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rieju241For a LIMITED TIME only Rieju are offering a choice of optional extras for one of their more popular models – The Marathon MRT 125 Pro. Since it’s inception this model has been available in two versions, the MRT 125 Pro and the MRT 125 Pro SM.

SM stands for SuperMoto, basically an off-road, or Enduro, bike kitted out with road tyres on road wheels. Enduro is short for Endurance – a bike designed for off-road. The Enduro model has Spoked Aluminium Wheels and road legal knobbly tyres ideal for “green-lane” riding (Legal off-roading). This leads us to…

rieju 2for1OPTION 1.

Buy a MARATHON MRT 125 PRO Enduro version and get a FREE – yes FREE set of 17″ SuperMoto cast alloy black wheels complete with tyres, Galfer wave disks and rear sprocket.

OR

Buy a MARATHON MRT 125 PRO SM version and get a FREE – in-case you didn’t get that… a FREE set of (21″front and 18″rear) black spoked Enduro wheels complete with Galfer wave disks and rear sprocket!

This means you’re effectively getting TWO bikes for the price of ONE. A road machine and, with a swop of wheels, an off-road machine! No need to carry the spare wheels around with you either as the Enduro wheels are still road legal!

You can have the best of both worlds and priced separately the extra wheels are worth over £500!

 

rieju 2for12OPTION 2

Buy a MARATHON MRT 125 PRO ENDURO/SUPERMOTO and get a FREE “Tune up” kit which includes the following

  • DEP S3 Exhaust pipe
  • Polisport Complete Body Spare Panels Set
  • Rieju Alloy Sump Guard

This offer is available for a limited time only and also applies to the 200cc model. So don’t delay, give us a call, drop us an email or come down and see for yourself!

For years the Aprilia RS 125 dominated the sports, geared 125cc market. It’s high revving 2 stroke engine with claimed top speeds of over 100mph just could not be beaten.

With 2 stroke engines being phased out and new EU emissions laws coming out all the time, Aprilia are desperately trying to hold on to the best 125 sports bike title. Honda had their NSR 125 2 stroke sports bike, which stopped production in 2002, Yamaha had the TZR 125 which stopped production in 1997! Their 4 stroke equivalents didn’t come out for a number of years after. Honda were the first, releasing the CBR125-R in 2004, which was styled like the CBR 600F. However Honda made no attempt at making this a true sports 125 bike, with “Biscuit thin wheels” and an engine that wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding the CBR failed to impress.

The RS3 produces fractionally more horsepower and couple of MPH on the top end speed… better overall performance than the YZF.

Yamaha, learning from Honda’s mistakes, then released the YZF-R 125 in 2008. Styled much like it’s bigger, older brothers, the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1 (thanks to Valentino Rossi, possibly the most popular sports bikes in the world), the R125 is a real head turner. Inevitably this new 4 stroke engine wouldn’t easily be kicking out the same power and speeds as the older 2 stroke engines, these however are a thing of the past now with the 2 stroke RS125 being phased and replaced by a 4 stroke version!. Instantly becoming more popular than it’s rival, the CBR, it would seem Yamaha finally have the market cornered and the only viable option is the YZFR-125..

But wait, whats that coming over the hill? YAMAHA engined, Spanish built Rieju (pronounced Ray-hu). Rieju, who? I hear you say? A Spanish company who have been around since 1934, gained a reputation in the 80’s enduro competitions and with a very respectable, possibly the best range of 2 wheeled 125’s now available. In 2011 they released the RS3 125 running the same engine as the YZF-R125. Not a copy of the engine, an actual Yamaha engine. There are a few minor differences which are explained below.

Yamaha YZFR-125 and Rieju RS3 125

Engine

Both these motorcycles use the same 4 Valve, SOHC, Liquid cooled, 4Stroke 125 cc Engine.

The YZF uses Electronic Fuel Injection whereas the RS3 Uses a carburettor. Which is better? Both have pluses and minuses however I feel the carburettor comes out on top for 2 quite major reasons: 1. It’s significantly easier and cheaper to tune a carburettor engine. 2. It’s significantly easier to fault diagnose a carburettor. Any good technician can work on a carb, so there’s none of that “you must go back to the main dealer to pay them £60 per hour to plug it in to a computer”!

The RS3 produces fractionally more horsepower and couple of MPH on the top end speed!

Frame and suspension

The RS3 uses a lightweight and strong frame designed and built by Rieju themselves and an alloy braced swinging arm. This makes the Rieju weigh in at about 5kg less than the YZF. These characteristics combined with the USD forks (Regarded by many as a superior suspension setup) gives the RS3 a better overall performance than the YZF.

Rieju offer a 2 year warranty AND will honour that warranty even when the RS3 has been de-restricted to full power!

So it’s faster, lighter and better handling than the YZF! That’s not the best bit either! Rieju offer a 2 year warranty AND will honour that warranty even when the RS3 has been de-restricted to full power! Thats still not the best bit! Brand new O.T.R price for the YZF is £4349, whereas the RS3 is £3299, a whole £1050 cheaper! It would be rude not too!

If our review of the RS3 isn’t quite enough for you, then check out these other reviews!

Rieju Main Website with various other reviews and Tech specs

Visordown.com “First Ride” RS3

MCN Review of RS3

Just finished our new advert to go out on the Leicester City Shuttlebus routes. It features the two best looking bikes from our new range of Rieju learner legal 125s and mopeds which we think you’ll agree look amazing. And in the flesh (metal?) they look even better. Both powered by genuine Yamaha engines these Spanish-built and designed bikes are of exceptional build quality, especially for the price which is more than £1000 less than their Japanese or Italian counterparts. In fact the 125 version of the featured RS3 50 managed to bag itself a Ride Magazine ‘Best-Buy Overall’ when pitted in a test ride against market leaders such as the Aprilia RS 125 and the Honda XLV125V Varadero… And as for the moped, well to quote motorcyclemonthly.co.uk: ”

If you want a full-blown, learner legal race rep experience without any compromise, this bike’s for you.”

Not much else I can say really. Keep an eye out for the ad and please tell any learners or prospectives you know to come take a look at what we can offer. Cheers.

advert featuring a learner legal 125 and moped from Fasttrack Motorcycles

It’s been quite while since I posted anything on here but it’s been even longer since I’ve seen a geared moped for sale! Over the past two decades we’ve seen a massive influx of automatic scooters which are now flooding our roads. The geared moped seemed to be a thing of the past despite obvious demand from our customers and our customer’s children. Whatever the reason for this, there’s been a massive gap in the market which has now been filled. And this bike is exciting! If I was 16 again I’d be saving every single penny I earned until I had one in my grasp.

Rieju are a Spanish brand who have been consistent favourites of the European market with their excellent build quality and ultra-reliable Yamaha-Minarelli engined range of bikes. The quality and detail of these machines has to be seen to be believed. They’ve been steadily increasing their market share in the UK over the past few years and now they’re available in Leicester. Direct from Fasttrack Motorcycles.

Rieju MRT Pro 50 Supermotard from Fasttrack Motorcycles

This MRT Pro 50 Supermotard comes with Marzocchi USD forks, Galfer disks and Michelin tyres as standard! It also boasts an aluminium swing arm and silencer, LED lights and progressive rear suspension. On a moped!?! Insanity. But not as insane as the price tag. You get all this for just £2549 on the road. All you have to do is insure it. No hidden extras, nothing more to pay.

Unless of course you want to modify it, because there’s also a massive range of performance upgrades and cosmetic refinements which you can bolt on at your leisure with no penalty whatsoever to your warranty. Yes, you read that right, manufacturer endorsed performance upgrades which don’t affect your warranty. Told you these were insane.

So why not come to the shop and take a look. Just one glance is all it takes and the quality speaks for itself. And while you’re there why not take a look at the other bikes we have from the RIEJU range as well.

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