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MOTO MORINI SCRAMBLER 1200, FASCINO RIBELLE
In the new model, only the name and its rebellious charm remain: the on / off road Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 arrives at Eicma in Milan in a completely redesigned MY2018 version. Starting from the chassis, up to the engine and appearance. But the nature of an unstoppable motorcycle and outside the classic boundaries has remained intact. It is the third model of the new 2018 range, alongside the Corsaro ZZ and the new Milan, and with these it shares the choices made in the name of made in Italy: not only the assembly, completely cared for by Morini technicians in the Trivolzio plant (PV ), but also in the materials and components chosen. The history of Moto Morini with the on / off road starts right at the Milan Motor Show in 1965 with the Corsaro Regularity, an all-terrain variant of the famous 125 that immediately succeeded in establishing itself in off-road races, both national and international, winning important titles.
The route continues up to the enduro of the Eighties where the Kanguro and Camel were born, while in 2008 it was the time of the Scrambler 1200. A fascinating motorcycle for the city streets but also capable of being versatile, where the asphalt ends. A vehicle that reflected the soul of those who chose it, without limits, without rules, but which did not require excessive driving effort.
THE REBEL MORINI
So is the new Scrambler 1200. Uncompromising in appearance, inspired by the on / off road bikes of the seventies and characterized by a pure scrambler style: extensive use of aluminum, one-piece seat, high handlebar and 17-inch wheels. ”With spokes with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires (debut in this size). At the same time, analyzed in detail, the choices put into practice by the designer Angel Lussiana refer to the vintage aesthetics in vogue but with modern accents that project the image of the Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 into the future: details such as the saddle that in the rear points upwards, the particularly long side panels or the digital instrumentation with a 5 ”screen.
CHASSIS WITHOUT BORDERS
The technical choices revolve around the steel trellis frame, completely revised for this new bike. The rear trellis swingarm is also new and helps to lighten the overall view of the new Scrambler 1200. The combined components are top-notch: at the front it adopts a fork with feet machined from solid and adjustable in compression, rebound and preload. The fork legs are equipped with a DLC (Diamond like carbon) coating, a carbon-based treatment that increases smoothness, as well as giving a fascinating black color. The adjustable rear monoshock (extension, wheelbase, preload) was also designed on Moto Morini specifications. The braking system at the front can count on four-piston monobloc radial calipers, double 320 mm floating discs and a semi-radial master cylinder, all signed by Brembo; at the rear, two-piston calliper with a 220 mm disc with a specific design. Working together with the braking system and tires, the Bosch 9.1 MP two-way ABS, which can be deactivated via a button on the handlebar.
NEW CONFIGURATION FOR THE 1200 ENGINE
Moto Morini's 87 ° V-twin, the Bialbero 1200 CorsaCorta Euro4, has been optimized to offer a serene and pleasant ride, while still being capable of delivering 110 HP. The new electronic management for this unprecedented configuration is aimed at providing a full-bodied but balanced torque curve. The "voice" of the engine is expressed through the new exhaust system: the manifolds, before reaching the double superimposed aluminum terminal on the right side of the Milano, make some evolutions that almost embrace the engine. A solution inspired by the Moto Morini One-Off department which has created a unique example based on Corsaro ZZ, the Ti22.