The truth is that it is always interesting to find motorcycles that are not imported into Spain, whatever the reason, but if you find a motorcycle with the name of Blata in the tank, you have to spend at least a little while looking at it. Later we will find out why it is not imported in our country. This is what happened to me with this model, the Blata Motard 125 BXM and Enduro 125 BXE, which I have stumbled upon in a test at MCN.
Pavel Blata began competing in the Six Days of Enduro riding different motorcycles, which helped him to acquire the necessary experience to be able to found his own motorcycle factory. In this way, at the end of the eighties, it began to produce scooters and mini-motorcycles under the Blata brand. Conforma has passed the time Pavel Blata has surrounded himself with a team of engineers and mechanics that have allowed him to expand the business.
The motorcycle that I bring you today is a 125 that competes directly with the Derbi Senda SM, but with the taste of a product made in the Czech Republic. The engine that the Blata mounts is a 4-stroke single cylinder delivering 13.6 hp at 9600 rpm and that according to the MCN testers it is enough even to cross the bike in some curves.
The chassis is made of steel tubes with an aluminum swingarm that is supported by a shock absorber Sachs. In front the fork is a Marzzochi 40 mm inverted. The wheels are spoked, being 17 inches for the Motard and 18 and 21 for the Enduro, conveniently shod with road tires or studs.
All this results in a utilitarian and easy-to-drive motorcycle, with certain hopes of being able to use it, in addition to going to work, for a walk or even for a few laps in a kart circuit near home. The price is around 3000 euros, but I have not been able to find an official importer of the brand in Spain.
Once again I want to point out that to have fun with a motorcycle it does not have to have hundreds of horses, thousands of cc of displacement or many cylinders, much less does it have to cost more than twelve thousand euros. We have easily gotten used to "big" bikes and have forgotten that in small displacements there are also fun bikes and for four hard drives.
In addition, the most logical thing for someone who wants to learn to ride motorcycles is to start with a motorcycle that is not going to put them in trouble in the first stretch of the fist, in the first braking or in the first corner.