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Company to Build Sportbikes in Maryland - March 16, 2006, 02:51 PM

Hope it's not a re-post - it is new to me!!

Fischer Motor Company to Build Sportbikes in Maryland

Pocomoke City, Maryland (February 15, 2006) - Fischer Motor Company has opened an assembly plant in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland to build the company’s new motorcycle, the Fischer MRX. Scheduled to begin deliveries to dealers in May, the MRX is a 650cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin sport motorcycle designed by Glynn Kerr and based on his MRX Concept shown 2 years ago at the Indianapolis Dealer Expo. Glynn Kerr is the President of the Motorcycle Design Association, and widely considered one of the world’s top designers.

The MRX features many practical applications of emerging technologies. The rigid new 3-piece aluminum frame and 2-piece swingarm were developed by Fischer engineers at their Chicago-area facility, and are based on MotoGP-derived chassis geometry originally developed by Gemini Technology Systems. High performance adhesives, advanced nylon and plastic components, and the latest pressure die-casting techniques make the Fischer MRX a class-leading motorcycle.

The company has received economic development funding and other assistance from the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland, and the Worchester County Department of Economic Development.

Look for more information on the Fischer MRX, including updates, pictures, and specifications to be added soon at www.fischer1.com .



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March 16, 2006, 03:03 PM

A carbureted, 350lb(dry), 79 hp 650cc twin, why? it's gonna be expensive and slow (by American standards). Might sell in Europe or Asia. Looks good though, lots of neat technology. I wish them luck.

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ok, go to the site and try and watch the movie under the prototype tab..... it is the worst quality EVER!!! like they took it on a phone.


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March 16, 2006, 03:34 PM

There was talk of this a few years ago. The engine if Im not mistaken is Korean, they had talked of turbo/supercharging one a while back, infact the model at the Indianapolis Dealer Expo had 'Supercharges/Turbocharged' on the fairings.

Price is suppose to be around 10k. Its an alternative for those wanting an American Sportbike. Considering the weight, itll probably have similar performance to the Buell, just wont have hoodlam feel the Buell give ya.


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Maybe in stock form, but you can buy a SV650 new OTD for under $6500, and with the $3500 buy a new suspension, exhaust, powercommander and tune it and still have $ left over for TD before you've spent the 10G this beauity will cost you. Kinda like the arguement behind buying the duck, performance alone can not be the determining factor.

However I must say it is good to see more and more competition for the SV, the company that makes the engines for this bike Hyosung has a Comet 650 that will come to the US soon, Kawi now has a 650 twin. Competition is allways good for the consumer.


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When Guzz had his sv done it cost over 4k witthout race prep or bodywork. It ended up with 77 horse I think


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March 16, 2006, 04:13 PM

Here is an old interview with the guy that started the company. It will answer a lot of questions.

http://www.onewheeldrive.net/index.p...1&limitstart=0


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OWD: Who’s your target market? From the look, this bike, it strikes me as being an American exotic – similar to our perception of other exotics like the Ducati 749.
DF: Yes, it fits in as an affordable exotic. Looks are important, but outside of that, the handling and build quality are the most important attributes, according to customer surveys in our target audience, which is the American sportbike enthusiast. So while we’ll be about 15% more expensive than a comparable Japanese product, we’ll have higher-end components usually only found on an Italian exotic or a factory Superbike – at a much lower price.
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OWD: Why the Hyosung engine? Are you concerned it will be under-horsepowered in comparison to other sportbikes on the market?
DF: The Hyosung is a great motor. It doesn’t fit into the Superbike category, but with all of the frame and chassis components that create this bike, the handling will be incredible. If people want more power there are other products on the market, but our top speed will be close to 140 MPH. The V-twin gives you a broad, useable power band, too. Performance mods are already in the works, so it will be fun to ride stock or otherwise. Think of how people always say how fun the SV 650 is to ride, no matter what your ability level. If you can envision that type of rider-friendly power band with a top-shelf, GP-inspired chassis with Ohlins forks and Brembo brakes, then you have a good idea of what we are offering.

As for why Hyosung? Having tested and ridden these engines, they are very strong and very reliable. We couldn’t ask for a better engine for our first product; I have personally revved the hell out of these engines and am very comfortable offering a warranty on them.
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OWD: The prototype we saw and photographed at the Indianapolis show was the 4th, on the side it read “supercharged”. Is supercharging the MRX a future option or a disregarded development path?
DF:Right now we are concentrating on putting the normally-aspirated MRX650 into production. The development of the supercharged version is coming, but will be at least a year behind. There’s a lot more to it than just the supercharger unit alone. There are also revised cams and other changes to the engine internals and externals, and the electronics.
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We’re concentrating on putting out the bike you have seen right now, the MRX 650, and making a good, reliable product.

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March 16, 2006, 04:20 PM

4k? What did he have done?

Im sure the 79Hp stated about the MRX is to the crank.


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Penske shock
Fork springs
Gold valve emulators
SS brake lines
EBC HH pads
M4 exhaust with a cf can
Dyno jet stage 3 jet kit
Ti exhaust bracket
Bullet turn sigs
Double bubble wind screen smoked
Gel grips
A set of 208 dulops
Targa rear seat cowl
Vortex sprocket set +2 inthe rear
DID. xring chain 520 conversion
Various hardware upgrdes


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March 16, 2006, 05:21 PM

it looks good, definitely exotic, but for 79 horsepower.... 'eh. Then again, I don't use much more than that so it might be perfect for me!


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Penske shock
Fork springs
Gold valve emulators
SS brake lines
EBC HH pads
M4 exhaust with a cf can
Dyno jet stage 3 jet kit
Ti exhaust bracket
Bullet turn sigs
Double bubble wind screen smoked
Gel grips
A set of 208 dulops
Targa rear seat cowl
Vortex sprocket set +2 inthe rear
DID. xring chain 520 conversion
Various hardware upgrdes
Very nice, must of cut a lil bit of weight in the process too, his pre 03 SV could probably hold its own with this bike.


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