Runner Bolt 165R
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
If anyone asks about Bangladeshi motorcycle brands, there will always be two answers, “Roadmaster” and “Runner”. The brand Runner one of the most affordable brands available in Bangladesh. 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.
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.
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.
Brakes, Suspension, and Wheels:
The brakes of the Runner Bolt 165R is 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.
The Runner Bolt 165R has quite a few competitors in the market presently. They are:
- FKM Streetfighter.
- Benelli 165S.
- Lifan KPR 165R.
- Keeway RKR 165.
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.
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.[wpsm_reviewbox regular=1
Specification: Runner Bolt 165R
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- What engine system does Runner Bolt 165R use?
The Runner Bolt 165R uses a carburetor system.Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 11:28:02 AM
- Does the Runner Bolt 165R have a Fuel Injection (FI) version?
No!Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 11:29:39 AM
- Where is Runner made?
Runner is made in Bangladesh. Runner Automobile Limited is a Bangladeshi company.Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 11:30:05 AM
- Is Runner any good?
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.Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 11:30:38 AM