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Moto Morini unpacks with X-Cape 1200 and Milano

November 8, 2023

The Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 and the Moto Morini Milano both feature the new twin-cylinder V-engine with the illustrious name Corsa Corta. You may remember that name from the 2005 Moto Morini Corsaro 1200. Back when the brand was completely in Italian hands. The new Chinese owner of Moto Morini has brought off Corsa Corta but paired it with a completely new engine developed in Italy.

Moto Morini Milano

The Milano is a naked with styling that should appeal to motorcycle enthusiasts with classic yet modern lines. The aluminum/steel tubular frame plays a leading role in the design. The swingarm is aluminum and contributes to the bike’s fairly low weight of 210 kg. The brakes are from Brembo. The 17-inch wheels match the compact look of this naked, which also offers a low seat height of 800 mm.

Illuminated controls

The Moto Morini Milano has a 5-inch TFT color screen, which you can operate via illuminated controls on the handlebars. The integrated Bluetooth communication system allows you to simultaneously control a phone and two headset devices. Furthermore, you can choose from four different driving modes.

Moto Morini X-Cape 1200

The new electronic engine management focuses on a robust torque curve. The powerplant of exactly 1,187cc is good for 91 kW (125 hp). That also delivers this block in the X-Cape 1200, the new allroader. That one is pretty fully equipped with things like cruise control, shift assist, traction control and blind spot radar. Also with this X-Cape, you can choose from four driving modes.

High windshield and wide cockpit

The high windshield and wide cockpit provide much-needed protection from wind and weather. Furthermore, the design stands out because of a fairly upright front end, similar to what you see on the competition machines used in the Dakar Rally, for example. That does look cool and grand. Big is the X-Cape 1200, too, or rather tall. The seat height is 860 mm.

Spoked wheels

The Trellis tube frame encloses the motor. Spoke wheels (front 19-inch and rear 17-inch) are standard and so are tire pressure sensors. Also on this machine you will see Brembo brakes with monoblock calipers and 280 mm discs. The X-Cape 1200 has a slightly larger 7-inch TFT display with integrated navigation system.

Moto Morini does not yet mention a delivery date or prices. Both models are expected to become available in the Netherlands in early 2024.