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Moto Morini Unveils the 649cc Calibro: A Stylish Mid-Size Cruiser Ready to Hit the Roads

Moto Morini has entered the competitive mid-size cruiser market with the unveiling of the Calibro, a 649cc cruiser boasting the same engine as the Seiemmezzo roadster range. While UK pricing and availability details are awaited, the Calibro is expected to generate approximately 60bhp and can be restricted to meet A2 license requirements.

Key Features:

  1. Engine and Performance:
    • Powered by a friendly parallel-twin motor, the Calibro produces around 60bhp.
    • A2 license restrictable, making it accessible to a broader range of riders.
    • Capable of reaching just under 106mph.
  2. Chassis and Suspension:
    • Double steel cradle frame holds the parallel-twin engine.
    • 41mm conventional forks at the front and preload-adjustable twin shocks at the rear.
    • Tubeless cast rims equipped with Timsun tires.
  3. Braking System:
    • Front 18in wheel paired with a 16in rear wheel for the cruiser stance.
    • Disc brakes with Bosch ABS, featuring a single 320mm rotor and a two-piston caliper at the front.
  4. Competition and Positioning:
    • Competing with established rivals like Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Honda CMX500 Rebel, Kawasaki Vulcan 650, and Kawasaki Eliminator 500.
    • Positioned as a powerful contender in its class with an expected competitive price.
  5. Styling and Design:
    • Influenced by the Honda Rebel, featuring a rounded LED headlight, circular indicators, and a side-mounted ignition below the 15-litre metal fuel tank.
    • Aesthetic appeal complemented by a part-digital-part-analogue dash displaying fuel level, gear position, speed, and more.
  6. Customization and Accessories:
    • Weighing 200kg dry, the Calibro allows personalization for an active or relaxed riding stance.
    • Rear seat can be removed for a solo look.
    • Extensive range of accessories, promising comfort without compromising aesthetics.
  7. Upcoming Details and Accessories:
    • Full details, including UK pricing and availability, expected to be revealed at the Eicma trade show in Milan.
    • Anticipated accessories may include luggage sets, pillion backrests, padded seating, and more.

Moto Morini’s Calibro seeks to carve its niche in the mid-size cruiser segment by offering a blend of performance, style, and customization options. With a design reminiscent of popular cruisers and the promise of a compelling accessory range, the Calibro aims to make its mark on riders looking for both aesthetics and functionality in a mid-size cruiser. Keep an eye out for further updates at the Eicma trade show for a comprehensive look at the Calibro’s specifications and features.

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