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 costs.

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.