Mattia: the saddle-footrests-handlebar triangulation is very comfortable to me compared to the KTM/Husqvarna where in the end, I always have to raise the saddle and lower the handlebar to make it right for my height. The full rear brake disc is an excellent solution, not too aggressive and modular. The suspensions are top, I really liked them. The fork absorbs any roughness well and even as it is with no customization, it is a whole other thing compared to the more famous competition. The engine, no longer “grumpy” like the 125 of a few years ago, is steady and at high rpms pushes hard, while it is a bit weak at low rpms, especially if I imagine using it in an extreme stage.
Edoardo: The thing that immediately struck me was the brakes, always ready and well modulable, I’d prefer a bit more bite in the back, maybe it depends on the full disc. I did not expect the engine to go so fast, the displacement I normally use is 300 and I’m not used to the 125, I didn’t think it was so lively and fun, it misses a bit of thrust at low rpms. On the saddle I immediately felt at ease, the handlebar is a bit low, but it allows you to load the front end well. No complains in the suspensions department, I never had something similar in the bikes I owned, supplied as standard.
On the road
Mattia: As it is, the bike is ready to enter the closed park of an overall race. As I rode, I gained more and more confidence and started pushing really hard, without making any kind of adjustment, not even to the suspensions that I felt were rather hard but capable of absorbing rocks and potholes very well. The mono too was promptly followed the terrain and transmitted a lot of traction to the wheel. It has a beautiful full-bodied engine for a 125 cc.
Edoardo: I’ve always owned 2-stroke bikes, this was my first time with a 125 and I have to say that I reallyhad fun. I straddle it, it feels small and is so manageable. The deltabox aluminum frame requires some determination when taking on curves, but it is very stable and precise even on the wheel-tracks left by other vehicles. The suspensions absorb everything without tiring your arms. On easy terrain the engine is brilliant, it’s not really suitable for how I ride because it often requires changing gears, but then again, I’m used to larger displacements.