Pillion dream Morini

Published: 18 November 2006

This is Morini’s first crack at entering the lucrative adventure bike market.

The MM3 is officially called a concept, but a production version would be easy to do as most of the major components are shared with the Corsaro 1200 streetfighter.

The 1187cc water cooled v-twin is retuned from Corsaro specification, giving 125bhp. The frame, swingarm and wheels are also from the Corsaro. Forks and shock are new with road biased settings.

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Product reviews: Click here. Anti-lock Brembo four-piston front calipers and the single piston rear are standard, and new bodywork should give wind protection and comfort for a rider and pillion.

Low set footrests give more room than the Corsaro’s rearsets.

Heat protection for the passenger from the under seat pipes is included, and a roomy pillion seat, big grab handles and low set footrests show serious consideration for pillion comfort.

Making the MM3 production ready should be relatively easy, and coupled the popularity of the trail style all rounder class we reckon a production version is almost certain.

Price is likely to be close to the 9½ Sport and the Corsaro 1200 (£8,499 and £8,999 respectively) putting it just below the £9,095 R1200GS.