Friday, November 07, 2008

Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 to go on sale in Europe early next year


The Moto Morini Scrambler 1200. Not very practical, but certainly very cool...

First shown back in January this year, the very smart looking Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 is now all set to go into production. With its 19-inch front wheel, chunky off-road tyres, single round headlamp and oval-shaped number board on the side, the Scrambler does indeed look like a classic… well, scrambler.

Even though these days we don’t really know exactly what a "scrambler" is supposed to do, or what kind of riding it’s meant for (do people still actually do the 1960s kind of scrambler riding anymore?), the Moto Morini Scrambler looks pretty cool anyway. And its Euro 3-compliant 1,187cc v-twin, which produces 117bhp at 8,500rpm, will probably make sure that the ‘go’ matches the ‘show.’


With its 19-inch front wheel and off-road rubber, we wonder how it'll behave on the street...
Pics: Motoblog

With its steel tube trellis frame, aluminum swingarm, 50mm USD Marzocchi fork, adjustable monoshock, Brembo brakes, 19-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wheels (shod with tubeless Michelin rubber) and optional soft luggage, the Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 might have (a rather strange) mix of on- and off-road capabilities. It will probably not excel at anything, but as an all-rounder, it could be fun to ride.

Prices are yet to be announced, though the bike will go on sale in Europe by February 2009, and the two colour schemes you see here are the only ones that will be available.

Also see:
MDM’s scrambler-style BMW HP2 Megamoto...
The Ducati Monster-based JvB-moto Scrambler...
Face-off: Aprilia Dorsoduro vs KTM 990SM vs Ducati Hypermotard!
Classic: Peugeot-powered DJ 1200 Bol d’Or racer...
Board track racing: 160km/h on wooden planks, with no brakes...!
A CR&S Vun dedicated to Paton’s 50th anniversary...
Derbi Mulhacén Café 659 Ángel Nieto LE...
Harley-Davidson XR1200 riding impression...

Elsewhere today:
A few reasons why we wish we'd been at the EICMA...
...and here are even more reasons!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where I live, we have some dirt roads some 50km from the city in which this bike would be killer.

Xman11 said...

In the 60s there we no full-on, highly specialized off-road bikes like we have now, so people made do with these 'scrambler' bikes. Now, scramblers have outlived their utility. I mean, depending on the kind of riding I was doing, I'd much rather have a BMW F800GS and Triumph 675R. Or, better still, BOTH! :-)

Abid A. said...

yeah so it looks cool but it's too heavy and too powerful for the dirt and it won't handle well on the street. what's the point?

Anonymous said...

at least it ain't a honda! ;-)

andy goldfine said...

Hi Faster and Faster,

Is there a way I can contact ut outside of blogger? My email address is agoldfine@aerostich.com

Thanks,

Andy

Hellraiser said...

Styling reminds me a lot of the RD350LC

jetboy said...

its for people like my brother, who live 8 miles up a country road-- half paved and half dirt-- then cross a cable bridge and up the trail to the house.

perfect for those who have to do both off and on road driving as a daily thing.

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