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Old 11-03-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Mountain Moto FX bikes pre-order is on

Just got this notification in my e-mail:

https://fxbikes.tilt.com/fx5-pre-orders-usa
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:10 AM   #2
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Look forward to a real world review.

The decent spec ones are very pricey even with the discount and the motor looks a bit short on grunt.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:42 AM   #3
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Wholly piece meal batman

$1000 dualsport kit
$1150 shipping

"Items such as tires may come fitted.

Installation of the dual-sport kit is not guaranteed to result in a street-legal compliant motorcycle.

It is the customer’s responsibility to check local regulations prior to purchase. "

GOOD Luck in other words.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:03 AM   #4
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I wonder if the dual sport kit bikes can be plated in Kalifornia?
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:47 AM   #5
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If I were rich...id grab one or two. Looks like it would be a lot of fun in a lot of places, but for the $ wow. So many other beastly bikes could be had new and used. FX says "our engines" but I wonder if the engines are Honda clones? or if FX engineered them from scratch? Engineering anything from scratch explains high cost, but I would want to know everything about that engine if buying.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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sure looks like the standard honda clone motor.

I think these bikes are pretty cool, but as some mention tough to justify the cost considering how many awesome bikes are available.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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Seems like an expensive motoped.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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Seems like an expensive motoped.
Seems like a LOT more bike than a motoped for roughly $1k more, if you're in the market for anything like this.

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Old 11-05-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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From a base motoped, yeah, but comparing it to one built from a frame kit, the wheels\tires are the only big step up I see. You can build a top shelf motoped for $3k with better suspension\motor than this, and it's street legal without another $1k tacked on the price.

The problem with lightweight bikes like this is, while they're awesome for low speed\trialsy type stuff, they're not so great in a real off-road setting, especially if you ride with people that have dirt bikes, because you don't have the momentum a real dirt bike has. Don't get me wrong, they're really fun toys, but it's more of a mess-around type thing than a real off-road option, and this seems expensive for a mess-around type thing.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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Neither would be street legal here in NY.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #11
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Neither would be street legal here in NY.
Agree. You can't find DOT tires in 24".. Which I think is motoped's size. FX bikes is 19" so possibly could street legal depending on your state.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #12
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Reminds me of this guys build.

Though when I found the thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885448
I read that this guy use to work for FX.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:37 PM   #13
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Agree. You can't find DOT tires in 24".. Which I think is motoped's size. FX bikes is 19" so possibly could street legal depending on your state.
The front is usually 26 and the rear 24, but they don't need DOT tires in most states because typically, they're classifieds as mopeds, which in most states have very little regulation because mopeds haven't really existed for 30 years. In CO, mine is not registered as a motorcycle, but rather a "Low Power Scooter." $6 to register for two years

It definitely depends on your state, but I see a lot of them registered in CA so it can't be that hard.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #14
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Looks like a neat little bike. I'll take mine as an electric.


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Old 11-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #15
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It would be awesome to have the tools to try and design one...although the protoype might cost just as much as buying one. I might have to stick to stuff like this:

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