Runner Knight Rider V2
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
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You cannot say that you are a motorcycle enthusiast and not know about Runner Motorcycles. The runner is one of the most well-known Bangladeshi motorcycle manufacturers in Bangladesh. The runner is known for its 100cc bikes. However, one of their top-selling bikes is the Runner Knight Rider. And finally, Runner brought a new iteration of the bike as the Runner Knight Rider V2.
Runner Automobile Limited has been going strong since the year 2000. What started as a single company has now grown to be a complete group of industries. Runner Group is well known for its automobiles. Runner motorcycles are known as one of the most affordable brands in Bangladesh. The Runner Knight Rider V2 is probably the most affordable 150cc naked sport-commuter bike.
The most attractive feature of Runner motorcycles is the EMI option. You can easily avail of installments for any chosen bike without any third-party involvement (Banks). If you keep an eye on the Runner Youtube page, you will also get to know about offers that allow you to avail of installments at a low-interest rate.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 comes with a halogen headlight and a halogen taillight. The headlight and the taillight are both bright enough for night rides. The indicators are minimalistic and LED. The overall light designs have not been changed from the previous version.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 gets some cosmetic changes from the previous versions. The most notable changes are the change in decals and the extra air scoops on both sides of the tank. The bike comes in four colors presently. They are:
The colors come in both glossy and matte finish. The new sporty decals are also done with glow-in-dark paint, which makes it stand out in the crowd.
The instrument cluster of the Runner Knight Rider has always been a very informative one. The instrument cluster of the Runner Knight Rider V2 is no different. The instrument cluster shows speed, time, RPM, gear, trip distance, odometer, and a fuel gauge. The instrument cluster also has other functionalities.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 is a short bike with short saddle height. The bike is suitable for people who are shorter than 5’7”, as people taller than that would have a hard time adjusting to the bike. The ground clearance of the bike is not the best, as it is only 160mm. The bike also has a 16.8liter fuel capacity, which is probably the largest fuel capacity of this segment of bikes.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Runner Knight Rider V2 are 2025mm, 740mm, 1065mm, and 143kg respectively. This bike is one of the heaviest bikes in the 150cc segment, which makes it easy to control at high speed but tougher to flick and swerve. The bike also has a wheelbase of 1335, which is a perfect wheelbase for this segment of bikes. The bike is also thin and easy to grasp with two legs.
Engine and Transmission:
The Runner Knight Rider V2 comes with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 148cc air-cooled engine. There are both self and kick-start of the bike and it uses DCDI ignition. The engine pumps out a maximum of 11.9BHP of power at 7500rpm and 12.2Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The maximum torque and power kick in quite early in this bike, which makes the bike quite easy to take off with. Although it is a carburetor engine, it consumes around 40-45kmpl on average.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 comes with a basic wet, multi-plate clutch. The bike also has a 5-speed gearbox, which has a linear power delivery to the engine. The bike has a more refined gearbox than the previous version. The newer gearbox is smoother and softer.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Runner Knight Rider V2 comes with a dual-disc setup. The front and rear both have disc brakes. The front brakes work well. The rear brake comes with no ABS or CBS system, which is quite sad, but bearable considering the price tag of the bike. The front and the rear disc are both expected to be very responsive.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 comes with telescopic forks at the front as suspension. The front suspension works well on bumpy roads. The rear suspension is a mono-shock suspension. The rear mono-shock is expected to work better than the previous version.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 comes with alloy wheels. The front and rear wheels have 80/100 and 110/80 section tires. The front and rear tires being a bit thin, the bike may skid during emergency braking situations. The tires would have been better if they were 100/70, and 130/70 respectively.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 was made for the young new riders in the block. The bike may not be the best for highway rides but is good for regular commutes and rides around the city. For new riders, this bike is forgiving. With dual disc brakes, good suspensions, and low saddle height, this bike is perfect for new riders who are still learning. They will also not get overwhelmed when riding this bike, as the power of the bike is low.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 has a few competitors and they are capable of giving this bike a run for its money.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 series.
Haojue TR 150.
Benelli TNT 150.
Keeway RKS 150.
The Runner Knight Rider V2 is a good sporty beginner bike. It was well crafted and well-executed. The bike may not be the best but puts most Japanese bikes to shame. All in all, the Runner Knight Rider V2 is a commendable bike.
Specification: Runner Knight Rider V2
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What type of bike is the Runner Knight Rider V2?
The Runner Knight Rider V2 is a commuter/naked sportbike.Answer by : jojo on Dec 26, 2020 09:30:09 AM
Does Runner Knight Rider V2 have any faired version?
No, the Runner Knight Rider V2 does not have any fully-faired version.Answer by : jojo on Dec 26, 2020 09:30:32 AM
What kind of starting method does the Runner Knight Rider V2 follow?
The Runner Knight Rider V2 has an electrical self-start and kick-start.Answer by : jojo on Dec 26, 2020 09:31:03 AM
Which country does Runner originate from?
The Runner brand is Bangladeshi; it makes its bikes and automobiles in Bangladesh.Answer by : jojo on Dec 26, 2020 09:31:22 AM