Taro GP 1 V3
Specification: Taro GP 1 V3
|2. Engine & Transmission|
|4. Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions|
|5. Top Speed and Mileage|
- Too heavy.
- Too big.
Taro GP 1 V3 has received quite some popularity since it came out, which has made the sportbike community quite excited for the Taro GP 1 V3. Since it came out the bike has made quite some noise, quite literally. This is because Taro GP 1 V3 has received most of its praise due to the sound of its exhaust. The popularity of Taro has also increased due to its quality and reliability.
Taro is a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer. Taro is distributed to the motorcycle riders of Bangladesh through the hands of Taro Bangla, which is a daughter company of Sikder Group of industries. Taro Bangla has sold quite a few motorcycles of Taro in Bangladesh. The most selling Taro bike is the Taro GP 1 V3, which is why as soon as the Taro GP 1 V3 was released, people became very interested and intrigued.
The Taro GP 1 V3 is a sportbike that was designed to look like a MotoGP bike. This meant that the bike had to have very big and aerodynamic. The bike has a very big head section. The bike looks quite bulky. The bike has a full LED light setup, unlike MotoGP bikes (which are not allowed to have any light). The headlight is a full LED headlight, with LED taillight and minimalistic indicators.
The Taro GP 1 V3 comes in only one color, which is black. The V3 has been designed quite uniquely and completely different from the first one. The bike has a completely new color scheme, with a new variation in the decals. The newer bike has a more minimalistic look to it due to the decals.
The bike has a completely new TFT display as the instrument cluster. The display has a whole deal of information. The instrument cluster has a speedometer, odometer, RPM counter, fuel gauge, trip meter, gear position-indicator, and other necessary indicators. The instrument cluster has also been designed to look similar to MotoGP bikes.
The light setup of the bike is quite similar to the previous version. The headlight is a full LED light with LRD DRLs. The headlight design of the bike has also been kept quite similar to the previous version. The bike has a full LED taillight and LED indicators which look very aesthetic and attractive.
The Taro GP 1 V3 also comes with a very big physical appearance, just like its predecessor. The bike has a split seat and a slightly raised clip-on similar to its predecessor. The bike has a saddle height of 800mm, which will be comfortable for most riders above the height of 5’4”. The ground clearance of the bike is around 180mm, which will allow it to glide through most of the speedbumps of Bangladesh. The bike also has a fuel capacity of 13.5liters, which is great for going on long tours.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Taro GP 1 V3 are 2050mm, 720mm, 1155mm, and 150kg respectively. The weight of the bike is on the heavier side. This weight of the bike will keep the bike stable at high speeds. The bike has a wheelbase of around 1422mm, which is quite long. This long-wheelbase takes away the nimbleness of the bike but keeps the bike stable while leaning.
Engine and Transmission:
The Taro GP 1 V3 comes with a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, and 155.2cc engine. The engine is liquid-cooled and is also fitted with a carburetor. The engine pumps out a staggering 19BHP of power at 9500rpm and 16.5Nm torque at 9000rpm. The power and torque figure of this bike is through the roof. The bike is expected to have a mileage of around 38kmpl on average.
The Taro GP 1 V3 has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. However, a slipper clutch would have done wonders for the bike. The Taro GP 1 V3 has a 6-speed gearbox, and the bike is expected to have an approximate top speed of about 130kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
Taro GP 1 V3 has an improved braking system. The bike has a dual disc at the front, which is 300mm. The front brake is also fitted with ABS, which is an improvement from the front. The rear of the bike has a 240mm disc which also has an ABS. Overall the braking of the bike is an interesting factor, as it is a big improvement from the previous version.
The Taro GP 1 V3 comes with telescopic forks at the front and a gas-charged mono-shock at the rear. The front telescopic forks do not come with adjustability settings, which is okay, but having that would have given the bike a whole different personality. The rear gas-charged mono-shock can be quite good for the riders at the corners, however, it won’t be very comfortable for a pillion.
The Taro GP 1 V3 has alloy wheels. The front and the rear have a combination of 110/80 and 150/70 tires respectively. This is the thickest tire combination in Bangladesh, which makes it quite impressive. The tires let the bike lean quite well at the corners and also let the rider have confidence while cornering.
Just like the Taro GP1, the Taro GP 1 V3 is not for beginner riders. The bike is quite powerful and quite heavy, which is supposed to overwhelm any kind of beginner rider. This bike is for the veterans who are wishing to shift to a stronger, heavier, and more powerful bike. This bike is also not suggested for commuters, as this bike is quite big and not nimble, which will make it difficult for riders to squeeze through traffic.
Taro GP 1 V3 has very few competitors in its segment.
- Lifan KPR 150.
- Aprilia GPR 150.
- Honda CBR 150R.
- Taro GP 1.
FAQ- Frequently Ask Question
1. When was Taro moto established?
Ans- In 2001.
2. Which Company is the owner of Taro?
Ans- Zhejiang Chuangtai Motorcycle Co., Ltd.
3. Where is the Taro factory located?
Ans- China’s mold hometown– Huangyan, Taizhou, Zhejiang province.
The Taro GP 1 V3 is a commendable sportbike. This bike has always had a polarizing response from the Bangladeshi riding community. The Taro GP 1 V3 however, in itself is quite impressive and commendable.