Dan Fischer’s Fischer MRX sportbike has gone through a long process of testing and evolution since the first pre-production machines were shown to the media in 2004. All that has finally come to fruition, the first production MRXs having rolled off the assembly line within the last week.
Fischer’s concept for what an ‘American Sportbike’ should be is defined by what the company claims to be ‘superb’ handling, and the majority of development has been directed at the chassis and its peripheral components (suspension, brakes, wheels, etc.). Fischer worked with Gemini Technology Systems (who previously designed the chassis of the short-lived Harley-Davidson superbike) to develop a frame which he claims was inspired and influenced by the design of modern MotoGP race machines. The stock suspension and brake components are high-end parts, and Fischer offers customers the opportunity to order their bike with even higher-end parts (like Ohlins Superbike forks) direct from the factory.
The MRX uses a 650cc V-Twin powerplant sourced from Korean manufacturer Hyosung, and it is likely that a supercharged version will be offered at a later date. One of the original prototypes featured a supercharger.
At this time, Fischers are not available through local dealerships except in California. However, interested buyers in the rest of the country can order an MRX through Fischer’s web site (www.fischer1.com) and have it shipped directly to their home.