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Bullit Spirit 125

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Make Model

Bullit Spirit 125

Year

2017 -
Engine Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves

Capacity

125 cc / 7.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 57.0 x 48.8 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Cooling System Air Cooled

Emission

Euro 4
Induction Fuel injection
Ignition ECU
Starting Electric with Kick start backup

Max Power

8.5 Kw / 11.5 hp @ 9500 rpm

Max Torque

9 Nm / 6.6 lb-ft @ 7750 rpm

Transmission 

5 Speed
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

43mm Upside down forks, right way up spring

Rear Suspension

Swing arm dual spring oil damper

Front Brakes

Single 275mm disc, CBS - Combined brake system

Rear Brakes

Single 210mm disc, CBS - Combined brake system

Front Tyre

110/70-17

Rear Tyre

140/70-17
Dimensions Length 1930 mm / 75.9 in
Width    800 mm / 31.5 in
Height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
Wheelbase 1300 mm / 51.1 in
Seat Height 840 mm - 890 mm / 33 in - 35 in

Dry Weight

115kg / 253.5 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 3.9 gal

The Spirit is a fantastic looking cafť racer 125 that is on fashion as well as on the money. Its price alone makes it worth a second look and itís a great intro to two-wheels for fashion-conscious learners.

 

The clip-ons arenít too aggressive and the seat (which is a solo unit only) is comfortable. Weighing just 118kg and riding on cheap suspension with questionable Timsun tyres does make it feel a little skittish in bends, and again itís not a patch on something like a 125 Duke, but itís not that bad and I suspect most machines will spend their days in city streets anyway. The brakes, which donít have ABS but are combined to pass Euro4 regs, are weak in their performance but they do provide adequate levels of stopping power if you pull the lever hard enough and also use the rear to add some bite.

 

Bullit use a Chinese copy of Suzukiís GN125 motor, an air-cooled two-valve SOHC engine that has been made Euro4-compliant thanks to a fuel-injection system. This lump is as old as the hills and irrespective of where it was built, is highly unlikely to have any mechanical issues as it is only making 11.5bhp. It vibrates a bit and isnít as smooth or powerful as a modern four-valve DOHC water-cooled 125, but in many ways this replicates the retro ethos of sacrificing performance for air-cooled authenticity.

 

We are talking a Chinese-built bike here so while the engine is unlikely to misbehave, there will always be a few question marks over the general level of finish and plating on its nuts and bolts. When new the Spirit appears well finished, however a few years down the line may well tell a different story.

 

The Spirit comes with a fuel gauge, electric start, chrome pipe, pillion seat cover, piggy-back style shocks, inverted forks, mini-indicators and a centre stand all on a great looking 125 that is even Euro4-compliant. Now thatís impressive, irrespective of where it was built.

 

Source MCN