Moto Morini is adding a new motorcycle to its lineup for model year 2018. The Milano is a standard motorcycle with timeless looks, high-quality components and a neo-retro vibe that’s all the rage nowadays.
At 2017 EICMA, Moto Morini had a rather quiet stand, displaying updated versions of their current models including the Granpasso ADV, Scrambler, and the Corsaro Roadster, along with the newly inaugurated custom motorcycle program. However, there was also a new model on display. The new motorcycle looks unassuming yet classy and for true Moto Morini fans and connoisseurs, wears a piece of Morini’s history in its color scheme.
Back in 1971, Moto Morini had displayed a twin-cylinder 350cc motorcycle as a concept, which came to be called the 3 1/2 Sport when it rolled off the assembly line in 1975. Designed by Franco Lambertini, it was the first multi-cylinder motorcycle from the Italian firm which exclusively produced singles until then.
The 2018 Milano is a spiritual successor of the 3 1/2 Sport, in that it employs a twin-cylinder engine and is also designed by Franco Lambertini. The similarities end here though, as the engine in question is a massive 1187cc Corsa Corta unit that powers all Moto Morinis. Although the name is wrong in a sense, considering that Moto Morini is based in Bologna, the actual motorcycle is a real looker. With simple, pure lines and only the most necessary components finding a place on the bike, the Milano ends up looking neat, classy and retro, exactly the way it was envisioned to be.
Although the Corsa Corta 1200 is not a new engine, it is now Euro4 compliant. The Milano extracts 110 hp from the engine and gets a new, specifically designed exhaust system for a sweet exhaust note. Additionally, it gets a revised chassis, suspension and cycle parts to aid it in its role as a standard roadster. Moto Morini will be putting the Milano up for sale beginning spring 2018, and the asking price will be $18,000.