Market status: Available in Bangladesh
Chinese commuter bikes are slowly gaining quite popular due to their low pricing and good mileage. Bangladeshi companies such as Russel Industries and H Power has changed the Chinese motorcycle market in Bangladesh. Over the years people have started to leave the old thinking of “Chinese products are unreliable” and have started to accept Chinese motorcycles for how good they are. Zaara 100 is a 100cc Chinese commuter bike that is imported and distributed by H Power.
H Power is a Bangladeshi motorcycle manufacturer that has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1995. Since its inception, H Power has been trying to manufacture motorcycles with the newest technologies and highest efficiency. H Power mostly works in the assembly of motorcycles, which they import as CKD units and then assembles here in Bangladesh. The Zaara 100 is also a Chinese motorcycle that is imported by H Power.
The Zaara 100 comes in two attractive colors. They are:
Both the bikes are of gloss finish. Both the colors come with sporty, but different decals. The decals are very simple but make the bike stand out.
The Zaara 100 comes with a basic light setup. The headlight is a halogen light, which is enough for the city commute, but not the best for the highway. The taillight is also halogen, which is bright enough to be noticed. The indicators are also halogen bulbs. Coming to the design of the lights, the lights look like something taken off of a bike from the late 90s.
The Zaara 100 comes with a very informative instrument cluster. The instrument cluster has a speedometer, an odometer, a trip meter, an RPM counter, a fuel gauge, a gear position indicator (digital), and other necessary indicators. Most of the instrument cluster is analog. An analog instrument cluster may be appealing but is quite a hassle to understand at one single glance, which is why this instrument cluster is not very ideal.
The Zaara 100 comes with a fairly modern commuter design but is not very rugged. The bike does not scream out “sport”, rather whispers “sensible’ with its design. The bike has a very compact design, which will enable it to be maneuvered easily through heavy traffic. The bike also has a stock luggage rack, which will make it easy for the pillion to hold on or to carry a large amount of baggage easily.
The Zaara 100 has an average height of 780mm, which is suitable for most people shorter than 5’8”. People above that height might have difficulty while sitting. Regardless of the short seat height, the bike has a very good ground clearance of 200mm. The bike also has a large fuel tank of 12liters, which will be extremely helpful during long rides out of town.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Zaara 100 are 1970mm, 780mm, 1050mm, and 105Kg. As you can see, the bike is on the lighter side. The weight will not cause fatigue to the rider in heavy traffic. The bike is very compact, as it is quite thin, but it has an average wheelbase of 1265mm, which is not very suitable for high-speed cornering.
Engine and Transmission:
The Zaara 100 has a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, and 98.4cc engine. It is carbureted and air-cooled. The Zaara 100 has been down-tuned to make the power more commuter-friendly. The engine produces 6.03BHP of power at 7500rpm, and 7.5NM of torque at 5500rpm. This down-tune will improve the efficiency of the bike. The bike has a mileage of around 60kmpl.
The Zaara 100 comes with a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. The bike also comes with a 5-speed gearbox. The top speed of the Zaara 100 is expected to be around 100kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Zaara 100 comes with a full drum braking system. The front-wheel gets a drum brake, which is good enough for emergency braking in this bike, but it isn’t the best or the safest option. A disc brake at the front would have done more just to this bike. The rear is also a drum, which is okay for this bike.
The suspension of the bike is a whole new chapter. The front gets telescopic forks as the suspension and the rear gets twin spring-loaded suspension. The front suspension is expected to perform well at corners and across bumps. The rear is also expected to give good support across bumps with a pillion.
The Zaara 100 gets a new wheel setup. The rear wheel of the bike now has a 3.00/17-section rear tire. The rear tire is a bit disappointing as a 3.25 or 3.5 section tire would have been the most suitable for a bike of this segment. The bike also has a 2.75-section front tire, which may not be the best, but is acceptable for this bike.
The Zaara 100 was made for the regular commuter. This bike is not made for touring or long rides, rather it is made for short rides inside the town with or without a pillion. This bike will be desired by people who are looking for a bike only for the sole purpose of commuting.
The competitions according to our test rider will be quite a few.
Runner Bullet 100 V2.
Keeway Magnet 100.
Lifan Glint 100.
Zaara 100 can be considered as a very well thought motorcycle in Bangladesh. More motorcycles of this category or similar should be introduced to Bangladeshis and the motorcycles should be more and more recognized. The Zaara 100 is a bike made for the sole purpose of commuting, nothing else can be expected from it.
Specification: Zaara 100
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- Where is H Power made?
Answer: H Power bikes are made in China. The bikes are imported to Bangladesh as CKD units and assembled by H Power.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 09:03:02 AM
- Is H Power any good?
Answer: H Power has gained quite some popularity over the years among motorcycle enthusiasts. It has maintained its popularity and quality.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 09:03:17 AM
- What kind of motorcycle is Zaara 100?
Answer: The Zaara 100 is a commuting motorcycle.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 09:03:30 AM
- What is the mileage of the Zaara 100?
Answer: The Zaara 100 is expected to have a mileage of around 60kmpl.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 09:03:43 AM