Brixton Motorcycles is an interesting motorcycle brand to say the least. Headquartered in Austria, the brand’s models look very much inspired from British bikes like those from Triumph and Norton. However, despite this, the bikes are manufactured in China—which is why they’re able to be sold for such low prices.
Now, Brixton Motorcycles model range isn’t quite fully available in the local market just yet, but it seems like they’re about to drop a huge bombshell. If you take a quick trip to Facebook, and search Brixton Motorcycles Philippines, you might find a relatively small Facebook page with a hundred or so likes. Well, one thing’s for sure, we can expect that number to rise exponentially in the coming weeks, as it looks like the Brixton Cromwell 1200 is already on local shores.
So, what exactly is the Brixton Cromwell 1200? Well, to put it bluntly, it’s a retro roadster that’s clearly been inspired by the Triumph Bonneville. On the outside, the bike looks like the spitting image of the iconic British roadster, with a muscular fuel tank, wire-spoked wheels, and round LED headlight. Beneath the surface, the parallels are uncanny—literally. Powering the Cromwell 1200 is a 1,222cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected parallel-twin engine. Just like the Bonneville, it has a 270-degree crankshaft, and produces around 80 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed manual transmission.
For reference, Brixton already sells the Cromwell 1200 in the European market. It retails for a jaw-dropping 10,999 Euros, which translates to P642,000. If Brixton is able to market this bike for that ballpark in the local market, well, then chances are we might just have the best value-for-money retro bike in our hands.
At present, little is known about Brixton Motorcycles Philippines’ plans. All we know is that the brand is imported by Archway Motorcycles, the folks behind TVS, Benelli, and Kymco. On top of that, a Facebook post states that the brand is set to launch four models in the local market, with the Cromwell 1200 almost certainly being the flagship model.