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The AJS '71 Desert Scrambler

Commemorating the commendable successes of AJS's USA Sales Manager Mike Jackson - in the November 1971 Barstow to Vegas, District 37, Mojave Desert race.


A line-up of some 3,200 riders, faced a gruelling 190 mile course that included such hazards as deep sand, steep dunes, a snowy mountain pass, millions of rocks and out-of-control fellow competitors!


Available in three hot colours: Forged Black, Blazing Orange, Sundown Metallic Red

SRP £2899.00 inc. VAT + OTR
Euro 5 version

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Based on the AJS Cadwell/Tempest platform the '71 Desert Scrambler will be sure to thrill and inspire you with every twist of the throttle.

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Watch the exclsive interview with Mike Jackson himself as he recalls his time in California, racing the AJS Stormer across the Desert in testing conditions. 

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Maintenance info'

Key Features

17 year old learner legal

Ultra smooth Balance Shaft, 4 stroke engine

Centre stand and side stand fitted

Excellent fuel economy

Stainless steel hi-level wrapped exhaust system

Low fuel level warning light

This 125 scrambler is perfect for commuting and green lane riding

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Watch The Review

Watch the latest review by The Missenden Flyer on Youtube

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Not only for sundays

'71 Desert Scrambler

Technical Details (Euro 5)

Engine type: 4-stroke, OHC, air cooled, single cylinder
Displacement: 124cm³
Bore x Stroke: 54 x 54mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Max. power: 7.33kW @ 9,000 rpm

Max. Torque: 9.5Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Tank capacity: 13L

Fuel type: Unleaded or E5 petrol

Transmission: five speed, chain drive
Mass in running order: 126kg (wet with 90% fuel)

Max load: 150kg

Starter: electric and kick
Generator nominal output: 100VA
Battery: 12v 9Ah
Brakes: 300mm front single disc/ 210mm rear disc (Combined Braking System)
Wheel rims: Front: 17 x MT2.5 Rear: 17 x MT3.50

Tyres:  Front: 110/70-17 Rear: 130/70-17
Front sprocket: 428 14T
Rear Sprocket: 428  45T
Seat height:
760mm
Length: 2060mm
Width: 830
mm
Height: 1100mm (to top of handlebars)
Wheelbase: 1340mm
Ground clearance: 200mm

Odometer: km

Speedometer: Dual marked
Max Speed: (approx.): 60mph
Fuel consumption: (as recorded on the COC)
 2.2L / 100km 128mpg
CO
2 emissions:  47g / km

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Maintenance Information

Tyre pressure - front:       32 psi solo or with passenger (not to exceed 36psi)

Tyre pressure - rear:         32 psi solo or with passenger (not to exceed 36psi)

Tappet clearance In:        0.15mm

Tappet clearance Ex:       0.15mm

Engine oil type:                  10w40 Class API, SG (Silkolene Super 4)

Engine oil quantity:          1.0 - 1.1L (check on dip stick)

Spark plug type:                NGK CR6HS (x1)

Air filter part number:     1690100-050000
Oil filter part number:     Gauze type, clean and replace

Front fork oil capacity:    220cc (each leg)

Front fork oil type:            RSF 7.5

Torque Settings:

Front axle nut                                      45Nm
Rear axle nut                                        65Nm
Steering stem nut                              30Nm

Swinging arm axle nut                     60Nm

Rear sprocket nut                               30Nm
Cylinder head bolt M8 x 1.25           22Nm
Spark plug M10 x 1.00                      12.5Nm

Magneto rotor                                     70Nm

General 8.8 or 9.8 fasteners:
M6 10Nm

M8 25Nm
M10 50Nm
M12 85Nm


For more information refer to your Owner's Hand Book or contact your nearest AJS Dealer.