Table of contents
- Fantic Caballero 500 Five times Euro 5
- The single needs speeds
- Soft chassis, good brakes
- Clear equipment
- Technical data Fantic Caballero 500 Scrambler:
Fantic is raising its top seller Caballero 500 to Euro 5 level.
MOTORRAD has already been able to drive all five versions of the Caballero.
The motor shakes up to around 3,000 more revs than it pushes, but then delivers a good usable torque from medium revs and delights the heart with its revving pleasure.
The new ECU gives the engine a decent response at any speed.
Still a pleasure to squeeze out the stew on the country road.
Thanks to the 19-inch front wheel, the Caballero rolls more stable with increasing speed and can even handle more off-road driving than one or the other gravel road.
Caballero drivers do not enjoy a lot of electronics, but the pure driving experience.
Fantic has revised its Caballero models for the 2021 model year.
The handlebar fittings have been rearranged.
Newly shaped side covers on the scrambler and flat track freshen up the look.
The modified rear is intended to improve protection against dirt.
The 500 models now also meet the Euro 5 standard.
Up to 5 different variants are offered.
The translation of the 500 series has also been adjusted. You should act now more lively.
The single continues to make 38 hp.
Sometimes there are new colors.
The 500 Caballeros are available from 6,790 euros.
Fantic Caballero 500: Five times Euro 5
Fantic Caballero 500
Five times Euro 5
Fantic is raising its top seller Caballero 500 to Euro 5 level. MOTORRAD could already ride all five versions of the refreshed Caballero.
the “Top seller” For the road, Fantic means Caballero 500 and is based on the first Fantic moped of the same name from 1969. In 2021, the Caballero Euro 5-compatible will be launched in five versions. All united: chassis and engine. The variants: Scrambler, Deluxe, Special Edition, Flat Track and Rally.
They are fired by the well-known 449 cubic single-cylinder, which will continue to be produced in China by Zongshen and will benefit from a new engine management system. Even before that, he was considered an extremely lively representative of his guild, in spite of it “only” 38.5 hp on the data sheet.
The single needs speeds
The motor shakes up to around 3,000 tours more than it pushes, delivers a usable torque from medium speeds and delights the heart with its revving pleasure. Until the rev limiter comes to a halt, it increases continuously and releases robust, socially acceptable sound into the environment. It feels like the stew is striving for even higher speeds, but the electronics won’t allow it. In return, the new ECU has a decent response at any speed. The direct connection from the throttle to the engine is pleasing, only an abrupt release of the throttle in the upper speed range causes easy pushing.
Still a pleasure to squeeze out the stew on the country road. The translation, which is very short for road use, requires a lot of manual work, but it also exudes a feeling of sportiness. The precise gear requires a bit of foot strength, but can be switched through nicely.
Soft chassis, good brakes
Fantic has not changed anything to the frame and brakes for the Euro 4 model. It wasn’t necessary either, since the Caballero has been convincing with its easy handling and stability since the first serve. Thanks to the 19-inch front wheel, the Caballero rolls more stable with increasing speed and can even handle more off-road driving than one or the other gravel road. The simple spring elements are pleasantly soft and keep the Caballero safely in balance even on rough terrain, but hard gasping on asphalt is not one of the bike’s favorite disciplines due to the soft design. When driving off-road, the quite wide tank is noticeable, which makes standing difficult.
The brake is of the simple kind with a 320-millimeter single disc at the front: it decelerates well, feels a bit dull after a full initial bite with increasing pressure on the lever. It is not the braking performance that suffers, but the controllability. Off-road, the Caballero can be easily stopped with one finger.
Fantic Caballero 2021
125cc and 500cc with Euro 5
The equipment of the Fantic Caballero is reduced to the essentials: the current speed can be clearly read in the small cockpit, more information requires a closer look. For the fuel level, for example, you are grateful for the additional warning light below the cockpit.
In addition, the Euro 5 model has a Conti-ABS that can be deactivated for off-road operation. And that’s it. Caballero drivers do not enjoy a lot of electronics, but the pure driving experience.
As already mentioned, the individual models hardly differ from one another technically. The main features: The rally model has 200 instead of 150 millimeters of spring travel at the front and rear, and the chassis can be fully adjusted here. The Flat Track variant is the only one with a 19-inch rear wheel. Otherwise there are hardly any differences.
Technical data Fantic Caballero 500 Scrambler:
Homologation: Euro 5
Engine: single cylinder four-stroke, liquid-cooled
Output: 28.3 kW (38.5 hp) at 7,100 rpm
Torque: 40.2 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Displacement: 449 cc
Bore: 94.5 mm
Stroke: 64 mm
Mixture control: one overhead camshaft, 4 valves
Injection system: throttle valve ø 40 mm
Clutch: multi-disc oil bath
Exhaust system: Arrow double pipe
Frame: CrMo tubular steel frame
Swing arm: steel swing arm with variable cross-sections and progressive linkage
Tires: 110/80 R19, 140/80 R17
Wheels: aluminum spoked wheels
Brakes: front a ø320 mm floating brake disc – rear a ø230 mm brake disc
ABS: Continental two-way ABS (can be switched off)
Suspension fork: ø41 mm USD
Front travel: 150 mm
Rear suspension: adjustable rebound
Rear suspension travel: 150 mm
Seat height: 820 mm – optional bench 840 mm
Wheelbase: 1,425 mm
Length: 2,080 mm
Weight ready to drive: 157 kg
Tank capacity: 12 l
Consumption: 4.2 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions: 97 g / km
As already mentioned, the individual models hardly differ from one another technically. The biggest features: The rally model has 200 instead of 150 millimeters of spring travel at the front and rear, and the chassis can be fully adjusted here. The Flat Track variant is the only one with a 19-inch rear wheel. Otherwise there are hardly any differences.
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Fantic 12th pictures Fantic 1/12 Fantic has revised its Caballero models for the 2021 model year. Fantic 2/12 The…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Fantic 10 pictures Fantic 1/10 Fantic has revised its 125cc models for the 2021 model year. Fantic 2/10 The new…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Fantic 13th pictures Fantic 1/13 Fantic is expanding its Enduro program with the XEF 250. Fantic 2/13 The Fantic…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Ural 6th pictures Ural Motorcycles GmbH 1/6 Ural Motorcycles GmbH from Austria is bringing a very special limited…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Kymco 27 pictures Kymco 1/27 The flagship of the Kymco model range takes the Euro 5 emissions standard as an…
polo 66 pictures Aprilia. 1/66 Aprilia Shiver 900, Euro 4, 95 hp, from 9,090 euros. Aprilia. 2/66 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900, Euro 4, 95 hp, from 9,990 euros….
Hanway 11 pictures Hanway 1/11 With the NK 125 Furios, the Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer has an attractive naked bike on offer. In Germany it runs as…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Fantic motorcycles Enduro Fantic 2022: New enduros and crossers with Yamaha four-stroke engines Fantic Enduros…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Benelli 14th pictures Benelli 1/14 Benelli maintains its two 500cc naked bikes for the 2021 model year only…
News 2022 New motorcycle items for 2022 Moto Guzzi 8th pictures Moto Guzzi 1/8 Moto Guzzi has refreshed its V89 models for the 2021 model year. Moto…