AJS Caldwell 125
The AJS Caldwell 125 remains faithful to the
British heritage and brings back memories some believed long gone. The Caldwell
125 is designed and engineered in England but manufactured in China.
The 124cc 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder powerplant is good for 9.5 hp @ 8,500
rpm, and is mated to a five-speed transmission. The top speed is around 60 mph
(97 km/h) and this should be enough for urban and suburban commuting. Starting
employs both a battery and a kick lever, so riding in colder weather should not
cause any issues in the morning.
AJS doesn't say anything about fuel economy, but with a 11.2-liter (2.95 US gal)
tank, the Caldwell 125 is expected to make rather rare refueling stops. Both
brakes use discs and this accounts for firm stopping power, especially as the
bike only tips the scales at 113 kg (249 lb). The air-cooled engine also helps
the Caldwell 125 save a lot of weight, while also reducing the maintenance
The AJS Caldwell 125 comes in glossy black or
silver liveries, neatly complemented by chromed accents on the exhaust, mirrors,
and headlight and gauge casings. The cafe-racer seat cowl is removable, too. The
list of accessories includes chromed fenders, a flat seat, side covers with race
number plates, piggyback gas-charged shocks, and more.