Ahead of the 2023 EICMA next month, Moto Morini, the Italian motorcycle brand, has added the newest bike, the Calibro 650, to its lineup. Moto Morini's International site has only two products – the Seiemmezzo and the X-Cape – listed currently, but this new product will expand the company's lineup further. Whether this 650cc cruiser will make its entry into the domestic market remains to be seen, however, industry reports suggest that the bike is not likely to be introduced in time to come. Positioned as the closest rival to the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, the Calibro 650 is a cruiser-styled bike with a round headlight with a fairing around it, a svelte fuel tank measuring 15 litres, a small smoked visor, a scooped-out split-styled seat setup, a semi-digital instrument console, and a relaxed rider triangle. The sporty cruiser is available in a dual-tone Red-Black colour. Unlike the Seiemmezzo and X-Cape, the Moto Morini Calibro 650 uses telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. As a result, the 650cc motorcycle has an accessible seat height of 720mm.
Moto Morini Calibro 650: Powertrain
Meanwhile, the braking hardware consists of discs on both ends, featuring J.Juan callipers. The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650-rivalling Calibro 650 rides on 18-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels with road-focused tyres. Powering the cruiser is the same 649cc parallel-twin motor as found on Moto Morini's other bikes. Nestled in a tubular frame, this motor mated to a 6-speed gearbox cranks out 59bhp. The torque figure is yet to be made public. For reference, the parallel-twin unit on the X-Cape adventure bike and the Seiemmezzo Scrambler delivers 54Nm.
Moto Morini Calibro 650: Pricing and Other Details
Complete specifications and pricing details are still under wraps. Expect them to be uncovered at the upcoming 2023 EICMA show in Milan, Italy (November 7 to November 12). In terms of market rivalry, the Moto Morini Calibro 650 will take on the likes of the Kawasaki Vulcan S, Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, and the Benelli 502C.
Moto Morini India Lineup
As of now, Moto Morini sells only two products in the country – the Seiemmezzo and X-Cape, with prices starting at Rs 6.89 lakh and Rs 7.20 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom.
Moto Morini X-Cape 650, X-Cape 650X
The X-Cape range consists of the brand’s middle-weight adventure motorcycles and comes with a 649cc liquid-cooled inline-twin engine delivering 59bhp at 8,250rpm and 54Nm of 7,000rpm via a 6-speed gearbox. In terms of suspension, both motorcycles feature a fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi USD fork up front and a KYB monoshock with preload and damping adjustments at the rear.
Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 6 ½ Retro Street, Scrambler
The Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 6 ½ range includes a retro street (or STR) and a Scrambler (or SCR). Like the X-Cape models, this duo is also powered by the same 649cc liquid-cooled inline-twin engine; however, in this range, the engine puts out a lesser 54bhp but the same 54Nm. A 43mm USD fork up front and a monoshock at the rear make up the front and rear suspension.