Get off the beaten path: Fantic Caballero 500 Rally Explorer available now

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The new ‘Explorer’ version of Fantic’s Caballero 500 scrambler is now on sale in the UK priced at £7649. The Explorer is a higher-spec, more rugged version of the ‘retro-mod’ Caballero launched in 2019.

The new variant has the same punchy 39bhp liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, nimble scrambler chassis with modern suspension and radial brakes plus ‘70s-inspired styling, but adds luggage rack and trendy left-side pannier carrier.

The 150kg machine also gets a high-mounted front mudguard, new cross-braced handlebars, small flyscreen with headlamp grille and bespoke bronze/white paint.

Fantic Caballero 500 Rally Explorer left side

Off-road friendly Michelin Anakee Wild tyres are fitted to the spoked 19in front and 17in rear wheels and Fantic’s own USD forks and rear shock offer compression and preload adjustment.

Finally, a high-level Arrow exhaust finished the retro scrambler look and will probably make the 449cc sound the part, too.

Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.