In Europe, 125cc bikes and scooters are possibly more prevalent than the 600cc+ bikes we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in the United States.
Due in part to the cost of insurance and fuel, as well as cultural difference, we’ll have to look over the latest creations from British firm Megelli, and know this is a line of motorcycles we’ll unfortunately never get to feast our eyes upon in person.
You’d think they were Italian with a name like Megelli Motorcyles Ltd, but located in the Northern England town of Lincoln, Megelli is all Brit…bad teeth included. Their creations share the same chassis and 4-stroke motor, and are simply the named the 125r, 125s, and 125m, for the respective Sport, Naked, and Supermoto versions of bike.
While we don’t like the fact that the bikes only put out about 11hp (these aren’t 2-strokes remember), but we do like the fact the bike only weigh 242lbs. The real strength of Megelli though, is the style and price point.
The body and chassis work on the 125r is probably some of the best designing we’ve seen in a while, especially for a firm that doesn’t make its home in a boot shaped country.
The Megelli range won’t break the wallet like some Italian brands will. With prices coming between €2800-€3100 ($3,900-$4,400 USD at current currency exchange rates), the bikes could pose a nice alternative for first time buyers who don’t want to learn to ride on a clunker.
Megelli Motorcycles line:
|125cc Sportbike Engine Specification|
|Cylinders||Single Cylinder Ceramic Coated|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||56.5 x 49.5|
|Idle Speed (RPM)||1400 +-100|
|Max Power (Hp/RPM)||11/8500|
|Max Torque (Nm/RPM)||9.0/7500|
|Lubrication System:||Forced & Wet Sump|
|Clutch:||Wet Type & Multi Plates|
|Trans:||5 Speed Gear Change|
|Gear Shift Pattern:||1-N-2-3-4-5|
|Starter System:||Electrical Start|
|125cc Sportbike Body Specification|
|Rear Swing Arm:||T6 Aluminum Trellis with forger dropouts|
|Out Riggers:||T6 Aluminum forged Twin|
|Steering System:||Twin Plate Bearing Carrier (upper & lower)|
|Yokes:||T6 Aluminum Forged|
|Rear Shock:||Fast Ace|
|Wheel Size Front Laced Aluminum Rim:||17:2.75|
|Wheel Size Rear Laced Aluminum Rim:||17: 3.5|
|Tyre Size Front:||CST 100/70-17 TL|
|Tyre Size Rear:||CST 130/70-17 TL|
|Net Weight:||110Kg approx|
|Main Frame:||A12 Multi Twin Spar Trellis Configuration|
Source: Megelli Motorcycles