Lifan KP150 V2
Review Of Lifan KP150 V2
Lifan KP150 V2 is a decent and aggressive looking naked bike, the nicely designed fuel tank with vented tank side cowling which now is more longer to assist the radiator, radiator also have a front end plastic grill which protects the radiator from any dust or heavy materials hitting it.
Two blue parking light attached under the chin of the bike which gives an alien look at twilight. The headlight is DC and much powerful; the tail light is LED where the clear lens indicators are much attractive. Indicators are spongy so it will bend in a collision rather than break it instantly. Tail light is conventional Lifan KP150 style.
The speedometer console have speedometer, RPM counter, trip meter, fuel meter, clock, engine coolant warning and gear number indicator. So you can find the panel full of features and off-course different from other bikes in the market as you can keep the speedometer in kilometer or in miles.
The switches & controls on the both handlebar are not the best of quality. The seating posture is upright but saddle is little a bit higher, though the rider seat is comfortable but the pillion seat isn’t by that much.
Unlike KP150, the version two does give a macho attitude to the bike, handling and the braking of the bike is good in its class, I find the necessity of a wider rear tires, 110 rear section tires are too little for the high torque engine but from the RIL they stated that if required anyone can fit with one size more wider rear tire.
Both the brakes are disc and the tires are tubeless, we have tested the bike in high speed corning & we can say that we are happy with the performance of it. When you are on extreme corner the precised braking, controlling & the suspension really makes a total harmony.
Front suspension of the bike is good but we didn’t like the rear suspension as it is not that much playful, horn of the bike is still a single unit and with no kick starter as option in the winter it will create some issues if you live too North of the country.
While riding on the open roads we found the bike to be well balanced, the corning ability of the bike is quiet good, but I believe with a wider rear tire the bike might be better in controlling and handling. Unlike Lifan KP150 or KPR150, KP150V2 is more like to have a bad boy’s image.
Specification: Lifan KP150 V2