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Posts tagged ‘125cc’

6
Oct

Sachs X-Road 125 On Ebay

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.

21
Mar

2010 Rieju RS3 125 LC Details Emerge With Six Weeks Until Release

2010 Rieju RS3 125LC

2010 Rieju RS3 125LC

Rieju posted some more photos of the 2010 Rieju RS3 125LC that will be out in about 6 weeks. The Xenophya designed bike features an alloy chassis and swingarm and is powered by a Yamaha 125cc liquid cooled four stroke engine.

Have a look at the pre-production pics below and be sure to friend Rieju on facebook.

25
Nov

Kymco KR Naked 125 To Be Unveiled At NEC 2009

kymco-quannon-125-streetbike

This weekend Kymco will unveil the KR Naked 125 sportbike at the Carole Nash NEC Bike Show in the UK. The bike goes by the name Kymco Quannon 125 Naked in other parts of the world.

The KR Naked 125 features an air cooled, 125cc single cylindar engine housed in a lightweight aluminum beam frame. It has aggressive lines and a digital dashboard to give the entry level commuter a modern look that is rare at that displacement level in the UK and US where litre bikes get most of the attention.

If you are at the NEC show this weekend be sure to stop by the Kymco booth and snap some pictures. I would love to hear your comments on the bike.

19
Nov

2010 Rieju RS3 125 Unveiled At EICMA

Rieju unveiled the 2010 RS3 in Milan last week. It is powered by a Yamaha YZF-R 125 motor and designed by Xenophya. Here are a few images from the show.

Rieju posted this picture on Facebook

2010 Rieju RS3 125

2010 Rieju RS3 125

Motorcycle News posted this picture of the bike…

Rieju RS3 at 2009 Milan Show

Rieju RS3 at 2009 Milan Show

Source: MCN, Facebook

28
Mar

Maxtra Racing Is Now Haojue Racing | 125cc MotoGP Preparation Progress

Haojue-maxtra-racing-team-picture

After some difficulties with rights to the Maxtra name, Maxtra Racing is now Haojue Racing. That explains why we have not been able to access their web site. Personally I like when Asian brands keep their name so I am glad to see them keep the name Haojue. Looks like the team is making great progress.

Here are some quotes from a recent email release from the team about their progress towards 125cc MotoGP competition…
The Chinese Haojue 125cc GP race team made its official test debut at the Jerez three day test, making steady progress refining machine set-up and testing more new parts.

The team received a great welcome from the rest of the MotoGP paddock with many positive comments on the amount of progress we have made with the machine in just eight months since turning a wheel for the first time.

The whole email is printed below. Please be sure to sign up for the Houjue email newsletter.

March 28 2009.

Pictured: Team Haojue riders Michael Ranseder and Matt Hoyle at the Jerez test.

The Chinese Haojue 125cc GP race team made its official test debut at the Jerez three day test, making steady progress refining machine set-up and testing more new parts.

“It has been something of a baptism of fire for the team in general and for our GP rookie Matt Hoyle in particular,” said team director Garry Taylor.

“Most of the machines out there have a few seasons of race development, while we are still testing new ideas, parts and set-ups. We had a lot of work to do with various engine and chassis options in a limited amount of on-track time, but we have come away with a stack of information, data and experience which will help us continue to move forward.

“For Matt it was his first time on track with GP class riders and he coped really well. Michael worked really hard, riding smoothly and consistently to give great feedback to the team. He put in so many laps that the motor reached the end of its service life and he had to miss the last session.

“The team received a great welcome from the rest of the MotoGP paddock with many positive comments on the amount of progress we have made with the machine in just eight months since turning a wheel for the first time.

“Franco collated a vast amount of engine data which he will now take back to analyse with Jan in the ongoing development programme.

“The crew are now back to the workshop in the UK to prepare for the final pre-season tests at Qatar next week and the machines are already on their way.”

Michael Ranseder; “Testing is always hard work, but it is very interesting to be part of the development programme for a complete new machine. I rode well within my limits at this test in order to give consistent feedback and I am happy that we are making progress all the time.”

Matt Hoyle; “Well this was the first step on what I hope is a short ladder in the move up to the top level of 125 racing. The team is working really well and we are all learning all of the time. I’m loving it!”

11
Mar

Where is Maxtra Racing’s MotoGP Bike?

Haojue / Maxtra Racing 125cc MotoGP Bike

Haojue / Maxtra Racing 125cc MotoGP Bike

One month until Qatar MotoGP opener. Anyone notice Maxtra Racing’s website is password protected? It has been that way for a few weeks. No email updates from Maxtra lately. The most recent email update was February 15 2009, about 1 month ago. In December and January we were getting emails every few weeks. I was looking forward to seeing China’s first entry into MotoGP, I hope all is good with progress on the 125cc two stroke machine.

30
Jun

Want To Buy a Maxtra 125cc GP Racer?

Looks like the team at Maxtra Racing is considering a production version of their 125cc MotoGP race bike. Chinese company Haojue has teamed up with racing legends John Sutrees, Gary Taylor and others to build a motorcycle from the ground up and race it in the 125cc class of motoGP. Obviously the project is generating a lot of interest for the Maxtra brand.

This is a drastic departure from most Chinese motorcycle manufactures approach to entering markets outside of China. While Zongshen and Lifan aim at low cost, low cc market Haojue decided to shoot for the elite segment of one off race motorcycles and work backwards from there. So far it was a good call. The Maxtra name will be associated with racing before it ever reaches showroom floors. An image of quality will be baked in to the name.

So when can I buy a Maxtra?

15
Mar

Sikk 125 Trail Bike

Sikk is another example of an up and coming company that is not afraid to fill a niche in need. It’s 125 Trail Bike is basically an air-cooled four stroke 125cc engine mounted in a minimalist, mountain bike like frame for a combined weight of 160 lbs.

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