Moto Morini Granpasso, Updated for 2010

Though it went into voluntary liquidation in late September, Italian motorcycle manufacturer Moto Morini tries to keep up with the competition and unveiled revised models for 2010, including an updated Granpasso, which boasts both styling and performance enhancements.

The touring enduro motorbike is powered by an 1,187cc 87-degree V-Twin engine like all the other Moto Morini machines, having a claimed power output of 138 hp and 90 ft-lb. of torque at the crankshaft. The upgrades, however, were made in the fuel injection system, with a new map and relocated Lambda sensors. The new map improves handling and response especially at low revs.

Furthermore, the maximum technical admissible weight was increased to 430 kg (950 lbs) thanks to the rear Excel right allow rim with STS tubeless system. In addition, a new aluminum protection was installed under the seat to reduce the temperature of the final disposal, improving comfort and offering better running conditions of the Ohlins rear damper.

The manufacturer homologated the Granpasso for use with knobby enduro style tires, giving riders the possibility of fitting dedicated tires for off-road use. Ergonomically, the Granpasso’s handlebars are even more adjustable, complementing the adjustable screen, while the seat has been lowered. The new foot pegs are made of a high strength alloy with removable rubber inserts, allowing riders to customize the bike for road or trail.

The voluntary liquidation submitted by Moto Morini came after the company reportedly was unable to pay suppliers for some three months. Under Italian law, this means the company is protected from legal action from creditors and is able to continue conducting business while trying to find solutions to their financial problems.
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