Market status: Available in Bangladesh
The Lifan KPV150 falls in a very rare category of motorcycles. The Lifan KPV150 is an adventure scooter. This particular segment may seem weird, but it does exist. There are very few scooters in the world that fall in this category. The Honda ADV is a part of this category. The Lifan KPV150 is probably the second bike that will enter Bangladesh from this segment. This particular segment can hold itself during occasional off-road and on-road as well.
Lifan is a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer (source). Lifan is one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers in China. Lifan has completely redefined the Chinese motorcycle scene in Bangladesh. People who used to make fun of or look down at Chinese motorcycles now praise them and consider them as options. The Lifan KPR series is one of the bestselling sportbikes in Bangladesh, which explains the quality of Lifan.
As previously mentioned, the Lifan KPV150 is an adventure scooter. This scooter comes with almost everything an adventure bike comes with. It has a thin rider seat, with short saddle height. The scooter also gets high quality telescopic forks and rear mono-shock. The scooter has a good amount of ground clearance, which helps it avoid tall obstacles. It also has adjustable windshield to avoid wind pressure during touring.
The Lifan KPV150 comes with a fully digital instrument cluster. The instrument cluster comes with a negative display. The instrument cluster shows the speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, RPM counter, and other necessary indicators. The bike also gets a USB port and a 12V power outlet. The USB port allows you to charge your phone on the go, while the power outlet allows you to use external devices, if needed, such as an electronic tire pump.
The Lifan KPV150 comes with Silent Start, and Auto Start-Stop technologies. The Silent Start technology allows your bike to start with minimum sound to avoid sound pollution and also enables you to have an instant pulse to start the engine within milliseconds. The Auto Start-Stop technology allows your engine to save fuel by shutting down the engine in city traffic. The Lifan KPV150 also comes with a kickstand safety switch. This switch turns off all power the moment you lower the side stand.
The Lifan KPV150 comes in four different colors. They are:
None of the color variants get any extra decals other than the brandings.
As previously mentioned, the Lifan KPV150 comes with a large body, which is intended to secure the rider from accidents. The scooter comes with a weight of 143kg, which may seem a bit too much for a scooter, but the weight keeps the scooter grounded at high speeds. This scooter comes with an 11liter fuel capacity, so the long rides out of town won’t be that much of a problem.
The length, width, and height of the Lifan KPV150 are 1925mm, 760mm, and 1290mm. However, the seat height is 765mm, which is good enough for anyone of 5’3”. The wheelbase of the scooter is 1320mm, which is also adequate for cornering.
Engine and Transmission:
The Lifan KPV150 comes with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 149.3cc engine. The engine is water-cooled. The scooter comes with only an electrical starting mechanism and not kick-start. The engine provides 9.0kW of power at 8500rpm and 11.8Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The scooter is equipped with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection), which is why the fuel efficiency is quite good of the scooter. It is expected to have a fuel economy of about 41.7kmpl (Company claim).
The Lifan KPV150 comes with a fully automatic transmission system. There is no gear shifting involved while riding this scooter. Although the scooter is expected to be very smooth with its acceleration on the road. The scooter theoretically can go at 93kmph of maximum speed.
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Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Lifan KPV150 comes with a dual-disc setup. The front wheel has a single disc, which increases the braking efficiency significantly. It also comes with a disc at the rear wheel, which is very rear when it comes to scooters. The dual disc setup will put the braking of the Lifan KPV150 over many other scooters of the same segment. From the company profile, it can be assumed that the bike will come stocked with single channel ABS, but Dual-channel ABS will be optional. However, it is unclear whether you can turn the ABS off or not.
The Lifan KPV150 has regular telescopic forks and a mono-shock at the rear. The front suspension of the bike is expected to perform adequately, as it can be expected to be off-road tuned. The rear mono-shock will be of great help during both off road and on road cornering. The rear mono-shock also has air-bag inside to improve shock absorption of the bike.
The Lifan KPV150 also comes with alloy wheels and tubeless tires. The front tire is 100/80, which is expected to perform decently on the road. The rear tire is 120/70, which is also expected to perform decently and well at both dry and wet roads.
Pros and Cons:
The Lifan KPV150, although being a very good scooter has its pros and cons.
Very secured body.
Very attractive design.
The Lifan KPV150, regardless of the power and the attractive design, is a scooter. It was not made to attract bikers; it was made to attract scooter lovers; but still, it attracts both. The Lifan KPV150 is also not recommended for beginners who are just learning to ride. It is recommended for a veteran or intermediate rider who wishes to have a powerful and fast machine to tour with and some occasional off-roading with. But considering the specifications of the Lifan KPV150, many bikers may also want to convert to this scooter.
Overall, the Lifan KPV150 is one of the most premium class scooters you will ever come across within the 165cc. This scooter will easily be one of the best scooters in Bangladesh. The Lifan KPV150 is an example of a scooter that can do it all.
Specification: Lifan KPV150
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- What is the origin of the Lifan company?
Lifan is a Chinese company that comes to Bangladesh through Rasel Industries.Answer by : jojo on Jun 6, 2021 04:37:41 PM
- What is the mileage of the Lifan KPV150?
The Lifan KPV150 is expected to give a mileage of 41.7kmpl on average.Answer by : jojo on Jun 6, 2021 04:38:10 PM
- What kind of scooter is the Lifan KPV150?
Lifan KPV150 is an Adventure Scooter.Answer by : jojo on Jun 6, 2021 04:39:37 PM
- What is the top speed of the Lifan KPV150?
The top speed of the Lifan KPV150 is about 93kmph.Answer by : jojo on Jun 6, 2021 04:40:07 PM
- What is the most popular bike of Lifan in Bangladesh?
The Lifan KPR 165R is the most popular Lifan motorcycle in Bangladesh.Answer by : jojo on Jun 6, 2021 04:40:31 PM