Torque: 57Nm at 5500rpm.
Induction: Mikuni BSR42 carburettor.
Ignition: Electronic with dual spark plugs.
Clutch: Cable-operated multiplate wet clutch.
Transmission: Five-speed constant-mesh gearbox with final drive by chain.
Suspension: Independent double A-arm with hydraulic shock absorbers adjustable for preload at front, cast-alloy swing-arm with monoshock adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping at rear.
Brakes: twin disks with single-piston Nissin callipers at front, single disk with single-piston Nissin floating calliper at rear.
Tyres: Front: 22 x 7 x 10 tubeless. Rear: 20 x 10 x 9 tubeless.
Seat height: 857mm.
Fuel capacity: 12 litres.
Dry weight: 495kg.
Motor: Liquid-cooled four-stroke single.
Valvegear: DOHC with four overhead valves per cylinder.
1: Plush, long-travel suspension worked best in sand.
2: The wide, solid handlebar was praised universally.
3: With power both controllable and plentiful, the Rotax powerplant won raves from all corners.
4: The double-piped rakishly upswept muffler reminded us of an old Baja Bug, in a good way.