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ADV NewsMoto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US

Moto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US

The 649cc model gets a more adventure-ready variant.

Published on 05.09.2024

A year after introducing the budget-friendly X-Cape to the US market, Moto Morini is adding a new variant to the lineup. Dubbed the X-Cape SE, the bike is an up-spec’d version of the standard model, packing features that enhance its touring-readiness, ruggedness and overall comfort.

Like the standard model, the X-Cape SE is powered by a Bosch EFI 649cc parallel-twin engine, pumping 60 horsepower and 42.5 ft-lbs of torque. Suspension duties are handled by beefy, 50mm Marzocchi forks offering 6.9 inches of travel and a KYB monoshock with 6.5 inches of travel. Brembo twin-piston calipers bite on dual discs up front and a single disc in the rear for stopping power.

Moto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US

As a more adventure-ready version of the standard model, the X-Cape SE comes equipped with an easily detachable 3-piece set of aluminum luggage, providing ample storage space for essentials. The SE also adds features such as a larger skid plate, upper and lower crash bars, handguards, and a larger height-adjustable touring windscreen.

Moto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US
Moto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US

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For standard equipment, Moto Morini offers switchable Bosch ABS, a 7” colored TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, full LED lighting, on-road / off-road ride modes, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a double waterproof USB charger. The bike rides on 19”/17” Akront tubeless spoke wheels shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, all supporting a claimed curb weight of 514 lbs without accessories. 

Moto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US

Pricing, Colors and Availability

Like the standard model, the up-spec X-Cape SE is backed by Moto Morini’s 3-year, unlimited miles warranty and has a 25,900-mile valve check duration. The 2024 variant is currently available with an MSRP of $9,799 in three color options—Italian Red, Black Ops, and Anthracite Smoke. The SE package can also be applied to the 2023 X-Cape with an MSRP of $8,799 with color options of Anthracite Smoke, Italian Red or Carrara White. For more information visit MotoMoriniUSA.com

Moto Morini Launches X-Cape SE In The US

Moto Morini X-Cape SE Specs

ENGINE TYPE:liquid-cooled Inline Twin 4-stroke, DOHC 8-Valve
DISPLACEMENT:649 cc
BORE X STROKE:83mm x 60mm
COMPRESSION RATIO:11.3:1
MAXIMUM TORQUE:42.5 ft-lbs @ 7000rpm
MAXIMUM POWER:60 HP @ 8250rpm
INJECTION SYSTEM:BOSCH EFI
MAXIMUM SPEED:106 mph (170 Km/h)
EMISSION LEVEL:Euro 5 
DIMENSIONS (LXWXH)2200x900x1390mm
WHEELBASE:58.7″ (1490 mm)
DRY WEIGHT:470 lbs (213 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT:32.3″ (optional low seat) / 33.3″ (820mm/845mm)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:4.8 gallons (18 liters)
MINIMUM GROUND CLEARANCE:7.5″ (190mm)
FRAME:steel
FRONT SUSPENSION:Marzocchi 50mm inverted forks with 6.9″ travel, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
REAR SUSPENSION:KYB Shock with 6.5″ travel, adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
SWINGARM:aluminum
FRONT BRAKE:Double disc 298 mm, floating calipers, 2 pistons
REAR BRAKE:Single disc, 2 pistons
ABS:BOSCH ABS 9.1 Mb (switchable)
WHEELS:Tubeless spoked rims (Tubeless alloy rims as optional)
FRONT TIRE:110/80-19M/C
REAR TIRE:150/70-17M/C 
CURB WEIGHT:514 pounds (w/out accessories)
First Valve Clearance Check:25,900 miles
Warranty:3 Years Unlimited Miles

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Christopher Johnson
Christopher Johnson
May 9, 2024 1:13 pm

That’s a really good price! I’ll be watching for more reviews.

GARY
GARY
May 10, 2024 10:11 am

I’ve had one of these for 12 months now. (Brit living in France) and the spec is pretty much the same other than the hand guards. I have to say that it’s a great bike. It can keep up with everything, it looks good and always draws a crowd to look at it. It is quite high and heavy but once you are moving you don’t notice it as it is well balanced. The only thing that I have found is that the metal on the clutch lever to the box has started to tarnish. But it’s half the price the price of a BMW and works just as well.

Imjust jim
Imjust jim
May 10, 2024 1:27 pm

If a versys and africa twin had a baby.

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