Fischer Motor Company Ramps Up MRX Production

10/14/2009 @ 6:15 pm, by Jensen Beeler16 COMMENTS


Fischer Motor Company has announced that is has increased its production of its MRX sportbike. With the MRX taking off not only here in the United States, but also abroad in Australia and Europe, the company’s Pocomoke City factory is expecting 2010 to eclipse 2009’s numbers since the bikes release earlier this summer.

“We always knew that once people discovered the value of the MRX, we wouldn’t be able to build them fast enough,” says Fisher President Dan Fischer, “and even though we’re increasing production, we’re still a very small company, and each MRX is hand built right here in the United States.”

Starting at $7,995 with standard Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes, the Fishcer MRX features a 647cc v-twin motor, and a chassis developed by Gemini Technology systems. You can order your very own MRX at

Fischer MRX Technical Specifications:

Engine type 647 cc liquid-cooled 90 degree V-twin
Bore and Stroke 81.55mm X 62.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.47:1
Valve Train DOHC four valves per cylinder
Fuel Management Dual Mikuni 39mm
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with variable mapping
Drive Train
Transmission Six speed
Final drive 525 Regina O-ring sealed chain
Front suspension 43mm inverted telescopic with compression and rebound adjustment
Rear Suspension Ohlins single shock with adjustable ride height, compression damping, and spring preload
Front Brake Dual semi-floating 310mm disc, Brembo master cylinder,Goodridge steel brake lines
Rear Brake Single 210 mm disc
Front Tire Bridgestone, 120/70 ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire Bridgestone, 160/60 ZR-17 radial
Rake 24.0 degrees
Trail 3.86 inches/98.0 mm
Wheelbase 55 inches / 1397 mm
Seat height Adjustable 29.5-31.5 inches / 749-800 mm
Actual Dry Weight, MRX 382 lbs / 166.47 kg
Actual Dry Weight, MRX (SP) 357 lbs / 157.4 kg
Actual Dry Weight, MRX (Race) 346 lbs / 150.59 kg
Fuel capacity 4.5 gallons
Horsepower, crankshaft 80 @ 9400 RPM (tested with Ram Air pressurized)
Torque 52 @ 7500 RPM
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  • Dan Fischer

    This is Dan Fischer, thank you for publishing this bit about us. We’re interested to hear what your readers think.
    The biggest challenge we have now is that in the US market, we have consumers who wish to see, test, and purchase the MRX, but dealers are having such a brutal year that they are reluctant to take on any new inventory. This is why we have ended up exporting so much. I guess it’s my own fault- it took too long to get into production!

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  • Tom Holcomb

    Dan, if you’re still hanging around, I was curious what engine you’ve sourced for this bike. I believe I saw it on display at the Seattle IMS a few winters back, but seem to remember there wasn’t much info to read. I recall that it had a Chinese sourced motor, but those power figures seem more SV650ish.

    If the powerplant is, indeed, from an SV650, this is a pretty exciting bike. I’ve always felt that Suzuki has been dropping the ball by not bolting quality suspension pieces onto that motor/chassis.

  • Ceolwulf

    The engine is a Hyosung (Korean) engine, very similar to the SV650 unit. I’m not sure how much it’s modified. Hyosung makes good stuff though.

    I was happy to hear that Fischer will be distributed in Canada now through the same distributors that handle Hyosung. Hopefully this means I can see one in Winnipeg soon :)

  • Ryan

    How do you find dealers for this bike..?

  • Gene


    Thanks for building such a wonderful bike! There’s only one thing that’s keeping me from placing an order — a lack of ABS. Would it be possible to add an ABS unit from the SV650 or the CBR600rr? I’d be more than happy to purchase the parts if your factory could install them.


  • Dan Fischer

    Thanks for your comments. We have discussed adding ABS and other technology, and in fact Continental has developed a system we hope to test soon. We’re pretty small and all of our technology development has gone into the chassis and peripheral components. Our priorities have always been safety, reliability, and profitability. With that, there is a lot of math that goes into design, and trial and error that has gone into component manufacturing, which is why the many years to get into production. You may remember people having such problems with early products from other companies, and I think that’s a hard tag to shake.
    So, for now, it’s one product, in one color, built the best we can build them, and we’ll try to grow our company from there.

  • I really really want this company to do well, but I won’t buy it if that engine is really out of a Hyosung. If it was an SV650 engine I wouldn’t even blink before I got one. My current SV650 is great, but if it was in that bike it would be amazing.

  • Christian

    Matt…Hyosung developed the engine for the SV…it’s the same thing, just a different name…

    The bike looks sexy and I would def look into buying one if I didn’t just buy a racebike.

  • They aren’t the same engine. There are rumors about there being Suzuki parts in the Hyosung, but it weighs 30 lbs more and doesn’t perform as well. Plus the shifting on the Suzuki is significantly better, which is interesting because the shifting on the Suzuki isn’t amazing.

    The Suzuki is clearly a better engine, even if you want to believe the rumors about Hyosung and Suzuki getting together on that, which I doubt for lots of reasons. Why you would use an inferior engine when something better is available I don’t know, maybe Suzuki wouldn’t play along, but if Fischer is compromising on anything else like they are here I will be staying away.

  • The engine certainly does not weigh 30 lbs more, and the transmission is excellent. Anyone who has ridden an MRX loves it, just as you clearly love your SV.
    Don’t make things up.

  • Mr. Fischer,

    I misread my source, it’s the bike that weights 30 pounds more, not the engine, sorry for that. But I’ve ridden a GT650 and I couldn’t stand the transmission and it felt weak and the power delivery felt rough. I suppose whether or not the transmission is good is a matter of opinion, but to the point of the engines, being the same, I maintain that they are not, the oil filter is a dead giveaway on that. The SV is also 2ccs smaller capacity, but that’s not really proof.

    I’m very curious to hear why you went with the Hyosung over the SV. Was it not an option because Suzuki wouldn’t license it? Was the SV never considered? Did Hyosung come to you about it? Maybe you can’t say for legal reasons, but if you can, this is a great platform for you to talk about why you’ve set the bike up the way you have. Have you tuned the engine in a way that takes care of the issues I have with the Hyosung? I can’t find any information about that online.

    The bike tooks great and the rest of the specs are very attractive. Like I said in my original post, I really want your company to do well, but the engine will keep me away.

  • Phenix_Rider

    I’m impressed by the specs compared to both the Ninja 650R and the SV650: 15-20 lbs lighter, 5-10 HP more than light tuning gives, slightly sharper steering, and premium suspension/brakes for only $500-900 more. Good deal, considering my Ohlins rear shock cost me $500 second-hand, and a ZX6R or GSXR front end is a couple hundred.

    I considered a Fischer 3 years ago when I bought the Ninja, but it was mostly a myth then. The only time I’ve caught a glimpse of a production bike was at Indy! Obviously, you can order online, but who does that? If only I could find one to sit on! That tall fuel tank is worrisome, as is that seat- ouch! The tank side angles/cutouts look perfect for my long legs, but I could do with a little more padding, and definitely don’t need to get poked by the top of the tank.

    Any chance of finding a demo model? Or a list of dealers? If I were to ride to Pocomoke, would I be able to see one in person?

  • ryan fischer

    sir….if you contacted dan, and traveled to pocomoke, MD…not only would you be able to see a Fiscer MRX, but also be able to ride one with Dan Fiscer….that sounds like its worth the trip alone!

  • Rudy ong

    I am from indonesia, and i saw your bike in Indonesia already. It is a good bike, but i am still doubt with the enggine performance. how the reliability of hyongsoung machine, is it good ?