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on: November 16, 2022, 08:27:36 am
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I came across a 250 this year in France, they go from 125 up to 1200.


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Reply #1 on: November 16, 2022, 04:34:34 pm
https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-news/2022-brixton-motorcycles-cromwell-1200-first-look-preview/

All-new 1,200cc retro standard is gunning for Triumph’s Bonneville: December 2, 2021

We had high hopes that Brixton Motorcycles would be unveiling its long-awaited 1,200cc Bonneville look-alike at EICMA, but the firm instead chose to quietly bypass the bigger Italian stage for a more intimate reveal of the production model in Austria earlier in November. Officially called the Cromwell 1200, the bike made its first in-the-flesh showing at parent company KSR’s HQ several weeks ago, confirming that it is, as suspected, a dead ringer for the Triumph Bonneville T120, right down to the engine layout and retro styling cues, and even some component choices.

But the main focus, of course, is the 1,222cc liquid-cooled engine, Brixton’s largest to date, and a close match to the Bonneville’s 1,198cc parallel twin architecturally as well as in claimed performance. The Cromwell’s fuel-injected twin also uses a single camshaft rotating in the cylinder head to actuate four valves per cylinder, and is liquid-cooled. The six-speed gearbox is allied to a chain drive, and the dual exhaust system locates the catalytic converter in front of the engine housing as well, just as on the Bonneville. There’s ride-by-wire fuel injection, and Euro 5 compliance is a given for both.

The spec sheet doesn’t tell the whole story though; key numbers like bore and stroke, wheelbase, and rake are left out, but the claimed performance numbers for both bikes are likewise in the same neighborhood. The T120 claims a peak of 79.9 bhp at 5,500 rpm, while the Brixton’s peak power is a touch higher and arrives later in the rev range, with 80.5 hp at 6,500. Torque peaks are also nearly identical, with the Brixton’s 79.4 pound-feet just a touch higher than Triumph’s claimed 77.4, both coming at 3,500 rpm. Although those numbers are quoted on the Brixton website, they still may change slightly before actual production.

With the Cromwell 1200′s launch also comes flagship status, as it’s Brixton’s biggest bike to date; there are existing and similarly styled 125 and 250cc Cromwell models, with which the 1200 shares design language, but this bike is surely the highlight of Brixton’s range for the 2022 model year. Given that, the 1200′s price should be appealing to those looking at cheaper Triumph alternatives; even with a slightly larger-displacement engine, the Cromwell 1200 is positioned to be more affordable than the T120, with a preliminary MSRP of 9,999 euros according to Brixton (the T120 is currently priced at $12,300 USD).

The firm’s parent company—the KSR Group—sites its HQ and recently opened design center (where the Cromwell was designed) in Krems, Austria, though the bikes are produced in China by Gaokin.

In Europe, the Cromwell 1200 is due to go on sale in February of 2022, but for now, the company has no dealers in the North American market, though the bike (and others in the Brixton catalog) seems like it’d be a natural fit for US roads and riders.

https://www.brixton-motorcycles.com/models/cromwell-1200/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6ikKPLUKuw
First Test Ride Brixton Cromwell 1200 | Gaokin GK1200

https://chinamotorworld.com/gaokin-retro-bike-gk1200-review/

https://www.gk-engine.com/gaokin-power/atv-engine/off-road-vehicle-powertrain-v1000.html
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Reply #2 on: November 16, 2022, 10:10:59 pm
That Brixton certainly does look like a 1200cc Triumph Bonneville.
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Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 12:10:18 am
A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.