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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.


Fischer MRX 650 L Features Low Seat Option

Press release: Fischer Motor Company Introduces Lower Seat-Height MRX

Pocomoke City, Maryland (March 19, 2010) – American motorcycle manufacturer Fischer Motor Company is pleased to announce a special new sport motorcycle with a lower seat height, the MRX 650 L.

Performance sport bike riders expect and demand sharp looks and great handling, but until now this has meant a high seat height that excluded some riders from being able to reach the ground when seated at a stop, or forcing these riders to ride cruisers. Sport motorcyclists can now ride on the street with style, comfort, and confidence on the Fischer MRX 650 L.

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QLINK Rolls Out A New Level Of Value With Megelli 250’s

2010 Megelli 250R

2010 Megelli 250R

The market for small displacement street motorcycles is slim pickin’s in the States. Models such as the Honda Rebel, Ninja 250R, Kawasaki Eliminator 250 are somewhat exciting but sometimes go decades without redesign or major updates. They are great, proven bikes but are kind of lacking in the looks department.

About 4 years ago Hyosung showed up in the states under the Alpha Sport badge with a 250cc cruiser and fully faired sportbike. Both bikes looked good but the big story was the GT250R which looked more like a middle weight sportbike than a dated learner bike. A few years later Kawasaki redesigned the Ninja 250R. I personally doubt this was a coincidence. The Hyosung no doubt took a small bite out of the little Ninja’s sales.

For 2010 the bar has been raised by Italian manufacturer Megelli and US importer QLINK. QLINK quietly rolled out 3 liquid cooled 250cc single cylinder street bikes that bring ¼ liter styling to a new level. Steel trellis frame and swingarm, under seat exhaust, 31.4 inch seat height all delivered in a dirtbike light 248 lbs. These bikes look incredibly sexy and on paper sound silly fun to ride. A fully faired sportbike, a naked street fighter and a supermoto version is available.

2010 Megelli 250S

Compared to the 330 lb vTwin powered Hyosung GT250R’s 28 HP and 16.7 lb-ft of torque, the Migelli may be lacking in overall power with 16.2 HP. However, 17.8 lb-ft of torque coming from the SYM built motor combined with it’s light weight should provide for some great launches from the line and serious front wheel lofting. SYM, a powersports company out of Taiwan is known for building powerful engines with durable ceramic coated cylindar walls. The 2 year warranty puts the two bikes on par for coverage.

The price of the Megelli 250R sport bike is $3499 saving you $500 over the solid colored Hyosung models which could buy a good amount of safety gear for a learner rider. The 250S Streetfighter costs $3199 saving $300 compared to the Hyosung GT250 naked which is also a substantial amount of cash.

2010 Megelli 250M

The model that may have the largest sale potential is the 250M supermoto. It comes in at $2899 making it one of the best values in the US motorcycle market today. Comparing it to the Yamaha WR250X you loose some torque and a little HP but your also saving a staggering $3600. It remains to be seen how much you loose in fit and finish and component quality compared to the Yamaha but many flaws can be ironed out with 3 and a half large.

If you want all the details on how these bikes are engineered check out the Megelli Parts site for complete microfiche for the bikes.


Kymco KR Naked 125 To Be Unveiled At NEC 2009


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.


Mission Motors Photo Shoot

Here are some new shots of the Mission One from a recent photo shoot. The Mission One competed in the 2009 TTXGP this June where it took 4th place. The Mission One is the Tesla of the electric motorcycle world. This makes sense as the company was started by some ex-Tesla employees. When the Mission One goes into production some time next year it will feature tunable engine braking via regenerative braking. It will also allow you to tune power delivery. All tuning will be done with a USB key that can be configured on your laptop.

Mission One Model

Mission One High Voltage

Source: Brammo Fan


Brammo TTXGP Bike Image

brammo ttr ttxgp bike

Up until now we have not seen a real image of the Brammo TTR TTXGP bike. In addition to the Best Buy logo shown in the computer generated image there is a Geek Squad sponsor logo. Brammo will be using Best Buy to sell the Brammo Enertia to customers and Geek Squad will be doing repairs. We hope with a good deal of training in motorcycle maintenance. The TTR is based on the Enertia that will be sold to customers later this year.



Zero Sportbike by 2010 | Zero Dualsport in 2009


Dealernews has a great summary of the Zero Motorcycles distribution model. In the article they mention Zero will launch an all electric (of course) sportbike in 2010. They will also have a dualsport and new MX version later this summer 2009. While most electric motorcycle manufacturers only have a few models, Zero is cranking out products at an amazing pace.

A few people in the forums mentioned it would be nice to see a dualsport version of the Zero S supermoto. However, with 16” wheels fit tightly in the custom swingarm in order to keep ride height low, a traditional 18” wheel is not an option. The dualsport will either have unconventional wheel sizes like the Zero S and Zero X or this bike will be one off and very different from the Zero S. Dealernews mentioned the Sportbike and dualsport are being built based on feedback from the customers. Zero is listening. Can’t wait to see what they do with the feedback.

Source: Dealer News


Shineray XY250-5A Chief 250 Sportbike

Shineray Chief 250 XY250-5a

Shineray Chief 250 XY250-5a

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Shineray developed a 250cc single powered fully faired sport bike called the XY250-5A Chief 250. It is powered by the same 250cc engine as their X2 MX bike. Styling feels familiar but I can’t say it is a direct copy of any bike on the market. Shineray does not currently import to the United States. There is a guy in UK working on importing them. You can contact him on Shineray Forum

Have a look at the XY250-5A spec sheet. Looks like a fast little bike.

source: My China Moto