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Lexmoto looking to move into the A2 market in 2019

The firm are in the process of developing a 380cc twin cylinder sportsbike and a v-twin scrambler

Lexmoto LXR380

LEXMOTO have shared some insights into their plans for 2019 at the Motorcycle Trade Expo this week, a 380cc sportsbike and a 250 V-twin scrambler style naked.

For a company that’s synonymous with small capacity scooters, taking the plunge into the A2 licence pond is a big step, but from looking at the posts on their social media this week, both projects seem to be quite near completion.

Lexmoto LXR380

 

The first bike, called the LXR380, looks to be closely related to the firms LXR125 sportsbike that’s been selling well for the last year. The firm claim a power output of around 30bhp, which is a fair chunk under the A2 limit (of 47bhp) but given the bike looks very closely related to the LXR125, we can hazard a guess that it weighs somewhere around 170kg. so it should be spritely enough for a new rider.

We’d expect a price tag of sub-£4k on the LXR380 which would make it the cheapest A2 sportsbike in the market – KTM RC390 £5249, Yamaha R3 £4799, Kawasaki Ninja 400 £5249, Suzuki GSX 250R £4299 and Honda CBR600R which is £5949.

Lexmoto Vendetta 250

 

 

The second bike is a bit more a departure from the norm for Lexmoto in the form of a V-twin engine 250cc machine called the Vendetta. The styling is along the lines of a flat track scrambler complete with hipster-spec bench seat and number boards. With no specs available on the bike we can only assume it’s making use of the Zongshen V-Twin seen in the ZS250, which would put the power output at around 20bhp – if the tune of the bike is the same.

We've contacted Lexmoto for some more in-depth specs - we'll bring you the info as we have it.

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