Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Fischer MRX 650: Riding impression

Certainly looks more distinctive than a CBR600RR

We wrote about the Fischer MRX some time ago, when ‘America’s first proper sportsbike’ was still in the development phase. Well, the bike is ready now and is being produced in small numbers at the Fischer Motor Company’s factory in Maryland, in the US. Fischer is also in the process of setting up a dealer network in the US.

The Fischer MRX 650 is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 650cc v-twin engine (sourced from Korean motorcycle manufacturer Hyosung) that makes 79bhp@9000rpm. 39mm Mikuni carbs are used for now, but these are expected to make way for fuel injection soon.

The machine has been designed by Glynn Kerr, the chassis has been engineered by Gemini Technologies (who were responsible for creating the 1990s Harley-Davidson VR1000 superbike), and the bike is fitted with an Öhlins shock at the rear and a high-performance Micron exhaust system that’s made in the UK.

Fischer plans to manufacture 700 bikes in 2007, going up to 2,500 units per annum by the year 2010. Pegged at US$7,999 the MRX seems to be good value for money. Here’s hoping they’ll do well!

Here’s Motorcyclist magazine’s riding impression of the Fischer MRX 650.

Finally, an American sportsbike that isn't a Buell

Also see:
2007 Kawasaki Z750
The fab new Ducati 1098
Gilera Fuoco 500: Funkytown!
2007 BMW K1200R Sport

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