Moto Morini to launch two bikes in India – 2014 AutoExpo

AutoExpo 2014 is going to have a plenty of new concepts to showcase, few global products unveil and many vehicle launches. Italian automaker Moto Morini will launch Scrambler 1200 and Granpasso 1200 bikes in India at this upcoming Auto Expo.

2014 Motor Morini Scrambler 1200

2014 Motor Morini Scrambler 1200

Both the motorcycles will be imported and distributed by Verdenchi Motorcycles in India. In 2013 Verdenchi and Moto Morini had tied up to develop an ultra premium motocycle for Indian market. Along with these two models, a new concept of  ultra premium motorcycle will also be unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo.

2014 Motor Morini Granpasso 1200

2014 Motor Morini Granpasso 1200

Scrambler 1200 and Granpasso 1200 share the same engine of 1187cc. Scrambler 1200 got vintage look with all-terrain capabilities whereas Granpasso 1200 has got more of sports tourer look. The 1187cc V-twin engine has over-square geometry and it comes with a very minute difference in tuning in both bikes. Scrambler engine is FMV912 that pumps 116hp and 105 Nm of torque whereas Granpasso engine is FMVE01 that churns 117 hp with 103 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to 6 speed transmission and mounted on tubular steel trellis frame.

2014 Motor Morini Granpasso 1200 side view

2014 Motor Morini Granpasso 1200 side view

The brand Moto Morini is known for high level of customer involvement in manufacturing and delivering motorcycles. If you are in Italy, you can visit the factory at selected dates and can take test ride of bikes at  tracks on the Apennines outside Bologna. But in India, Verdenchi and Moto Morini will jointly setup only sales and service network across India.

Prices of both these motorcycles will be announced at the time of launch at 2014 Auto Expo. Both the bikes will come to India by CBU route and expect a heavy price tag of 10 plus lakh for the bikes.

Bike frame specifications

Scrambler 1200

Frame High tensile tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase (mm) 1480
Rake(mm) 26,5
Fork offset (mm) 127
Fork Marzocchi UPSIDE DOWN
Stalk diameter 50 mm
Front wheel travel (mm) 155
Rear suspension mono-shock-absorber Paioli on the side
Rear Wheel Travel (mm) 165
Front brake Brembo
Front brake description 298 mm double-disc, callipers with 2 pistons
Rear brake Brembo
Rear brake description 255 mm
Front tyre 110/80 R 19 Tubeless
Rear tyre 150/70 R 17 Tubeless

Granpasso 1200

Frame High tensile tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase (mm) 1490
Rake(mm) 26,5
Fork offset (mm) 135
Fork Marzocchi UPSIDE DOWN
Stalk diameter 50 mm
Front wheel travel (mm) 175
Rear suspension Ohlins mono-shock-absorber on the side
Rear Wheel Travel (mm) 200
Front brake Brembo
Front brake description 298 mm double-disc, radial mounted mono-bloc callipers, 2 pistons
Rear brake Brembo
Rear brake description 255 mm mono-disc, 2 pistons floating calliper
Front tyre 110/80 R 19 Tubeless
Rear tyre 180/55 R 17 Tubeless

Source: ET

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