Blata 125 BXM in the test
Foolproof, good-natured driving characteristics
Ob-La-Di, O-Blata … Na na na na, life goes on, the Beatles used to sing. Undoubtedly, life goes on. The test clarifies whether a 125 BMX will help.
In the schoolyard evaluation, which is not insignificant for potential customers, the Czech B.lata the angular nose in any case way ahead.
In addition, the driving operation pales a bit. The test vehicle gave the impression of a prototype: Oil ran out of the left fork leg, and gasoline ran out of the leaky, lockable fuel cap. In addition, the air-cooled two-valve engine was constantly choking due to unsuccessful carburetor tuning in partial load operation, and the six-speed gearbox shifted roughly. To do this, the engine hung itself in with a slightly vibrating powerful force at full load and accelerated the Czech to 105 km / h. With 3.4 liters of normal he was quite frugal. The stiff suspension provided clear feedback as well as foolproof, good-natured driving characteristics. If necessary, the two brake discs decelerated rapidly, whereby the front one wanted the crisp, clear pressure point of the rear one. The effect, on the other hand, was flawless. The wiring harness, on the other hand, was laid so sloppily that within a few kilometers a cable chafed through and caused total electrical failure several times. In addition, with continuous high beam operation, which is possible without any problems due to the indicator light that is barely visible during the day, the battery was sucked empty in just over an hour. In the absence of a Kickstarter, all that helped was pushing. The really annoying thing about the defects is that they don’t have to be with a little care during assembly and better supplier parts. If this is the standard condition, 3599 euros are a proud price, as the Blata can drive and brake as well as possible.
Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, an overhead, chain-driven camshaft, two valves, constant pressure carburetor, Ø 24 mm, U-Kat, battery 12 V / 7 Ah, six-speed gearbox, chain, secondary ratio 50:15.
Bore x stroke 57.0 x 48.6 mm
Cubic capacity 124 cm³
Rated output 10.0 kW (13.6 PS) at 9600 rpm *
Max. Torque 11 Nm at 8500 rpm *
Double loop frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 40 mm, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum, central spring strut, front disc brake, Ø 280 mm, two-piston fixed caliper, rear disc brake, Ø 220 mm, two-piston fixed caliper.
Spoked wheels with aluminum rims 2.50 x 17; 3.50 x 17
Tires 100 / 80-17; 130 / 70-17
Dimensions + weights
Wheelbase 1345 mm, seat height 850 mm, fully fueled weight 118 kg, payload 162 kg, tank capacity 10.5 liters.
Top speed * 105 km / h
0–50 km / h 4.8 sec
0–100 km / h 26.0 sec
Country road 3.4 liters / 100 km
price (without Nk.) 3599 euros
* Factory specification
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