Like Herland and Bullit, Brixton Motorcycles is a small manufacturer that got its start by selling rebadged, gussied-up Chinese-made bikes to the UK market. This year Brixton will be breaking free of that mold to deliver its own unique models that have been designed in house, the latest of which is the new Crossfire 500 X.
Packing the largest powertrain of any Brixton model yet, the Crossfire 500 X is kicked along by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 486cc, DOHC inline-twin that produces 47hp. The bike features Bosch ABS-linked J. Juan brakes, adjustable KYB suspension, Pirelli tires, digital instrumentation, and LED indicators and DRL-equipped headlights, along with a host of features clearly derived from the custom motorcycle scene such as cone-inspired stainless steel exhausts, punched-out radiator (and exhaust) covers, leather-wrapped low profile tail, vented side-covers, and the distinctive Brixton “X” tank. Separating the X from the base model is the X-specs scrambler-inspired tail and seat, wider handlebars, and a traditional license-plate hanger, replacing the base model’s wraparound unit. What makes this Bavarian-designed model all the more impressive is its wildly accessible price point. Available now in select markets, pricing for the Brixton Crossfire 500 X has been set at $7,450.