Sinnis SM-XE: A 15 horsepower 125cc dual sport for £3000

Sinnis’ SM-XE is the brand’s dual sport entry, comfortable on both asphalt and dirt, packing a decent punch and available at an agreeable price.

Sinnis SM-XE. - Sinnis

Sinnis’ SM-XE offers an affordable option for entry-level adventurers who are looking for a bike which can handle both the dirt tracks and the asphalt roads. 

When we speak about adventure bikes, the machines which come to mind are often those aimed at the experienced riders out there: Honda Africa Twins, KTM 1290 Adventures, and more recently the Italian options from Ducati with their DesertX, or Benelli with their TRK502X. Even the electric adventurers pack an objectively sizable punch, such as the recently announced Energica Experia.

But what about something for the beginners? For those who want the mix of dirt and asphalt but do not have the experience - and perhaps even the licence - to warrant a 1000cc-or-bigger motorcycle?

This appears to be the market gap that Sinnis is targeting currently. Recently, it released a Black Edition of its T125 pure adventure bike, and now it has launched the 125cc SM-XE dual sport. 

The SM-XE features a 124cc engine with the most power Sinnis has so far squeezed from an eighth-of-a-litre. 11kW, or around 14.8 horsepower makes the SM-XE comparable with bikes of the same size from brands like Suzuki and Yamaha. Additionally, this is 2.1 horsepower more than Sinnis’ GPX 125 sports bike produces. 

Continuing on the engine front, the 124cc motor has a 57mm bore, and 58.6mm stroke, with an 11.5:1 compression ratio and 11.5Nm of maximum torque, and that torque - as well as the aforementioned 14.8 horsepower, drives the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox.

Meanwhile, the 6.5-litre fuel tank should make the SM-XE good for around 223.4km - or around 139 miles - thanks to a fuel consumption figure of 2.91 litres per 100km.

Weighing 141kg, the SM-XE will be stopped by a single, hydraulic 290mm front disc, and a single, hydraulic 240mm rear disc, with CBS.

Additionally, its tubular steel frame will be suspended by 54mm telescopic USD forks at the front, and a link-actuated single rear shock. 
Available in “White and Forest Green”, the SM-XE is available from Sinnis’ UK dealers for £3,399.

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