 Nm of torque. It is built on a high tensile tubular steel trellis frame and gets Marzocchi Upside Down forks at the front with Paioli mono shock absorber at the rear which is fully adjustable.

New additions to the MY2014 Scrambler -

  • New Carbon look: Parts such as the chain guard, rear mudguards, tail and side panels are made of carbon fibre.
  • Standard APTC clutch: for a smooth ride
  • New seat: for a more comfortable riding experience, available in three different colours
  • New tyres: Metzeler Karoo3, a new knobbed tyre for both off-road and hard-surface use
  • Accossato handlebar: a newly designed handlebar

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Moto Morini Granpasso 2014
The Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 retails in Europe for €16,500 (INR 14 Lakhs).

The Moto Morini Granpasso is a classical Enduro bike powered by a Bialbero CorsaCorta 1,187 cc twin cylinder engine which produces 118 hp and 103.6 Nm of torque. The Granpasso features Marzocchi Upside Down forks at the front while fully adjustable Ohlins mono-shock-absorber takes care of the rear suspension.

Additions to the MY2014 Granpasso -

  • Standard APTC clutch: claimed to provide a smoother ride
  • New Carbon look: parts such as the chain guard, front mudguard, tail and side panels are made of carbon fibre
  • New passenger handle grips: new metal handle grips
  • New license plate holder: made of metal for a more stylish look
  • New integrated rack: allows the installation of the new Granpasso rigid lateral bags.

Prices are likely to be announced at the Auto Expo with first deliveries planned from mid-2014.

[Source – OverDrive]

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