Mutt Sticks to its Style with New DRK-01 Scrambler

The new Mutt DRK-01 very much sticks with the old-school styling the brand has become known for, but features a new engine

Mutt DRK-01

Mutt has become known for building retro-style scrambler bikes over its almost 10-year history, and the new DRK-01 doesn’t really stray far from that standard. Technically, though, the bike is all-new compared to anything Mutt has offered before.

Built “from the ground up,” as Mutt puts it, the DRK-01 features an all-new engine and an all-new double-cradle frame. Even the wheels, built by Mutt themselves, are new: 18 inches at both ends, they feature Mutt branding stainless steel spokes. To the front wheel is attached a 320mm disc and four-piston calliper, while there’s a 220mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear. For suspension, Mutt has fitted the DRK-01 with a 51mm inverted front fork and dual rear gas shocks.

But what about that new engine? Well, the DRK-01 is available in the same displacements as every other Mutt: 125cc and 250cc. Liquid-cooled, the new engine produces precisely double the performance in quarter-litre form than eighth-of-a-litre, with 16lb ft and 27bhp in the former, and 8lb ft and 13bhp in the latter.

Whether you choose the 125 or 250 DRK-01, you get a 16-litre fuel tank, a six-speed gearbox, knobby tyres for those branded rims, and a 795mm seat height.

Besides the engine, the main difference between the two is probably the braking assistance. On the 125 you get a combined braking system, whereas the 250 comes with dual-channel Bosch ABS. The 125 (156kg) is also 10kg lighter than the 250 (166kg) and, as you might expect, the 250 is a little pricier.

The Mutt DRK-01 125 is available now and will cost you £3,995, and the DRK-01 250 comes in at £4,750, both available only in matt black.

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