New Moto Morini Corsaro 750 and Corsaro Sport announced

Moto Morini has made the best use of its new 750cc platform, with not one but two new bikes revealed at EICMA, the Corsararo 750 naked, and faired Corsararo Sport.

A red sports motorcycle

Moto Morini might just have pulled a blinder at the recent EICMA show in Milan, by not just revealing two new bikes that were both total surprises, but by - gasps - not relying on the now obligatory 270-degree parallel twin middleweight formula.

The bikes in question are the Corsaro 750 and Corsaro Sport, the 750 being the naked roadster, and the Sport being the fully faired and funky-looking sports bike. Both bikes share the same frame, suspension, swing arm and engine and whichever way you squint they look like exciting additions to the mid-weight class.

Another interesting feature of the bikes is the frame, which is a hybrid design utilising both steel and aluminium elements. Unlike some other frames of a similar style, the Morini features a tubular steel trellis on the lower elements like the swingarm pivot, and aluminium for a kind of Omega-shaped front frame that then carries the steering head of the bike and mounts to the top of the V-twin.

Suspension at the front comes in the form of fully adjustable USD forks of a currently unknown origin (possibly Bitubo), which are finished with a handsome-looking CNC machine billet carrier that retains the radially-mounted Brembo four-piston monoblock calliper. That caliper bites down on a 320mm disc, while a 220mm disc and single-piston caliper feature at the rear of the bike. There’s no mention of the ABS system fitted to the bike, so we’re not sure if it’s IMU-controlled or a more simple two-channel set-up.

The heart of the bike is that new 750cc V-twin engine, which Morini has made the most of by showing it off through that new trellis frame. The performance figures for the 90-degree V-twin seem to point to a nailed-on grin machine for on-road riding, with 94bhp being claimed from the new engine. The engine architecture (90 mm bore and 58.9 mm stroke) also hints that this is a rev-happy little unit, while the counter-rotating crankshaft should make it more adept at U-turns than a Tory government on a Monday morning.

Further confirmed specifications for the bike are thin on the ground at the time of writing, and for the overall weight of the machine, Moto Morini is simply stating it’ll be less than 200kg ready to ride - so right in the ‘fun-zone’, then.

The second new bike revealed at EICMA is the sports bike sibling of the 750, simply called the fully-faired Corsaro Sport. It is based heavily on the 750 naked, although there are a few differences between the two models. First up the Sport utilises a 190-section rear tyre, not the 180-section item found on the 750. The Sport is also narrower than the 750, courtesy of the clip-on bars, and features a taller seat - 840mm compared to 830mm as found on its naked sibling. Other than that, the frame, suspension and engine all seem to be identical.

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