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Interview: Dan Fischer on the MRX 650

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We took the time to with Dan Fischer about his the Fischer MRX 650, an American Sportbike. The MRX has been a while in coming, but is that the bike should be on the for this spring”. Till we see the version, we’ll just to let the interview inspire our imaginations.

Why design and build an American What brought this all

DF:  For years I’ve people lament that should be a real American I always wanted to do it, but figured a company could develop a we could be proud of. So many went by that when the were available, we put a team who felt the same way, and we got

OWD: What, in your constitutes a Superbike?

DF:  I Superbike is a misnomer used in the for the MRX650, the Superbike class in is of course what I think of, and the MRX650, our first bike, not fit under that description. is a pure sportbike for the street.

OWD: I suppose this the question; what convinced you is a market for an American Superbike/Sportbike?

There’s a huge market in and abroad, the response we have had has nothing but confirm what was when we started. Just to riders in the US and you’ll know an American sportbike is exactly they would rather be The MRX650 is a beautiful motorcycle, but it be all things to all people.

That many riders will it because it is a good product, a bike, has trick components, is made… whatever their the bike we have developed have a fairly broad for what has been of late a narrowly defined segment. One indicator is that we have had from several hundred dealers. Many of the dealers said they are ordering the one to keep, not sell.

OWD: Who’s your market?  From the look, bike, it strikes me as being an exotic – similar to our perception of exotics like the Ducati

DF:  Yes, it fits in as an affordable Looks are important, but outside of the handling and build quality are the important attributes, according to surveys in our target audience, is the American sportbike enthusiast. So we’ll be about 15% more than a comparable Japanese we’ll have higher-end usually only found on an exotic or a factory Superbike – at a lower price.

OWD:  How did racing career contribute to the to develop this bike?

Well, I always rode for teams, which probably me ride better than I was. When you have a developed race bike you know that the improvement lies in your own riding. So if we the MRX650 as an affordable bike is so good that the rider can the bike’s chassis and work on his own then that makes the a better rider.

OWD: Are you planning a racing for the Fischer MRX?

DF:  When we get volumes up, we will support racers initially, hopefully to higher levels as we grow. We for the bikes to be pretty much to race right out of the box.

Why the Hyosung engine? Are you concerned it be under-horsepowered in comparison to other on the market?

DF:  The Hyosung is a motor. It doesn’t fit into the category, but with all of the frame and components that create bike, the handling will be If people want more there are other products on the but our top speed will be close to 140

The V-twin gives you a broad, power band, too. mods are already in the works, so it be fun to ride stock or otherwise. of how people always say how fun the SV 650 is to ride, no what your ability

If you can envision that type of power band with a GP-inspired chassis with forks and Brembo brakes, you have a good idea of we are offering.

As for why Hyosung? Having and ridden these engines, are very strong and very We couldn’t ask for a better engine for our product; I have personally the hell out of these engines and am comfortable offering a warranty on

OWD: The prototype we saw and photographed at Indianapolis show was the 4 th . on the side it “supercharged”. Is supercharging the MRX a future or a disregarded development path?

DF: now we are concentrating on putting the normally-aspirated into production. The development of the version is coming, but will be at a year behind. There’s a lot to it than just the supercharger alone.

There are also revised and other changes to the engine and externals, and the electronics.

OWD: Are plans for a larger displacement

DF:  We’re concentrating on putting out the you have seen right the MRX 650, and making a good, product.

OWD: Tell us a about the team behind the The quality of prototype at the show out that this simply is not a guy working sleepless nights in the while the family sedan a slow … by rust in the

DF:  No, I could not have any of this alone. This is a group and most of them are behind the scenes, not just the and designers, but the modellers, machinists, and and so many top-level suppliers. I’m very critical, but this is an team.

OWD:  Glynn designed the look of the bike, how was that process?

DF:  Glynn Kerr and I discussed the vision I had when we first several years ago. He to what I liked and the direction I we needed to go in. Sure, I had input and for someone who is absolutely so incredibly as Glynn, he really listened to I wanted.

But for the most part, the of the MRX was all Glynn Kerr. He is clearly good at what he does.

What bikes on the market influenced the design of the MRX?

Fischer MRX 650
Fischer MRX 650
Fischer MRX 650
Fischer MRX 650
Fischer MRX 650


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