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2008 Moto Morini Corsaro Review
 

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2008 Moto Morini Corsaro Review

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mscuddy 07-11-2008 06:31 PM

Well, it's nice to read a test where a motorcycle has some actual FLAWS in it. Once again el perfecto Yosef, you would have fit in perfect at Dirt Bike in the early 70's. Ah, where has the time gone...

sfcdjevans 07-11-2008 06:35 PM

Damn ya beat me! Great review of the review!

Buzglyd 07-11-2008 11:55 PM

Looks like mostly a Brutale ripoff with some Ducati ripoff thrown in for good measure.

The Japanese invented the term "cruiser" for H-D ripoffs. Maybe there is an Italian word for this.

sfcdjevans 07-12-2008 05:42 AM

Just asking...
 
Good point. Made me aware of my prejudice. What have we seen anywhere that is new? I'm not saying that the world is over but what has anyone seen that is "new"? I was gonna say tongue in cheek that the life guard at the pool was new. Yes she was new to the pool, but in reality she was just another model of line of atheletic, attractive women who apperantly don't mind being up before the crack of dawn to sit by a pool and watch an old guy swim laps. Could it be said that the "motard" was new?

seruzawa 07-12-2008 05:58 AM

You asked for it.
 
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Originally Posted by sfcdjevans (Post 188950)
Good point. Made me aware of my prejudice. What have we seen anywhere that is new? I'm not saying that the world is over but what has anyone seen that is "new"? I was gonna say tongue in cheek that the life guard at the pool was new. Yes she was new to the pool, but in reality she was just another model of line of atheletic, attractive women who apperantly don't mind being up before the crack of dawn to sit by a pool and watch an old guy swim laps. Could it be said that the "motard" was new?

Obama is new! He is hope! And he will change everything. Because the past is, like, the past and stuff. But the future.... well that's ahead of us.

The_AirHawk 07-12-2008 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 188951)
Obama is new! He is hope! And he will change everything. Because the past is, like, the past and stuff. But the future.... well that's ahead of us.

And the future is all-about Change! Like the Change you find under the cushions of your couch...............

xlr8r 07-14-2008 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 188946)
Looks like mostly a Brutale ripoff with some Ducati ripoff thrown in for good measure.

The Japanese invented the term "cruiser" for H-D ripoffs. Maybe there is an Italian word for this.

Actually, Buz, the Morini is entirely new, and isn't a rip-off of anything at all. The engine architecture is very, very clever - much more so than the Monster, or even the new Monster, which are both tied to their Pantah roots. Like the Morinis of the 70s, this motor is designed to exist in several configurations and sizes, all from the same assembly line: it's very well thought out for such a tiny company. As for its looks, well, that's just the current fashion for naked bikes. Trellis frames are the thing these days, just as slab-sided tanks and twin shocks were for the late 70s. Yes, they could have gone all manga like KTM but if you're chasing conquest sales from a zero base and trying to make a name for yourself all over again, you put it where people will recognise it rather than shy away.
We've had the Corsaro and its relatives - there are about five different versions of the bike already - for a couple of years now in the UK and EU. Although for some people too much power will never be enough, bar-room wisdom after the test-rides says that the so-called 9 1/2 (named to recall the famous 3 1/2 of the 70s, though the engine is still the 1200) which is softer tuned, has a single-sided exhaust, a more touring-oriented set of bars etc, and a single hard bag where the other exhaust would be, is the one you'd actually buy and ride in all weathers. As Sr Lambertini says in a European mag interview, 'Ducati build racebikes, we build bikes for the road, and they're different.'

Buzglyd 07-14-2008 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by xlr8r (Post 189043)
Actually, Buz, the Morini is entirely new, and isn't a rip-off of anything at all. The engine architecture is very, very clever - much more so than the Monster, or even the new Monster, which are both tied to their Pantah roots. Like the Morinis of the 70s, this motor is designed to exist in several configurations and sizes, all from the same assembly line: it's very well thought out for such a tiny company. As for its looks, well, that's just the current fashion for naked bikes. Trellis frames are the thing these days, just as slab-sided tanks and twin shocks were for the late 70s. Yes, they could have gone all manga like KTM but if you're chasing conquest sales from a zero base and trying to make a name for yourself all over again, you put it where people will recognise it rather than shy away.
We've had the Corsaro and its relatives - there are about five different versions of the bike already - for a couple of years now in the UK and EU. Although for some people too much power will never be enough, bar-room wisdom after the test-rides says that the so-called 9 1/2 (named to recall the famous 3 1/2 of the 70s, though the engine is still the 1200) which is softer tuned, has a single-sided exhaust, a more touring-oriented set of bars etc, and a single hard bag where the other exhaust would be, is the one you'd actually buy and ride in all weathers. As Sr Lambertini says in a European mag interview, 'Ducati build racebikes, we build bikes for the road, and they're different.'

Could you be more specific?


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