At EICMA 2022, a brand new bike model by the identify of MBP, or Moto Bologna Passione made its debut. With Italian roots and styling, the corporate is the latest premium model below the Chinese language automotive and bike conglomerate Qianjiang. In case you had been unaware, Qianjiang is the father or mother firm of manufacturers like Benelli, QJ Motor, and Keeway, and MBP is the latest feather on their cap.
Having stated that, we have already talked about various MBP’s new fashions, and it is clear that MBP has the premium section in its sights. Fashions just like the T1002V and C650V look to deliver their A-game to the massively in style journey bike and cruiser segments. Having stated that, with its latest mannequin referred to as the C1002V, MBP has the big-bore cruiser section in thoughts, and hopes to go up towards the likes of the Harley-Davidson Sportster S.
The C1002V options styling cues long-established after the now-discontinued Harley-Davidson V-Rod and has a up to date, muscle-cruiser look. Moreover, it has a five-inch TFT show with smartphone connectivity, a distant immobilizer, and SOS characteristic for added security, in addition to all-around LED illumination. Given these technological traits, it’s apparent that MBP is taking a neo-retro strategy fairly than providing a real classic cruiser expertise.
On the efficiency aspect of the equation, the C1002V will get the identical engine we discover within the T1002V journey bike. Extra particularly, it is packing a 997cc, 80-degree, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine pumping out a decent 95 horsepower and 70 lb-ft of torque. It weighs in at 262 kilograms dry, which is fairly commonplace for the section.
On the subject of pricing and availability, the MBP C1002V is anticipated to start deliveries across the European market throughout the first half of 2023. Moreover, the bike can also be anticipated to be a part of MBP’s Indian lineup, with the model making its entry into the Aisan nation by means of the Adishwar group. As for pricing, MBP has but to disclose the pricing of the cruiser, so you should definitely verify again for that one the information has been made out there.