In January, Moto Morini, the Italian motorcycle brand founded in 1937, announced its entrance into the U.S. market, broadening its global presence, which already included operations in Italy, India, and Asia. At that point, the company didn’t specify which motorcycles would be introduced in the U.S. market, but on July 12, it announced the release of its 2023 Seiemmezzo STR naked street bike.
Moto Morini calls the Seiemmezzo STR “an exceptional blend of style, comfort, and premium features found on more expensive machines.” The STR is powered by a liquid-cooled 649cc inline-Twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder making a claimed 61 hp at 8,250 rpm and 39.8 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm.
The Seiemmezzo STR has fully adjustable KYB suspension, with a 43mm inverted fork offering 4.7 inches of travel and a rear monoshock, also providing 4.7 inches of travel. Braking comes from 2-piston floating calipers biting 298mm discs up front and a single 2-piston caliper grabbing a 255mm disc in the rear. Bosch ABS is standard. The bike has a steel trellis frame and an aluminum swingarm and rides on tubeless light alloy wheels (18-inch front, 17-inch rear wheels) with TPMS and wrapped in Pirelli Angel GT tires. It has an approximately 32-inch seat height, 4.2-gal. tank, and comes in with a dry weight of 441 lb.
The Seiemmezzo STR features a 5-inch color TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity, full LED lighting, and backlit handlebar controls, and it is available in Metallic Red, Vivid White, and Anthracite Smoke starting at $7,499.
“We are excited to bring the Moto Morini brand to the United States” says Chris McGee, COO. “The STR is just one example that reflects the Moto Morini mantra of delivering performance, quality, and exceptional craftsmanship. It’s a great looking machine that’s super fun to ride.”
In addition to the STR, Moto Morini is also offering the Seiemmezzo SCR Scrambler model and the X-Cape Adventouring model. Each features the same 649cc engine as the STR.
For more information, visit the Moto Morini USA website.