2009 Moto Morini Scrambler — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Moto Morini Scrambler
Moto Morini Scrambler

Playing Dirty, Italian-Style

say: Moto Morini the scrambler in its own way.

We say: And that other Bologna to the punch.

They say: Morini interprets the scrambler in its own We say: And beats tha

Scrambler: To of a certain vintage, it’s a name on the country roads Bologna. But this one, by the same 1187cc, eight-valve fitted to the 91/2 and 1200 roadsters, has little in common the progression of ’60s Ducati that share its name. the mildest tuning of Moto current liquid-cooled, 87-degree this one manages a healthy 117 at 8500 rpm.

Oversquare (107 x 66mm) are identical to the 140-bhp Corsaro but smaller valves and softer enhance low-rev performance at the of top end. The Magnetti Marelli is mapped to match an upswept featuring twin conical and chrome heat shields. The is enough midrange to spin the Michelin at will on wet pavement.

design follows Bolognese with a Verlicchi-built tubular-steel frame, bolted up to a non-adjustable Marzocchi fork and Paioli on the right side of the aluminum The seat is quite high at 33 and fairly wide as well-short will struggle to get both down. The fairly upright position adds to the roomy along with a slightly one-piece aluminum handlebar the neat digital dashboard.

A tiny, color-matched flyscreen to the Scrambler’s traditional look.

Any that this is just dull retro-rehash diminish as the big fires with a convincing from its conical twin What little remains are away with the first of throttle. The Scrambler pulls 2000 rpm, hits its at 3000 and by 5000 is charging toward its 9300-rpm redline as I cue the six-speed box.

A bit more throttle delivers 100 mph a stable and reassuringly neutral Given enough room, it be good for about 150 mph on top.

Moto Morini Scrambler

Scrambler makes more twice as much power as the named Triumph, and shoulder-yanking performance the British version hope to match.

This makes more than as much power as the similarly Triumph, and sho

Despite lazy steering (26.5 degrees of rake and 4.7 of trail), the Scrambler arcs bends easily. There’s no the rigidity of this frame, and the should also be capable of riding on dry roads. Despite its of adjusters and relatively long the fork feels quite damped at routine speeds.

the piggyback Paioli shock, serves up a comfortable, controlled in conjunction with the reasonably seat.

Michelin’s road-biased deliver reassuringly good through the corners and under The Scrambler gets Brembo’s front brake calipers of the sharper four-pot units to Morini’s roadsters. And although I against taking 469 pounds of fueled bike off-road the optional Metzler Karoo it coped with a short of gravel well enough.

Rain meant returning to the without tapping the full of this distinctive, if not dramatically addition to Morini’s range. The adds a touch of versatility and retro charm to the V-twin for those who remember the Scramblers of the Ducati management must be themselves for allowing Moto to get here first.

Moto Morini Scrambler
Moto Morini Scrambler
Moto Morini Scrambler
Moto Morini Scrambler

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