Burgeoning bike brand, Brixton Motorcycles has made a name for itself over the last few years with its range of retro-styled 125cc machines – and now it’s stepping up its game, unveiling a range of new production-ready 250 cc models, and a 500cc concept.

The 500cc machine is the one we’re most excited about. It looks great, with pared back simple styling – reminiscent of Husqvarna’s Vitpilen street bike. Of course, at this stage – we don’t know a huge amount the bike, but here’s what we’ve found out so far.

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The big news for Brixton is its new 500cc engine, which has been exclusively developed by an experienced engine designer – and it’s been honed over 24 months of development work by 20 engineers too.  Essentially, it’s an in-line two cylinder engine with 486cc capacity, 8 valves and two overhead camshafts – and Brixton claim it has already proven its stability over a series of extensive tests and across tens of thousands of test kilometres. At this stage, it’s not yet been homologated, but Brixton are planning to make full use of the 35 kW limit of the A2 licence category the bike will sit in when it makes it to market.

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The plan is to unveil its new production 500cc model/s to the market at next year’s EICMA – but it’s already told us to expect another concept machine too. Either way, it’ll be really interesting to see how Brixton continues to develop, and strengthen its foothold in the competitive, budget-leaning bike market.

For more information, visit: www.brixton-motorcycles.com

Ross Mowbray

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