Trail Rider Magazine

May.June 2014 Digital

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Page 13 of 39 14 Trail Rider start from. MotoAJP will be imporng three models: the PR3, PR4 and PR5, all of which are four strokes and offer a nice blend of proven technology and revoluonary ideas. The PR3 and PR4 are air cooled with 230cc motors while the PR5, the flagship model in the AJP line up, features a fuel injected 250cc water-cooled four stroke engine. This re- view will focus on the PR4 with the PR3 and PR 5 featured in subsequent arcles. Unl then, you can check out mo- for specs and pricing. The AJP PR4 is a full sized model with 18 and 21 inch rear/front wheels, respecvely, and a 240 cc, air-cooled engine fied in a hand welded, hybrid aluminum and steel frame. The PR4 has a claimed dry weight of 229 pounds (it passes the giggle test) and features a low, 36 inch seat height and a 55 inch wheel base, making the PR4 a fine choice for beginners, teens or shorter adults. It also comes fied with enduro lighng, a horn, speedometer and electric start - all for an MSRP of $4,995. A walk around the AJP reveals a few unique features such as a fuel tank that is located under the rider's seat. The fuel cap is located at the end of the seat, by the rear fender. Much like the 2011 Husaberg FE line, the air fil- ter is located under the front of the seat. The baery for the e-start is located on the le side of the frame where the fuel tank is tradi- onally located. The suspension system features fully adjustable Marzzochi forks with com- pression and rebound damping ad- justers on the le and right forks, respecvely. Instead of water-filled ra- diators, the shrouds force air through the oil cooler. In some ways, the bike is revoluonary, while in other ways, it relies heavily on reliable and proven old-school technology, like its "bomb proof," throwback, Honda XR-style en- gine. This engine, however, is made in China and previous reviews by others have praised its reliability. Like the Honda XR's, the engine is slightly wider at the base. The riding compartment is also quite narrow and extends gently outward to- wards the back to accommodate the fuel tank in the rear. This layout works well as it gives the rider something slightly wider to squeeze with his/her legs when standing. Despite some unique design features, the bike feels remarkably normal. For this test I brought along contribut- ing writer Anna Svagzdys and her o- wrien about boyfriend, Greg . As we only had one day on these bikes, I needed to gauge their durability; that's in part where Anna came in. She is also a great fit for the bike's shorter sea height and wheelbase. In a very short period of me, Anna usually manages to test the durability of a bike's exterior components, like handlebars, levers and plascs - and in this instance, even the clutch cover (bonus!). I figured she would also lend The PR4 has a capable 230cc air cooled motor that will take you anywhere you want to go.

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