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2012 Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

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The Moto Morini Granspasso 1200 has received a set of modifications which include both technical and cosmetic upgrades. As far as styling goes, Moto Morini’s engineers added a new front and a redesigned frame. The motorcycle sits on a 50mm adjustable Marzocchi fork (which allows for 190mm of wheel travel) and a high quality and quick adjustable Ohlins rear shock (which offers 200mm of wheel travel).

At the heat of the bike lies a twin cylinder Bialbero CorsaCorta engine at 1187 cc. technically this is a new engine based on the original 140hp Corsaro engine. The new unit delivers a peak power of 86.5 KW – 118 HP @ 8500 rpm and 103.6 Nm – 10.6 Kgm of torque @ 7000 rpm. The speed is kept in check by a set of capable Brembo brakes with radial pump, semi-floating front discs which measure 298mm and a rear 255 mm single-disc combined with two pistons.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2111 Moto Morini Granpasso 1200.

"GRANPASSO 1200: DESIGNED TO COVER THE DISTANCE"

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Whether used for touring, off-road or battling city traffic, Granpasso 1200 is dedicated to the motorcyclist who racks up miles, wants a comfortable ride and ventures into places where there’s no trace of asphalt. He uses the bike to manoeuvre the streets, but that doesn’t mean he’s not looking for some fun. Moto Morini introduces its interpretation of the road Enduro, a multitasking, versatile bike suited for touring but that has the racing imprint that’s part of the DNA of all Moto Morini bikes.

STYLE

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Granpasso 1200 has a feisty look that comes through in the trellis frame underlining the Italian spirit and sporty nature of this Morini machine. The aesthetics of the bike instantly convey agility and lightness: right from the first glance, the bike assures an imposing personality and top flight performance.

Paraphrasing a concept intrinsic to Moto Morini’s past and recent history, the style of this motorcycle can be summed up as an Enduro Veloce. The front view with headlamp fairing, the double separate lamp and mudguard conveys spunk and sportiness; similar sensations are evoked by other design choices, too, like turn indicators built into the body. Naturally, the Enduro is Veloce not just because of its aesthetic and design choices, but because of specific technical inputs encapsulated in several components: the Ohlins rear shock absorber with separate tank, multi-adjustable in length, pre-load, rebound and compression damping; radial brake and clutch pumps; clutch with antiskipping system, the first road Enduro to adopt this device, which makes road handling more efficient. Even the light weight of the bike, not merely a visual impact (the bike weighs little more than 200 kg), accentuates the sporty character of the Granpasso and enhances its rideability.

Styling by Marabese Design has sought to obtain the perfect balance of curvatures and tensions of all the superstructures: headlight fairing, tank, seat and tail are streamlined, revealing Italian aesthetics and a pursuit of technical solutions in consistency with functional aspects. The tank is designed to allow a forward riding position without forgoing a capacity that will ensure fuel autonomy (27 litres); the riding position is raised as is normal for an Enduro, but the narrow sides allow the rider to lean the bike down on the ground without effort. Taking responsibility for comfort is the good aerodynamic protection.

The passenger has been given proper consideration as well: a long, contoured seat to prevent slipping forward, double handle expertly integrated into the tail design, well positioned footpegs to avoid leg fatigue on long trips, and excellent thermal insulation on the exhausts. In all, the ideal situation for travelling in comfort and having as much fun as the one doing the riding.

THE BIALBERO CORSACORTA TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Granpasso is a largedisplacement road Enduro installed with the Bialbero CorsaCorta 1187 cc twin-cylinder engine. The engine is compact, strongly characterized by the 87° V layout of the cylinders and an innovative solution for the integral casing.

This offers several advantages over traditional solutions, resulting primarily the stiffness of the whole, which makes the engine load bearing, thus simplifying the frame layout. Franco Lambertini’s engine, whose performance characteristics are known and appreciated, has been optimized for the Granpasso in order to improve progression at low rpms and limit fuel consumption. The exceptional torque and power of the CorsaCorta twin-cylinder give the Granpasso the clear identity of a sport bike, and adapt perfectly to the features of the vehicle, serving to enhance its rideability.

THE FRAME

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Mainstay of the chassis is the high-strength tubular trellis frame by Verlicchi based on an exclusive Moto Morini design. Wheelbase, steering rake and trail values are compact, especially considering the fact that this is an Enduro with a 1200 cc heart.

SWING ARM AND SUSPENSION

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

The frame is backed up by excellent suspensions. At front is a sturdy Marzocchi Magnum with 50 mm-diameter upside down legs, with plates in a cast light alloy. The rear features a weighty twin swing arm shaped by hydroforming, an innovative construction technology using the deforming capacity of hydraulic pressure to enable production of non-welded pieces. The swing arm designed with this technology has advantages in terms of weight, but especially in structural rigidity. It is aided by a lateral single shock absorber from Ohlins with piggy back tank, which is multi-adjustable with external remote device in length, pre-load, rebound and compression damping.

RIMS AND TYRES

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

The Excel spoked rims in aluminium alloy mean that latest generation tubeless tyres can be mounted on the bike. These multi-functional tyres feature compounds that assure excellent grip on dry and wet surfaces when going long hauls in varying weather conditions and in total safety, even with a full load.

BRAKING SYSTEM

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

The Brembo systems with radial pump guarantee powerful and progressive decelerations, giving the rider optimum sensitivity for handling this challenging part of the riding experience. The pair of semi-floating discs with a diameter of 298 mm at front is worked by 2-piston floating callipers, a solution that ensures both power and modulability, appreciable on any asphalt surface and especially on surfaces with poor grip. At the rear is a 255 mm single disc with 2-piston floating calliper.

TANK

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

The fuel tank is built by Acerbis and complies with European and U.S. standards. It has a capacity of 27 litres and can be lifted to access the large filter box underneath.

INSTRUMENT PANEL

Small-sized and well integrated with the headlight fairing, the digital instrument panel is perfectly legible. The controls are easy to access as they are placed on the handgrip. Among the other functions of the instrumentation, the rider can view the outside temperature, the gear engaged, clock and maintenance intervals.

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Built in stainless steel, the system is perfectly incorporated into the motorcycle design, becoming a characteristic feature of the bike. The sound of the Bialbero Corsacorta twin cylinder is full and powerful but thanks to some meticulous tuning and closed loop technology with trivalent catalytic converter and Lambda sensor, it has a low environmental impact with emissions that fall below the stringent Euro 3 emission standards.

SPECIFICATIONS

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
EngineMoto Morini Bialbero CorsaCorta
Cylinders2
Layout87° V longitudinal
Strokes4
CoolingLiquid cooled
Timing systemDouble overhead camshaft
Valves per cylinder4
Bore x stroke107 x 66 mm / 4,21 x 2,59 inch
Displacement1187 cc
Compression ratio12.5:1
Power86.5 KW – 118 HP @ 8500 rpm
Torque103.6 Nm – 10.6 Kgm @ 7000 rpm
Fuel systemMagneti Marelli indirect electronic injection with 54 mm / 2,12 inch Ø throttle body
IgnitionI.A.W. electronic
StartingElectric
LubricationForced with trochoidal pump
GearboxWith constant mesh spur gears
Gearratio 6
In first13/36
In second17/32
In third20/30
In fourth22/28
In fifth23/26
In sixth24/25
ClutchMultiple-plate clutch in oil bath with antiskipping system and radial master-cylinder
Primary driveSpur gears 55:31
Final driveChain 17/40
ExhaustSilencer, 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Emissions controlEuro 3
FrameVerlicchi high-strength steel tube trellis frame
Wheelbase1505 mm / 59,25 inch
Headstock rake26.5°
Rake110 mm / 4,33 inch
Front suspensionMarzocchi upside-down fork with 50 mm / 1,96 inch Ø legs
Front wheel travel190 mm / 7,48 inch
Swing armWith large section, made of hydroformed aluminum
Rear suspensionOhlins single shock absorber with separate tank featuring spring length, preload, rebound and compression damping multiple adjustment
Rear wheel travel200 mm / 7,87 inch
Front brake Brembo298 mm / 11,73 inch double disc with 2-piston callipers and radial master-cylinder
Rear brake Brembo255 mm / 10,03 inch single disc with 2-piston calliper
Front tire110/80 R19 Tubeless
Rear tire150/70 R17 Tubeless
RimsExcel spoke rims with aluminium channel
Front rim sizeMT 2.50 x 19”
Rear rim sizeMT 4.25 x 17”
Total length2170 mm / 85,43 inch
Max. width850 mm / 33,46 inch
Seat height875 mm / 34,44 inch
Min. height from ground200 mm / 7,87 inch
Steering angle35° rh/lh
Dry weight210 Kg / 463 lbs (Moto Morini indicates the weight of the motorcycle complete with battery, cooling liquid, engine oil and without fuel)
Tank capacity27 litres / 5,93 UK gal
Reserve capacity5,5 litres / 1,20 UK gal
Instrument panelElectronic rev counter and speedometer with multifunctional LCD display

QUOTES

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Twowheelsblog ---- "The guys over at Motociclismo have done a preview test of the new Moto Morini Granpasso 1200. On the site of the Italian monthly you can find full test details of this maxienduro."

Bikez ---- "Whether used for touring, off-road or battling city traffic, Granpasso 1200 is dedicated to the motorcyclist who racks up miles, wants a comfortable ride and ventures into places where there’s no trace of asphalt."


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