Chinese-owned Italian motorcycle brand Moto Morini has revealed the new Calibro 650 cruiser, ahead of its public debut at EICMA 2023 in November. The new Moto Morini 650 is a middleweight offering and competes with the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Honda Rebel, Kawasaki Vulcan S and the like in the segment. The newest cruiser looks sporty yet traditionally laid back and here’s all you need to know about it.
The Moto Morini Calibro 650 is inspired by American cruisers, which would explain why it reminds us so much of the now-discontinued Harley-Davidson Street 750. The bike gets proper retro-styling with a round LED headlamp, smoked visor, a swooping fuel tank, and a scooped split seat. The bike gets a laid-back ride triangle with front-set footpegs and a wide handlebar.
The Calibro 650 gets the all-black treatment with the exposed tubular frame, blacked-out engine components, exhaust and fork gaiters over the front suspension. The bike rides on 18-inch front and 16-inch rear alloy wheels with road-biased tyres. Completing the appearance is a semi-digital instrument cluster on the cruiser.
Power comes from the familiar 649cc parallel-twin cylinder engine on the Calibro. The motor produces about 60PS, paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Moto Morini has yet to reveal torque figures but we expect to know more about it at EICMA. This engine will be familiar for our readers since it powers the Moto Morini Seiemmezzo scrambler and X-Cape adventure tourer that’s on sale in the country.
Other components include telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear while braking performance comes from disc brakes at either end with dual-channel ABS. More details on pricing and availability will be available at EICMA and we hope to see the model in India as well. However, that will depend on Moto Morini’s India partner Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI) bringing the model here to take on the local rivals.