Incoming! Mutt GT-SR 125 and 250 models set for April release

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Founders of Mutt Motorcycles, Benny Thomas and Will Rig, have given MCN an exclusive sneak peek at their upcoming GT-SR models, due to be released in April 2022.

Available as both a 125 and 250, it’s a nod to their previous GT-SS and although billed as a premium model, it’s still affordable with the 125cc starting at £3695 and the 250cc version at £4500.

The 18-inch wheels are black aluminium rims with stainless spokes and are built specially for Mutt. The stainless-steel mudguard brackets and aluminium mudguard add to the finesse.

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“We always run 18-inch wheels front and rear on our bikes which give it that nice sort of classic vintage look. The 130-section rear tyre is fairly fat for this size of bike but not horrendously fat, it just keeps it in balance really,” says Benny.

Pictured above is the 250cc version which has 40mm shorter forks than other Mutt 250s, giving the bike a ‘squat’ look and a lower seat. There are also LED lights in the headlamp, rear light and indicators – a first for the brand.

Mutt GT SR models will get a digital speedo

The digital speedo features on all 2021-on Mutts and houses a fuel gauge and gear indicator, but Benny has ensured that there is still a needle for the rev counter to maintain the classic styling.

What’s more, the GT-SRs get Mutt’s unique tracker handlebars, which feature on other bikes and are painted in a soft silver in contrast with the black of the rest of the bike. Benny adds: “We have our CNC handlebar risers, top nut and fork caps, and they’re anodised, too, which is a nice little touch.”

Elsewhere, the tank was designed by Benny and is bigger than its predecessor, at 15 litres. It’s classically shaped but houses the fuel pump and fuel injection for a modern twist. This then controls the single-cylinder engines, which are a derivative of a Suzuki GN motor, both for the 125 and the 250.

The new GT-SR features CNC front and rear footpegs, indicator mounts, gear lever, dash bolts and more, all made from a single lump of material by milling, rather than being cast or moulded.

Benny continued: “CNC parts are the kind of stuff you’d see on a custom bike, but we’re using them as standard parts on our production bikes.

“We [also] have a left-hand exhaust, it’s just a quirky thing. I hate these exhausts that go into the bike and have these great big boxes and all things sticking off them. I just wanted a really simple exhaust on it.”

MCN will be riding these bikes when they’re available, so keep an eye out for the Mutt GT-SR review coming soon.