Moto Morini’s India Line-Up Unveiled
Moto Morini, an Italian company, recently announced that it would collaborate with Adishwar Auto Ride India to launch in India this year (AARI). The X-Cape 650, X-Cape 650X, Seiemmezzo 6 12 Retro Street, and Scrambler are the four 650cc motorcycles that the brand has now confirmed will be part of its product lineup in India. To learn more about them, keep reading.
The adventure tourer motorcycles from Moto Morini are part of the X-Cape series. The 649cc, liquid-cooled, inline twin engine that powers both the 650 and 650X produces 60 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 54 Nm at 7,000 rpm over a 6-speed transmission.
Both ADVs have fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi USD forks in the front and a KYB monoshock with preload and damping adjustments in the back for suspension. Both also have a big 18-liter fuel tank, a 7-inch TFT display, an LED headlight, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres, Brembo brakes with Dual Channel ABS, and 175mm of ground clearance. The brakes are dual 298mm discs up front and a single 255mm disc down back, while the tyres are 110/80-19 up front and 150/70-17 at the back.
The main distinction between the X-Cape 650 and X-Cape 650X is that the former has alloy wheels and an 810mm seat height, while the latter has wire-spoke wheels and an 835mm seat height. Expect the Moto Morini X-Cape models to compete with the freshly revised Kawasaki Versys 650, Triumph Tiger Sport 660, and Suzuki V-Strom 650XT once they are introduced here.
Retro street (referred to as STR overseas) and scrambler (referred to as SCR) variants are available for the Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 6 12 line. These models, like the X-Capes, are propelled by 649cc, liquid-cooled, inline twin engines; however, they produce just 55 horsepower and the same 54 Nm as the ADVs.
Both Seiemmezzo variants have a 5-inch TFT screen, a circular, full-LED headlight, a 43mm USD fork up front, a mono-shock in the back, 170mm of ground clearance, a 15.5-litre fuel tank, dual-channel ABS, a 795mm-high seat, and 120/70-18 front and 160/60-17 rear tyres. The scrambler’s wire-spoke wheels, as opposed to the classic street model’s alloys, are the only distinction between the two vehicles.
The models have been verified by Moto Morini, but no debut date has been disclosed. In the upcoming weeks, more information about that is anticipated to emerge.