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Moto Morini Corsaro 1200

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Moto Morini Corsaro review

Moto Morini is an historic company with new owners. With its huge V-twin engine, muscular chassis and upright riding position the Corsaro 1200 is a ‘super naked in every sense of the word. Electrical gremlins at the Moto Morini Corsaro 1200's world launch have been ironed out, but it’s still not perfect.

Moto Morini Corsaro

The Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 is light, flickable, wheelie-prone and fun on the road but the forks are way too hard; every bump is felt as an unpleasant jolt through wrists. The Corsaro 1200's gearbox is sloppy, too, with a neutral hiding between almost every gear, which can be annoying. Overall comfort on the Moto Morini is good though. Moto Morini use their own 123bhp liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 1187cc V-twin engine in the Corsaro 1200, and it’s a belter. It might be big enough to stick in a Harley but thanks to its very short stroke the Moto Morini Corsaro 1200's motor can be revved unbelievably hard, making it exhilarating to ride in the twisties.

What sets the Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 apart from the competition is its exclusivity. Because the Cosraso 1200 is hand-built in limited numbers you’ll stand out from the crowd and it comes with the usual refinements you’d expect from the Italians like Brembo brakes, Pirelli Diablo tyres, Marzocchi forks, not to mention a pair of unbelievably huge pipes exiting under the seat of the Moto Morini.

Moto Morini Corsaro specifications

Engine
Engine: Bialbero CorsaCorta
Cylinders (no.): 2
Strokes (no.): 4
Cooling: Liquid
Timing system: Gear/chain combination
Valves per cylinder: 4
Bore x stroke: 107x66mm
Displacement: 1187ccm
Power: 140HP @8500rpm
Torque: 123Nm @6500rpm
Fuel injection: Magneti Marelli indirect electronic injection with 54 mm/ 2,1 in O throttle body
Ignition: I.A.W. electronic
Starting: Electric
Lubrication: Forced with trochoidal pump

Moto Morini Corsaro

Transmission
Gearbox: With constant mesh spur gears
Gears ratio: 6
Clutch: Multiplate in oil bath with anti hopping system
Primary Drive: Spur gears 55:31
Final Drive: Chain 17/40
Exhaust: Sport Termignoni with double silencer, 3-way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor
Polluting emissions: Euro3

Chassis and dimensions
Frame: ALS450 steel tubular trellis with varying diameters
Wheelbase: 1440mm / 56,7 in
Rake: 103 mm / 4,55 in
Front wheel travel: 129 mm / 5,07 in
Swingarm: Aluminium
Rear wheel travel: 130 mm / 5,11 in
Front brake: Brembo - 320 mm / 12,59 in O double disc with 4-piston callipers
Front tyre: Pirelli Diablo В­ 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tyre: Pirelli Diablo В­ 180/55 ZR 17
Rims: Brembo in light alloy, 6 spokes
Rider support and footrests: Solid-block Ergal with short gearshift ratio and rear-set footrest

Size and weights

Total length: 2070 mm / 81,49 in
Max. width: 810 mm / 31,88 in
Seat height: 830 mm / 32,67 in
Ground clearance: 130 mm / 5,11 in
Dry weight: 196 Kg

Capacities
Tank capacity: 18L/4.76 gal
Reserve capacity: 3L/0,8 gal

Moto Morini Corsaro
Tags:
naked classic

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