Php Commando 150
Specification: Php Commando 150
|2. Engine & Transmission|
|4. Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions|
|5. Top Speed and Mileage|
PHP Commando 150 is a scrambler by PHP. Bangladeshis were quite unaware of scramblers till a few years ago. However, nowadays, you will see that people know their scramblers quite well. In the recent years, Japanese giants such as Yamaha and Suzuki have brought some commendable scramblers to the country. Motorcycles such as scramblers can be used both on road and off road. Such versatile bike also come with classic design which make the very attractive to most riders.
PHP is a Bangladeshi conglomerate. They have a huge line of products and services. PHP is also the official distributor of Proton cars (Malaysian). PHP have been recently manufacturing motorcycles. PHP bikes, just like Roadmaster, proudly put up the badge of “Made in Bangladesh” with their bikes.
The PHP Commando 150 is a scrambler. A scrambler is a fusion between a naked sport and an off-road bike. A scrambler is a decent naked road bike, but can also tear up some trails in the forests. Scramblers also come with neo-retro designs, which allows them to have somewhat of nostalgic value. The raised tail section also gives the bikes somewhat of a sporty feel.
The PHP Commando 150 is one of the most well-designed bikes by PHP. The PHP Commando 150 comes with a circular halogen headlight and LED tail light. The overall light setup of the bike is quite average.
The PHP Commando 150 comes in two colors:
Both colors of the PHP Commando 150 come with similar decals.
The PHP Commando 150 is a short motorcycle. The bike is best for people above the height of 5’4”, and maybe difficult for riders above the height of 5’10”. The bike has a fuel capacity of 13.4liters, which is more than enough for long rides.
The PHP Commando 150 has a small body compared to other scramblers. The height, length, and width of the PHP Commando 150 are 1090mm, 2070mm, and 800mm respectively. The bike is expected to be of average weight. This bike is quite nimble.
Engine and Transmission:
The PHP Commando 150 has a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 150cc engine. The engine is expected to be carbureted and air-cooled. The bike is expected to have 15.3BHP of power at 7000RPM, and 17.5Nm of power at 5500RPM. The expected power should be quite enough for the highways and the terrains. The bike is also expected to have a fuel economy of around 30kmpl.
The PHP Commando 150 also has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. There are 5 gears for the transmission. The power and the torque suggest the top speed to be around 120kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The PHP Commando 150 comes with a dual disc brake system. The front and rear wheels both get disc brakes. The disc brakes on both wheels make it a great bike. The disc brakes make the bike very stable while braking.
The PHP Commando 150 comes with a telescopic fork set up at the front and a telescopic spring-loaded setup at the rear. The front telescopic forks are expected to respond well on the road. The rear comes with a mono-shock. The mono-shock of the rear can be expected to be tuned in a way so that the bike can be used both on and off road.
The tire setup of the bike is quite impressive. The rear tire is expected to be 140/60. This will make the bike highly stable and really good at handling. The overall setup of the bike is yet unknown, but can be expected to be suitable for both on and off road.
Pros and Cons:
The pros and cons of the PHP Commando 150 are discussed below.
- Powerful engine.
- Brake setup.
- Nimble and compact.
- Front suspension.
- Dual-purpose tire.
- Rear suspension.
- Rear brake.
- Rear tire.
The PHP Commando 150 is targeted at scrambler lovers. This bike is for the people who would occasionally do some off-roading, with commuting as their main purpose. The bike will attract a lot of people who are looking for a bike with a minimalistic classic look. The jury is still out on whether it is good for new riders or not, but for veteran riders, this will be a good bike.
There are very few competitors of this bike.
- GPX Legend 150S.
- TVS Max Semi Trail 125.
- FKM Street Scrambler 165.
In short, the PHP Commando 150 can be expected to be a good scrambler. Maybe not the best, but good. This scrambler can be one of few budget scramblers that people actually like. PHP Commando 150 can be the commando among the general public.