Moto Morini Granpasso

The English translation of ‘gran passo’, according to my dodgy online translator, is ‘big step’

That seems appropriate enough, because it’s certainly a big step up onto the Morini’s 820mm-high seat. Yes, this is a lanky machine, but don’t worry if you’re a vertically challenged, as there’s a lower-seat option on the way, we’re told…

•Price: £8,999
•Engine: l/c, 8v, DOHC, V-twin, 1,187cc
•Bore & stroke: 107 x 66mm
•Compression ratio: 12.5:1
•Carburation: Magneti Marelli EFI
•Power: 118bhp@8,000rpm (claimed)
•Torque: 77lbft@7,000rpm (claimed)
•Frame: Verlicchi steel tubular trellis
•Suspension: (F) 50mm non-adjustable Marzocchi USD forks (R) Ohlins monoshock, fully adjustable
•Brakes: (F) twin 298mm discs, two-piston Brembo calipers (R) 255mm disc, two-piston caliper
•Wheels/tyres: (F) 110/80 – 19, (R) 150/70 – 17; Metzeler Tourance EXP
•Wheelbase: 1,500mm
•Fuel capacity: 25 litres
•Dry weight: 198kg
•Contact: Three Cross Motorcycles (01202 823344)

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