Italian brand Moto Morini has collaborated with petroleum company Gulf to introduce a new version of the Scrambler 1200, featuring the oil giant’s iconic blue and orange branding.
The Gulf edition showcases Morini’s ‘One-Off’ department, a division within the boutique manufacturer’s factory that allows purchasers to customise the hand built bikes to their own specifications.
Morini unveiled the bike at this weekend’s Motor Bike Expo in Verona, which runs through to Sunday. Although the link between Moto Morini and Gulf is somewhat tenuous, the bike manufacturer explains that the inspiration harks back to the fact that the 1970s was the heyday of both brands. Moto Morini’s most successful model, the 3 ½, enjoyed its best years during this period, while the Gulf livery became synonymous with Le Mans racers like the Ford GT40 and Porsche 917, being immortalised as the design used by Hollywood icon Steve McQueen in the 1971 Le Mans movie.
As well as the Gulf Scrambler, Moto Morini also unveiled a range of four high-end electric bicycles, or e-bikes, a new venture for the famous motorcycle manufacturer. The models, known as the City Bike, Gravel, Sport and Urban, share the same battery and motor technology, as well as the ‘anti-theft’ frame but have slightly different accessories and styling to create versions with a different look and vibe.
There’s no news on prices or availability yet and, as Moto Morini don’t currently have a UK distributor, any enquiries should go through their website: www.motomorini.eu