MOTO MORINI HAVE entered the retro modern classic market by reviving an old look and something close to an old name.
The new arrival is a 650cc twin, dubbed the Moto Morini 6½, or Seiemmezzo, which takes its styling cues from the famous Moto Morini 3½ 350cc V-twins of the 1970s.
It follows street scrambler fashion with dual purpose tyres and has high and wide scrambler type bars.
The 6½ follows the current fashion for compact twin seats sticking out to the rear with no obvious means of support.
The number plate and rear light are fitted to a bracket bolted to the swingarm, which is sure to be rapidly relocated to the tail piece by most buyers.
The new Morini is one result of the takeover of the brand by Chinese motorcycle builder Zhongneng, which have continued production in Italy.
Rather than a V-twin, the new 6½ has a modern liquid-cooled 650cc parallel twin engine and will be available in full power and A2 licence restricted versions.
The price and release date of the 6½ have not yet been confirmed.
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