Moto Morini introduces Calibro 650cc cruiser

Full specs and details will only be revealed at EICMA later this year. 

By Zaran Mody, Autocar India calendar 14 Oct 2023 Views icon2728 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Moto Morini introduces Calibro 650cc cruiser

Storied Italian bikemaker Moto Morini has expanded its line-up with the introduction of the new Calibro – a 650cc cruiser. As the displacement suggests, it’s powered by the same 649cc parallel-twin motor that does duty in Morini’s existing models, the X-Cape adventure bike and the Seiemmezzo scrambler.

In those two bikes, the CFMoto-sourced engine (which bears a suspiciously strong resemblance to Kawasaki’s 649cc parallel-twin) produces around 60hp and 54Nm, and you can expect similar figures in the Calibro as well. However, the company says it will also sell the cruiser in an A2-compliant guise, with power capped at 35kW (47.6hp).

As for differences with Morini’s other bikes, the Calibro gets a conventional telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers, as well as a single brake disc at each end, bitten by J Juan calipers. The alloy wheels measure 18 inches at the front and 16 inches at the rear, and come wrapped in Timsun rubber, with the seat height standing at a very accessible 720mm.

Full specs and details will only be revealed at EICMA later this year, but for the moment, we do also know that the fuel tank measures a healthy 15 litres, which should allow enough distance between fill-ups. As for styling, it’s more of a stubby, sporty cruiser than a long, raked-out one, much like the new Kawasaki Eliminator. The fuel tank is fairly slim and slender, you get a small headlight shroud for added sportiness, and the fork gaiters also look neat.

Pricing information will likely be shared at EICMA, which runs from November 7 to 12 in Milan. With Morini’s existing two models already on sale in the country, there is a chance that the Calibro could make it to our shores as well. Then again, cruisers aren’t as popular a format in India as ADVs and scramblers, so it’s far from a certainty. Only time will tell.

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