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Herald Brat 125 announced

British based motorcycle builder Herald motorcycles have announced a retro-styled learner legal machine

HUNTINGDON based Herald Motorcycles have launched a new learner legal retro motorcycle called the Brat 125.

The bike is built around a lightweight tubular trellis frame, with a low-stressed single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine at its heart. With a dry weight of just 147kg and an 820mm, the Brat 125 should make a decent first choice for a newly qualified A1 licence holder.

The new bike is a bit of a departure for Herald, as the main focus for the company, until now it seems, has been on the classic styled motorcycle. The Brat is distinctively retro, but not along the lines of a classic brit-twin like most of the other bikes in the Herald range.

Gareth Williamson, Lead Design Engineer at Herald, said: “When we looked at designing the Brat, we wanted to create something unique to Herald. In the past we have imported more classically-styled motorbikes but this time the styling was down to us. We stripped the look back to bare essentials, working with a clay model to link the lines of the frame with the minimal bodywork, drawing inspiration from Brats, Streetfighters and Scramblers from yesteryear. Flat bars and trail-ready tyres set the stance and a stainless-steel exhaust system, brushed Aluminium fenders and 7” LED headlight complete the look. We have already received a lot of interest in the bike and it feels like a step in the right direction towards our goal of designing and manufacturing motorbikes in Britain”.

For more information on the Herald range head to: heraldmotorcompany.com

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