Digging deep into the forums I found some pics of a Skyteam 125cc Cafe Racer from the “Beijing Second International Motorcycle and Accessories Fair”. Actually that is the google tranlation of this page title. Is that CIMA? I don’t think so because that is happening this week and the post is from July.
Anyway, have a look at the pictures of this cool looking retro cafe racer. Hopefully it will make it to the US some day.
via: MyChinaMoto (I think. Can’t remember how I found it)
FX Bikes put out a new video of their 125 lb, 125cc “Mountain Moto” being put through the paces by various pro MX and MTB riders. They looked to be having a blast tossing it around and Wheelieing through tight spots, logs and dirt mounds. The FX appears to be at home playing in places full sized MX bikes might resemble a bull in a china shop.
Yesterday I received an FX Bikes mailing list survey asking if I would prefer an 80 cc two stroke version tuned for smooth power over the 125cc four stroke. I answered… fine with me. If it is lighter and quieter all the better.
1. FX is considering a modern 80cc 2-stroke engine for a new model Mountain Moto.
This would have about 15hp but still be 57kg/125lb.
It would be red sticker in USA. (Later we can do green sticker / Euro 3 versions, but not yet).
This engine is a new design, 4-speed, tuned for smooth power delivery.
If this was available, would you prefer it over our current 125cc 4-strokes? (Would you want it?!)
Anyway. Have a look at the video below and let me know what you think…
If your near Glendale, CA on October 23rd be sure to check out the Love Ride. Looks like a great bunch of riders getting together for a great cause.
Centerville, Utah, October 14, 2011
This year is the 28 th annual Love Ride, and this addition will foster Autism Awareness and benefit
Autism Speaks. Autism currently affects one in 77 Boys. ATK Motorcycle’s CEO Frank White has one
of those special autistic boys who also loves motorcycles.
Come join Frank, his son Jeff, Jay Leno, Peter Fonda and many others by riding in this charity event
on Sunday October 23, 2011.
“One of my colleagues at ATK has two Autistic sons. Blessings come from having Autistic children,
and so do many challenges. Financial contributions from charity events such as the Love Ride could
make life better for the families who have a child with autism., ATK and my family are grateful that
Oliver, Leno, Fonda and Glendale Harley promote these Charity rides every year”, said Frank White.
Come see Frank, Jeff and others in the ATK Motorcycle tent at the Love Ride.
For more information on the Love Ride Click: www.glendaleharley.com/love-ride.htm
Looks like some folks near Springfield, IL have a truck load of Sachs X-Road 125 supermotos. $600 per bike. Unfortunately they don’t come with a title. Still a great deal on an interesting and unique motorcycle.
Have a look at the Ebay Auction for more info.
I rode an electric version built by Electric Motorsport a year or so back. Fun little bike.
PASO ROBLES, CA (August 24, 2011) – Fresh off a podium finish in Washington, Factory Beta rider Cody Webb is ready to take on the nasty at this Friday nights Enduro Cross at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. Webb will then travel to the world famous Trials Training Center for the first annual Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro. The Knockout race will be held on Sunday, August 28th. Webb will ride a Beta 350RR in the Knockout race which is rumored to be a tough event.
Webb’s sponsors include Factory Beta Racing, Dunlop Tires, Kal Gard Lubricants, AXO, Gaerne, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, CV4, Rekluse, Works Connection, TU-Bliss, and DVS.
American Beta is the sole US importer of high quality Beta motorcycles. Beta motorcycles are handcrafted in Florence, Italy offering a complete range of Off Road competition, Dual Sport as well as class-leading Mototrial motorcycles.
For more information go to www.americanbeta.com
Steve Christini took advantage of the dip in motorcycle sales to secure a manufacturer out of China to build Christini branded 450 four stroke and 300cc two stroke bikes. No surprise they feature the Christini All Wheel Drive system. The 450 will retail for less than $7000 USD making it extremely attractive option for riders looking for game changing features in their next ride. The 2 stroke will use a Gas Gas motor.
No word on who is manufacturing the 450 yet but stay tuned, I’ll be digging.
Jon Syverson, former Sales Manager of Harley-Davidson, has joined ATK as the new Executive Vice President. As VP he will be in charge of setting up a dealer base and leading the sales of ATK’s new line of Hyosung based streetbikes. Jon’s experience as a District and Regional Manager along with his successful tenure leading the fleet sales division of HD should greatly help ATK get a foothold in the US market.
It is also no secret that the dealerbase ATK is really interested in are those of Syverson’s old stomping ground, Harley-Davidson. ATK wants to be a rider’s first step into the Harley Davidson family by providing a 250cc and 650cc vTwin cruiser under the American ATK brand. This would not involve The Motor Company directly, just select HD dealerships who like the idea of filling the void left by the entry level Buell Blast. The first step in the HD line is the 883 Sportster. Most agree it’s a little too heavy and expensive for most beginners.
Syverson will also be invaluable in bringing ATK’s electric Police / Fleet bike into US Police departments.
Have a look at ATK press release below [click "read more"] for more information on Jon Syverson and his role as Executive VP of ATK…