Moto Morini updates for Granpasso,
expanding UK dealer network and new website for Italy’s
independent motorcycle marque
22nd October 2009
Morini has announced model updates for its popular
1200cc adventure sport bike, the Granpasso, ready
for 2010. The 118hp V-twin has been praised for its
power delivery and handling, so designers at the Bologna
factory focused on enhancing ergonomics for next year’s
model, while improving its off-road capability.
The handlebars have been upgraded with risers that
allow greater adjustment, complementing the adjustable
screen and allowing owners to tailor the riding position
to suit their size/preferred riding position. The
redesigned seat decreases the riding height and is
fitted with a moulded alloy heat shield underneath
to screen the rider and the Öhlins rear shock
from the single high level silencer.
Morini have homologated the Granpasso for use with
knobbly enduro style tyres, giving owners the option
to fit dedicated tyres for off-road riding, and fitted
high strength iron alloy motocross style footpegs
too. These have removable rubber inserts, allowing
riders to customise the bike for road or trail.
New software for injection engine control has been
developed and the lambda sensor has been moved to
the front cylinder exhaust pipe, delivering smoother
response, particularly during the initial opening
of the throttle. The Moto Morini Granpasso sells for
UK importers 3X-Motorcycles have expanded the dealer
network to 13 outlets, stretching from the Channel
Islands to the North of Scotland and across from Essex
to West Wales, and have recently launched a brand
new website dedicated to Moto Morini.
For information call 01202 823344 or visit www.motomorinimotorcycles.co.uk.