Runner Bolt 165R
- Large fuel capacity.
- LED headlights.
- Low power.
- Low fuel efficiency.
- Front suspension.
If anyone asks about Bangladeshi motorcycle brands, there will always be two answers, “Roadmaster” and “Runner”. The brand Runner is one of the most affordable brands available in Bangladesh. The runner has continued to be one of the fastest-selling motorcycle brands in Bangladesh over the past years. One of their newest motorcycles is the Runner Bolt 165R.
Runner Automobile Limited started its journey in the year 2000. Since then the company has continued to expand exponentially. Runner Automobile Limited has been working to help make world-class motorcycles at affordable prices. The most well-known series of Runner is the Runner Knight Rider series. The newest motorcycle of Runner is the Runner Bolt 165R. The Runner Bolt 165R was released in 2020, and it instantly started receiving fame.
Runner Bolt 165R All-New Streetfighter
The Runner Bolt is a new model from Runner Automobiles Limited. In the category street naked this motorcycle features an ergonomic profile and streetfighter style. It is designed to look sporty naked and compact, with its sharp and cutting-edge profile.
The motorcycle is boldly embraced for its edgy look throughout its body and its panels. The headlamp, the fuel tanks, seats, and side panels, and every other part are designed to be sharp and stylish. Additionally, the Ducati-like grilled frames, cowlings for the engine, and the compact exhaust underbelly added a sense of grit.
The headlamp here is a small unit that includes the DRL LED setup. The top of the head-mounted ODO is completely digital. After the funky pipe handlebar, the fuel tank is made of edgy material with sharp curves. The seat is sporty and split that is supported by double grab rails with horns. Body panels are trendy and come with matt and glossy surfaces.
In the rear, at the tail, Bolt 165R is also very slim and athletic. The taillamp has LEDs as are the blinkers. same. The rear of the car is completely naked. It features a naked tail-end and a bikini fender that covers both wheels. So, at the rests and with the gold USD suspension, a sporty wheel, and aggressive body style, the bike has the complete streetfighter appearance and style.
The bike comes with a full LED light setup. The headlight comes with two-step LED lights for both the high beam and low beam. Although the headlight is LED, the projection of the light may not have the best range. The taillight and the indicators are also LED. The taillight design is very unique and futuristic, which can easily be noticed even from a mile away. The indicators are also very minimalistic and simple. The bike also has two DRLs which are shaped exactly like thunderbolts.
The Runner Bolt 165R comes with a fully digital instrument cluster. The cluster shows everything a person needs and more. The cluster has the speed, RPM, fuel gauge, and odometer as the basic info; beyond those, the cluster shows time, gear position, and a trip meter. The gear position indicator is quite important for new riders.
The Runner Bolt 165R comes with a surprisingly low seat height of 775 mm only. This allows short bikers who have always dreamt of having a bike that suits their physical needs can go for this bike without the blink of an eye. The bike also has a very upright handlebar. The bike has a tank of 12liters. The low seat height, with upright handlebars and a fairly large tank, makes this bike a near-perfect touring bike.
The Runner Bolt 165R comes with a length, height, and width of 2000mm, 1080mm, and 730mm respectively. The bike is quite compact, however, a wheelbase of 1350mm can be said to be longer than average. This makes the bike quite stable during cornering.
Control and handling:
In handling and controlling features, the Runner Bolt 165R comes with streetfighter-style ergonomics. With a very low-mounted pipe handlebar, an upright seat, and other layouts it is apparent that the riding position is very sporty upright. This allows for easy moving and quick handling is assured.
The seat is split, where the riders and pillion seats are set at different levels. It appears much more spacious, and the Pillion seats are supported with double grab rails with horns. Additionally, with a powerful brake, wheel, and suspensions, it appears that it will provide more control and control characteristics on the road.
Brakes, Suspension, and Wheels:
The brakes of the Runner Bolt 165R are the traditional brakes. The front has a 300mm disc brake while the rear has a 220mm disc brake. The brakes are quite impressive for the bike. The bike does not get any CBS or ABS, which could’ve made this much more desirable.
The Runner Bolt 165R has Upside-down telescopic forks at the front while the rear has a mono-shock suspension. The front suspension may not be the best for the cities of Bangladesh, as USD suspensions are famous for being on the stiffer side to accommodate cornering. The rear suspension is expected to cover up for the front forks.
The new Runner Bolt 165R has a very average tire combination. The bike comes with a 100/80 and 130/70 setup for the front and rear wheels respectively. The tires are perfect for the power figure of this bike. The tires will be quite suitable for both cornering and gripping on wet roads.
Engine and Transmission:
The Runner Bolt 165R comes with a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, and 165cc engine. The engine is carbureted and air-cooled. Retrospect to the cubic capacity of the engine the power and torque figure of the engine is quite less. The engine surprisingly pumps out only 13.2BHP of power at 7500rpm, and 14Nm of torque at 6500rpm. The power and torque inefficiency lead to a low fuel economy of only 35-40kmpl.
The Runner Bolt 165R comes with a wet, multi-plate clutch system. The bike has a 5-speed gearbox. The bike has an estimated top speed of around 120kmph.
The Runner Bolt 165R has quite a few competitors in the market presently. They are:
The Runner Bolt 165R is for the university goer with a desire for sudden tours out of town every month. This bike will also attract shorter people who wish to ride a naked sportbike but had limited options. If the rider is willing to let go of some mileage, then they can go for this bike.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
1. What engine system does Runner Bolt 165R use?
Answer: The Runner Bolt 165R uses a carburetor system.
2. Does the Runner Bolt 165R have a Fuel Injection (FI) version?
3. Where is Runner made?
Answer: Runner is made in Bangladesh. Runner Automobile Limited is a Bangladeshi company.
4. Is Runner any good?
Answer: Of course, Runner is not as good as the Japanese giants Yamaha and Honda or the Indian powerhouses Bajaj and TVS, but it is a tough contender in the bike circuit. It does produce some good bikes. So yes, it is good.
5. Who owns runner?
Answer: Hafizur Rahman Khan
The Runner Bolt 165R is a bike that has both good and bad sides. But the bike is still very commendable. The Runner Bolt 165R has qualities better than a lot of Japanese bikes, so it can easily compete against many top 165cc bikes.
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Specification: Runner Bolt 165R
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