Haojue DR 160
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
It’s 2020, and the Chinese have started to slowly take their place in the motorcycle market of Bangladesh. People are making themselves more familiar with Chinese brands and they have started taking these Chinese bikes as their first choice rather than keeping them as a backup. Haojue has also released one of its top contenders in the Bangladeshi market. That is the Haojue DR 160.
Haojue is a Chinese owned brand that has been importing its motorcycles worldwide and also is a manufacturer of Suzuki bikes in China. Haojue bikes are being brought to Bangladesh by Karnaphuli Group. Haojue DR 160 was first introduced to the Bangladeshi public at the 5th Dhaka Bike Show. Although it took some time before making its way to being sold commercially, it took the market by storm as soon as it did.
The most innovative feature of the Haojue DR 160 is the headlight. The headlight has LED DRL strips on two sides, with a high beam and low beam. The high beam and low beam are also LEDs. The taillight, which is nothing less than futuristic, looks gorgeous. The taillight unit is also LED. The indicators are sharp, minimalistic, and also LED.
The design of the Haojue DR 160 is another impressive feature. The body is filled with curves and edges that make the bike look very alien, and easily recognizable. The tank area is quite bulky, which gives it a big bike look. It comes with a split seat design, which ensures privacy for both the pillion and the rider.
The Haojue DR 160 comes in four different colors.
All the above colors have sporty decals, that enhance the look of the bike significantly.
The bike has an informative instrument cluster. It has a speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, and other necessary items, but above all of that, it has a gear position indicator and a clock. The instrument cluster is of a dark blinking display. It also has the “Haojue Immobilize System”, which means the bike will not start without its keys.
The Haojue DR 160 is a large bike. But it has a seat height of 790mm, which is suitable for riders above 5’3” and below 5’9”, but the riders beyond that height might find it a bit difficult to ride on. The bike also has a ground clearance of 168mm, which is very suitable for Bangladesh. It also has a tank of 12liters, which ensures that the rider doesn’t run out of fuel very often in long rides.
The Haojue DR 160 has length, width, height, and weight of 2000mm, 765mm, 1080mm, and 148kg respectively. The bike is a bit on the heavier side, which will ensure good stability but will also be very tiring to be in traffic with. The bike has a wheelbase of 1340mm, which is perfect for cornering.
Engine and Transmission:
The Haojue DR 160 comes with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve, and 162cc engine. The engine is fuel injected and air-cooled. The engine pumps out around 14.8BHP of power at 8000rpm and 14Nm of torque at 6500rpm. Due to the fuel injection, the bike is expected to be quite efficient. It is expected to have an economy of around 42kmpl combined.
The Haojue DR 160 has a wet multi-plate clutch system. It has a 5-speed gearbox, which is not ideal for a 160cc bike but can be accepted. The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 125-130kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Haojue DR 160 has a dual disc brake setup. The front disc is 280mm and the rear disc is 220mm. The dual disc is also connected with CBS (Combined braking system). This means, if the front brake is engaged, the rear brake will automatically engage. CBS increases the braking performance of the bikes significantly.
The Haojue DR 160 has upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The front USD forks are great for cornering but are not very suitable for the bumpy roads. The rear mono-shock is expected to be suitable to balance out the front.
The Haojue DR 160 has alloy wheels. The front and rear wheels have 100/80, and 130/70 tires respectively. The front tire is perfect for the bike. However, the rear tire would have been better and performed at the top of its class if it was 140 sections.
The Haojue DR 160 is targeted for the youth. The young university goer and the fresh graduates riding to their offices on this bike will have great impressions. The bike is very suitable for young riders. But this bike is not for beginners, as this is filled with power and is also very heavy.
The Haojue DR160 has a few strong competitors in the market with a stronger customer community. The competitions are:
- Bajaj NS160
- TVS Apache RTR 4V DD.
- Honda Hornet 160.
- Benelli 165S.
Overall, the Haojue DR 160 is a great bike with great features. The bike features are enough to put the top contenders to worry. The Haojue DR 160 is a bike deserving of recognition and value.
Specification: Haojue DR 160
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- Where is the Haojue originated?
The Haojue is a Chinese motorcycle manufacturing brand.Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 10:27:50 AM
- Is there any faired version of the Haojue DR 160?
No!Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 10:29:32 AM
- Is Haojue a good brand?
Haojue has been the No. 1 motorcycle manufacturer in China for quite a while. It is also the manufacturer of Suzuki motorcycles in China.Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 10:30:05 AM
- What is the mileage of the Haojue DR 160?
The Haojue DR 160 has a mileage of 42kmpl combined.Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 10:30:39 AM