Moto Morini's CEO, Alberto Monni, recently had a discussion with the team at Moto.It, an Italian motorcycle publication. During the conversation, Monni discussed the company's upcoming plans, which seem quite intriguing. Particularly, the brand appears to be focusing on the V-twin configuration, a noteworthy direction considering the prevalent shift towards the more compact and cost-effective parallel-twin by other manufacturers.
Shortly after the interview, Motorrad Online featured a portion of a slide displaying Moto Morini's projected model lineup up until 2025. Whether this snippet was genuinely leaked or intentionally revealed by Monni to offer a glimpse of the brand's future remains open to speculation. Regardless of the circumstances, one thing is abundantly clear: Moto Morini has significant developments in store.
Indeed, Moto Morini's upcoming plans are quite intriguing. Apart from the already known X-Cape 1200 set to debut at EICMA 2023, reports suggest that a smaller 750cc V-Twin engine is also in development. This engine is expected to power a sporty naked bike, possibly resembling the muscular Moto Morini Corsaro but featuring a more manageable engine size. Furthermore, Moto Morini is poised to introduce a "modern classic" bike using the same V-Twin engine as the X-Cape 1200. Interestingly, this description closely aligns with the Moto Morini Milano, a previous model sold from 2018 to 2020.
Expanding beyond the naked bike and retro-modern segments, Moto Morini is rumored to venture into the cruiser market. Leaked information from a slide indicates the presence of two models under the "Bobber/ Dragster" category. One model, draped in a red blanket, falls under the "V2 1200" segment, while the other, characterized by a sporty headlight cowl and shorter tail, is categorized as "V2 750N." Notably, there's also an adventure-enduro bike in the "V2 750N" category, potentially positioned to compete with offerings like the Yamaha Ténéré 700 and Aprilia Tuareg 660.
Moto Morini is set to introduce additional V-twin models featuring a robust 925cc engine. This lineup consists of three distinct models: an adventure-tourer equipped with 17-inch wheels, a naked bike variant, and a fully faired sportbike model.
Anticipating the performance of these new engines, we can expect some impressive figures from Moto Morini. The upcoming 750cc V-twins are projected to generate approximately 75 to 80 horsepower, aligning with the industry's standard for engines of this size. Meanwhile, the middle-tier 925cc engine is forecasted to deliver around 100 horsepower, and the larger 1,200cc V-Twin is expected to surpass the 120 horsepower mark.