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Fantic reveals 2022 lineup for Enduro and MX Models!

Fantic has revealed a seven-strong 2022 range of four MX bikes and three enduro machines, in two-stroke and four-stroke versions. They are all based on Yamaha YZ and YZ-F engines and chassis.

 

Four Fantic models are dedicated to Motocross; XX and XXF, with 2 stroke and 4 strokes engines:

  • Fantic XX 125 2T
  • Fantic XX 250 2T
  • Fantic XXF 250 4T
  • Fantic XXF 450 4T

Three core models make the XE Enduro range, with 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines:

  • Fantic XE 125 2T
  • Fantic XEF 250 4T
  • Fantic XEF 450 4T

FANTIC “NEW RACING ERA” – Fantic wants to rewrite the concept of off-road. Through a constant effort to develop the best racing bike ever, without making any compromises, Fantic puts all the competences of the Racing Dept and of the Factory Teams, winning on the racetracks, at the service of the young talents and champions of tomorrow.

Fantic transfers to its production models, available at official Fantic dealers, solutions and equipment that before now were characterised only in Factory bikes: here is the FANTIC FACTORYFEELING. The Fantic range has been racing since birth, with motorcycles designed to win, in every situation and in every race, able to guarantee every rider the quality of a Factory bike, thanks to the continuous transfer of knowledge between racing and production.

The aim? Only one goal: offering high performance motorbikes with excellence in all departments. A perfect balance, an idyllic mix of power, agility, manoeuvrability, and reliability capable of offering riding emotions and top performance in every category; a choral symphony that works at all levels. It begins with ambition, that drives through the design phase, to the realisation of components developed by Fantic’s research and development department, in collaboration with leading companies and technical partners, for delivery of an excellent motorcycle.

NEW 2STROKE ERA – The experience gained with the official factory teams in top level competition and the continuous developments of the Fantic Racing Department led by Jan Witteveen are now available in production bikes, also in the new 250 2-stroke engine size, which now joins the already victorious 125 in Enduro and Motocross. The infinite emotion of the two-stroke – and its intrinsic lightness, simplicity, and explosiveness – is now available to all enthusiasts thanks to thee adrenaline-filled models, two MX (XX 125, XX 250) and one Enduro (XE 125).

 

NEW 4STROKE ERA – From here on the Enduro and MX range become greatly enlarged, thus meeting the needs of every type of rider. The NEWRACINGERA is now also four-stroke thanks to four new bikes in the range. They are thoroughbreds born from the unquestionable Yamaha quality and reliability as far as engines and frames are concerned, now obviously optimised by Fantic, to make the experience even more racing and even more unique. Specifically, for the XXF 250 we have worked on the power unit with the aim of maximising the performance of the Japanese twin cam. On the more exuberant XXF 450, on the other hand, the Fantic racing department intervened to make the bike even more balanced in all conditions of use.

FANTIC RANGE XE and XEF ENDURO MY 2022

XE 125 2T – The eighth-litre two-stroke, which repeatedly wins in national and World championship competitions, presents itself as the reference for the smallest of the Enduro displacements. The main innovations derive directly from the commitment of official Fantic teams and their riders; making this bike even more competitive.

The engine of the XE 125 Enduro is a 125 cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke single-cylinder, which compared to the MX ’21 version has a cylinder head with dedicated geometry and a lower compression ratio (MX version: 8.6 ~ 10.7 : 1 – enduro version: 7.4 ~ 8.8 : 1).

The CDI control unit also has ignition with a specific setting for Enduro use, as well as an oversized generator that feeds the 12V battery. The XE 125’s exhaust system, developed in collaboration with Arrow, has an expansion system specifically designed for use in narrow single tracks, which particularly optimises cornering at low revs and at the same time improves traction and delivery: this means ease of riding thanks to the absence of power dips or peaks that are difficult to manage.

Big plus is the aluminium semi-double cradle frame, extraordinarily light and strong and able to give great traction and stability in both the fastest and roughest sections and, at the same time, a lot of agility in the most driven sections typical of Enduro. The suspension is the excellent and assured KYB SSS (Speed Sensitive System) forks with 48 mm 300 mm of travel, with an Enduro setting created specifically by the racing department and able to adapt, with a few clicks, to various riding styles, from the most hardened riders to beginners. KYB is also on the rear, with a monoshock (315mm of wheel travel), separately adjustable for preload, compression and rebound.

Completing the package is an alloy swingarm, DID rims in sizes 21×1.60 – 18×2.15 mounted with Metzeler 90/90-21” \ 120/90-18” tyres. The final drive ratio is 13:50, while the braking system comes directly from Nissin, synonymous with power and modularity thanks to the 270 mm front and 245 mm rear discs.