A famous name from the hey-days of 350 cc class racing is Moto Morini and it is now back in the motorcycle market with the 2019 Moto Morini Milano and sportier Corsaro which comes in ZT and ZZ versions. Inspired by the famous Moto Morini 3 1/2 344 cc 74-degree V-twin, the Milano and Corsaro also come with two-cylinder arranged in a ‘V’, this time with an 87-degree angle and designed by Franco Lambertini, who created the original 3 1/2 mill back in 1969.

Displacing 1,187 cc, the same liquid-cooled Bialbero CorsaCorta engine configuration is used in both the Milano and Corsaro, producing 116 hp at 8,000 rpm in the Milano, and 137 hp at 8,500 rpm in the Corsaro. Torque for the Milano is 108 Nm at 7,000 rpm, while the Corsaro ZZ produces 112 NM at 6,750 rpm and the Corsaro ZT peaks out at 125 Nm at 6,750 rpm.

With styling strongly reminiscent of scrambler motorcycles of the 70s, the trio of sports nakeds gets power to the ground via a six-speed gearbox equipped with slipper clutch and reduced effort at the lever with chain final drive. The trellis frame is made from TIG welded CroMo steel and the Milano weighs 200 kg, while the Corsaro ZT and ZZ come in at 197 kg and 191 kg, respectively.

Suspension is done with 46 mm diameter upside-down forks, fully-adjustable for preload and damping in compression and rebound, with 120 mm of travel on the Milano, 135 mm for the Corsaro. At the back is a monoshock, connected to the swingarm via Pro-Link and adjustable for preload, rebound as well as height, giving 110 mm of wheel travel for the Milano and 120 mm for the Corsaro.

Braking, as is natural for an Italian motorcycle, is done by Brembo using a four-piston calliper, with twin 320 mm diameter discs in front and a single 220 mm disc with two-piston calliper in the rear, with radial front brake master cylinder and Bosch MP9.1 ABS is standard. Seat height for the Milano is set at 820 mm, while the Corsaro in ZT and ZZ flavours has a 860 mm tall seat.

Inside the cockpit, the rider views a 5-inch full-colour TFT-LCD instrument panel which comes with user selectable display options. Rolling on 17-inch wheels front and rear, the Moto Morini Milano is shod in Pirelli Angel GT tyres while the Corsaro is shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III rubber.