Keeway Motorcycle Bangladesh will launch Keeway RKS150 with CBS in Bangladesh next week. The bike will be the first CBS braking system motorcycle in Bangladesh. The bike will also carry some minor upgrades from the current model to compete with the bikes in the current market.
Unlike previous RKS150 this new 2017 edition gets duel disc brake & CBS as standard , tubeless tyres (something which was missing in the previous edition), new graphics ,USB Charger point, new rim & LED indicators. (Current Keeway RKS150 cost 160 k). Due to all these changes the bike will add another 6 kg to its body.
First of all for those who don’t know, CBS means COMBI BRAKING SYSTEM. This technology is widely use in scooter like Hero Pleasure, Znen T6 etc etc. This type of technology isn’t widely use in motorcycle but upcoming Honda CB Hornet might have it.
CBS is the most efficient way of braking, where with the press of one lever the brake force is applied on both the rear & front brake. It reduces braking distance & improves the stability of the motorcycle. This system ensures that equal braking force is distributed to the front & rear wheel at the same time to give it the perfect balance.
CBS is done mostly by an equalizer which is fitted in the bike to give the perfect balancing force, for new riders with less experience CBS will help them to gain more confident under braking. Keeway RKS150 CBS get a 240 mm diameter 3 pistons disc brake at front while the rear wheel will have a 2 pistons 190 mm diameter disc brake.
Rest of the Keeway RKS150 With CBS is still the same as the current edition of Keeway RKS150, 150cc air cooled engine which produces around 14 BHP. The engine is carburetor & features both self & kick starter. Front suspensions are conventional telescopic & rear mono shock suspension. Added to that you will get a digital speedometer.
Since 165 cc engine regulation was announced we all were waiting for Honda CB Hornet, the first Indian motorcycle to have CBS to come in Bangladesh but before them Keeway introduce Keeway RKS150 with CBS in Bangladesh, it will be interesting to see with how much efficiency does the brakes work. The bike is available in 3 different colors & the price of the bike will be 162,900 BDT.
Specification of Keeway RKS150 With CBS
Displacement: 148 CC
Engine Mode: Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, double valves with Titanium coating, EURO 3 grade, Performance Engine Rated
Cooling System: Air-Cooled
Bore x stroke (mm): ø57×58
Maximum Power: 13.8 BHP@9500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 12.8 Nm@7500 rpm
Top RPM: 11,500
Starter System: Dual – Electric & Kick
Lubrication System: Pressure splash lubrication
Fuel system: Carburetor
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition System: TLI
Compression Ratio: 9.27:1
Gear Box: 5-Speed
Transmission type final drive: Chain
Dry weight: 129 kg
Seat height (mm): 760
Overall Length (mm):2105
Overall Width (mm): 795
Overall Height: 1055
Ground Clearance (mm):180
Frame Type: Arch bar Track
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks
Front Suspension travel (mm): 110
Rear suspension: Mono-Telescopic coil spring oil damped
Rear suspension Travel (mm):30
Front tyre: 90/90-17
Rear tyre: 120/80-17
Front Brakes: disk “Flower cut” CBS system.
Front Brake diameter (mm):230
Rear Brake diameter (mm): 190
Rear Brake diameter (mm):130
Max. Loadage (kg):150
Fuel capacity (L): 16
Color: Red, Blue & Black.