Milano impressions

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Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 01 Oct 2020 18:07

A very impressive motorcycle.

Wonderful engine, handling is lovely when you get used to rolling around on the 190 rear tyre. Slim seat and tank means feet flat at standstill. Brakes are very powerful.

A cross between a Scrambler and a Corsaro.

Go and try one. Need to test the pillion.
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby julianharty » 02 Oct 2020 16:03

So is this the reason you've been selling off your air-cooled V twin bikes and spares? :)
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 02 Oct 2020 16:09

Yes. A modern 3.5.

Still got a Sport and a BMW!
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby BumbleBee » 05 Nov 2020 21:33

Could you post a couple of pictures of front and rear suspension settings your Milano is set on?

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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 06 Nov 2020 07:18

Hello,

I am not sure photos would help. I have left the settings at standard for now. The settings from the factory are in the manual.

Once bedded in, in the spring now, I'll tweak mine. I find the rear firm. I have only done 400 miles as the weather is a bit damp. Now SORNd as I am using my winter hack.

I do like the fact the ride height can be altered on the rear.

Good luck keeping the rear wheel clean.
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby BumbleBee » 06 Nov 2020 08:20

Thanks for the information Mike. We'll be interested by the end of the summer, what you set the heights and adjustments at.

The LE version has the "special white wheels", we don't envy you trying to keep the grime off. They do look smart when they are clean though :-)

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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 06 Nov 2020 09:47

But i'm a lard arse, you will need much softer springs than me! :)

Got the leather jacket, cover and the panniers yesterday. Still proudly made in Italy!
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby BumbleBee » 06 Nov 2020 10:33

Brilliant :-) they are soft panniers on some kind of side rails?
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 06 Nov 2020 12:04

Yes, when I have attached the rails, I'll post a photo.

https://motomorini.eu/moto/milano/

See under accessories... the panniers are quite large, large enough for my smalls... :)

They lock internally to the frames.
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby BumbleBee » 06 Nov 2020 16:05

We were going to ask for a picture of just them on the floor, but worried we might get the smalls not the rails, haha.
The tab thing we don't quite get it.

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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 06 Nov 2020 20:41

Pannier and frame. Takes open face helmet, not my flip up full face.

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Re: Milano impressions

Postby BumbleBee » 06 Nov 2020 21:16

Ah yes got it we think. Great idea to put the ruler in shot :-)
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 09 Nov 2020 11:00

The panniers mounted...
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Re: Milano impressions

Postby BumbleBee » 09 Nov 2020 20:21

That looks neat, the branding goes well with the other extra highlights on the limited edition :-)

Is the right side bag the same volume as the left? Some manufacturers go asymmetric and others get around it by spacing the full size bag further from the frame to keep it away from the silencer.

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Re: Milano impressions

Postby MickeyMoto » 09 Nov 2020 22:01

I haven't tried the other one. I think it is the same size as it is above the exhaust. I'll check. If so, I'll put my jimjams in that pannier so they are nice and toasty (not crusty) when I crawl into bed!
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