Kawasaki D-Tracker 150
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
Introduction: Kawasaki D-Tracker is a 150 cc smart and stylish supermoto-styled bike of Kawasaki. As per Kawasaki, the D-Tracker was designed to offer riders a blend of on-road and off-road performance. See pictures of Kawasaki D-Tracker here.
History: Kawasaki D-Tracker is a version of Kawasaki’s lineup of motorcycles that dual purpose bikes. The bike is sold in Bangladesh by Asian Motorbikes Ltd. since early 2019.
Features: Key features of Kawasaki D-Tracker are described in a nutshell below.
The bike is a dual-purpose machine with the basis of KLX150 bikes from the company. The high seats, ground clearance, long suspension and high-raised handlebars are all there to aid the rider in off-road trails as well as the typical streets with great performance. In fact, the best feature of this bike is that it is supermoto in the realm of 101other regular street bikes.
The shape of the bike allures the rider to climb on and ride to their heart’s content. Frankly, this bike’s ride-ability is only limited by the rider’s abilities, almost. The fuel tank is also very cool to look at with its slim shape and the attractive graphics on the panels that also add up to the cool factor of this bike. The exhaust pipe is beefy and right under the seat as other supermotos have it.
The seating is very much comfortable, although it is equipped with an upright rider triangle and pipe handlebar which are ideal for this type of bikes. The seat is elongated to almost the top of the fuel tank to help you in times of harsh off-roading and standing on the bike from time to time.
Colors available for the Kawasaki D-Tracker being sold in Bangladesh are:
- Green Patrol
- Red Ranger
And the rear seat is quite unusable for pillions as there is no grab rails and the seat is short.
Body Dimensions: The Kawasaki D-Tracker is an amazing motorcycle. The wheelbase is 1335 mm on which the 114 kg bike stands. The bike is balanced very well for its steel Perimeter frame. The bike has now got a 6.9L fuel tank which feeds the engine through the Carburetor system.
The overall length of Kawasaki D-Tracker is 2015 mm while the width and height are kept at 830 mm and 1130 mm. The ground clearance is 270 mm in this machine with a seat height of 840 mm. Together with the light weight, high ground clearance and seat the bike very capable of taking on the harsh challenges of the off-road rides. Also, it performs well enough on regular paved streets.
Engine & Transmission: Kawasaki D-Tracker possesses a SOHC single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine with an engine displacement of 144cc. The Power & Torque figures from this machine are as follows: 12PS @8000 RPM & 11.3 Nm @ 6500 RPM. This bike has a 5-speed constant mesh return shift manual transmission with large sprocket at the rear. The only available starting method is electric.
Suspension, Brakes, Wheels: The suspension system of this bike has a set of Showa-built 35 mm inverted telescopic forks up front and a Uni-Trak Single gas shock with 5-way spring preload adjustment at the rear. The bike comes with spoke rims and ventilated disc brakes at both ends the front one being a 300 mm Twin-piston one and the rear one being a 220 mm Single-Piston unit. The front wheel is wrapped in 100/80-17M/C 52P tyre while the rear one is wrapped in 120/70-17M/C 58P tyre. Both are tubeless, though.
Best For: The Kawasaki D-Tracker is mainly targeted to the mature youth. City riding is pretty good. Riders can easily bypass traffic for its sleek design language. The bike has an excellent design language that reminds one its freshness as well as has enough performance to tackle everyday riding needs. You can take this to the highways too and you’ll get a satisfying ride. Moreover you can also take it to places where road is not visible, or say, unpaved. You can see Kawasaki D-Tracker’s first impression review here by BikeBD.
Competitors: The competitors of Kawasaki D-Tracker are not that many in Bangladesh. However the competitors are:
- Kawasaki KLX 150 BF
- Yamaha XTZ 125
- KTM DUKE 125
The competitors are facing a challenging fight from Kawasaki D-Tracker as it ticks nearly all the boxes that are required to be a good bike by being a supermoto. You can compare Kawasaki D-Tracker’s price here with the competitors.
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- What is the mileage of Kawasaki D-Tracker?
Ans. The Kawasaki D-Tracker has a company-claimed mileage of 40 kmpl. But the road conditions of Bangladesh turns the bike to give roughly 38 kmpl.Answer by : rafi on Dec 26, 2020 08:26:36 AM
- Is Kawasaki D-Tracker able to handle highway rides?
Ans. The Kawasaki D-Tacker s a supermoto which means it can handle the hassle of almost all types of terrains. So, it can easily take on highways. Just be concerned that it has a small fuel tank capacity and so, you have to stop a bit frequently than other highway-ready bikes that carry a lot of fuel.Answer by : rafi on Dec 26, 2020 08:26:55 AM