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Moto Morini Rebello revealed

First look at the Rebello 1200

MOTO MORINI'S teaser campaign for the reborn firm's new Rebello model has come to an end with a full set of pictures of the new limited-edition machine revealed.

Celebrating the company's 75th anniversary (albeit with several breaks in production over that time) the new Rebello shares most of its underpinnings with the Corsaro, including the 130bhp 1200cc engine and tubular steel frame, but wraps it all in a stumpy, retro-inspired cafe-racer look.

An under-belly exhaust helps centralise the bike's visual and physical mass, allowing a short tail, while the bikini-faired nose and front-heavy petrol tank give it a muscular, if not terribly pretty, stance.

That tail hides one piece of innovation that's unique to the Rebello – a sliding seat hump that moves backwards to reveal a pillion seat at the touch of a button. Yep, it's an electric chair, er, saddle. See it in action at the 0:37 point of the video. That's got to be a first, albeit something that is arguably answering a question that nobody asked...

Direct from the factory, the bike is set to cost 13,900 Euros (£11,600-ish) – call it £12k once you've added registration fees and pre-delivery inspection.

Would an electric seat be enough to tempt you?

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