Tucker Rocky’s Minicrosser

Want to hear about another product expected to be revealed at the Dealer Expo? Texas-based Tucker Rocky Distributing (Booths # 101, #5467 and #907) says it’s entering the small displacement minicross market with its own offering in 2004, the 107cc SDG Speed Mini, priced at $2,399 retail.
Built in China and powered by a 107cc single cylinder, air cooled 4-stroke wrapped in a chro-moly frame, the Speed Mini runs off of CDI ignition and a 4-speed manual transmission with non-hydraulic clutch. Suspended by 35mm long travel forks in the front and long-travel shock with 14.5 inch aluminum swingarm in the rear, the bike rolls on 10-inch Kenda tires and stops via a 196mm front disc and rear hydraulic disc.
Performance exhaust with head pipe and muffler, black wheels with heavy duty spokes, full graphics shrouds, number plate background, front and rear fender and bar pad, skid plate, SDG dual compound grips, and a 40mm tall SDG gripper seat complete the race-ready package.
Eric Latham, Tucker Rocky product line manager, told Powersports Business the distributor expects the bike to be “a huge seller,” offering great margins for both TR and Dealer.
“This bike is ready to go, no up grades needed,” Latham said. He explained that the idea for the Mini came from SDG USA, a seat manufacturer based in Santa Ana, Calif.
“A VP there has a Honda XR50 tricked out with aftermarket upgrades, and he’s one of those enthusiast pit bike racers. I guess SDG saw an opportunity to grow and began investigating what it would take to build the Speed Mini, but retail it for much less than the conventional 50cc bike with all the upgrades and add-ons. We feel they succeeded.”
SDG (Speed Defies Gravity) began as a manufacturer of private label seat covers for motocross teams and companies in 1991. Later that year, a draw string saddle cover made of Kevlar was developed for mountain bike use. The fabric proved to be exceptionally suited to the rigors of mountain biking and, in 1992, SDG introduced the worlds first Kevlar covered racing saddle, the S2000. While the company has grown to be a leader in the bicycling industry, it still produces moto seat covers in limited numbers.
While the first shipment of the 107cc SDG Speed Mini should arrive in the U.S. in March, Latham said, the distributor is taking dealers orders. TR says there is a two-bike minimum order, as each crate holds two units.

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