Re-imagined 35 years after its original release, the new and iconic Super Tuff Burner is almost ready for general sale. Finished in its famous Gold Super Chrome, the Super Tuff Burner of today looks as good as it did in the 80’s.
We’re well and truly ready to see the Burner launched for general sale. There’s a lot of enthusiasts out there, and rightly so. It’s a piece of history, nostalgia and a key item from childhoods around the nation. So, crack open a can of Dr Pepper, listen to the sweet tones of Billy Joel and spritz on the Malibu Musk. We’re channelling 1983 and we’re not holding back.
There’s a lot to love about the Burner and our Product Manager and all-round BMX enthusiast Jason, commented, “Built following the original frame shape design, for 2019 we’ve updated the frame geometry to accommodate yesterday’s teenagers who are now in their mid 40’s, there's more room up front with less knee banging on the handlebars.
"We followed the original specification as closely as today's components allowed, in some cases like the brakes we’ve upgraded them to Dia-Compe, the SKYWAY mag wheels now have sealed bearings & we’ve had the Aeroyal saddles specially remade for this bike.
"Made as a limited-edition model, the bikes are made for cruising, ride outs or just hanging on the wall at home (spouse approval not supplied).”
The relaunch of the MK1 Raleigh Super Tuff Burner resonates with the original BMX riders from back in the 80's – those BMX bandits known from much-loved moments like in the film ‘ET’. With the 80’s revival being channelled by Stranger Things, patchwork denim and the re-make of Baywatch, people are searching to regain that sense of lost fun, spontaneity and excitement that the bike provided.
Your last chance to get your hands on a piece of history is fast approaching.
The Raleigh Super Tuff Burner goes on general sale 23/10/19.