There’s a new twist to the story of the KSM200; now, Visionary Motorsports say they’re going to import the machine to Canada, but now with a bigger 250cc engine.
Many readers will remember the Chinese-built Konker KSM200 that CMG ran as a long-termer last summer; it performed very reliably, and even survived a crash that put tester Kawazacky in a hearse.
Alas, the bike’s importer, Konker, was not so reliable, and some owners were left scrambling, after announcing they were importing a new 250cc version of the bike, the company apparently ceased operations. After that, Alberta-based W.C. Distributing , the outfit that distributes Johnny Pag motorcycles in western Canada, said they were going to bring the bike in.
According to Michelle Lehwald, that’s all changed now. Lehwald, formerly a Konker employee who has since been employed by Visionary Motorsports, says her company is bringing the KSM200 into Canada in its latest incarnation – with a 250cc motor and new rear disc (replacing the 200s drum). As well, she says they’re going to offer parts support for existing Konker owners, making it a lot easier to keep your bike on the road.
The bike will be brought in through Visionary’s connection with Pitster Pro, and will be known as the Pitster Pro XTR250X, with an MSRP of $3,499 and 12-month labour and parts backup. It will feature 17-inch supermoto tires as stock, with a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear dirt wheel setup as optional, for another $600. They’re hoping to have the bike here in late 2011.
Beside the new 250, Pitster Pro also has another interesting street machine they’re offering in Canada, the Classic 125.
This bike is supposedly a clone of the old Honda Trail series, with four-speed transmission, 125cc engine, manual or automatic clutch, front disc brake, luggage rack, and fold-down handlebars. MSRP is $1,999; these are already in the country, and we might be getting our hands on one for a test soon. Stay tuned.