The Fischer MRX was the result of an unlikely partnership between roadracer-cum-entrepreneur Dan Fischer and Hyosung in what was marketed as “The Affordable Exotic”.
Jason at OddBike has covered the MRX in detail, so head on over there if you’re looking for more than the very brief summary you’re about to get. Basically, in 2001, Dan felt like there was a market for a true American Superbike – similar to the idea that Walter Roehr had with the Roehr 1250S. The simplified idea was to create a custom body to mate with Rotax’s 990cc V-Twin – you may remember that engine from the Aprilia Tuono. He got some local expertise to help with development, and things were looking good. Unfortunately, Aprilia took exception with their engines being supplied to a start-up competitor, and Rotax pulled out of the partnership with no warning quite late in the development cycle. Fischer’s bike was instantly stalled. In 2004, Hyosung broke into the US market with 2 bikes, both powered by a 647cc twin. Dan saw this engine as a way to bring his bike back to life, and changed the marketing from ‘American world-beater’ to ‘affordable exotic.’
This example (VIN: 1F9RS77E89P331007) has been with the seller for two years, bringing it back to life during that time as it had been sitting for the prior six years. Work in the last six months included a new air filter, new lithium battery, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, new shifter seal, new chain, new vacuum fuel petcock, new vacuum fuel pump, new fuel and vacuum lines, oil/filter change, battery tender plug, and a carb rebuild/sync. The only thing it appears to need is new tires if you want to ride (and I sure hope the next owner does). It has 6,958 miles and it’s the seventh one ever built.
Find this Fischer for sale in Raleigh, North Carolina with bidding up to $6,399 and the reserve already met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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