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News07 02 2023

The X-Cape ADV-R competes in the Bassella race with Oriol Mena


Moto Morini, with its X-CAPE ADV-R and the multi-winner pilot Oriol Mena, who has recently won the Dakar race in the T4SSV category, will participate in the 14th edition of the Bassella Race, one of the most representative events of the international offroad arena, in the 10th, 11th and 12th February 2023.

In the middle of the idyllic landscapes of the Catalogna region, at the edge of the artificial lake of Rialp, this event offers a suggestive show also due to the several categories competing. This year main change will be the simultaneous departure of such categories, according to the original essence of the event, which is inclusive and spectacular at the same time, in order to offer what will be the most memorable image of the weekend. The audience will be given free access to the event, and not only will they be able to be present at the race, but they can also enjoy the offroad paddock spirit.

Moto Morini will participate with the enduro champion Oriol Mena in the so-called Trail/Fans category, which is exclusively made for trail and maxitrail motorbikes, with a route adapted by navigation with roadbook.

The motorbike which will accompany the pilot will be the Moto Morini X-CAPE ADV-R, presented for the first time in the 2022 EICMA, which is the result of studies and experiences on the field by the R&D Moto Morini department: a unique prototype with an aggressive aesthetic and 100% suitable for rally. Equipped with the same twin-cylinder engine of the production version, with a displacement of 649 cc and 60 hp of maximum power, its design and accessories developed for an extreme offroad use make this motorbike even sportier. The bike adopts suspensions with an increased excursion which leads to a much higher bike than the model on sale, even the saddle is now developed on a single level, increasing the comfort off-road.

The unique front suspension of this projectcreated by Marzocchi, and the Ohlins monoshock absorber specifically made and developed in an intensive process of tests, are completely adjustable, the ABS can be switched off and the fairing windshield, with a perfect racing style, has been modified in order to improve the visibility of the pilot in standing driving conditions, typical of the offroad practice. The exhaust system, completely made in titanium and able to reduce weight by releasing all the power of the Moto Morini engine, is the result of the recent partnership with SC Project.


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