‘Heavy Metal’ bike is out
24 April, 2018, 12:09 pm
It looks good enough for Fiji, it’s not really a speed bike but it has thick tyres for off road travelling. It was released on April 1 and I fool you not — they’re calling it the Mutt ‘Fat Sabbath. It’s black as the night.
Website http://www.visordown.com reports the bike Mutt Motorcycles is deadly serious with the bike’s heavy metal-inspired name. And as for the ‘Fat’, that stems from the fact that the bike apparently looks, and sounds much bigger than its 125ccs.
Aside from the clunky Continental TKC80 Twin-duro rubbers, the Fat Sabbath is actually pretty understated, which is a definite plus in today’s market of over-complicated modern retro machines. A stubby pipe, short mudguards, diamond embroidered black seat plus matching grips on Renthal bars and a mesh-covered headlight are custom cool, but not ostentatiously so.
With its city-slicker/scrambler looks, the Fat Sabbath will certainly appeal to the cool kids of Shoreditch, but the question is whether the engine and build quality will deliver.
Featuring Suzuki’s capable, if not slightly uninspiring 12hp GN 125 powertrain and with the base chassis and drive train also produced in the Far East, the Fat Sabbath isn’t exactly the British custom that it purports to be. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it allows the manufacturers to keep the base price as low as £3495 ( $F10,073). The Euro4 bike has a 12L fuel tank and a claimed top speed of 70mph.
Only the styling and finishing touches are done in the manufacturer’s Birmingham workshop, which also houses a clothing store, coffee shop and an events space. “A Motorcycle lifestyle hub that is a really cool place to ride to and hang out” is how Mutt describes it.