A fully undisguised version of Cafe Racer, FB Mondial HPS 125 has been captured on camera near the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) facility in Pune, India. In the global markets, the motorcycle is also known as the Hipster.
It is the first time when the bike in question is spotted in India. As per an idea, the bike is here for homologation/ certification process and could launch in near future. Altogether, a red number plate also strengthens the thought that bike is here for homologation. However, the auto major has not made any official comment regarding its emergence in the country.
As I believe, the FB Mondial is an unheard brand for many of us. So, let me introduce you with the FB Mondial, it is an Italian marque and prominent for manufacturing Scrambler and adventure focused motorcycles. Other than this, the auto major also had a record of winning five MotoGP championships in 1950.
Design wise, the spotted HPS 125 model which was completely unveiling, is a retro styled cafe racer. The bike features a retro classic round headlamp, a flat handlebar with bar-end mirrors, digital instrument cluster, chiseled tank, brown leather seat, wire-spoke wheels and a dual barrel exhaust.
Mounted on an adjustable upside down front forks and twin shocks at the rear, the motorcycle runs on 18-inch and 17-inch wheels at the front and rear respectively. While, the underpinned a 125cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine, develops the propelling power of 13.2bhp at 9,750rpm along with 10.5 Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The power transmission to the rear wheel is taken care by a 6-speed gearbox. To stop the bike, there are petal disc brakes at both the wheels. The FB Mondial HPS 125 weighs 130kgs and offer the fuel tank capacity of 9-litres, that’s enough for this 125cc bike.