You’ve got to love Moto Morini. The tiny Italian factory is constantly churning out ideas for small run variations of its 1187cc V-Twin with this, it’s latest creation, the Milano, due to land in limited edition form from October.
Morini actually unveiled the bike at EICMA last year but now say that an upspecced version will go on sale in the autumn, before the production model arrives next spring. It’s a throwback to the days of the classic 1970s 3 ½, Moto Morini’s most famous model, at with its classic black and red paint scheme and traditional riding position.
The new model features a 110bhp version of Morini’s long-running V-Twin motor, being tuned more softly than the aggressive Corsaro ZZ streetfighter. Keeping the bloodline alive, Franco Lambertini, the man behind the classic 344cc twin that powered the original 3 ½ from 1969, designed the modern day engine.
Morini will make 30 limited edition models, priced at 17,500 Euros, to be delivered in October. These will come with a number of added extras, including a Moto Morini branded helmet and jacket, bike cover, two-tone metallic paint, stitched saddle and other detailing including mirrors and indicators made by Rizoma. The standard version, without the extras, is set to go on sale in April 2019.
As you would expect from a hand built Italian machine, it sure is a pretty motorcycle. The trellis frame is a pure work of art, as is the single sided swingarm. The fork legs are machined from solid aluminium and the wheels are forged aluminium, so there’s plenty of craftsmanship on show for the high end pricetag.
It’s unlikely we’ll see many in the UK and if you fancy one for yourself, head over to www.motomorini.eu for further information.