It’s brand new and already out of date, just what the motorcycling public wants. I remember years ago reading about this new American motorcycle company called Fischer Motorcycles that never seemed to get off the ground. Started by former AMA racer Dan Fischer, Fischer motorcycles is what happens when you don’t have the proper funding for a company yet you press on out of sheer will. Well it’s now 2010 and Fischer just gave Motorweek a preview of its new bike, the MRX, a bike with all the technology of a mid-90’s Ducati.
It utilizes a frame made by the same company that made the frame for the outdated Harley VR1000 superbike, the engine, a 650cc Korean mill produced by Hyosung makes 80 hp and 52 lb-ft torque (with carbs mind you), the transmission is Japanese and the brakes are Italian… hmm, sounds like it should all work out just fine right? The price for the new Fischer MRX is around $8000.00 which is about $1000 more than a Kawasaki 650R. I suppose if you’re feeling patriotic than the Fischer MRX could be the bike for you, but if you’re like me and want something from a company that is tried and true you may want to keep looking. Just my two cents.