Italian brand Motobi announce new DL 400 Naked for 2022

Italian motorcycle brand Motobi have announced a new bike, the DL 400 Naked.

Motobi DL 400 Naked collage. - Motorrad.

IN the summer of 2021, Italian brand Motobi announced their return to the motorcycle market after an absence of four decades with their DL 125 range, which includes the DL 125, the DL 125 Black Edition and the DL 125 Strada. 

Now owned by the Leeb Group from Austria, who took charge in 2010 and oversaw the Italian brand’s return to Grand Prix racing with the JiR team in Moto2, Motobi is continuing to increase its presence in the motorcycle industry with its bikes aimed to deliver “sporty Italian design and riding experience,” according to the brand’s website

The 125s released last year came after Motobi began producing motorcycles again in 2010, with 50cc scooters.

Motobi DL 125 production line.

Now, for 2022, Motobi have announced the DL 400 Naked, which certainly adheres to its “sporty” aesthetic brief, and expands their total range to four bikes, and sees them expand production to include light-middleweight nakeds of the 400cc class in addition to the DL 125s of 2021.

Motobi’s new bike is reported to be powered by a twin-cylinder 379cc engine, with peak power of 37 horsepower at 9,000rpm, according to the German publication Motorrad.

The DL 400 Naked will also come with a single-disc front brake system, and ABS coming from Bosch, as reported by Motorcycles News. 

Pricing for the new Motobi is expected to be at 5,799€, or around £4,800. This is only around £250 less than a KTM 390 Duke, which delivers seven more horsepower from its single-cylinder engine than the DL 400’s twin. 

Lead image courtesy of Motorrad.