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2025 Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 Review | First Look 

2025 Moto Morini X-Cape 1200

Moto Morini, the Italian motorcycle brand purchased in 2018 by Zhongneng Vehicle Group, just unveiled its 2025 Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 adventure bike at the 2024 AIMExpo in Las Vegas. The company says it is going for a balance between performance, agility, power, comfort, and the Italian style that is a central thread that inspired the designers at Moto Morini. 

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The Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 is powered by the new 1,187cc V2 Corsa Corta EVO engine, an 87-degree V-Twin designed and engineered in Italy and making a claimed 122 hp. The bike is equipped with rider assistance features such as cruise control, a quickshifter, traction control, and blind-spot radar, as well as four different ride modes. 

Stopping power is provided by Brembo monoblock front calipers and dual 320mm discs, with a fixed caliper for the 280mm rear disc. The bike features cornering ABS that can be disabled for experienced riders who wish to aggressively tackle unpaved roads. A fully adjustable fork and progressive link shock provide 6.7 inches of travel in the front and 6.3 inches in the back. 

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The Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 has a tubular trellis frame. The seat height is 33.8 inches, and the company says the ergonomics of the seat have been designed to allow an active and comfortable setup for riders. Additionally, the design of the bodywork directs hot air away from the rider for improved comfort and prolonged saddle time. 

The spoked, tubeless wheels (3.5×19-inch front, 5.0×17-inch rear) are shod with Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires. Tire pressure monitoring is standard. 

The bike has full LED lighting and a 7-inch TFT screen that includes an integrated navigation system. 

An aluminum luggage rack is included as standard equipment, and accessories will include luggage with integrated attachments. 

Pricing for the 2025 Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 has not yet been announced.

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