GPX Legend 150S
The motorcycle industry has come a long way since inception. There are motorcycles with top technologies, and high specifications nowadays. But one culture has remained and will continue to remain a long way into the future; that is the Café Racer and Scrambler culture. There are scramblers of renowned Japanese companies in Bangladesh. However, those scramblers are excessively expensive, which makes them quite hard to attain. However, here we will be speaking of a scrambler which is quite inexpensive, and consequently easy to attain; the GPX Legend 150S.
GPX is a motorcycle manufacturer based in Thailand. GPX is mostly popular for its sportbikes and scramblers. The bikes by GPX range from 125cc to 300cc. However, due to the cubic capacity limit (cc limit), we only get bikes below 165cc here in Bangladesh. There are two motorcycles of GPX that are readily available in Bangladesh; they are GPX Demon 150GR and the GPX Legend 150S. Here we will talk about the GPX Legend 150S.
The GPX Legend 150S is a scrambler that comes with full scrambler ergonomics and specifications. The bike has an upright and wide handlebar which makes the bike very easy to maneuver. The bike has a short, and comfortable seat which is very scrambler like. The bike is also quite nimble in shape. The bike is certified by two different Thai industrial standards.
The GPX Legend 150S comes with a Halogen and LED mix lighting system. The headlight is a full halogen light which is enough for the city commute, but not for the highway. The headlight is designed circularly so that the bike has a more classic look. The LED taillight is also designed circularly to add to the classic look. The bike also has LED indicators, that are quite bulky.
The GPX Legend 150S comes in three different colors. They are:
The bike comes with almost no decals. This makes the bike look very unique and minimalistic.
The GPX Legend 150S comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster. The instrument cluster comes with a speedometer, an odometer, a gear position indicator, a fuel gauge, an RPM counter, and other necessary indicators. The indicators are quite minimalistic, which makes it very attractive.
The GPX Legend 150S is a short motorcycle. It has an average saddle height of 790mm, with a generous amount of ground clearance. The bike is best for people above the height of 5’4”, and maybe difficult for riders above the height of 5’10”. The bike has a fuel capacity of 8liters, which is not enough for long rides, such as Dhaka-Cox’s Bazaar; but will be enough for short rides out of town such as Dhaka-Nikli.
The GPX Legend 150S has a small body compared to other scramblers. The height, length, width, and weight of the GPX Legend 150S are 1100mm, 2015mm, 830mm, and 130kg respectively. The bike is one of the lightest bikes presently of the 150 segments in the country. This bike, regardless of being a nimble bike, has a long wheelbase of 1340, which allows it to be very stable at corners.
Engine and Transmission:
The GPX Legend 150S has a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 149cc engine. The engine is carbureted and air-cooled, which is expected at this price range. The power figure of the bike is not mentioned but can be expected to be around 12BHP and 13Nm, as it is a 150cc bike. The power should be adequate for the bike and should also be enough for rides out of town. The bike will have a mileage of around 35kmpl.
The GPX Legend 150S also has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. There are 6 gears for the transmission, which means the power of the bike is spread out linearly and quite aggressively. The GPX Legend 150S top speed can be assumed to be around 120kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The GPX Legend 150S comes with a disc-drum combination of brakes. The front wheel has a disc brake. It consequently increases the braking performance of the bike by miles. The bike has a drum brake at the rear wheel. The drum brake is not at all enough for a bike of this capacity, as this is a 150cc bike. A disc at the rear would have been significantly better for the bike.
The GPX Legend 150S comes with a telescopic fork set up at the front and a telescopic spring-loaded setup at the rear. The front telescopic forks are expected to respond well on the road. The rear dual spring-loaded setup may not be the friendliest setup to have on the bike for a solo rider, as they tend to be a bit too soft and dance around too much on bumpy roads. The suspensions at the front also come with covers to keep the oil seal secure from debris.
The GPX Legend 150S has spoked metal wheels, which perfectly matches the aesthetics of the bike. It has 110/90 and a 120/90 tire setup. The front tire is more than enough for the bike, as it increases contact with the ground and improves braking and leaning at corners. The rear wheel would have been better if it were of 130/90 or 140/90 section. The rear tire of the bike limits the lean angle of the bike and also limits the speed of flicking the bike over. As this is a scrambler, it gets dual-purpose tires, which also help the bike to scramble as well.
The GPX Legend 150S is targeted at scrambler lovers. This bike is for the people who would occasionally do some off-roading, with commuting as their main purpose. The bike will attract a lot of people who are looking for a bike with a minimalistic classic look. The jury is still out on whether it is good for new riders or not, but for veteran riders, this will be a good bike.
Since there are no scrambler bikes at this price range, it can be said that this bike has no competition.
In conclusion, it can be said that the GPX Legend 150S is one of the few scramblers in Bangladesh. And at this price range, this is the only scrambler available. Regardless of the price, the bike does have exceptional quality. The GPX Legend 150S is a bike that is commendable and praiseworthy.
Specification: GPX Legend 150S
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Who are the official dealers of GPX bikes?
Answer: The importer of GPX bikes is Hafsa Mart.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 06:20:56 AM
What is the mileage of the GPX Legend 150S?
Answer: The GPX Legend 150S has a mileage of around 35kmpl.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 06:21:49 AM
Is there any other version of the GPX Legend 150S?
Answer: There is no other version of GPX Legend 150S, however, there is a GPX bike named GPX Demon 150GR.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 06:23:01 AM