Hopping onto the sub-250 cc retro bike segment is Penang-based MForce Bike Holdings, with the introduction of the 2018 range of Brixton Motorcycles classic looking naked roadsters. There are three models on offer, the BX150 at RM 8,988, the BX150X at RM9,288 and the BX150R at RM9,588.

Originating from Austria, the range of Brixton bikes was first shown at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show in May 2017. With 500 units sold at the show to end-users and their success in Europe and Vietnam, Brixton is now expanding to over 50 countries and investing in a new production facility.

All three retro bikes carry the same air-cooled, single-cylinder power plant, displacing 149 cc and fed by EFI. Power from the Euro 3 engine is claimed to be 11.7 hp at 8,000 rpm, with 11.9 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.

Power gets to the ground via a five-speed gearbox and chain drive. Braking is done using a single disc front and rear with combined braking. Suspension is non-adjustable telescopic forks in front and pre-load adjustable dual shock absorbers in the rear.

Inside the cockpit is a single combination analogue rpm meter with LCD readout with digital speedometer. Weight for the BX series bikes is said to be 157 kg with fuel carried in a 14-litre tank and LED turn signals and DRLs complete the fit-out.

Differences between the BX150, BX150X and BX150R are mainly cosmetic with the BX150 being the base retro style model with two colours, green or grey. The BX150X comes with scrambler styling and painted matte green or matte black, while the BX150R is more cafe racer inspired and is available in red or silver.