It is typically mentioned that if you cannot impress them along with your efficiency, dazzle along with your fashion—or one thing alongside these traces. No matter it’s, you get what I imply. That is often the case in Europe’s 125cc beginner-friendly section, a class which I believe is especially fascinating as a result of the query of efficiency is just about eradicated, and producers are compelled to give you inventive methods to distinguish their bikes.
The result’s a class of bikes that basically is not a lot sooner than some e-bikes accessible stateside, however is loaded chock-full of techie options that put some larger, extra highly effective bikes to disgrace. Styling is an enormous factor right here, as nicely, as a result of in case your bike cannot go sooner than 70 miles per hour, would possibly as nicely make it seem like it is going 150 miles per hour standing nonetheless. Take for instance the 2023 Piege from Italian bike model FB Mondial. Now, the Piega has been round for a few years now, and it is actually an fascinating various to your Dukes, Z125s, and MT-125s.
Check out its aspect profile, and you may simply mistake this factor for a sportier supermoto with at the very least 300 cubes of displacement. The 2023 model is dressed up in new colorways, too, so the bike retains its sporty styling whereas giving off a refreshed aesthetic to draw first-time riders this 12 months. On the know-how entrance, FB Mondial bestows the Piega with LED lighting throughout, entrance and rear disc brakes with mixed braking—there’s additionally a premium model with ABS, and a elaborate gold-anodized inverted fork.
Granted, these styling parts are all for present, because the forks are non-adjustable, and the rear suspension solely has preload adjustability to point out for. However, you do not actually need any of that efficiency centered tech, particularly on condition that the Piega’s pint-sized 125cc mill churns out not more than 14 ponies. However, first-timers are handled to a full-color TFT show to sweeten the deal. A reasonably good one, at that, contemplating the Piega retails for 4,240 Euros (approx. $4,603 USD).