Megelli: 125cc Hotness You Won’t See Stateside

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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:

Megelli 125r:

Technical Specifications:

125cc Sportbike Engine Specification
Cylinders Single Cylinder Ceramic Coated
Bore x Stroke (mm) 56.5 x 49.5
Displacement (cc) 124.1
Compression Ratio 10:1
Compressor (kgf/cm2) 12+-2
Carburettor Type Mikuni
Idle Speed (RPM) 1400 +-100
Valve Train SOHC
Max Power (Hp/RPM) 11/8500
Max Torque (Nm/RPM) 9.0/7500
Lubrication System: Forced & Wet Sump
Fuel Grade: Unleaded
Clutch: Wet Type & Multi Plates
Trans: 5 Speed Gear Change
Gear Shift Pattern: 1-N-2-3-4-5
Ignition System: C.D.I
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
Front Forks: Conventional
Rear Shock: Fast Ace
Seat Height: 800mm
Wheel Base: 1349.6mm
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
Final Drive: Cushioned
Net Weight: 110Kg approx
Main Frame: A12 Multi Twin Spar Trellis Configuration

Source: Megelli Motorcycles