There was a near-bankruptcy and then an auction, but Moto Morini now appear to be emerging from the fog.
The first announcement of an updated 2017 model of the Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ was at EICMA in November 2016, but very little information was available on the bike and details were hard to come by.
What we did know was that the bike would be Euro4 compliant, would feature a 1200cc V-Twin, ABS from Bosch, some sort of LCD colour dash and a slipper clutch.
Now, with the release of the company’s 2017 brochure, we have the full details.
To start with, the chassis appears to have been upgraded, and alongside that is fully adjustable suspension from Mupo, but the major changes are under the skin of course.
The electronic management systems have needed to be completely redesigned in order to comply with the new emission regulations, but Morini say that this has not only lowered fuel consumption but also allowed for a smoother power delivery.
Whilst throttling is via cable, the gearshift for the six-speed engine is electronic – but again Moto Morini claim that none of this ‘has distorted the nature of the Bialbero CorsaCorta twin cylinder engine’.
The 1200cc V-Twin engine has probably been the biggest unknown for fans of the Morini brand, but a little sleuthing and judicious use of Google translate lets us finally know the figures:
Engine: FMV12 RS14
- 137 hp (102.5 kW) @ 8,500 rpm
- 125 Nm (11,5 kgm) @ 6,750 rpm
- 87° Longitudinal V-Twin
If this all looks like something you’d be interested in, then you’ll have to give Moto Morini a call directly if you’re looking for any clue as to the price of the machine.
With the firm still looking for dealers within the UK, Germany and France, the factory might be your only shot at ownership for now.
Source: Moto Morini