Moto Morini India Launch Soon – Motorcycle Lineup Revealed!
Italian motorcycle maker Moto Morini announced its entry into India tying up with Mahavir Group’s Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI). The brand has now announced its product line-up for the Indian market that will include middleweight 650cc motorcycles. The list comprises offerings like the X-Cape 650, X-Cape 650X, Seiemmezzo 6 ½ Retro Street and Scrambler. The range is expected to go on sale later this year. Here’s a look at what each of these motorcycles are.
Moto Morini X-Cape 650
The Kawasaki Versus 650, Triumph Tiger Sport 660, Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT and the likes will soon face heat from the Moto Morini X-Cape 650 line-up. The adventure tourer is powered by a 649cc liquid cooled inline twin cylinder engine that belts out 60PS at 8250RPM and 54Nm of peak torque 7000RPM. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension duties on the X-Cape 650 and 650X come from Marzocchi-sourced 50mm USD front forks and a preload and damping adjustable monoshock at the rear from KYB. Braking performance comes from Brembo brakes with dual-channel ABS on the X-Cape 650 range. The bike also gets a 7-inch TFT instrument screen, LED headlamp, an 18-litre fuel tank, 175mm of ground clearance and Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres with a 110/80 19-inch tyre at the front and 150/70 17-inch tyre at the rear.
Moto Morini X-Cape 650X
Both the X-Cape 650 and X-Cape 650X share the same underpinnings with the big difference between being the seat height. The former gets a 810mm seat height along with alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the X-Cape 650X is taller with an 835mm seat height and wire-spoked wheels. The rest of the underpinnings remain the same on the motorcycle.
Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 6 ½ Retro Street, Scrambler.
Moto Morini’s other offerings also include the Seiemmezzo 6 ½ range. The brings models like the Retro Street, also referred to as the STR in other markets, along with the Scrambler, also called as the SCR. The bikes draw power from the same 649cc liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder engines. The output is slightly lesser at 55PS and 54Nm of peak torque. The motorcycles get a retro-styled full-LED round headlamp, along with a 5-inch TFT screen, and a step-up seat. The bikes come with 43mm USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear.
The Seiemmezzo 6 ½ range offers a fuel tank capacity of 15.5 litres as well as features like dual-channel ABS. Compared to the X-Cape 650, the Seiemmezzo range sits much lower with a seat height of 795mm. It rides on 120/70 18-inch front and 160/60 17-inch rear tyres. Much like the X-Cape range, the Retro Street differentiates itself with alloy wheels, while the Scrambler runs wire-spoked wheels.