Kawasaki D-Tracker 150
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 the Kawasaki D-Tracker here. Kawasaki D-Tracker 150 street machine is solid and designed with dirt bike ergonomics in mind. This street sports machine is very similar to a dirtbike and falls under the Supermoto or Supermotard category.
A Supermoto bike can also be used for dual-sport, even though it is intended for street sport. Some companies market their Supermoto bikes as dual-sport machines. This bike is specially designed for street bikes such as the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, which has tube tires and steel spoke rims.
Kawasaki D-Tracker150 – Design for Sport
Kawasaki D-Tracker 150, a full-size Supermoto sportbike, is relatively new in Bangladesh. It resembled the Kawasaki KLX150 dirt bike.
There are only a few differences, such as the wheel dimension, suspension tweaking, and sprocket proportion. The D-Tracker 150 looks very much like the street copy of the KLX150.
Also read: Kawasaki KLX150BF Feature Review
This type of machine, Supermoto, isn’t very common in this country. In the past, only a handful of companies tried to market the Supermoto type other than it. The D-Tracker supermoto is solid and pure and has a rock-solid design.
It’s a tall saddle and upright single-rider machine. It also has a mudguard and exhaust that are more aligned than an off-road vehicle. The longer front suspension and greater ground clearance give the impression that this is a standing stallion.
It comes with a solid, sleek naked design and a naked perimeter frame. The bike was hired from KLX150. It’s completely naked, with no bulky panels or extra muscles.
The motorcycle is a strong naked sports machine, but nothing has been overlooked in its design. The motorcycle is sleek, light, and solidly constructed.
This naked scheme also significantly reduces the bike’s weight and increases its capacity. All the common components of the bike, including the seat, ODO consol, and headlamp assembly, are compact and look exactly like a dirt bike.
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 the Kawasaki D-Tracker are described in a nutshell below.
The D-Tracker 150 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 bike. 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 are 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 the 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 lightweight, high ground clearance, and seat the bike is very capable of taking on the harsh challenges of 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 a 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 upfront 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 tire while the rear one is wrapped in 120/70-17M/C 58P tire. Both are tubeless, though.
Best For: The Kawasaki D-Tracker is mainly targeted at 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 of 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 the 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. 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 turn the bike to give roughly 38 kmpl.
2. 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.
3. Is Kawasaki a Japanese Brand?
Answer: Yes. Kawasaki is a Japanese brand.
4. Is Kawasaki a good motorcycle brand?
Answer: Kawasaki is one of the most renowned Japanese motorcycle manufacturing companies. The Kawasaki Ninja series and Ninja H2 series are two of the most respected bike series in the world.
Specification: Kawasaki D-Tracker 150
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