Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 First Look

June 24, 2009
Ian Kerr
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Our man in Europe, Ian delivers a monthly dose of those tasty rumors and hearsay from across the pond that make up our Euro Gossip column.

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Moto Morini looks to the 1960s to revive the vintage dirt bike styling with all the technology of today in the Scrambler 1200.

Designed by Marabese to “evoke the glory days of the big capacity dirt bikes of the 1960s,” the new Moto Morini 1200cc Scrambler now has a cool ice white and red color scheme, plus a range of styling accessories for those who want to stand out even further from the crowd.

Like many other manufacturers, Moto Morini realizes it can take some profit from custom parts as well as the main machine. So for those for whom a high-mount twin-tapered silencer, a large round headlight crowned by a mini fairing, and 19″ front/17″ rear wheels shod with Michelin Anakee2 hybrid tires is not enough, they can add factory fit items to make it appear even more purposeful and protect it off-road. These include black steel grills to protect the front headlight and an alloy skid plate that covers the exhaust down pipe. In addition, for the really authentic competition/adventure look, is a plastic race number holder.

While this is already with us, insiders suggest that the Supermoto version of the Granpasso enduro could break cover at the Milan show, having been seen testing recently.

Keep checking Motorcycle USA for the full details to come.

Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 Technical Specifications

Engine: Moto Morini – Bialbero CorsaCorta, 2 cyl, 87° V longitudinal, 4 stroke
Cooling: Liquid cooled
Timing system: Double overhead camshaft
Valves per cylinder: 4
Bore x stroke: 107 x 66 mm / 4,21 x 2,59 inch
Displacement: 1187 cc
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Power:117 HP @ 8500 rpm
Torque: 75.22 ft/lbs @ 6700 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli indirect electronic injection with 54 mm / 2,12 inch Ø throttle body
Ignition: I.A.W. electronic
Starting: Electric
Gearbox: 6 speed With constant mesh spur gears
Primary drive: Spur gears 55:31
Final drive: Chain 17/40
Exhaust: Silencer, 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor 
Frame: Verlicchi high-strength steel tube trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1500 mm / 59,05 inch
Headstock rake: 26.5°
Rake: 120 mm / 4,72 inch
Front suspension: Marzocchi upside-down fork with 50 mm / 1,96 inch Ø legs
Front wheel travel: 155 mm / 6,10 inch
Swing arm: With large section, made of hydroformed aluminum
Rear suspension: Single lateral shock absorber with fully adjustable piggy back tank
Rear wheel travel: 190 mm / 7,48 inch
Front brake: Brembo 298 mm / 11,73 inch double disc with 2 – piston callipers
Rear brake: Brembo 250 mm / 9,84 inch single disc with 2-piston calliper
Front tire: 110/80 R19 Tubeless
Rear tire: 150/70 R17 Tubeless
Rims: Excel spoke rims with aluminium channel
Front rim size: MT 2.50 x 19”
Rear rim size: MT 4.25 x 17”
Total length: 2180 mm / 85,82 inch
Max. width: 865 mm / 34,05 inch (excluding rear-view mirrors)
Seat height: 840 mm / 33,07 inch
Min. height from ground: 162 mm / 6,37 inch
Dry weight: 198 Kg / 440 lbs
Moto Morini indicates the weight of the motorcycle complete with battery, cooling liquid, engine oil and without fuel
Tank capacity: 21 litres / 5.54 US gal
Reserve capacity: 4.5 litres / 1.2 US gal
Instrument panel: Electronic/analogical rev counter and speedometer with multifunctional LCD display Versions
Colors: Black/white with black frame, White/red with black frame
Warranty: 3 years

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