Moto Morini X-Cape 1.200 and Milano set for 2024 launch

The X-Cape 1.200 is an all-new 1,187cc adventure machine, while the Milano is a svelte and sporty-looking roadster.

Moto Morini X-Cape 1.200 and Milano set for 2024 launch

It’s been a very busy year for Moto Morini in 2023, as the EICMA show in Milan saw the brand bring a total of four new bikes to show on the global stage. You can find out more about the Corsaro 750 and Corsaro Sport here, and for the new X-Cape 1.200 and Milano read on.

2024 Moto Morini X-Cape 1.200

The 2024 Moto Morini X-Cape 1.200 is the final production version of a bike that has been in anticipation for over a year now. It makes use of Morini’s new Euro5-homologated twin-cylinder V2 Corsa Corta EVO engine producing 125bhp. The engine is a 1,187 cc unit, boasting a revvy 107 mm x 66 mm bore and stroke. That engine sits in a trellis frame made from a mix of steel and aluminium. 

The X-Cape 1.200 also names cruise control among its rider aids, making it “the perfect motorcycle for adventurous travellers,” Moto Morini says. There’s capacity for two-up riding, and the bodywork is designed for “comfort,” according to Morini, presumably meaning that wind deflection has been a focus. Further making long-distance jaunts easier, there's a seven-inch TFT with integrated navigation. The ready-to-ride weight for the new bike is claimed to be under 250 kg.

In terms of the chassis, there's 170mm of front wheel travel from fully adjustable inverted forks and 160mm of bounce at the rear from a progressive linkage monoshock. There are Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres wrapping a 19-inch front/17-inch rear wire wheel combination, and Brembo monoblock calipers working on twin 320mm discs at the front and a fixed caliper at the rear squeezing a 280mm disc.

2024 Moto Morini Milano

The Moto Morini Milano is the second bike to make use of that new 1,200cc twin-cylinder motor, but this time in a kind of neo-retro naked dress. The basic specs of the engine are the same as those mentioned above, although it’s safe to assume that the mapping and modes for this bike will differ greatly from those found on the adventure machine.

Again, Brembo calipers do the stopping, but the long-travel off-road suspension has been replaced with shorter-travel units more suited to riding on the asphalt. Four riding modes are available, and the rider can discover which one they are currently using by glancing at the TFT display.

The Milano is an all-new bike, but not an all-new model. The previous iteration was launched in 2019, but Morini says that the new edition saves 4kg just in the swingarm, while the aluminium frame is new, too.

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