Don’t want to ride the same old bike, the one you see everywhere you go? With the new Brixton Cromwell 1200, you can ride with old school style in a way that’s all your own. Because this is the bike that launches one of motorcycling’s hungriest up-and-coming names into the heavyweight arena. And we’ve no plans to step up quietly.
Without a care for reputations, the Cromwell 1200 packs the kind of kick-ass performance that holds its own, and more, against the best in class. So don’t let those classic lines and throwback features fool you. It may be a thing of beauty, but the Cromwell’s also a brute.
Here you’ll get the full lowdown on what makes the new Cromwell tick. So, if you’re seeking something different, why not take a look and find out why it could be the one for you. Like what you see? There’s only one thing for it – book a test ride, saddle up and twist hard.
1222 cc displacement, 1222 cc Brixton. The water-cooled in-line two-cylinder produces 83 hp at 6,550 rpm with a whopping 108 Nm of torque already available at 3,100 rpm. Mahle pistons are operating in the 8-valve engine and an FCC anti-hopping clutch in the 6-speed gearbox. And what comes out in the end is pure driving pleasure and rich sound thanks to 270° crank pin offset.
The two-pipe exhaust system is made entirely of stainless steel and runs straight down and straight to the rear – looks good, sounds even better. In the colours Cargo Green and Timberwolf Grey the surface is brushed, in Backstage Black it is lacquered black.
Engineers at Japanese suspension specialist KYB/Kayaba have tuned the Cromwell’s shock absorbers precisely to the sweet spot between comfort and sportiness. Protected by classic bellows, a telescopic fork with 120 mm travel and 41 mm stanchion diameter operates at the front for precise responsiveness. At the rear, the spring preload is adjustable and the stereo shocks have 87 mm of travel.
To catch the Cromwell again, two Nissin double-piston floating calipers on two 310 mm brake discs decelerate at the front. At the rear, a double-piston floating caliper from Nissin works on a 260 mm brake disc. At the front and rear, Bosch ABS version 9.1 prevents wheel lock-up.
All relevant data are neatly arranged in the classic round TFT display. In ECO mode the speed indicator dominates, in Sport mode the rev counter. A practical detail: a discreet USB port on the side.