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Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

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Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 review

The Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 is a sporty looking motorcycle designed with agility and lightness in mind. The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a strong trellis frame which is combined with a similarly strong 120 hp V twin oversquare engine. Among the features offered by the engine you’ll find the innovative base with one-piece central sump, mixed gear-chain drive, 54 mm double throttle body and dual overhead camshaft. Instant acceleration is akin to a big supermoto and with its firm, top-quality suspension it’s agile and stable in the corners. It’s not the comfiest, but it’s one of the most fun adventure bikes your can buy. One of the only drawbacks, which is a pretty big one, is the current health of the troubled Moto Morini company.

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

The Granpasso 1200’s mill is among the most impressive aspects of the bike as power delivery is instantaneous and it redlines with utter ease. Popping a wheelie on the Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 is a cakewalk as keeping the motor above 5,000rpm and a quickshift from one gear to other results in the front of the bike pointing skywards. On the highway the Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 can hold speeds above 150kmph effortlessly as the windshield thwarts all the windblast and it’s a fine motorcycle for long distance touring. The 6-speed gearbox offers crisp shifts and the massive 200mm ground clearance means that it can literally ride over anything.

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 specifications

Engine and transmission
Engine: Moto Morini Bialbero CorsaCorta
Cylinders: 2
Strokes: 4
Cooling: Liquid cooled
Timing system: Double overhead camshaft
Valves per cylinder: 4
Bore x stroke: 107x66 mm / 4,21 x 2,59 inch
Displacement: 1189cc
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli indirect electronic injection with 54 mm/2,12 inch O throttle body
Ignition: I.A.W. electronic
Starting: Electric
Lubrication: Forced with trochoidal pump
Gearbox: With constant mesh spur gears
Gear ratio: 6
Clutch: Multiple-plate clutch in oil bath with antiskipping system and radial master-cylinder
Primary drive: Spur gears 55:31
Final drive: Chain 17/40
Exhaust Silencer: 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Emissions control: Euro 3

Chassis and dimensions
Frame: Verlicchi high-strength steel tube trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1500 mm / 59,05 inch
Front wheel travel 190mm / 7,48 inch
Swing arm: With large section, made of hydroformed aluminum
Rear suspension: Ohlins single shock absorber with separate tank featuring spring length.
Rear wheel travel: 200 mm / 7,87 inch
Front brake: Brembo 298 mm / 11,73 inch double disc with 2-piston callipers and radial master-cylinder
Rear brake: Brembo 255 mm / 10,03 inch single disc with 2-piston calliper
Front tyre: 110/80 R19 Tubeless
Rear tyre: 150/70 R17 Tubeless

Size and weights
Total length: 2170 mm/85,43 inch
Max. width: 865mm/34,05 inch
Seat height: 840mm/33,07 inch
Min. height from ground: 200mm/7,87inch
Dry weight: 198 Kg

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

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