Fantic launch 2021 XX125 and XE125 models
Italian manufacturer Fantic Motor has launched the 2021 XE 125 and XX 125 off-road two-stroke motorcycles – all the new model details, technical specifications and prices revealed.
The new off-road range from Fantic Motor is finally ready to enter the dealer showrooms. Following their dramatic unveiling at the November 2019 at EICMA motorcycle show, the new XE 125 (enduro) and XX 125 (motocross) models have been launched to the press in Europe ahead of their late summer 2020 availability.
Fantic’s new “New Racing Era” caught our eyes here at Enduro21 not least because the bikes looked the business at EICMA – these are genuine 125 two-strokes with proven engine and chassis combination born from a collaboration with Yamaha Motor Europe.
New XE & XX 125 model launch video:
Fantic’s new enduro model in detail
Fantic XE 125 2T Enduro is a “perfect synergy between agility, versatility, performance, and ease of use” so says the Italian company. The new Fantic XE 125 Enduro, they say, is a capable bike, ideal for both amateurs and racers who want to fight at the top of their respective competition series.
The bedrock for the new XE 125 model is the reliability, versatility and performance of the Yamaha engine, combined with dynamics, riding position and handling of the same Yamaha chassis and KYB suspension.
The power unit it the Yamaha 125cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke single cylinder engine. Though shared with the XX (motocross version), the XE 125 features a specific designed cylinder-head with a lower compression ratio and the CDI control unit with dedicated mapping for enduro use. It is also equipped with an oversized generator to supply a 12V battery.
Yamaha chassis, KYB suspension and Nissin brakes
The chassis of the new XE 125 is an aluminium semi-double cradle familiar to any Yamaha models also. Fitted with the highly regarded Kayaba (KYB) 48mm SSS (Speed Sensitive System) forks, with 300mm of travel, Fantic’s Racing department have arrived at the enduro settings which are adaptable to various riding styles from beginners or professionals. The KYB monoshock has 315mm wheel travel and like the forks is adjustable for preload, compression and rebound.
The swingarm is made of alloy, the DID rims are fitted with Dunlop’s latest Geomax EN91 tyres (90/90-21 and 120/90-18’). Overall claimed weight is a tidy 96kg.
The Nissin braking components offer proven power and control (found on other enduro models) both front and rear, with 250mm and 245mm discs/rotors respectively.
Arrow exhaust system
Spicing up the look and the off-road capabilities is the exhaust system developed in collaboration with Arrow again specifically for the enduro model. The development centred around a new expansion chamber designed particularly to improve low rpm performance. The result is “remarkable torque at low rpm” and “excellent rider feedback even in the most technical and challenging sections” Fantic say.
The slim silencer meets noise emissions but is set for racing to deliver power and linear traction, without “unnecessarily power peaks” to manage. The silencer is manufactured with a new development in sound deadening material and is approximately 100mm longer than that of the XX model’s version.
Fantic say the nine-litre fuel tank is amongst the largest in the 125 enduro category and delivers great range for a smaller capacity bike. It is also slender and allows room for the rider’s legs. The radiator covers “guarantee movement and control” plus the seat has a high grip cover and leads toa. Neatly designed rear fender. Fantic say the standard LED headlight ensures great visibility even at night.
To prove the point these bikes work between the tapes, at round two of the Italian Enduro Championship last weekend (August 1+2) Fantic riders were setting the pace in the 125 and Junior classes. Italian Enduro: Wil Ruprecht tops results in Carsoli
Fantic have also announced from November 2020 the first performance ‘Evolution Kits’ will be available for the models (all the details on them below) and developed by their in-house racing team and led by legendary engineer Jan Witteveen.
We look forward to testing the XE 125 in the near future.
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Engine: Single-cylinder 2-stroke with intake reed valve and exhaust YPVS
Carburetor: Mikuni ø38
Bore: 54 mm
Stroke: 54.5 mm
Compression ratio: 7.4 ~ 8.8 : 1
Ignition system: CDI
Starting system: Kickstarter
Lubrication system: Premix
Trasmission: six-speed, 13-50 gear ratio
Clutch: Wet, multiple-disc
Chassis: Aluminum semi double cradle
Caster angle: 26.8°
Trail: 116 mm
Rear frame: Aluminum
Swingarm: Aluminum with variable section and progressive link
Rims: 21 x 1.60 – 18 x 2.15
Tyres: 90/90 x 21 - 120/90 x 18
Brakes: Hydraulic disc ø250mm - Hydraulic disc ø245mm
Front suspension: KYB ø48mm, fully adjustable, wheel travel 300mm
Rear suspension: KYB, fully adjustable, wheel travel 315mm
Seat height: 955mm
Curb weight: 96kg
Fuel tank capacity: 9.0 l Engine oil quantity: 0.7 l
Anticipated MSRP for the Fantic XE 125 ENDURO is £7450/€8300 (XX 125 Cross is £6990/€7500)
More information including prices and availability in your country: fantic-motor.com