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A custom Mutt Hilts Grey 125 with just 1,616 miles and one owner.
Having built custom motorcycles for a very long time, Mutt Motorcycles recognised that the custom scene was by large quite inaccessible, something they have sought to address. From the Mutt HQ in Birmingham, the aim was to bring motorcycle manufacturing back to its Birmingham roots, the historic heart of British motorcycle manufacturing. The bikes are created with a similar vibe to the machines built in Birmingham in the early days of BSA, Triumph, Enfield and New Imperial. Their ethos is to deliver classically styled custom machines that are affordable to buy and run while being easy to ride and maintain.
Gloss painted tank, side panels and mudguard, Mutt Monogram and custom script, shortened twin-shock frame, satin black custom shocks, high rise black satin cross-braced bars, diamond pattern grips, hand-finished aluminium mudguards, halogen headlamp with yellow tint lens and powder coated grille, aluminium LED indicators, LED custom tail light, fuel injection, electric start, engine kill switch, mini-speedo, neutral indicator, EU4 compliant.
Individually painted in Deep Gloss Grey Finish to the tank, side panels and mudguards, the factory paintwork is stunning and essentially as new, commensurate with a 1,616 mile machine. All factory decals, stickers and labels are present and correct as is the Mutt Monogram and custom side panel script. The shortened frame and Satin Black shocks and bars are perfect and match the awesome stealth look this bike exudes. Identification and information plates and stock frame number stamping are clearly legible. The grilled yellow tint light and diamond pattern grips add to the effortlessly cool look and all mirrors, light clusters, rubbers and other trim is preserved like new. The original hand-stitched Antiqued Brown seat is comfortable, stylish and in perfect order. The extra edge of McQueen cool.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Using the bulletproof Suzuki GN125 engine made by a Suzuki Partners, along with a base chassis and drive train produced to Mutt’s meticulous specification and design, the 125cc 4-stroke single cylinder unit features fuel injection to produce 12hp and 10Nm maximum torque. Weighing just 105kg, an impressive top speed of 70mph is quoted while the matt black stainless-steel exhaust emits a deep growl not found on any other 125. The engine and all ancillaries are exposed ‘naked’ in all their pristine glory. Modern motorcycle features such as electric start and fuel injection allow ease of use and the 5-speed one down four up gearbox performs perfectly and is very easy to use. Awesome fun!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The large 18in wheels with black rims look superb with the fat deep tread nobbly 4.10.18 tyres completing the retro look. Slightly tarnished wheel spokes will only be noticed by the hyper-critical and is about all that separate this example from a new machine. A combined front and rear disc brake system offers fantastic stopping power, perfect for thrashing about the mean streets of Birmingham, the home city of British motorcycle manufacturing or the daily commute.
Finished and fettled in the workshop at Mutt HQ in Digbeth, Birmingham, final bike build ready for customer handover was completed and ready for first registration on 12th October 2017. From a worldwide 71-strong dealer network spanning the UK and Europe, Asia, Australasia, the US and Canada, Mutt Motorcycles are a modern success. Of the 37 UK dealers this example was supplied by TTT Motorcycles of East London, one of three featured dealers. The first and only owner Ivelin Ivanov cherished her bike and this Mutt Hilts Grey 125 returned to TTT Motorcycles for its first service in May 2018 having covered just 682 miles.
The history file consists of the original clear plastic zip wallet with Mutt Monogram containing the service book stamped by the supplying dealer along with first service entry and invoice and also the user manual. The V5 registration document lists no former keepers and there are two original keys, the spare still wrapped in its protective sheath. A nod towards everything custom and vintage, this deliciously retro Mutt rides and sounds to match its film star looks!