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Moto Morini 9.5 Headed For Production in 2006

Tiny Italian bike manufacturer Moto Morini will bring their new 9.5 naked bike into production in 2006. The 9.5, powered by an 1187cc water-cooled V-Twin making a claimed 105bhp, was originally shown as a concept. It was unveiled in production form at the recent Milan motorcycle show.

The 9.5 was designed by Franco Lamertini, who designed Moto Morini’s original 3.5. The bike features an attractive steel-trellis frame, and uses an offset-mounted rear shock. The motor uses a fairly short stroke for such large displacement (107mm bore x 66mm stroke), and peak power is found at 8000rpm. Other features include a slipper clutch and Euro-3 compliant emissions equipment.

Unfortunately Moto Morini doesn’t have a United States importer at this time, so only our readers in Europe will get the chance to sample this low-production Italian naked. The rest of us will have to be content with the pictures shown here.

9 1/2 Technical data

Engine Moto Morini – Bialbero CorsaCorta

(DOHC – Short Stroke)
Cylinders (no.) 2
Layout 87° V longitudinal
Strokes (no.) 4
Cooling Liquid
Timing system Gear/chain combination
Valves per cylinder 4
Bore x stroke in mm. 107 x 66 mm / 4.2 x 2.6 in
Displacement (cc) 1187
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Power 77 Kw – 105 HP @ 8000 rpm
Torque 105 Nm – 10 Kgm @ 5700 rpm
Fuel injection Magneti Marelli indirect electronic injection with 54 mm throttle body
Ignition I.A.W. electronic

Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced with trochoidal pump
Gearbox With constant mesh spur gears
Gear ratio 6
In first 13/36
In second 17/32
In third 20/30
In fourth 22/28
In fifth 23/26
In sixth 24/25
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, anti-hopping system
Primary Drive Spur gears 55:31
Final Drive Chain 17/38
Exhaust Silencer, 3-way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor
Polluting emissions Euro 3