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BREAKING: Moto Morini’s India Lineup Has The Kawasaki 650 Family In Its Crosshairs

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The Italian brand is introducing X-Cape 650 twins and the Seiemmezzo 6 ½ duo to take on the Kwackers

Moto Morini has officially announced that it will be launching its entire lineup, consisting of the X-Cape 650, X-Cape 650 X, Seiemmezzo 6 ½  Retro Street and Seiemmezzo 6 ½ Scrambler, in India soon. Though the brand is yet to announce the launch timeline, here’s a lowdown on these bikes:

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The X-Cape 650s Are Here To Take On The Kawasaki Versys 650

After its debut at the 2019 EICMA, the Moto Morini commenced its global onslaught in the mid-displacement adventure bike segment with the X-Cape 650. The motorcycle grabbed headlines with an enticing combination of a striking design and competent hardware. This ADV will be available in two variants: a road-biased standard version and the ‘X’ variant meant to tackle everything beyond the beaten path. 

The X-Cape 650 duo is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor pumping out 60.8PS at 8250rpm and 54Nm at 7000rpm, paired with a 6-speed gearbox. While the performance is less than the Kawasaki Versys 650’s 68PS and 64Nm, the Italian duo makes up for it with their hardware.

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Moto Morini has armed the adventure bikes with fully-adjustable 50mm Marzocchi fork and KYB monoshock offering preload and rebound adjustability. Dropping the anchor on the ADV are 298mm dual disc up front and a 250mm disc at the rear mated with Brembo calipers. While both the bikes get 19/17-inch wheel setup, the standard model features alloy wheels while the ‘X’ variant gets wire-spoke rims.

Seiemmezzo 6 ½ Twins Are The Perfect Nemesis For The Kawasaki Z650 And Z650RS

The Seiemmezzo 6 ½ twins are available in roadster and scrambler formats. Even though both the bikes are essentially the same, both have unique elements like a high-mounted fender, different side panels, and even handlebar and flyscreen.

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But the changes are only skin-deep. Both the bikes feature the same engine from the X-Cape twins, however, the Seimmezzo twins make 56PS at 8250rpm and 54Nm at 7000rpm. Suspension setup on the Seiemmezzo duo includes a 43mm USD fork with 120mm travel and a preload-adjustable monoshock with 118mm travel. Braking hardware is carried over from their ADV sibling.

While the Seiemmezzo 6 ½ Retro Street comes with an 18/17-inch alloy wheel setup, the Scrambler version gets 18/17-inch wire-spoke rims.

Moto Morini has yet to announce the pricing of these motorcycles; however, we expect them to be priced competitively. With the entry of this brand, Adishwar Auto Rides has four brands under its wings: Benelli, Keeway, Zontes and Moto Morini. Each brand not only has different genres to offer, but could also be offered at different price brackets, widening Adishwar Auto’s reach.

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