2008 Moto Morini 9 1/2 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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The name 9 1/2 is an homage to the 3 1/2 twin cylinder of the 1970s. it is also acknowledgement of a common running between two projects in time. The 9 1/2 in fact is the motorcycle style, rational design and innovation most closely the spirit of that Morini

The easy handling, the rational to the technical solutions and their as a result are features that motorcycles share and that are a part of Moto Morini’s

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You can it a road bike, a tourer. Or a “…” if you like. It’s up to I just call it “my bike” and it’s a 9 1/2.

The 9 1/2 was for people who want to be free to their own road. Straight or Slow or fast. Alone or in It’s all up to you.

I found the for me. Because it’s driven by a smooth engine. Because aggressive but understands the pleasures of a ride. And because it knows how to attention.

The Moto Morini 9 1/2 is an starting with its name lets you think it’s a 950 cc. let me tell you one thing: IT’S A The music of its 1187 cubic cm rumbled from the lowest rpm as smoothly pushed to 117 HP, all while within the Euro 3 emissions just pushed me to fell in with this baby.

in the 9 1/2 visually is a genuine pleasure I love the contrast between the exposed frame and the refinement of the finish on the tank, the elegance of its headlamp and spoke rims with the power of the engine and the pipe. All were designed to a unique style.

And what a style.



How do we define the 9 1/2? A a … sport bike, or a for daily transportation and city The 9 1/2 is all three: it is an elegant road with a sporty soul a powerful 1187 cc engine on a tubular trellis frame, of the Corsaro, sport bike par Those two elements fuse to a dynamism and lightness completely to the competition.

But the 9 1/2 is also an extremely bike for both rider and thanks to a virtually perfect position, a low seat ensuring for both and the shape of the tank, is protective and accommodating.

All features along with its accessorizing make the 9 1/2 a bike suited for Agile, manageable, easy to the 9 1/2 can also provide the solution for manoeuvring in city traffic.

and Functionality

The bike’s aesthetics, the of Marabese Design, exudes a of great appeal. The main of the motorcycle is the high-capacity tank (21 which stands out for its volume and impact. The recesses for the legs are and the concave form in the lower lightens its appearance, lending it a personality from a frontal Its upper part features a surface that has been with strips called that form a perfect

The wide seat practically into the light tail, it seem one piece, and the colour only add to the sensation. Its shape and guarantee total comfort and the passenger from slipping when the bike brakes. The base is totally exposed and is for the 9 1/2: the frame features an heavily reinforced rear to a cantilever side shock combined with a strong arm with oval-sectioned tubes.

The rear of the bike unites lightness with utter both in terms of stability and capacity. On the righthand side the silencer, fully reflecting Morini styling, is thermally to an optimum degree. Equally is the front of the bike marked by a 50 mm fork with increased

A high priority has been to ergonomic features to ensure comfort for the rider and passenger; the handlebar, the comfortable, spacious the tank that comfortably the legs and the position of the rubber-coated ensure a snug riding

Components have been to create a blend of contrasts add to making the 9 1/2 a motorbike of exceptional the strength of the trellis frame and the of the two-toned tank; the refinement of the rims juxtaposed with the of the Brembo 320 mm brake system to power and modulation; the muscular fork with 50 mm legs and the use of the lateral suspension by Paioli piggy back reservoir; and the round front headlamp with a more hi-tech led light.

The Bialbero Corsacorta Cylinder Engine

The 9 1/2 is a large-displacement bike mounted with the cc Bialbero CorsaCorta twin-cylinder that develops 117 Hp at 8500 The engine’s layout is compact, characterised by the 87 V layout of the cylinders and by the solution of the integral casing. to traditional solutions, it offers advantages: the stiffness of the whole the engine a load- bearing serving to simplify the layout of the the ease in assembling and disassembling that work can be done on the both during production and (for example, the lower of the engine can be opened to give to the gearbox and crankshaft without the to disassemble heads from the the pistons and cylinders can be disassembled opening the casing by using the openings; and there is no longer the to join the two semi-casings, typical of engines, which translates huge benefits for production, and the cost of spare parts.

The engine by Franco Lambertini has specially conceived for this and vaunts thermodynamic features from those of the twin-cylinder designed for the Corsaro. Efforts made to reduce the intake and the diameter of the valves and to upgrade timing, while the compression was increased to improve the progression at low rpm and fuel consumption.

The result is a engine 86 kW with 117 Hp at 8500 rpm a high torque ­ 102 Nm 10.4 Kgm at 6700 rpm well over the whole rpm range, one while maintaining a sporty adapts ideally to the characteristics of the enhancing handling rather pushing performance to extremes. The system with a single silencer under the seat Euro 3 emission standards.

Core of the chassis is the trellis in high-strength tubular steel by based on an exclusive design by Morini. The structure offers solidity which has been stiffened in the rear part of the a stiffness required for adopting the of the cantilever lateral suspension.

The values normally assigned to steering rake and trail are especially considering the fact we’re talking about a with a 1200 cc engine Because of the harmony achieved in the of the components, the product of this is immediately perceived from the the weight, already reduced to 198 kg in running order, magically once the bike is in movement and the response during cornering produces undesired instability, at the highest speeds.

Swingarm and

The function of the frame is assisted by suspensions. At front is a mighty Magnum with 50 mm diameter with exclusive lightweight in light alloy. The visual reflects a likewise solid ready to conform to the smallest on the road or respond to the hardest

The rear fits a powerful made with a 150 mm diameter tube, aided by a suspension piggy back reservoir, adjustable in rebound and compression.

Excel spoked rims aluminium alloy channel mounting of tubeless tyres for in maximum safety.


The Brembo systems we have guarantee powerful, progressive allowing the rider to develop a sensitivity and master this part of the ride. The pair of 320 mm discs at front is operated by callipers with four with differentiated diameter, a that responds to a specific requirement ­ to provide through great modulating and sheer power. Too often systems that are transferred to bikes produce reactions are abrupt and difficult to control, on roads open to traffic and on offering poor grip.

CPU and Electrical System

Moto Morini 3 1/2 L
Moto Morini 3 1/2 L

While Italian mechanics at their the 9 1/2 reflects the giant steps in the field of electronics. The CAN line to transfer the information between the Marelli engine control the fully equipped instrument with onboard computer and the generation sensors.

Included the functions of the instrumentation, the rider can to two different trip meters, average speed and lap time, but check outside temperature, gear, clock and maintenance Starting is automatic: just a press of the button gives the cue to the CPU to the electric motor until the comes to life.

Even the old of the starter is a distant memory to the sophisticated mixture enrichment controlled by the stepper motor in to the climactic conditions. Notwithstanding technology is never invasive: the never loses control of the and even from an aesthetic the cables disappear from and most components are neatly in the under-seat compartment. Both the front headlamp and the led one in the back on automatically upon starting in with the most recent rules.


The fuel with its prestigious two-toned echoing the glorious Morinis of is built in shock-proof nylon. a 21 litre capacity, it can be lifted to access to the large filter box

Exhaust System

The exhaust gives an unmistakable look to the thanks to the Termignoni silencer and its sound. Aesthetics aside, meticulous design matched closed loop technology three-way catalytic converter and sensor has resulted in emissions fall under the limits by the rigid Euro 3 standards.


Moto Morini the catalogue of Moto Morini devotes a range of items to the 9 1/2 to the ride more enjoyable:

kit that integrates ideally the bike’s styling and provides at all speeds without compromising

Expandable side panniers in fabric. Different sizes, the expands enough to hold a helmet and has a capacity of 25 litres;

bag complete with handle for use as and with straps to turn it a backpack, 26 litre capacity;

case in expandable tough

Tank cover embroidered the Moto Morini logo;

handles, a sure grip travelling in two.

Clothing: based on full-face and Jet Arai with 9 1/2 hand painted and on request personalised with the data;

Leather and fabric embroidered sweatshirts, T-shirts prints, gloves with and embroidery.


The 9 1/2 comes in two versions: black/red with red and black/silver with black

Moto Morini 3 1/2 L
Moto Morini 3 1/2 L

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