Test Kreidler Supermoto 125 DD

Test Kreidler Supermoto 125 DD

Test, Kreidler Supermoto 125

Kreidler Supermoto 125 DD

The Kreidler Florett was synonymous with the German moped wonder. The Supermoto 125 DD wants to stand for a successful Kreidler future.

Alfred Kreidler would certainly not have been at ease with this development. China instead of Kornwestheim, upside-down instead of bellows in the globalized world, the clocks run differently.

But that the name Kreidler, after years of exile in the bicycle industry (see box above right) is back at home in its traditional terrain, would certainly make him confident. Kreidler is back. Not just since yesterday, in Taiwan and China, scooters have been manufactured under the Kreidler label for a long time. But now with even more momentum. Kreidler Europe Motor GmbH, based in Rheda-Wiedenbrück in East Westphalia, presented no fewer than nine models at the last Intermot, and with around 1,500 Supermoto / Enduro units sold up to November last year, it was even in third place behind Honda and Yamaha in the registration statistics in the 125 range. In view of what the neatly styled Supermoto offers at first glance for really little money (2299 euros including ancillary costs), no wonder. Massive 41 mm upside-down fork, quick 3.25 and 3.75 inch spoke wheels, wave brake discs at the front and rear and sporty lines immediately awaken the hopeful youngster in the two-wheeler youngster. No wonder that, according to Kreidler’s managing director Gerd Müller, over 60 percent of the Supermoto are required with 80 km / h throttling. Kreidler offers this variant at no extra charge. ? There’s not much to throttle here", one could blaspheme now. And would be right insofar as the China engine (technically largely identical to the Suzuki DR 125 drive, which was manufactured in the same factory) hardly has to order anything compared to modern designs. The little engine pushes 11.4 hp off the crankshaft at around 9000 rpm. 9.8 Newton meters and a very relaxed throttle response make acceleration drifts impossible. The ultra-soft Heidenau K66 tires also contribute to this, providing plenty of grip in all situations, but wearing out rapidly on the rear wheel even with this moderate range of services. But there is also all sorts of good things to report. The chassis acts surprisingly well and would certainly use more power. The Supermoto tilts in an inclined position, remains stable for a long time and delivers full feedback up to that moment when the fine accuracy gives way to a noticeable wobble. The brakes are also at a standard level for this class. In addition, the processing is okay, apart from the slowly detaching brand emblem. That would certainly not have happened under Alfred Kreidler in Kornwestheim.

Technical specifications

Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, an overhead, chain-driven camshaft, two valves, rocker arm, round slide carburetor, Ø 22 mm, U-Kat, alternator 120 W, battery 12 V / 9 Ah, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, five-speed gearbox, chain. Bore x stroke57.0 x 48.8 mm displacement125 cm³ Compression ratio9.5: 1Nominal output8.4 kW (11.4 PS) at 9500 / min Max. Torque 9.8 Nm at 8000 / min

Landing gear: Double loop frame made of steel, upside-down fork, Ø 41 mm, two-arm swing arm made of steel, front disc brake, Ø 220 mm, double-piston floating caliper, rear disc brake, Ø 210 mm. Spoked wheels with aluminum rims 3.25 x 17; 3.75 x 17 tires 110/70 17; 130/70 17 tires tested Heidenau K66

Dimensions + weights:  Wheelbase 1405 mm, steering head angle 63 degrees, spring travel f / r 170/170 mm, seat height * 870 mm, weight with a full tank * 131 kg, load * 152 kg, tank capacity 10.5 liters. Warranty two years Colors Black Price 2224 euros Additional costs 75 euros Measured values

Driving performance *: Top speed 1) 101 km / h Acceleration 0-50 km / h 4.9 sec 0-80 km / h12.5 sec 0-100 km / h27.2 sec Pull-through 50-80 km / h 9.2 sec 80 100 km / h9.0 sec Speedometer deviation, effective (display 50/100) 46/96 km / h Consumption rural road3.1 l / 100 km / h Theor. Range 340 km Fuel typeNormal

* MOTORCYCLE measurements; 1) manufacturer information; Diagram: power on the crankshaft; Measurements on Dynojet roller test stand 250, corrected according to 95/1 / EG, maximum possible deviation ± 5%

From Swabia to China

The history of Kreidler in Kornwestheim began with the production of fine wire. In 1903 Anton Kreidler founded the first plant of this kind in Baden-Württemberg. Two-wheelers only became an issue when son Alfred, a mechanical engineer and motorcycle fan, took over the company in 1942 and developed the K 50 from 1949, which he presented at IFMA in 1951. Five years later, in 1956, the Kreidler Florett premiered there, and it was an overwhelming success. Just as the Kreidler two-wheeler story was a success story up until then. On April 28, 1976, the 1,000,000th vehicle left the production line. In 1978/79 the market for mopeds collapsed due to the high insurance premiums. On March 12, 1982, final bankruptcy can no longer be averted. Today the naming rights are held by the bicycle manufacturer Prophete in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, which entered the market in 1995 with Taiwan scooters and has had Kreidler light motorcycles manufactured in China since the end of 2006.

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