Specs published for Moto Morini Calibro middleweight cruiser

Moto Morini has published technical details for its middleweight cruiser, the Moto Morini Calibro, which is expected later this year

Moto Morini Calibro

The Moto Morini Calibro is a new custom-style cruiser from the historic Italian manufacturer, shooting at the mid-capacity category. Its full technical specifications have now been published.

Set for a 2024 arrival, the Moto Morini Calibro is one of a number of new creations from the Italian brand, and was fittingly launched after the opening of its new dealership in California late last year.

Finally, a couple of months on, technical details have now been published by Moto Morini. These do not include outputs from the engine in the bike’s full power form, but we do know that a 47bhp A2-eligible version will be available.

The heart of the bike is a twin-cylinder motor with a capacity of 649cc. In fact, it is the same motor as that used not only in the Moto Morini Seiemmezzo and X-Cape, but also the Kawasaki Vulcan. In the Seiemmezzo, the engine produces 61bhp, as it does in the Vulcan, although only 60bhp in the X-Cape. Perhaps a similar number should be expected for the Calibro’s full power version, but we will have to wait and see.

The new technical information confirms the use of a 41mm conventional fork - we knew of its conventional design from images published last year, but not of the diameter. Further, the fork will offer 140mm of wheel travel, while the preload-adjustable twin rear shocks will give 110mm.

Dry weight is confirmed at 200kg, including the double cradle steel frame and steel swingarm. The wheels have tubeless rims and are 18-inch at the front and 16-inch at the back. The rear tyre is available in two forms: 180/70 R16, and 180/65 R16 - buyer’s choice.

Dual-piston callipers work on a 320mm front brake disc, and a single-piston calliper on a 255mm rear disc. Operation is assisted by Bosch ABS. Finally, seat height is confirmed at 720mm.

Visually, the Calibro takes clear inspiration from the classic American cruiser style, but it was designed by the European Moto Morini Centro Stile in Trivolzio.

We still don’t have pricing or availability information yet, with the Moto Morini website still vaguely saying the Calibro is “coming soon”.

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