The budget end of the small bike market is dominated by far Eastern outfits. But there are other options, including Spanish firm Rieju. They've been making slick little 50 and 125cc bikes for decades, and are now back in the UK with a new importer, Three Cross Motorcycles.
They've just released info on this new Strada 125 - a smart little learner-legal roadster with super-low seat (750mm) and featherlight weight (130kg dry). The four-stroke motor has a balance shaft for smooth running, there's an 18-litre fuel tank for hundreds of miles between fill-ups, and a natty digital LCD dashboard. It has CBS combined brakes rather than ABS, which is unusual these days, but still complies with the regs on smaller bikes.
- 4-stroke 125cc motor with balance shaft
- Delphi fuel-injection
- Outstanding fuel economy at 148mpg
- 18ltr fuel tank with aviation filler cap
- Alloy bar risers, footrest hangers and pillion grab rails
- 37mm diameter front forks and rear shock absorbers with damping reservoirs
- Dual piston calliper 265mm wavy disc front brake and 220mm rear disc brake
- Digital speedo with gear indicator, fuel gauge and analogue rev counter
- LED Indicators
- Tinted fly screen, textured sculpted seat and 3D graphics
- Engine Type: 124cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
- Fueling: Electronic injection
- Starting: Electric
- Gearbox: 5-speed manual
- Chassis Tubular steel cradle
- Front: 37mm telescopic forks
- Rear: Dual shock absorbers, with damping reservoir and pre-load adjustment
- Front: 90/90-17"
- Rear: 110/80-17"
- Front: 265mm Disc
- Rear: 220mm Disc
- Length: 2035mm
- Height: 1070mm
- Width: 785mm
- Seat height: 750mm
- Dry Weight: 130kg
- Fuel capacity: 18 litres
The Strada comes in black or white, and costs £2,699 otr, with a two-year warranty. More info at www.riejumotorcycles.co.uk