- Benefits from mechanical updates over the standard bike
- Powered by the same 649cc parallel twin motor
- Currently showcased as a concept
Moto Morini displayed its latest concept, the X-Cape 650 ADV-R at the EICMA 2022 in Milan. The model is in its early stages and based on the standard bike on sale in the world market including India. Here’s what the Italian ADV packs in its off-road-ready trim.
Retaining the majority of the design and overall silhouette, the X-Cape 650 ADV-R has been updated with a smoked windscreen, a silver-coloured crash guard to protect the fairing and the engine, fog lamps below the LED headlight, handguards, an aluminum bash plate and more. Even the front disc brakes get covers for added protection while off-roading. Behind the smoked windscreen is an additional screen with navigation on the display.
Moto Morini has left the engine untouched. But the 649cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled motor for the ADV-R benefits from a new SC-Project exhaust. This can result in a small bump in the power but Moto Morini hasn’t revealed the numbers. For reference, the standard bike makes 59.7bhp and 54Nm. The six-speed gearbox too has been retained.
Other add-ons like an Ohlins remote adjustable rear shock, golden-coloured spoked wheels wrapped in dual-purpose Metzeler Karoo 3 rubber have also made it to the X-Cape 650 ADV-R. That said, the front USD forks and braking hardware remain unaltered.
Moto Morini showcased the concept bike at EICMA 2022 and is yet to confirm if the X-Cape 650 ADV-R will head into production. If it does, then the off-road trim will likely cost a premium over the standard bike. For reference, the X-Cape 650 is priced at Rs 7.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards. We tested the bike last week and here’s our comprehensive review of the Moto Morini X-Cape 650 X.