Wednesday, November 07, 2007

First pics and specs: 2008 Moto Morini Granpasso

The 2008 Moto Morini Granpasso. Looks good!

Pics: Moto Caradisiac

Everybody seems to be doing big trail bikes these days, so Moto Morini have also decided to get on the bandwagon – the Italian company is now showing the Granpasso at the EICMA in Milan. The bike is fitted with MM’s 1187cc v-twin, the same 140bhp mill that also powers the Corsaro. Of course, Moto Morini admit that the engine has been ‘retuned’ for the Granpasso for better fuel economy and optimized low-rpm power delivery.

The bike’s chassis is similar to the Corsaro’s tubular steel trellis frame, though the aluminium swingarm is new. 50mm Marzocchi forks have been fitted at front, and there’s a fully adjustable Ohlins shock-absorber at the back. A full set of touring bags and a GPS unit will be available as extras. And when it goes on sale next year, the Granpasso is likely to cost about US$16,000.

With a 140bhp v-twin here, the Granpasso should not be lacking in performance!

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Apart from the Granpasso, Moto Morini also had the Corsaro and the 91/2 on display...

Benelli were also present at the EICMA, with this trio of tasty machines. The first two (from left) are TNT 1130 variants, while the last is powered by a 750cc twin
Pics: Motoblog

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