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Moto Morini debuts the STR and SCR Seiemmezzo neo-retro models in Europe

The middleweight neo-retro roadsters are powered by a Kawasaki-sourced 649cc parallel-twin engine

Moto Morini debuts the STR and SCR Seiemmezzo neo-retro models

Two new models will be released by Moto Morini in the European market. Seiemmezzo street motorcycles from the firm, including the STR naked bike and the SCR scrambler, will soon be available in updated variants. Although their looks and design are similar, and both models have the same technical foundation, each has its own distinct look and feel.

On the performance side of things, both variants use the same 649cc parallel-twin engine with 61 horsepower and 37.8 ft-lbs of torque that is licensed by Kawasaki. The Seiemmezzo models from Moto Morini thus have an engine that is equivalent to the Kawasaki 650 model series. This well-known engine is also used in the brand's entry into the middleweight ADV market, the X-Cape 650, which was revealed last year. 

Moto Morini SCR

The SCR and the STR Seiemmezzo (Italian for "six and a half," as evident by their engine displacements) don't differ significantly on the technological front, but they do so visually. The SCR's many design characteristics are supplemented by a higher handlebar and wire-spoke wheels. In comparison, the STR uses alloy wheels. However, the wheels on both versions are the same size, measuring 18 inches up front and 17 inches rear. These are Angel GT street tires for the STR, as opposed to Pirelli MT60RS all-road tires for the SCR neo-retro scrambler. 

A 5-inch TFT color screen is installed on both motorcycles, and it is operated via backlit buttons on the handlebars. A Bluetooth connection for a smartphone, two helmet communication systems, and other equipment are also managed via the handlebar controls. In terms of technical specifications, the Chinese owner of the formerly Italian brand Moto Morini selects components from reliable, high-quality suppliers like Pirelli tires, fully adjustable KYB suspension, Bosch ABS, electronic fuel injection, and Brembo brakes.

Both models have a saddle height of 81 centimeters and a weight of around 200 kg. The muscular fuel tank, which has a variety of shapes depending on the model, stores the same 16 liters of gasoline for both models. The STR is offered in the colors Starlight White, Fire Red, and Smoky Anthracite as well as an A2 version that is appropriate for beginners. In the interim, Navy Green, Night Black, and Blue Storm will all be available for the SCR. At present, Moto Morini has yet to announce pricing for the new models.

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