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Mutt Motorcylces

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Lostmyrag, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Lostmyrag

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 2, 2013

    Posts: 145

    http://muttmotorcycles.com/

    Anybody had experience with these?

    Looking to get a 125cc for a weekend ride/short commute.

    Im aware that these are HMC Classics with a few added extras, Really like the look of them, im a sucker for that sort of thing!

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. atpbx

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 21,452

    Save money and just buy a standard bike.

    It is only a 125 after all.
     
  3. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,920

    Location: Acme's chair

    They look smart. The website is quite useless though, I can't find very much information on there at all.

    What kind of commute are we talking? I doubt a 10HP 125 with a top speed of 65 would be much fun for commuting on.
     
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  4. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I dont see why you would want something that is new but looks old?
     
  5. Acme

    Caporegime

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    They look a damn sight better than any modern 125 I've seen, they have character.
     
  6. One

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 24, 2011

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    Location: ABQ, NM

    I have a 76 Bonneville. It's old and looks awesome. It's a lot of maintenance work though. The new retro is the best of both worlds. Awesome old styling but with modern reliability.

    The maintenance for me is part of the fun though and creates a stronger bond between man and bike. I wouldn't want to bond with a 125 personally though :p
     
  7. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,114

    Location: Warwickshire

    Awww, poor little 125s! Mine's doing me really well on a 13 mile (each way) commute along rural B roads. Love it, and the 60mph it realistically tops out at is plenty really. Granted the acceleration isn't great...
     
  8. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    What is the acceleration like on your average 125? I'm no stranger to slow accelerarion, so wonder how it compares to my Slowlo. :p
     
  9. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,114

    Location: Warwickshire

    0-35 is OK, about 5 seconds, then it tails off...rapidly. 0-60 is 19.2 seconds :D. But then it's intended primarily for town driving, where it excels. I beat most things away from the lights, which is a good thing since I find myself in some pretty funky positions when filtering sometimes :o.
     
  10. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Devon

    I love this little bike, it looks fantastic :cool::cool::cool: If you looked like Steve McQueen it would be perfect :D

    I couldn't find a price on the website, so I'm assuming they won't be cheap?
     
  11. Lostmyrag

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 2, 2013

    Posts: 145

    £2900 but if you have ideas and fancy changing the bars out, custom paint etc they can cater for it at a cost.
     
  12. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

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    12HP on a 144kg bike was still plenty for me to go hooning around the toon and outride many other bikers on larger bikes. Nippy little things, these 125s... Mine took me all the way to Cornwall and back quite happily.

    ^^ This!!!

    ^^ This too. The Suzuki VanVan made a comeback (and looks a little like this one in fact) - A friend of mine rides one and two blog riders recently went round the whole of Europe on theirs.


    £3k is pretty sound for a brand new 125, I think. Most average £1500-2000 second hand.
    Even more of a smart choice, if you're planning to keep it even after you get a full licence. This bike looks great. I think you should go for it!!
     
  13. Daleshorey

    Associate

    Joined: Nov 11, 2018

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    I brought a brand new mutt and they leak fuel if you fill it up. I mean literally pour fuel all over the engine, over the air cylinder.. I had a 250 but hear the 125s have the same design fault..

    Anyone else experienced a pool of petrol by your feet because you put more than hall a tank in..?
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
  14. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    Bought. You bought a mutt.

    I can't find any other complaints about it and the guys over on Bikechat have explained the leaning issue. I've got a funny feeling this is a user error, you sure you're not overfilling it?
     
  15. Daleshorey

    Associate

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    Very decent of you to attack someone's spelling. You must be a lovely person..
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
  16. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    A) I don't work for or care about Mutt.

    B) It's grammar, not spelling. Brought is a proper word, you're just using it wrong.

    C) Why is it a "crap bike" because yours has a problem? Does that mean if someone's car breaks down that they're all crap?

    D) You say Mutt don't want to know. I find this hard to believe although truth be told if I were dealing with someone with your attitude I'd probably also lose interest.

    E) You didn't answer the question: are you sure you're not overfilling it?


    This whole post screams Mutt didn't tell me what I want to hear so I'm gonna moan on the internet about it.

    Even the guys on Bikechat are pointing out that it's more than likely a user error. I suggest you take their advice and get on with life.
     
  17. tom_e

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    Oh dear if you're getting that bent out of shape already it's not going to go well for you over on bcf.
     
  18. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    His thread over there isn't going to plan either. Some people are just stupid.
     
  19. Daleshorey

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    I've had it confirmed from multiple MOT centers that its an MOT failure, I'm complaining about a bike that is sold as an MOT failure. I think its fairly reasonable to be upset about this and wanted to let people know of the problem.

    Mutt responded to say its not a fault with the bike and might seem dangerous but its not.
     
  20. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    Ok, let me be helpful instead. Answer these:

    Did you buy the bike new or used?
    How many miles has it done?
    In your post you say you "had" a 250 but heard the 125s have the same problem, so which do you have, if any?
    Can you post up some photos of it, showing where it leaks?

    Let's get all the info right before slandering a whole brand. This can't be *that* hard to solve.