SpeedOZ recently launched Keeway RKS150 Sports motorcycle in Bangladesh, unlike many bike companies their launched was very low profile by displaying their bikes on their showroom in Moakhali near the flyover. I was invited to have a look to their newly launched bike and to my surprise they also gave me a small TEST RIDE by a brand new bike.
First thing first, the bike looks near enough from front like a KTM DUKE! The styling of the bike is very smart with long wheelbase which makes the bike looks very long in size. The seat is very wide both for the rider and pillion and they offer split seat as standard for the bike. They added nice air scoop along the tank of the bike & the grab rail is very big and has a good grip on it.
The speedometer has an analog rev counter followed by a Speed indicator, gear change indicator and most important of all a clock. The handle bar is a ‘ pipe handle’ of good size and shape. I like the way the bike is designed and according to me it looks and feels better than their other 150cc bike RKV150.
Few things I didn’t like about the bike is that they still went like OLD AGE culture of having the neck lock of the bike on the neck, then there is a toe shifter in the gear shifter. The engine is still the old one from RKV150, I thought with the new bike they would have fitted with a new engine.
I love the suspension geometry but still needs to take the bike on bumpy road to know the real results, they gave saree guard as standard, something you don’t see too often in Chinese 150cc bikes. The quality of paint and body looks and felt good to me, & the bike felt light to me.
The engine is the same 150cc that is fitted in RKV150 which pumps out 11 BHP and 10 NM of Torque, I was really surprise that they gave me the opportunity to TEST RIDE the bike, but sadly as it was peck hour there were lots of traffic around Moakhali and Banani area so couldn’t test the bike properly.
As far my 2 km TEST result I felt that the bike accelerates faster than RKV150, due to the lightness of the body, the gear change was nice but as the bike is new it will get better once it passes the break in period. A rear disc brake could have been a much better option, as people might need it when the bikes reaches speed over 120 km/h which I think it will do once it passes that 1000 km journey.
So far the people from Speedoz claims that they are been testing the bike for a week and so far they achieved a top speed of 118 km/h while the mileage of the bike they got is over 50 km/L in Dhaka city.
Keeway RKS Sports 150 is available to all dealers across Bangladesh, we will TEST RIDE the bike next month and will come to you with an in depth analysis of the whole bike where we will get to know more about the performance of the bike.
Price: 1,80,000 BDT (Click Here for current market price)
Colour: RED, WHITE, BLACK, BLUE
- Displacement (cc): 149.4
- Engine type: 1-cylinder/4-stroke/2-valve
- Engine Mode: 162FMJ-2B
- Max.Power: 12.5 BHP/8500 r/min
- Max.Torque: 11.5N.m/7500 r/min
- Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
- Fuel system: Carburetor
- Fuel control: OHV
- Ignition: C.D.I
- Starter: Electric & Kick
- Lubrication system: Pressure splash lubrication
- Cooling system: Air-cooled
- Gearbox: 5-speed
- Transmission type final drive: Chain
- Dry weight (kg): 125
- Seat height (mm): 760
- Overall Length (mm): 2090
- Overall Width (mm): 790
- Overall Height (mm): 1090
- Ground Clearance (mm): 180
- Wheelbase (mm): 1350
- Frame type: Arch bar truck
- Front suspension: Telescopic forks
- Front suspension travel (mm): 110
- Rear suspension: Telescopic coil spring oil damped
- Rear suspension travel (mm): 30
- Front Tyre: 90/90-17
- Rare Tyre: 120/80-17
- Front Brakes: Disk ¨Flower Cut¨
- Front brakes diameter (mm): 230
- Rear brakes: Drum
- Rear brakes diameter (mm): 130
- Top speed (km/h): 100
- Max.Loadage (kg): 171
- Fuel capacity (L): 16
- Battery: 12V7Ah（12N7-4B）
** The specification is collected from the official website of Keeway Global**
Address of Speedoz Ltd
Holding No-60, New Airport Road, Amtoli, Mohakhali Dhaka- 1212
Call: 01990 400666, 01783 444488