Mash Motors has launched a new trail version of its X-Ride 650, complete with a larger front wheel.
The standard X-Ride 650 is based on classic dirt track motorcycles from the 1970s, and features 17-inch wheels front and rear. The new Trail variant, though, is fitted with a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear, to better handle uneven terrain. As for the tires, the Trail comes with a 90/90-21 front, and 130/80-18 rear.
Other than the new front wheel, the X-Ride 650 Trail shares many similarities with the standard X-Ride 650. They both feature a 644cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 39.3 horsepower at 6,000rpm and a five-speed gearbox.
They both also feature 43mm front forks, and ABS which can be disabled. But while the rear disc on both bikes is 240mm, the front disc on the Trail is 280mm, compared to the standard’s 320mm.
The dimensions also differ. The Trail (2200mm x 830mm x 1220mm) is longer, narrower, and taller than the standard bike (2080mm x 870mm x 1200mm), its seat height is 890mm compared to the standard’s 870mm, and its weight is 180kg compared to the 177kg of the standard versions.
Both bikes share a fuel consumption of 4.2 liters per 100km, and a top speed of 150kph (93mph). However, the Trail produces less carbon dioxide (CO2) than the standard bike. Where the X-Ride 650 produces 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre, the Trail produces only 93 grams per kilometre.
The standard X-Ride 650 costs £5,599. The X-Ride 650 Trail is not currently listed on Mash’s UK website, but Le Repaire des Motards reports that the bike will cost €5,599 at launch, and €5,899 after launch.