Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

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British motorbike importer Herald Motor Co. have launched a new 125 called the Brat, which they designed themselves.

The brand’s models are usually off-the-peg imports from Chinese manufacturers but this is the first step towards an end goal of manufacturing for themselves in the UK.

The Brat 125 is a retro-inspired learner-legal machine with a single-cylinder four-stroke engine and scrambler styling with off-road tyres and flat handlebar.

The classic look is completed with brushed aluminium mudguards and a stainless-steel exhaust system.

"When we looked at designing the Brat, we wanted to create something unique to Herald,"said Gareth Williamson, Lead Design Engineer at Herald.

"In the past we have imported more classically-styled motorbikes but this time the styling was down to us. We stripped the look back to bare essentials, working with a clay model to link the lines of the frame with the minimal bodywork.

"We have already received a lot of interest in the bike and it feels like a step in the right direction towards our goal of designing and manufacturing motorbikes in Britain."

The Brat costs £2999+OTR and is available in a choice of army green, iron grey or copper. The price also includes a two-year parts and one-year labour warranty and two years of RAC breakdown cover.

Keep an eye out for the full Herald Brat 125 review coming soon.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

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