2010 Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 Veloce
Corsaro 1200 Veloce is the sport evolution
of the Corsaro 1200 and its name, Veloce, Italian
for high-speed, reveals its intrinsic personality.
The name is also inspired by the best tradition of
the Bologna motorcycle manufacturer, who in the early
sixties gave the name Corsaro Veloce to a sporty version
of the Corsaro 125, a model blessed by success in
The model brought out today is a motorcycle
with top-flight components and aggressive graphics
intended for bikers who love Italian motorcycling
tradition. It is a naked motorcycle that can live
up to the desires of the most expert motorcyclists
who expect the ultimate riding experience on the road
and on the track. The Corsaro 1200 Veloce is a “standard
produced special bike”, a motorcycle born to
deliver total fun and
absolute performance worthy of a true racing machine.
The technological core of the Corsaro
1200 Veloce is the Bialbero CorsaCorta 1187 cc twin
cylinder engine, which develops 140 hp at 8500 rpm.
The engine’s layout is compact, strongly characterised
by the 87° V layout of the cylinders and by the
innovative solution of the integral casing, whose
advantages have been illustrated on other occasions.
- the stiffness of the whole makes the engine a
supporting element, serving to simplify the layout
of the frame
- the ease in assembling and disassembling allows
work to be done on the engine both during production
- easy access to gearbox and crankshaft eliminates
the need to disassemble heads from the casing
- easy access to pistons and cylinders avoids opening
of the casing and using the lateral openings instead
- there is no longer the need to join the two semi-casings,
typical of motorbike engines, translating into great
benefits for production, service and the cost of
The performance of the twin-cylinder designed by
Franco Lambertini is already a standard for motorbikes
in this category. Main technical characteristics are
The cylinder heads have 4 valves set at a narrow
angle; the timing system is bialbero; the intake pipes
are vertical; the exhaust pipes are split at the outlet;
the one and only sparkplug is centrally positioned.
The engine has a forged piston measuring 107 mm,
the largest ever built for a motorcycle of this category.
The stroke is 66 mm.
The crankshaft is built with a classic “split-type”
motorcycle technology and has the great advantage
of mounting an integral connecting rod, thus without
The gearbox is six speed with quick coupling. The
clutch has a radial mastercylinder and antiskipping
device to limit the excess of braking torque and to
assure an optimum setup of the motorcycle during hard
braking and clean entries into curves.
For lubrication, the designers have chosen a wet
casing lubrication, much simpler and more practical
for the layout of the vehicle as compared to a dry
The pump is with lobes and is gear-commanded; the
bypass valve is positioned under the filter to avoid
blockages. The fuel injection system features an integrated
injection ignition system by Magneti Marelli, the
throttle bodies are 54 mm with single jet injector.
Moto Morini has equipped the Corsaro 1200 Veloce
with high-level components to upgrade the performance
of the twin cylinder and to provide the pleasure of
a sporty ride. Essence of the chassis is the trellis
frame in high-strength tubular steel by Verlicchi.
The structure is extremely solid and combines all
the stiffness required to harness the power of the
engine with a reduced weight and a muscular look characterised
by the main tubing with a 35 mm diameter. Wheelbase,
steering rake, and trail measurements are highly compact.
The function of the frame is aided by top-notch
suspensions which are even more sophisticated in this
sport version. At front is a powerful Marzocchi Magnum
with 50 mm diameter legs with precise customisation
of the setting in compression and rebound thanks to
a double adjustment: the adjuster on the plug for
the hydraulic damping of the rebound is complemented
by an adjuster for the hydraulic damping of the compression
placed at the foot of the fork. The positioning of
the scraper on the bushes improves the
hold of the cartridge, the hard anodized internal
rod in ergal makes sliding more efficient and assures
a greater resistance to wear. The longer counterspring
intensifies the thrill when pulling out of a curve
at high speed and guarantees better stability at the
front. On the whole, the visual solidity is echoed
in a solid and even ride, with the bike ready to conform
to the slightest unevenness on the road and to bear
the thrust of deceleration
when braking dramatically.
The rear is characterised by an asymmetrical swing
arm that conceals an Ohlins single shock absorber
with separate tank multi-adjustable in length, pre-load,
extension and rebound.
While braking, the Corsaro 1200 Veloce never gives
reason to disappoint: the Brembo Serie Oro systems
deliver powerful yet progressive deceleration, granting
the rider the sensitivity needed for optimum handling
of this difficult aspect of the riding experience.
At front are a pair of 320 mm discs with radial master-cylinder
and fourpiston callipers, a solution stemming from
a precise technical input, that of lending safety
thanks to a excellent modulability and awesome power.
The rear braking system features a 220 disc and a
The exhaust system has two slender and lightweight
Termignoni silencers in a pure racing style that produce
a powerful hum while complying to Euro 3 emission
The support of the rider footpegs is in ergal machined
from the solid and they have been set more towards
the rear to offer better control at the front, thus
a racier feel. Designed for road use, the Corsaro
1200 Veloce gives the best of itself when manoeuvring
between kerbs thanks to the control unit with racing
mapping delivered with the bike and that promises
a definite upgrade in performance. This sophisticated
electronic component can be utilized only with open-type
exhausts and is therefore installed only for track
use on request of the customer.
The Corsaro Veloce flaunts its gritty style aesthetically,
too, which comes through in its “mean”
graphics enhancing the quality of the componentry
and revealing a refinement Italian bike aficionados
will appreciate. It is available in three versions:
black technical base and monochromatic upperstructures
in red, white, or all black for an even more aggressive