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Introducing The Rieju Century 125

Post by toratora » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:40 am

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Visordown wrote:11-23-17

SPANISH firm Rieju has revealed this new scrambler-style retro 125cc single going by the name Century.

And if it looks familiar, that’s because the Rieju Century 125 shares its chassis and engine with the Chinese-made Mondial HPS125 Hipster (not a joke, the actual name).

Don’t be put off by that. The engine is the Aprilia four-stroke single used in the Tuono 125 and RS125, and the Mondial – on sale in the UK at around £3400 – has been praised for its chassis and suspension.

Specs for the Rieju are understandably similar to the Mondial’s. The engine makes a learner-legal 15hp, the suspension uses the same 41mm USD forks and dual remote-reservoir rear shocks, and the weight is likely to be about the same – somewhere in the region of 130kg dry.

Even the styling, while different, is in much the same vein as the Mondial. The Rieju’s tank and seat are a little more angular, the bellypan a bit more off-road-styled and the exhaust is routed differently, but side-by-side it’s clear the two are closely related. Perhaps the biggest difference is the riding position; the Rieju’s bars are higher and more scrambler-ish than the slightly cafe-racer Mondial Hipster.

There’s no word yet on the Century’s production plans, but given its close relationship to the already-available Mondial, it shouldn’t take too long to get the machine into showrooms.
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The 2017 HPS125 marks a return for the decades-old Mondial

Post by toratora » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:37 am

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Alan Cathcart wrote:Jan 6th, 2018

Mondial HPS125 Hipster Ridden

Exactly six decades after its 125 & 250GP World Championship-winning heyday in 1957 the Mondial brand has been revived once again. But the Mondial HPS125 – previously known as the Hipster—is a very different product than the svelte 1,000cc Piega superbike that last carried the Mondial badge 13 years ago.

The new 2017 HPS125 Mondial single was designed in Italy but is built in China. It made its surprise debut in prototype form under the Hipster name at the 2015 EICMA Milan Show. One year later, the customer version of this good-looking Italian neo-retro street scrambler made its global debut at the Intermot show in Cologne.
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FB Mondial returns to production of high-end small motorcycles

Post by toratora » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:47 am

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Spiros Tsantilas wrote:September 28th, 2016

More than five decades after its heyday and 15 years since a new motorcycle bore its logo on the fuel tank, FB Mondial returns to mass production with the HPS 125 Hipster. The little Italian scrambler is scheduled to make its international debut next week at the Intermot Cologne show.

The FB in the company name stands for Fratelli Boselli, a noble Italian family from Manerbio in northern Italy that first started motorcycle production in 1948. The company went on to win 10 Grand Prix World Championships (five Riders' and five Manufacturers' titles) in the 125 and 250 cc classes from 1949 to 1957, but hasn't developed a motorcycle engine for more than half a century.
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