Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200: More pics and details

The Moto Morini Granpasso 1200. We like this stylish adventure-touring bike!

Pics: Motoblog

First shown in November last year, the Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 is now in production and will soon be available in Moto Morini showrooms in Europe.

Moto Morini’s 87-degree, 1187cc v-twin has been especially fettled for the Granpasso – better torque delivery at lower rpm and less fuel consumption. Steel tube trellis frame, Marzocchi 50mm USD fork, multi-adjustable Ohlins monoshock, digital instrumentation, and a massive swingarm made with the latest hydroforming technology (which allows seamless manufacturing) complete the package.

The Granpasso looks good, and should be quite competent overall...

Stopping duties are handled by twin 298mm Brembo brake discs with radial mount calipers at the front, and a single 255mm disc at the back. For those looking for a stylish long-distance sports-tourer – one that can also handle some bad roads every once in a while – should definitely take a look at the Granpasso. For more details, visit the Morini website here.

Also see:
Memorable: The Bimota YB11 and Bimota YB6 Tuatara
Classic: The mighty M√ľnch Mammut TTS-E
The amazing Moto Guzzi V8 racer...
The legendary Laverda V6 Bol d'Or racebike...
Back to the 1980s: Honda VF1000R and Honda CB1100R
Blast from the past: The Moriwaki Dream Fighter MotoGP machine...

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