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Offline malJohann

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..review/test of the Husqvarna SM 125...
« on: April 28, 2009, 03:51:46 pm »
Has anyone ever seen a good review/test of the Husqvarna SM 125 on the net? Google turns up absolutely nothing done by a bike magazine at all. Please help.
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Re: ..review/test of the Husqvarna SM 125...
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 05:00:06 pm »
Super Motard is all the craze lately with the racing being granted national status by Motorsport South Africa. Now finally there is a proper Super Motard bike available that allows schoolboys to also sample some of this sideways fun

In the late eighties guys used to modify their dirt bikes by swapping the knobblies for road tyres and adding just enough electricals to make the bike street legal. The shorter gear ratios which are needed on an off-road gave these bikes the edge in acceleration and often left similar sized road bikes staring at their rear tyre in a robot to robot dice.

The barely legal SM125 takes this principle a step further as the 125 cc two stroke mill is also very eager for its size, capable of producing 35 Hp at 9 500 rpm. The bike pulls strongly from low revs but once it hits the powerband things change and it starts pulling even harder.

The bike looks the part and has all the right goodies to back that up, from angular looking plastics with attractive decals, the right rim and tyre combination and a competition type looking exhaust canister.

The exhaust note is something similar to a can full of marbles being shook around at an alarming rate, its either music to your ears or a terrible irritation. This is an awesome little robot racer and it is actually scary to think that it is legal for sixteen year olds to commute around on this pocket rocket.

The seat of this bike is very thin and the bars are nice and high ensuring an upright seating position, combine this with a low weight and you have a very easily manouverable bike. There are rear footpegs and enough space on the seat to carry a passenger but you feel a considerable loss of power when this is done

A white backed speedometer with all the necessary lights keeps the driver in tune with whats happening, but the lack of a rev counter means that the rider has to play it by ear.

Top speed is just a smidgen over 120 km/h but that’s cool because one shouldn’t really be going over that in an urban environment, however the bike wastes no time at all getting up to that top speed and is also very quick to come to a standstill thanks to the 260 mm disc and twin piston callipers at the front.

Husqvarna motorcycles might be a bit lesser known by the masses but they are no stranger to the world of motorsport. For 100 Years, Husqvarna Motorcycles have commanded total dominance in all disciplines of off-road motorcycling. A universal supremacy that has claimed 67 World titles and 21 European Championships in Motocross, Enduro, and Super motard racing

Throw your foot forward ala super motard and lean it over, this bike allows you to look so good, you can race your buddy to the café, to school or back home and most probably win.
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Offline malJohann

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Re: ..review/test of the Husqvarna SM 125...
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 09:55:32 am »
..Throw your foot forward ala super motard and lean it over, this bike allows you to look so good, you can race your buddy to the café, to school or back home and most probably win.

Thanks. Is this your own review? :biggrin:
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