For 2023, the Italians from Fantic are presenting three new motocrossers for tough competition use.
It’s really easy to twirl in the dirt. For all those who like or want dust and dirt on their serving plate, Fantic presents three new motocrossers for competition use. And there is also something for two-stroke fans, because two of the three 2023 models are real rusk saws.
The first new tunnel hopper in the Fantic portfolio is the XX 125. But don’t be fooled by the small cubic capacity, because the 125 is a genuine two-stroke engine with a lot of smoke. As is so often the case with competition vehicles, Fantic does not specify an exact performance. A 38 millimeter carburetor from Keihin floods the combustion chamber, which is also supposed to further increase the power of the unit with a magnet-controlled nozzle. The chromed exhaust system then blows the exhaust gases into the open and makes the hearts of two-stroke fans beat faster. Nevertheless, the small crosser shouldn’t be too loud, the exhaust system meets the sound test according to FIM requirements. The little Fantic XX 125, like its big sister XX 250, comes with two engine mappings. The “soft mapping” should be intended for more treacherous conditions and ensure a gentler power output, the “hard mapping” is then the full roar of two-stroke power. Both two-stroke racers are equipped with a KYB chassis. The fully adjustable fork has stanchions with a diameter of 48 millimeters and a spring travel of 300 millimeters. The spring strut has a spring travel of 310 millimeters and is fully adjustable. By the way: The XX 250 is one of the few two-stroke crossers that was able to assert itself against the four-stroke competition. Last year, Fantic was able to win the EMX250 Motocross European Championship title with the XX 250. Interesting feature: With the XX 250, the air filter can be changed by hand. No tools are required. For the XX 125, 8,590 euros are due, the XX 250 debits the account with 9,490 euros.
As the third new product for 2023, Fantic is bringing the XXF 250. Here, a 250 cc four-stroke single-cylinder works in the frame. The four-stroke crosser is kept on course (or in the air) by a suspension from the house of KYB. The fork is fully adjustable and has a spring travel of 310 millimeters, the shock absorber, which is also fully adjustable, has a spring travel of 317 millimeters. While there are two different engine mappings for the two-stroke engines, the XXF 250, like its predecessor, comes with a very interesting feature: You can use the “WiDGET” app to connect your smartphone to the motorcycle’s ECU and map the engine Adjust the setup individually. However, whether this works in practice has yet to be tested. Traction control also supports the driver, and launch control ensures clean starts. When and if there will be a new model for the XXF 450 is not yet certain. The price is fixed: for the XXF 250, 9,590 euros have to be put on the table.
New toy for motocross fans from the Fantic range. Two-stroke fans in particular should keep an eye on the XX 125 and XX 250.
#Fantic #Motocrosser #Dirty #strokes