Anglo-Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Lexmoto has expanded into the highly competitive A2 sportsbike class with its stylish looking new LXR 380.
Built by Zongshen, the LXR 380 goes up against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 400, KTM RC 390, Honda CBR500R and Yamaha YZF-R3 in the junior supersport class. At £3700, the Lexmoto undercuts its main rivals on price (the KTM is the next cheapest bike in the class at £5300) but has a spec sheet that’s impressive and styling that’s easy on the eye.
At 40bhp, the 378cc parallel-twin motor is a little down on power compared to its rivals, but it’s still good for a claimed 90mph top speed. Lexmoto say that fuel consumption comes in at over 80mpg, while they’re advertising a finance package to put the bike on the road for under £75 a month.
With a trellis frame, adjustable upside down forks and an up-to-date looking fairing, the Lexmoto has the style of a modern sports bike beyond the LXR’s 378ccs. LED headlights, a digital display dashboard, which includes a fuel gauge, and an ABS braking system that mates radially mounted calipers to twin wavy style disc brakes (in a class where single discs are the norm) also enhance the big bike feel. Wheels are 17” front and rear, shod with CST tyres in sizes that allow for a wide range of premium replacements.
Devon based Lexmoto are best known for their small capacity scooters, mopeds and 125cc commuter bikes, including the A1 class LXR 125, which shares many parts with the bigger 380. Along with the 250cc V-twin Vendetta, the LXR 380 is Lexmoto’s first foray into motorcycles for A2 licence holders.
The LXR comes in a red and black colour scheme and is in Lexmoto dealers now.