Canada’s attempt at the MX world, the Can-Am TNT 125 was one of many dirt-oriented bikes produced during the short but very sweet lifespan of Can-Am. An acronym for Track ‘n’ Trail, the TNT bikes shared the same chassis and engine as the MX bikes, but utilized lower compression for easy riding traits on trails. Lasting only 3 years, the TNT series was soon replaced by the Qualifier model range.
Can-Am tried to get around the small displacement of the 125cc engine (built by Rotax-Bombardier) by marketing an “Index of Performance”. Their point was simply that their 125cc, 20 horsepower engine had to pull a bike that only weighed 248 pounds wet, so it was just as fast as bigger bikes that were saddled with more weight. A 2.5 gallon gave riders some range when exploring trails. Want to learn more? Our favorite source on classic Can-Am bikes is Canned Ham.
This specific Can-Am TNT 125, cosmetically, is nearly new. You’ll get new plastics, new tires, a new bar, chain, levers, grips, silencer, seat cover…the works. It seems that the only non-new aspect is the tank, which has ‘only’ been refinished. Mechanically, the bike is claimed to run excellent, with a solid suspension. Can-Am’s are rare, but Can-Am’s that look like this are near impossible to find. It really belongs on a race track, but it might be too nice to get dirty.
Find this Can-Am TNT 125 for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $2,950 in Raleigh, North Carolina.