2 street motorbikes from a storied Italian brand that bring a brand-new flavour to the middleweight segment.There are lots of things that the Italians are exceptional for and among the list is bike styles. Which must explain why me and my coworkers are so mesmerized by the appearances of the brand-new Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 6 1/2 motorcycles. Before you ask, the pronunciation is “see-eh-metzo” and the name means 6 and a half, which signifies the 650cc inline-twin (649cc to be accurate) that powers these motorcycles. They are available in India in 2 types– Retro Street and Scrambler, with distinctions in between them being largely cosmetic. Heres what it resembled to invest a short time with these brand-new middleweight nakeds. Moto Morini Seiemmezzo: style and features As mentioned previously, the stand out feature on the Seiemmezzo bikes is the charming Italian design. The Retro Street version has a dollop of street naked butchness, apparent in the visual mass offered by the husky tank. The round headlight, seats, and nearly very little tail section include to the appeal. In truth, the lack of unnecessary body panels keeps a part of the frame and subframe exposed. Isnt that the entire point of street naked? I likewise liked the style of the tire hugger that doubles up as the number plate holder.Scrambler gets tubeless wire-spoke wheels.The Scrambler, as the name suggests, has a few distinguishing style elements to the roadster. While the fuel headlight, tank and seat are the same (completed in tan brown) there are bits particular to the Scrambler version. This includes a fly screen above the headlight and a neat-looking beak below it. The side panels are different as well but its the tail-section that includes more difference to the Scrambler. I particularly liked the method it extends beyond the seat to form a tiny mudguard. Mentioning, the little mud flap over the front wheel might hardly avoid it from throwing filth onto the radiator when we rode the Scrambler off-road. I guess kind takes precedence over function when it comes to this Italian device. The Scrambler has a gold-coloured fork and runs on tubeless wire-spoke wheels, unlike the alloys on the Retro Street.Smart TFT display with Bluetooth.In terms of functions, theyve both got all-LED lights, backlit switchgear and a colour TFT display screen with Bluetooth connection. Moto Morini Seiemmezzo: trip and handling Both motorbikes have large, accommodating and comfy perches. When it comes to the street bike, the handlebar is flatter, while the footpegs are set at a suitable height to form a comfortable riders triangle. The Scramblers handlebar, however, is set a little higher to make it easier to stand on the pegs and flight off-road. Inline-twin has a solid midrange punch.The Seiemmezzos are powered by the very same 649cc, inline-twin engine that produces 55hp and 54Nm. These figures are significantly lower than other 650cc-class bikes, like the Kawasaki Z650 (68hp, 64Nm). Both Moto Morinis weigh 215kg, and on paper, they dont appear to be in the very same efficiency ballpark as the competition. In the very short time we spent riding them, the bikes didnt feel sluggish. Theres a strong rise in velocity as revs enter the midrange, accompanied by a good induction roar. Theres good top-end performance as well, but provided the restricted area we had access to, we could not hold highway speeds for long. So, a complete blown test is whats in order to see what these middleweight nakeds have actually got to offer.The Seiemmezzos use a tubular frame, suspended by a fully-adjustable USD fork and a monoshock. And prior to you wonder, the suspension travel (120mm front/ 118mm back) as well as wheel sizes on both models is the very same. The only distinction is seen in the Scramblers block-pattern tyres for additional grip while riding on routes. On the roadway, the suspension did a great job of soaking up bumps, although the front fork on our test Scrambler felt bouncy over a few of the larger bumps. Managing around the only corner we discovered on our route showcased the planted nature of the bike.Radiator gets caked in slushy conditions.Braking efficiency, too, didnt leave much to be wanted either, although the ABS level of sensitivity under difficult braking is more than suitable. Moto Morini Seiemmezzo: Should you buy it? Moto Morinis Seiemmezzo twins are quite unlike the competition in the sector. Not only do they look terrific, they have a qualified engine and chassis to deal with what the majority of buyers look for in this section. That said, it is too early for us to recommend them till an appropriate roadway test is performed. Besides the nascent sales and service network, along with the unverified reliability, are things to consider prior to putting down the approximated Rs 6 lakh-7.5 lakh (ex-showroom) that these bikes might require, once they are launched.
They are available in India in 2 types– Retro Street and Scrambler, with distinctions in between them being mostly cosmetic. I likewise liked the design of the tire hugger that doubles up as the number plate holder.Scrambler gets tubeless wire-spoke wheels.The Scrambler, as the name recommends, has a few distinguishing style components to the roadster. The side panels are various as well but its the tail-section that adds more difference to the Scrambler. Speaking of, the little mud flap over the front wheel might barely avoid it from tossing filth onto the radiator when we rode the Scrambler off-road. The only difference is seen in the Scramblers block-pattern tires for extra grip while riding on trails.