FANTIC’S 2020 RACING PLANS: YAMAHA-BASED 125XX & 250XX TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS BIKES
Although Italian boutique brand Fantic has built racing motorcycles for years, they haven’t been a player in the world of motocross for a long time. That is about to change and Fantic has signed a deal with Motori Minarelli that will give them access to not only Yamaha engines, since Yamaha owns Minarelli, but also Yamaha’s frames and other parts. Don’t think of the Fantic 125 XX and 250XX as warmed-over Yamaha’s as they have plans to use as many aftermarket parts as possible on the all-new 2021 Fantics, which won’t surface on the showroom floors until later in 2020. Expect a very special set of motocross bikes—with the possibility of Athena cylinders and other trickery.