2009 Fischer MRX650

SOLD FOR: $7,276

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2009 Fischer MRX650. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The Fischer MRX was the result of an unlikely partnership between roadracer-cum-entrepreneur Dan Fischer and Hyosung in what was marketed as “The Affordable Exotic.”

For everything you could possibly want to know about this bike, we highly recommend that you check out OddBike for a comprehensive look. The highlights are that in 2001, Dan felt like there was a market for a true American Superbike – similar to the idea that Walter Roehr had with the Roehr 1250S. The simplified idea was to create a custom body to mate with Rotax’s 990cc V-Twin – you may remember that engine from the Aprilia Tuono.

He got some local expertise to help with development, and things were looking good. Unfortunately, Aprilia took exception with their engines being supplied to a start-up competitor, and Rotax pulled out of the partnership with no warning quite late in the development cycle. Fischer’s bike was instantly stalled. In 2004, Hyosung broke into the US market with 2 bikes, both powered by a 647cc twin. Dan saw this engine as a way to bring his bike back to life, and changed the marketing from ‘American world-beater’ to ‘affordable exotic.’

Suspension duties were assigned to fully adjustable 43mm Daesung forks and an Ohlins monoshock.

The brake discs were the same found on the Hyosung GT650 Comet, however the lines were upgraded to stainless units from Goodridge and the master cylinder was changed to a Brembo unit.

Though it would be another couple years before the MRX 650 would actually go on sale to the general public, in 2006 Fischer put together a press fleet of MRX’s to introduce the world to the supersport. The December 2006 issue of Motorcyclist had the MRX as its cover story as an extensive writeup and review by Alan Cathcart. The bike’s general reception from the media was positive – including Cathcart’s piece – though this wasn’t enough to ensure satisfactory sales figures, especially when the model was finally released right on the heels of a global recession.

This example is VIN: 1F9RS77E89P331007.

The seller acquired it two years ago from a private party in Apex, North Carolina who had let it sit for approximately six years. He then brought it back to life as described below and has put five test miles on it. The odometer shows 6,958 miles.

He has email correspondence with Dan Fischer, who noted that “yours was one of the first units built. The customer picked it up directly from the factory and drove it straight to Tulsa after a meal with my wife and I, in July 2009. Glad to hear it’s getting used.” Dan added that in total, 30 MRXs were built, “25 like yours from my memory.”

The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues, adding that it “runs great and is road ready, if desired.” Within the last six months, the bike received a new air filter, new lithium battery, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, new shifter seal, new chain, new vacuum fuel petcock, new vacuum fuel pump, new fuel and vacuum lines, oil/filter change, battery tender plug, and a carb rebuild/sync.


Cosmetic Blemishes: the seller notes a paint crack on the left rear tail cover, chipping paint on the chrome plastic piece between the headlights, and small paint chips on the bottom fairings.




He also recommends replacing both tires if the next owner wants to ride this on the street.

NOS Fischer parts are still available from Mad8vCycles. All engine parts cross-reference to the Hyosung GT650 and are easy to find and affordable. These bikes are exceedingly rare and are considered the rarest American production motorcycles in the world. The story of Dan Fischer and his supersport motorcycle start-up is incredibly interesting.”

Currently located in Raleigh, North Carolina, this Fischer is offered on a clean North Carolina title. The seller sums up his bike by saying, “this a rare opportunity to own a bike that nobody has heard of. Would make a great museum piece!” Have any MRX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Year

2009

Make

Fischer

Model

MRX650

Mileage

6,958

VIN

1F9RS77E89P331007

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

North Carolina

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/1F9RS77E89P331007.pdf

Total Bids Placed:

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Knolly

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Knolly June 10, 2021 11:56 am $6,800 Auto
Mthurman04 June 10, 2021 11:56 am $6,700
Knolly June 10, 2021 11:37 am $6,600 Auto
Mthurman04 June 10, 2021 11:37 am $6,500
Knolly June 4, 2021 5:15 pm $6,399 Auto
vn1986 June 4, 2021 5:15 pm $6,299
Knolly June 4, 2021 5:14 pm $5,600 Auto
vn1986 June 4, 2021 5:14 pm $5,500
Knolly June 4, 2021 5:14 pm $4,600 Auto
vn1986 June 4, 2021 5:14 pm $4,500
Knolly June 4, 2021 7:50 am $3,600
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 4, 2021 7:50 am $3,500 Auto
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $3,400
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $3,300 Auto
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $3,100 Auto
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $3,000
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $2,900 Auto
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $2,800
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $2,600 Auto
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $2,500
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $2,300 Auto
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 3, 2021 11:05 pm $2,200
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 11:04 pm $2,100 Auto
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 3, 2021 11:04 pm $2,000
MRJOHNCHUNG June 3, 2021 8:04 pm $1,000
Auction started June 3, 2021 12:00 pm
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