GranMotard Breaks Cover

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GranMotard Breaks Cover

Postby corsaro chris » 02 Nov 2009 19:34

Just in case you haven't seen this...

http://www.motociclismo.it/edisport/moto/MotoCiclismoR2.nsf/gd/Test-Moto-Morini-GranMotard--e-una-delle-maxi-motard-piu-divertenti-

This is very close to the bike we saw being tested at the MRC visit earlier in the month, right down to the riding light mounted on the front mudguard. The engines we saw lined up for pre-production looked to have an oil cooler mounted as with Corsaro - not sure if that has been carried on to this machine.

The paint scheme is a copy of that used on the GP "off-road" competition model.

I am still not sure I'd want to hustle such a big tank around on a Motard - I suspect that there might be more work going on here :wink:

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Postby toggy » 03 Nov 2009 19:09

ahh looks like a wee bonny GP, sweet
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Postby SteveMRC » 03 Nov 2009 19:27

For now they are calling it the V12M01 :?

Hope they come up with something better when it hits the showrooms
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Postby toggy » 03 Nov 2009 20:36

SteveMRC wrote:For now they are calling it the V12M01 :?

Hope they come up with something better when it hits the showrooms



i recon The Gran (piccolo = small in Italian) sounds good , i think i should copyright it lol
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Postby franky » 04 Nov 2009 22:45

poor mans veloce :wink:
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Postby corsaro chris » 09 Nov 2009 12:09

Some more info here from Ashphalt and Rubber, which is a relatively new US web based news feed; they seem to be well connected and will have an interesting view on Morini post EICMA.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2010-moto-morini-grand-motard-v12m01-breaks-cover/#more-5990

We'll also expect to hear more about Morinis' financial position at the Milan show...

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Postby SteveMRC » 11 Nov 2009 19:19

SteveMRC wrote:For now they are calling it the V12M01 :?

Hope they come up with something better when it hits the showrooms



It's on show at EICMA, The Milan motorcycle show, and is called the

GRANFERRO

(Big Iron)

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Shame they put Suzuki B-King style exhausts on it. I would have liked to see an under engine silencer to keep the weight lower.
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Postby corsaro chris » 11 Nov 2009 20:25

Not the most flattering of side views!

Still no pillion rests, just as well I went for the Gran Passo! More shots can be found at;

http://www.motociclismo.it/foto/index.p ... mage=0.jpg

(This is the same link as under the Corsaro thread). We saw the yellow frame at the Factory; I'm really surprised they're sticking with the big tank, but they seem to have saved weight elsewhere. Some nice style touches, but the Corsaro would still get my vote :wink:

I wonder when we'll see them in the UK?

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Postby corsaro chris » 11 Nov 2009 22:16

And now for the official news. Go to the official Morini web site, English version and get the spin direct. The photo looks to have been taken at San Luca, the church on the hill south of Bologna - the road there would suit that bike to a "T" :twisted:

I also bet it'll go around Cadwell pretty fast.... :lol:

http://www.motomorini.com and click on news

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Postby corsaro chris » 15 Nov 2009 21:03

From the EIMCA Press Office (via Morini PR);

Moto Morini loves Motard. The bike that stands out is the solid Granferro 1200, the heir to the Granpasso. It has the same engine and the same frame but is lighter.

The Granferro is aggressive, powerful and well built but also slim and seductive. It is ideal for twisting roads, where there is one curve after another.

The Granferro was designed by Rodolfo Frascoli and stands out for its decisive style. It captures everybody’s attention with its massive tubed frame. The power of the Granferro comes from the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc engine that can push out 125cc. [That should be 125 bhp - cc]

The Granferro stands out in the motard world for its 27 litre fuel tank, much more than most bikes in the segment. More than ever, Morini motorbikes lead the way.


No news about the investment situation.. I guess that we need to rename this section Granpasso / Granferro :wink:

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Postby MickeyMoto » 16 Nov 2009 09:40

A Granpasso with alloys.... I like the looks, but how do I fix my topbox?

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