Moto Morini Rebello 1200 Giubileo

04/02/2012 @ 7:41 am, by Jensen Beeler19 COMMENTS

It looks like Moto Morini gave up on its month-long teasing of the new Moto Morini Rebello 1200 Giubileo, with the company’s latest bike breaking cover today — two weeks ahead of schedule. That is just fine by us, since we had already forgotten about the Rebello 1200 Giubileo and its painful jigsaw puzzle reveal strategy, and the move is even better for the motorcycle public because Moto Morini has quite an interesting bike to show here.

A street-standard with some café racer touches, the Moto Morini Rebello 1200 Giubileo looks like quite an elegant bike with some very nice finishing touches being shown in the company’s limited photo set.

Easily our favorite detail is the unique “electric moveable saddle” that takes the Rebello 1200 Giubileo from monoposto to biposto with a simple flick of switch, while maintaing the bike’s rear-cowling look. It would seem gone are the days of having to remove a rear seat cover, or swapping out a rear cowl for a padded seat. Molto bene.

The design of the Rebello 1200 Giubileo continues the Moto Morini aesthetic tradition, and will probably be a love it or hate it sort of affair with enthusiasts. Priced at €13,900, the Moto Morini Rebello 1200 Giubileo comes with some nice kit, like a steal trellis frame, Brembo brakes, 50mm Marzoochi forks, and an Öhlins shock, though it doesn’t seem destined for the US market any time soon.

The motor is the same 1,187cc v-twin power plant found in many of the company’s latest models, and produces 130hp. Weighing 434 lbs (197kg) at the curb without fuel, the Rebello 1200 Giubileo isn’t terribly heavy, though we imagine its core demographic won’t be terribly concerned about things like that.

The Rebello 1200 Giubileo celebrates Moto Morini’s 75th anniversary, and is the first model produced by the Italian company since its resurrection from bankruptcy last year.

Source: Moto Morini

  • Keith

    I rather like it…simple yet elegant is over used but oddly apropriate in my opine.

  • Richard Gozinya

    Spiffy, very very spiffy.

  • Jake

    It’s quite fetching, I really like it. I would insist it be brought to the states but there are so many other bikes I want right now that I simply can’t handle any more choices. I can’t wait to hear it.

  • M

    Not one straight perspective shot..

  • Westward

    Very very nice, like the tunes too, tried to Shazam it, must be original work. Like the electric seat as well…

  • mxs

    Until you mentioned the price, it looked OKish attempt.

  • Afletra

    Kinda looks like Midalu bike, aren’t it? Any connection between them?
    Definitely not a bike that many people will buy, maybe used only in movie, ha…

  • MikeD

    Nope, not doing it for me, what’s the point for this bike to exist when they already have BASICALLY the same bike with a different name ? I think they have the same sickness as General Motors …if this is the tip of the Iceberg then MotoMorini’s new owners have a tuff & ruff uphill battle awating them…anyone taking bets as to when they’ll go under again ? Any predictions ? LOL.

    Morini would have to PAY ME to choose this over a Corsaro Veloce.
    The only plus i see is the new exhaust, nice tidy looking thing(Ducati called, they want it back on their MonkeyStrada 1200). Thumbs up there.
    Almost forgot, those wheels looking good too…not that there was something wrong with the previous model.
    Would like to see more detailed photos of the rear shock and linkage, new exhaust & it’s routing.
    Swing arm looks different…now they are baking the shock with the rear cylinder header running thru the inside instead of the outside of the swinger….get some, loose some…ah ?
    The Headlight and it’s nacelle reminds me of the H-D V-Rod Night Road Special.

    Morini….try harder….in another segment ? Maybe ?….Please play again, good luck next time.

  • Billy B.Tso

    meh…a little bit of everything, yet nothing striking.

  • RJ

    Wow, I wasn’t expecting it to be that ugly. It’s proportions are straight up comical. That rear seat hump looks like a tumor on the bike’s ass, and prob adds some un-needed weight to the rear of the bike. I especially love how much they emphasize how technologically advanced an automated rear seat cover is. These guys really are on the leading edge here folks….

    Maybe the next Moto Morini revival will be bear better fruit.

  • Jeram

    I like the shape of the rear end, its very ‘cafe’ looking which is ‘in’ at the momment.

    The tank however is lacking shape and is bulbous like the Bking.

    still, looks like a decent design, but I think there previous bikes like the corse veloce were very sexy bikes. I think it was the lack of marketing,brand awareness and dealer networks that caused the company to go belly up last time.

    It definitely wasnt the bikes.

    the other concern when buying one of these bikes is… if they go belly up again whos going to be there to sell me spare parts????

  • Jeram

    PS: Ugly from the front!

  • Pooch

    ugliest bike I have seen in ages.

  • Eep. Ugly. That said, I can see how a passenger riding pillion would feel nicely ensconced by the rear cowl thingie. While I’m not keen on the style, the idea works.

  • initially didn’t like it, but it grows on you. tank is still a bit stocky. clean up the tail + new exhaust + smaller hugger, this one could look pretty nice

    best feature = ‘fire ze missiles!’ button

  • Dawg

    You can tell when the camera angles are a bit odd and it’s mainly close ups that somebody is trying to cover up the fact that something is just not very photogenic.

  • Bob

    Hmmmmm… looks like a cross between a KTM Superduke and Buell…. yuck.
    Where’s that MM enduro??????

  • Grant Madden

    So how much does the electric seat adjustment add to the price?Surely just a clip adjustment would have been just as effective without the extra cost.Less pose value I suppose but I cant see it being a lady killer thing,though it would make a great ice breaker.”Come outside and look at my electric seat baby.”
    Might work,dont know till you try I suppose cause its not very pretty or sexy otherwise.

  • Drew

    gross, that thing doesn’t work from any angle