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Mash Von Dutch Is a Sexy Scrambler

The French-based Mash Motors surface a limited edition of their Five Hundred retro machine. Limited to only 200 units, the Mash Von Dutch is a very interesting choice for those in search of a small-to-middleweight displacement machine, but who are not willing to compromise in the styling department.
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In fact, aesthetics is all the Mash Von Dutch is about. The Von Dutch is based on the successful Mash Five Hundred, a bike that replicates all the classic notes of the retro motorcycles and cleverly disguises modern features.The Von Dutch is assembled in France at the SIMA workshop, and all the add-ons are either French or made in Europe.
Mash has collaborated with SIMA to create the Von Dutch limited edition. All the accessories and add-ons that make the Von Dutch stand from the crowd are either French or manufactured in Europe. The bikes are assembled at SIMA's workshop manually.

Obviously, the graphics and the leather accents are the first things that capture attention. French artisan Daddy Graph took care of painting the Von Dutch. with a mellow two-tone color scheme and pinstripes, the racing number plate that serves as flyscreen and the retro tank logo.

The rubber comes from Mentzeler - Karoo 2 makes sure the bike feels confident on the road, while traction and trail tracking remain intact when leaving the asphalt behind.

The ribbed seat is made from genuine leather, just like the strap and the trim on the housing of the two gauges. Ariete supplies the grips, and they have been installed on retro cross handlebars. The exhaust header wraps are also a natural addition, and even though these photos are no showing it, Mash says the Von Dutch also has an adjustable front fender.An A2-compliant retro machine
On the tech side, the Mash Von Dutch is not different from the base version of the Five Hundred. This means that the bike is powered by a 397cc 4-stroke, 4-valve injected OHC engine with a dry sump, producing 27 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) at 5,500 revs.

Braking power comes from a 280mm front rotor and a 160mm rear drum, while the seat height is 780mm (30.7"). The Mash Von Dutch tips the scales at 151 kg (333 lb) dry and can load 13 liters (3.4 US gal) of fuel. The price in France is a bit steep, but fashion never comes cheap: Von Ducth can be yours for €6,490 (equivalent to $7,100). What's your choice? The Von Dutch or the Astor 125?

 
 
 
 
 

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