Still, Dan's gambit might not be the high-risk venture it seems to be. First off, the MRX's leading-edge looks come courtesy of one of the world's most prominent freelance bike designers, Glynn Kerr. Second, its aluminum twin-spar frame is the product of Gemini Technologies, creators of one of the sweetest-handling Superbikes of the 1990s, Harley's VR1000. Third, said frames come equipped with an equally trick-looking and oh-so-sturdy swingarm, operating an hlins shock via a rising-rate linkage--not exactly entry-level componentry. Last is the engine, the most difficult, complex and expensive element of any such enterprise. The MRX's is a modern liquid-cooled 647cc 90-degree V-twin, oversquare with 81.6 x 62.0mm bore and stroke dimensions, plus double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, sourced from Korean manufacturer Hyosung for its GT650R and Comet models. Fischer claims 79 bhp at 9000 rpm and 50 lb.-ft. of torque at 7200 rpm for the engine in the bike I rode, fitted with 39mm Mikuni carbs (soon to be replaced with fuel injection) and a U.K.-made Micron exhaust. Those figures seem more than a match for the 72 bhp at 9000 rpm and 47 lb.-ft. at 7200 rpm Suzuki claims for its SV650S, natural competitor to the MRX.