The new Fantic 250 Enduro hits the UK this month, boasting a road-legal spec and an ultra-competitive price that will send clubman racers, trail riders and green-laners searching for their nearest Fantic dealership.
The new Fantic boasts sleek, off-road racer styling and a high-tech specification that includes an electric start, liquid-cooled, four-valve, SOC engine, featuring digital electronic ignition, a six-speed transmission and a full stainless steel and aluminium ARROW exhaust system fitted as standard.
The chassis incorporates a race developed and proven CroMo steel main frame with a detachable aluminium sub-frame and aluminium swingarm.
Fantic tried and tested a wide range of suspension components and used that experience to design it’s own high-spec, adjustable 41mm USD front forks and drop-link rear Fantic FRS suspension units, which are manufactured exclusively for Fantic by leading suspension manufacturer Olle.
Tough plastic bodywork components, including handguards, plus anodised aluminium wheels and hydraulically operated wavey discs front and rear complete the quality specification.
The new 250 Enduro is the first of the new Fantic models to hit the market since VeNetWork acquired Fantic in 2014 and will be followed by more new models that will be revealed at EICMA later this month.
The Dualsport market is a clear growth sector, as shown by sales of Honda’s fast-selling CRF 250L. This growth is seen to be a follow-on from the explosion in the Adventure market, where a growing number of riders have had a taste for off-road riding, but quickly realised the limitations of the heavy, road oriented Adventure designs when it comes to riding on UK green lanes and trails.
The Dualsport design has evolved to be a real mid-way point between style over substance Trail bikes, and full-on, fire-breathing competition Enduro racers. Lightweight and nimble, with a de-tuned competition engine favouring torque over all-out power, plus a quality chassis and suspension components all makes for an easy-to-ride, go-anywhere machine that doesn’t bite back or bite the wallet either.
With the winter trail riding season starting in earnest, now is the ideal time to look at plugging the Dualsport gap in the showroom.
The UK launch price is £4499.00 including VAT. (Plus on the road charges).
For further details and dealer list visit www.fanticmotoruk.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01227 720700
FANTIC 250 ENDURO SPECIFICATIONS
Single cylinder 4-stroke, Liquid cooled, SOC, 4-valve
Max Power: 20.6 kW (28hp) @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque: 22.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Bore: 77 mm
Carburettor: KEIMA 36mm
Clutch: Multi-disc oil bath
Exhaust system: Manifold and muffler by ARROW
Main frame: Perimeter CrMo steel frame
Sub frame: Removable in Aluminium
Swing arm: Aluminum with variable section and progressive linkage
Tires: 90/90×21 – 120/80×18
Wheels: Aluminium, anodized black
Brakes: Front disc Wave 260mm – Rear disc Wave ø220mm
Triple clamp: Forged aluminium
Front suspension: FANTIC FRS 41mm upside down
Rear suspension: Mono shock ABS FANTIC FRS
Steer: fat bar 28, black anodized Ergal
Seat height: 920mm
Fuel tank: Capacity 7.5 l