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Nov

Galaxy Motorcycles XTR250

ChinaV's Galaxy XTR250

ChinaV's Galaxy XTR250

Galaxy Motorcycles (Foshan Galaxy Vehicle Co.,Ltd) is based in southern China, near GuangZhou, a province of GuangDong. Galaxy is a division of Yinhe (Guangdong Yinhe Motorcycle Industry Co.,Ltd).  As with most Chinese motorcycle manufacturers the lineup consists of small displacement machines, the largest being the Galaxy XTR250 dualsport. The 223cc air cooled four stroke appears to be well suited for dirt use but it has a headlight and turn signals.

The USD forks on the XTR250 is adjustable for compression and rebound have 10.5″ of travel. The rear shock has 10″ of travel and is linkless as most KTM’s have been in the past. This is great for simplicity but without a quality rear shock dampening will not be as consistent as a suspension system with a linkage.

Nice features include electric start, red anodized hubs and two positions to mount the handlebars. ChinaV on MyChinaMoto.com mentions the fit and finish is not up to Japanese standards but above average for a Chinese motorcycle. He also took a video of the bike in action which you can see below.

In 2008 Galaxy entered two bikes in the Taklimakan Rally, the Dakar of China, and finished 5th overall and first in it’s class.

If you are in the UK check out Southern MotorCycle (SMC) and in South Africa you can find them under the Puzey name.

Galaxy XTR250 #1 from China V on Vimeo.

Galaxy XTR250 Specs:
Engine Type Single cylinder, air cooled, four stroke
Displacement 223cc
Bore/ Stroke 65.5mm/66.2mm
compressibility 9.0:1
Max Power 12.8Kw/9000r/min
Max Torque 18N.m/7500r/min
Transmission Chain drive/ international 5 gears
Starter Electric/ kick
Carburetor Plunger type, PZ 30
Lubrication 4T 15w/40
Primary Ratio 3.333
Final drive 3.154
Ignition CDI
Frame High tensile steel tube
Handel Bar Aluminum handlebar ¢22mm
Front suspension Upside down, Fully Adjustable, ¢41×840mm
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable, with air bag
Suspension travel front/ rear 250mm/110mm
Front / rear disc 280/220mm
Front/ rear rims “1.85-21;”2.15-18” Aluminum
Front/rear tires “3.00-21″;”4.60-18” Off road tire
Muffler Stainless steel syphon,Aluminum silencer copper
Steering head angle 46°±2º
Wheelbase 1410±10mm
Ground clearance 350mm
Seat Height 940±5mm
Fuel tank capacity Approximate 2.2 gallons
Dry weight 114kg
L*W*H 2020*810*1240mm
Max speed 100km/h

Source: MyChinaMoto.com, Foshan Galaxy Sport Vehicle Company