A couple of Industrial Design students from Colorado have come up with this little beastie, which combines the feisty Kwaka KX85 engine with the geometry, suspension and light weight of a mountainbike. And when I say light weight, I’m talking in the region of 125lbs, or just under 57 kilos.
Inspired by the fxbikes 50cc downhill MTB, these guys were left a little flat by the slow and heavy XR50 motor the company decided to go with, and thought the livelier KX engine would be a good fit for purpose.
“Project M85,” as the prototype is known, is not a trials bike, it’s not really a trail bike and it’s not a downhill mountainbike - what it is, however, is something in between, and it looks like a blast to ride. Check out the entire design process and videos of this fun little machine over at the Aprilia Forums.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.