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More Information Is Being Released Regarding Malaguti’s Upcoming Drakon 250

A type-approval certificate from China indicates that the Drakon 250 will likely be released in Europe soon. Italian maker Malaguti is well-known for its beginner-friendly, small-displacement versions. The company’s connections to China suggest that Malaguti employs Chinese manufacturers to control costs and keep the Drakon 250’s competitive pricing in Europe. However, Malaguti is a subsidiary of the Austrian KSR group.

This is especially promising for customers on a low budget because Malaguti and Chinese manufacturer Zongshen collaborated to develop the Drakon 250. Zongshen, one of the first two-wheeler manufacturers in China, is also a participant in a joint venture with Piaggio to manufacture Aprilia motorbikes in China. It should not be a surprise that the Drakon 250 will incorporate several Aprilia parts. Expectations are that the 249cc single-cylinder engine, which generates 27 horsepower and 15 ft-lbs of torque in the Chinese versions of the Aprilia GPR250 and GPR250S, is at work here.

Malaguti Drakon 250 2022
Malaguti Drakon 250 2022

Design elements

The Drakon 250 and the KTM 250 Duke have an eerie resemblance, especially in design. The Drakon initially has a look comparable to the Austrian naked bike. On the other hand, the Drakon’s fascia has an avant-garde headlamp cluster that is both daring and futuristic, along with angular, minimalist bodywork that extends to the rear section. The bike has an even more futuristic appearance thanks to its underbelly exhaust.

According to the most recent data, the Drakon 250 weighs 150 kg wet. It has dimensions similar to those of its smaller sister, the Drakon 125. The rear monoshock has preload adjustment, while the front fork is an inverted telescopic unit without any adjustments. Both bike wheels are equipped with disc brakes, and dual-channel ABS will likely feature. The Malaguti Drakon 250’s front and rear tires measure 110/70-17 and 140/70-17, respectively.

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Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.


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