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Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

Italy’s Latest Enduro

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I only had one day aboard Morini’s enduro-style Granpasso, but the changing weather and Italian provided plenty of challenge for new machine. Whether racing sunbaked hillsides or ducking the five-position-adjustable windscreen to dodge showers, the Granpasso displayed a of performance and versatility that make it reborn Morini’s successful model yet.

It certainly looks different the Bologna marque’s existing with its angular (and 7.1-gallon fuel tank, spotlights and a Dakar-ready aluminum adding an authentic off-road A wire-spoked 19-inch front increases this appeal rear is 17 inches), though the is a road-biased Metzeler Tourance a close-fitting mudguard.

The engine is familiar 1187cc, DOHC, V-twin, with smaller and softer cams for more torque. The high-level exhaust is as are the pistons (engineered for more combustion and improved fuel and the fuel-injection system has been as well.

The Granpasso is a big bike all around, its wide, raised handlebar a roomy, near-upright riding The generously padded dual combines with long-travel to give a towering seat of 34.3 inches (a 1.6-inch-lower is an option). At 6 feet 4 inches, I just get both feet on the ground.

With a claimed dry weight of 463 the Granpasso is respectably light. low-rev power delivery the bike pleasant and easy to through traffic-helped by generous lock. Brushing the throttle the bike shooting forward no hint of a flat spot, and instant grunt to effortlessly the front wheel.

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

The Granpasso have the Corsaro’s addictive rush, but it storms forward and, with enough would probably put 150 mph on the digital Morini calls the Granpasso an Veloce-fast enduro. Given it’s over 10 bhp more than rivals such as R1200GS and Moto Guzzi’s that’s fair.

The slick-shifting six-speed transmission is by a slipper clutch-the only one in class.

The Granpasso is comfortable thanks to long-travel suspension, a seat and a small-but-useful windscreen. The is a steel trellis almost to the company’s 9 1/2 model, apart slightly more relaxed geometry. The 50mm Marzocchi is non-adjustable but offers sufficient and still stands up to the powerful-enough Brembo calipers.

The hlins shock is predictably controlled, too, and has potential for damping adjustment if required.

The will be priced to compete the GS when it goes on sale in any time now, with sales due to follow next It deserves to be regarded as a genuine and further evidence that other brand is once a serious manufacturer.

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200
Moto Morini Granpasso 1200

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