Italian bikemaker Moto Morini has announced that it will launch two motorcycle models namely Granpasso and Scrambler at the Indian Auto Expo next week. The motorcycles will be imported and distributed exclusively in India by the Mumbai based customisation house, Vardenchi Motorcycles. Also to be showcased at the expo is a custom designed motorcycle by Vardenchi based on the Moto Morini's 1200cc V-Twin.
All the three motorcycles from the collaboration, will be powered by the Morini's 'Bialbero Corscorta' 1187cc V-twin engine. This engine was designed by Franco Lambertini, who was a former engine designer for the famous supercar maker Ferrari.
Moto Morini Scrambler
Moto Morini Scrambler is built for all-terrain crossover use, ably aided by the 19' front wheel and the tread-blocked tyres, be it asphalt, the cobblestones, or else the off-roads. The Scrambler is equipped with the Bialbero CorsaCorta 1187 cc twin cylinder that makes 120 PS of power and and 102 Nm of torque. The 21-liter tank is one of the most striking styling elements and has a sporty and ergonomic design which is not intrusive for the rider.
Moto Morini Granpasso
The bike is Moto Morini's answer to the BMW and KTM Adventure series. It boasts a 1187cc V-twin oversquare engine which is good for 120 PS of power and 103 Nm of torque. The clutch is a multi-disc wet slipper one while the brakes are dual-Brembos. Typical to these class of motorcycles, the Granpasso has an oversize windshield and comfortable seats. Suspension duties are taken care by Marzocchi upside down units in the front and an Ohlins side-mounted monoshock with a piggy bank reservoir.
It seems that Moto Morini's initial focus in India will be limited to off-roading / adventure motorcycles with the Italian company choosing to leave its famous street bike- Corsaro 1200 out of its Auto Expo lineup.