PHP Pride 125
Commuter bikes such as the PHP Pride 125 are the stars of Bangladesh. They are more popular than the Kardashians. Commuter bikes of 125cc are more popular than the 150cc ones. Simply because they are more cost effective and more fuel efficient than a higher capacity bike. These bikes have become so common in the recent years that you would see at least one 125cc commuter bike in every two bikes in the traffic.
PHP is one of the largest conglomerates of Bangladesh. They have over 30 companies under their wings. PHP Automobiles Ltd. is also the country’s first automobile assembling organization. PHP is a Bangladeshi brand that produces motorcycles of their own, which include the chassis being made here in Bangladesh.
The PHP Pride 125 gets a very simple design. The design seems a lot like that of a neo-retro bike. The bike gets a circular headlight with a halogen bulb. The taillight and indicators are also bulb types. The bike also comes with a long seat and simple design. The rider and pillion sections are separated by a small bump which replicates split seat design.
The PHP Pride 125 also gets a very simple and minimalistic instrument cluster. The instrument cluster contains a speedometer, fuel gauge and other necessary indicators. The bike also has a grabrail at the rear.
The PHP Pride 125 comes with a fairly sporty design. The tank has a few curves and edges which gives a good look. The PHP Pride 125 comes in 5 colors. They are:
All colors come with very similar decals.
The PHP Pride 125 comes with a very fuel-efficient engine. The fuel economy of this bike is expected to be around 40-45kmpl. The engine is also quite powerful compared to the fuel efficiency.
The PHP Pride 125 is a short bike with short saddle height of 780mm. The bike may seem tall, at 1040mm of height, due to the upright handlebars. The bike also has a large fuel tank of 12liters. The large fuel tank ensures that you don’t have to think of filling the bike up now and then.
The length, width, and weight of the PHP Pride 125 are 1970mm, 790mm, and 96kg respectively. The bike is fairly light compared to other 125cc motorcycles. The bike also has a very short wheelbase of 1260mm, which does bring the question of balance, but considering the power, the wheelbase will hold up well.
Engine and Transmission:
The PHP Pride 125 comes with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 124.04cc air-cooled engine. The engine pumps out 7.5kW of power at 8500rpm and 9Nm of torque at 7000rpm. The bike is expected to be quite fuel-efficient and is expected to have a mileage of around 40-45kmpl, which does seem a bit low because the bike gives up quite some power.
The PHP Pride 125 has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. The bike comes with a 4-speed gearbox. And that means, no need to downshift at tight turns, simple engine brakes are enough.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The PHP Pride 125 has a disc-drum brakes setup. The front wheel has a small disc, which is enough for a bike of this Power figure. The front disc also increases the braking performance of the PHP Pride 125 over many other bikes. The rear brake is a basic drum system, which is expected from a bike of this range.
The PHP Pride 125 comes with telescopic forks at the front and spring-loaded 5-step adjustable suspensions at the back. The front suspension being telescopic is expected to be average and similar to other bikes of this range. The rear suspension, being adjustable allows the rider to comfortably adjust the suspensions according to the road conditions.
The PHP Pride 125 comes with alloy wheels. The front and the rear wheels have a 2.75-18 and 3-18 tire setup respectively. The front tire is alright for the bike, but the rear tire would have been able to give better performance and balance if it was 3.5/17.
Pros and Cons:
The PHP Pride 125 comes with its positives and negatives.
Good rear suspension.
Comparatively less fuel-efficient.
Thin rear tire.
The PHP Pride 125 was made for the people who are concerned about the fuel efficiency of their bikes. This bike was made for the regular commuter who uses their bikes more than they use anything else. This is bike was also designed by keeping the middle-aged person, looking for a budget friendly bike, in mind.
The PHP Pride 125 has a few competitors.
Bajaj Discover 125.
Keeway RK 125.
TVS Stryker 125.
The PHP Pride 125 is overall a satisfactory commuter, which can meet the expectations and desires of a regular commuter. It is a bang for the buck. Even though it does have some drawbacks, but they can be ignored considering the price and purpose of the bike. Whether the PHP Pride 125 is the bike you want is to be decided by you.
Specification: PHP Pride 125
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Where is PHP originated?
PHP is a Bangladeshi brand which assembles/makes its bikes in Bangladesh.Answer by : jojo on May 25, 2021 12:09:21 PM
What kind of bike is PHP Pride 125?
PHP Pride 125 is a commuter bike.Answer by : jojo on May 25, 2021 12:09:47 PM
What is the mileage of the PHP Pride 125?
PHP Pride 125 has an average mileage of around 40-45kmpl.Answer by : jojo on May 25, 2021 12:10:21 PM
Is there any other version of the PHP Pride 125?
No! There is no 100cc version of the PHP Pride 125.Answer by : jojo on May 25, 2021 12:10:50 PM
What is the top speed of the PHP Pride 125?
The PHP Pride 125 is expected to have a top speed of about 90kmph.Answer by : jojo on May 25, 2021 12:11:16 PM