Auto Expo 2023: MBP M502N and C1002V Showcased in India

By Reetika Bhatt | on January 12, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Auto Expo 2023: Adishwar Auto Ride India Private Limited (AARIPL) is introducing another Chinese-owned Italian brand to India, this time Moto Bologna Passione (MBP). The upcoming MBP motorcycles will be sold alongside Benelli and Keeway models in India, and MBP has unveiled its M502N naked motorcycle and the C1002V at the ongoing Auto Expo. Moto Bologna Passione was founded in 2022 in Bologna, Italy, the home of Ducati. However, like its siblings Keeway and Benelli, this is a Chinese-owned company that boasts Italian styling and even comes wrapped in the stunning Ducati Red colour. Despite its headquarters in Bologna, the design studio is in Barcelona, and the items are manufactured in China. MBP offers a wide range of products, from 125cc scooters and motorcycles to maxi-scooters and even large displacement ADVs, cruisers, and a naked.

MBP M502N 1

The C1002V was globally introduced in November at the EICMA and features a power-cruiser design language that would give the Harley-Davidson Nightster a run for its money while also attracting Ducati Diavel aficionados. The motorcycle has a relaxed riding triangle, a blacked-out and brawny bodywork, and fat tyres on both ends. At first impression, it resembles the classic Harley-Davidson Nightrod. In the middle is a 997cc V-Twin with 80-degree cylinders with an output of 94bhp and 102Nm. These figures are comparable to the competition, but its feature set elevates it. The MBP C1002V comes fitted with switchable engine maps and a cruise control system. A 5-inch TFT display is also included, which may be connected to a smartphone through Bluetooth.

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Coming to the M502N naked motorcycle by the Italian bikemaker, internationally, the M502N is powered by a 500cc twin-cylinder engine producing 47bhp. Premium components include KYB suspension and Pirelli Angel GT tyres. In addition, it has full-LED lighting and a 4.2-inch TFT display.

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MBP has showcased both the C1002V and the M502N models on the second day of the 2023 Auto Expo, but there is no information on when they will go on sale. Adishwar Auto Ride, on the other hand, may be introducing a few additional motorcycles under the Motovault umbrella, which also includes Zontes, Moto Morini, QJ Motor, Keeway, and Benelli.

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