- Weighs just 125kg (kerb)
- Boasts impressive ground clearance
- India launch unlikely
The Italian two-wheeler brand FB Mondial has taken the wraps off the small-size modern-classic scrambler, the Spartan 125, for its home country. For those not in the know, this brand had a short stint in India under the MotoRoyale banner before it was shut sometime around March 2020.
The Spartan 125 looks profoundly handsome in pictures with its design inspiration seemingly taken from the British scramblers of yore. While the round headlamp and mirrors along with a teardrop-shaped fuel tank are traditional old-school elements, lending it a scrambler look are things like long-travel suspension, chopped fenders, spoke wheels, and a flat tan-coloured seat resting on the high-set minimalistic tail section.
Other aspects which should make it a fun off-roader are a high ground clearance of 210mm and a light kerb weight of just 125kg! The seat height, meanwhile, is identical to the Royal Enfield Himalayan at 800mm. Now, powering the Spartan is a 125cc, air-cooled, SOHC engine that is mated to a five-speed gearbox and churns out 11.4bhp at 9,000rpm and 9.5Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. The motorcycle offers a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres.
FB Mondial will officially launch the Spartan 125 in Italy in the coming months this year. However, the chances of the brand, and this motorcycle, coming to India anytime soon are pretty slim.