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Keeway RKS 125 Ownership Review – 20000KM Ride by Mehedi Hasan

Suvro SenDecember 26, 2016

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Hello guys, this is Mehedi, 24 years old guy from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka- 1207. Biking is my hobby. Riding on bike refreshes my mind and gives me freedom. On 10th July in 2015, I bought my first bike keeway rks 125. With the passage of time I’ve ridden on it 20000+ km. Today I’ll share my experience of using my 1st bike, KEEWAY RKS 125. Let’s start.

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About KEEWAY Motorcycle

KEEWAY is a multinational motorcycle brand originated in Hungary in 1999 with the dream of being regional leaders in scooter segment. At present, they do their motorcycle business over 80 countries and manufacturing not only scooters but also high technology motorcycles from 50cc to 600 cc.

Keeway became part of the QianJiang Motor Company of China. Benelli, an Italian motorcycle manufacturer is the main partner in development of designs and technology of KEEWAY motorcycles. Keeway motorcycles have factories in different countries of the world. Speedoz Limited imports keeway motorcycle in Bangladesh from the china factory.

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KEEWAY RKS 125 – Why and How I Choose

In 2014 I saw a rks 125 in Narayanganj for the 1st time and liked the design of the bike very much. From then I added Rks 125 in my choice list.

I found the main showroom of keeway motorcycle at Amtoli, Mohakhali in Dhaka and visited there. I chose this bike only due to it’s outlook.

KEEWAY RKS 125 – Buying Day

It was 10th July 2015, I bought RKS 125 for Tk 142k from the main showroom of keeway motorcycle at Mohakhali, Dhaka. I was very excited on that day.

1st Ride and cause of buying a bike

I felt awesome when I rode on Rks 125 for the 1st time. I bought the bike to meet up my biking hobby.

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Specifications of Keeway RKS 125

General information
Model: Keeway RKS 125
Category: Naked bike
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 124.50 ccm (7.60 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Power: 11.00 HP (8.0 kW)) @ 9000 RPM
Torque: 9.20 Nm (0.9 kgf-m or 6.8 ft.lbs) @ 7500 RPM
Compression: 10.6:1
Bore x stroke: 57.0 x 48.8 mm (2.2 x 1.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel system: Carburetor
Fuel control: Overhead Valves (OHV)
Ignition: TLI
Lubrication system: Pressure splash
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Chain
Clutch: Wet, multiple-plate
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Bassinet type
Front suspension: Telescopic forks
Front wheel travel: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Rear suspension: Telescopic coil spring
Rear wheel travel: 66 mm (2.6 inches)
Front tyre: 90/90-17
Rear tyre: 110/80-17
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 240 mm (9.4 inches)
Rear brakes: Expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakes diameter: 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 117.0 kg (257.9 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.0940 HP/kg
Seat height: 760 mm (29.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,070 mm (42.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,040 mm (80.3 inches)
Overall width: 780 mm (30.7 inches)
Ground clearance: 185 mm (7.3 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,260 mm (49.6 inches)
Fuel capacity: 16.00 litres (4.23 gallons)
Other specifications
Color options: White, Black, red
Starter: Electric
Speedometer: Digital speedometer with clock, trip meter, ODO meter, fuel indigator and Analogue tachometer

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KEEWAY RKS 125 – Engine Performance, Top Speed & Mileage

This bike has 124.5 cc single cylinder, four stroke engine which pumps out 11  HP and 9.20 NM torque. Acceleration of rks 125 is very smooth. This bike accelerates very fast from 4500 rpm to 7500 rpm. I managed to reach from 0 km/hr to 60 km/hr within 5.93 seconds. Upto 97/98 kmph acceleration is good. Then it takes time to reach at top speed.

I’ve got top speed 113 km/hr(without pillion) on airport road, Dhaka. I’ve a video of riding this bike on airport road. You may watch it @ Youtube.   Engine creates very low sound (even at 90+ km/hr) which become negligible after wearing helmet.

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Rks 125 is a vibration free machine. I don’t feel any vibration even at 100+ km/hr. When the bike was new (before crossing 2500 km) I got mileage 35/36 kmpl in city and 42/43 kmpl on free road. After riding 2500 km, I tuned my bike and from then till now I get mileage 43-44 km/l in city and 49-50 km/l on free road.

Though this bike don’t have kick starter I never faced any problem to start it with the self starter. 2016 model of Rks 125 has been upgraded with kick starter. I didn’t face any engine overheating issue.

In 17 months I’ve ridden 20000+ km on it but it never troubled at all.  As per the user’s manual of Rks 125, this bike is designed to ride on highway. I found highway riding on this bike is more fun than city riding.

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KEEWAY RKS 125 – Breaking, Controlling & Comfort

Front single disk break of 240 mm diameter and rear drum break give perfect breaking. Front telescopic fork (travels 4.3 inches), rear coil spring (travels 2.6 inches) and good sitting position ensure comfortable ride.

I never felt any back pain. Combination of 110/80-17 rear tyre, 90/90-17 front tyre, well designed frame, good seat height and the efficient breaking has made the bike very easy to control.

Tours with KEEWAY RKS 125

I love touring on motorbike and have done several tours with my rks 125. Some of them are:

  1. Dhaka – Gazipur- Sreepur and surrounding places – Dhaka ( around 200 km)
  2. Dhaka –Comilla – Dhaka (220+ km)
  3. Dhaka- Jamuna Bridge – Dhaka (274 Km)
  4. Dhaka-Sylhet and surrounding places – Jaflong- Dhaka (749 km)
  5. Dhaka- Barisal- Pirojpur- Dhaka ( 651 km)
  6. This bike performed well in every tour. Jaflong tour was really great.

You may read the travel story of my Jaflong tour at Facebook.

KEEWAY RKS 125 – Changed Spare Parts

  1. Rear wheel bearing ( once @7500km)
  2. Chain spocket set (once @9000+ km)
  3. Rear break shoe ( once @10000+km)
  4. Front disk break pad ( once @12000+km)
  5. Spark plug ( once @ 14000+km)

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How do I take care of my KEEWAY RKS 125

I get the chain of my bike adjusted and lubed, air filter and spark plug cleaned @ every 500 km interval. I change engine oil @ 1000 km interval.

At every 2000 km interval, I wash the chain with kerosene and change engine oil filter. From the beginning till now I’ve been using Gulf 20w40 and it costs me only tk 400. I get my bike washed once/twice a month.

KEEWAY RKS 125 – Positive Sides

  1. Smooth engine
  2. Vibration free machine
  3. Super controlling and breaking
  4. Good seating position
  5. Good ground clearance
  6. No back pain in long ride
  7. No engine overheating issue
  8. Soft, smooth and soundless gear shifting
  9. Awesome look
  10. After sales service is too good

KEEWAY RKS 125 – Negative Sides

  1. Low mileage as a 125 cc bike
  2. This bike looks smaller in size
  3. Rear suspension could have been better
  4. Engine sound is not sweet to hear
  5. Lack of service center outside Dhaka city

KEEWAY RKS 125 – After Sales Service

In Dhaka city the main service center of keeway is at Tejgaon ( opposite to Nabisco Biscuit Factory). Each person of Service team is very cordial and takes care so much about the problems of their customers.

All spare parts are available at the Speedoz’s head office at Mohakhali and also at Central keeway service centre, Tejgaon, Dhaka. Outside Dhaka keeway have not enough number of service centre but they send their service team periodically to their dealer point.

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KEEWAY RKS 125 – Recommendations For Users:

So far I know, most of the Rks 125 users pour 1000 ml engine oil into the engine oil chamber. According to the user’s manual of Rks 125, oil capacity of the engine is 1400ml. Common amount of refilled engine oil is 1200ml. I’ll recommend all the rks 125 users to pour 1200 ml engine oil into engine oil chamber. It’ll make the engine sound sweeter and acceleration smoother.

To avoid engine overheating issue get the perfect tuing of your bike, shift gear below 5000 rpm. In long tour take a break of 10 minutes at every 50 km interval. It’s good for engine.

Modification on KEEWAY RKS 125

I’ve got both the tires of my bike tubeless. It cost me only 600*2= 1200 BDT.

Conclusion

Inspite of being Chinese motorcycle Keeway rks 125 is a very good bike. I’ve ridden on it 20000+ km and till now I’m satisfied with it’s performance. Actually, I didn’t expect so much from a Chinese bike. For any query feel free to contact with me @ Mehedi Hasan

 

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Keeway Ramadan Discount offer

Wasif AnowarJune 19, 2016

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Over the last two years Keeway Motorcycles in Bangladesh started with nothing and went out to be one of the most leading market player in recent times. Thanks to the strategy mind of Speedoz Ltd & the way they choose their product line up. During this Ramadan they are going to give Free Registration Offer on two motorcycles & some cash discount offer on other motorcycles which the customers will be able to purchase from their showroom or dealers point. So here is the Keeway Ramadan Price Offer for you.

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Currently they have a lineup of 6 bikes in the market. This year they launched Keeway RKS100, a bike with features new graphics & they made the bike light weight & gave it thin tyres to make the bike more fuel efficient. RKS100 is their most sold motorcycle in their lineup.

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They also launched RKS150, a 150cc bike which is a improvement of RKV150. Again they went for weight shedding and thinner tyres for better performance & mileage but in doing so thay didn’t gave inverse shock to the bike.

The RKS150 is a naked 150cc bike which is completing with the likes of other product in the same line up in the same range.

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The final bike that they launched this year was Keeway Superlight! A 150cc cruisers and currently their hot cake, so far they sold more of this bikes in very quick time.

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They also import a dual purpose bike for Bangladesh in the tag as TXM150 which they launched last year and people are quiet happy about the finished product.

We have tested Keeway RKS125 for BikeBD Test Ride Review and from the test we found out that despite the bike is a bit down on mileage and speed but the built quality and the suspension of the bike is verygood.

It was was really surprising to see that they equipped a good suspension in a 125cc bike.

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Click Here>> All keeway Showroom In Bangladesh

Currently the Eid Discount Offer that the company is giving will be valid till 5th July 2016 and it will be available around their dealers network in Bangladesh. They are giving away 2 years Engine Warranty with every bike & 4 Free Service.

Keeway Ramadan Price Offer

Model Present price Eid Special Price Remarks
Keeway RKS-100cc 124,500.00 116,500.00  
Keeway RKS-125cc 148,500.00 144,500.00  
Keeway RKS-150cc 179,900.00 169,000.00  
Keeway RKV-150cc 169,900.00 161,000.00  
Keeway TXM-150cc 179,900.00 179,900.00 Free Registration
Keeway Superlight-150cc 210,000.00 199,999.00 Free Registration

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Address of  Speedoz Ltd

HeadOffice:
Holding No-60, New Airport Road, Amtoli, Mohakhali Dhaka- 1212

Call: 01990 400654, 01783 444488,

 

To me biking is freeing your SOUL which can FLY with the wind. Bike riding is my PASSION & Touring is my HOBBY. The main goal is to update the bikers of Bangladesh with the latest news and reviews of motorcycles in Bangladesh.
One of the craziest things I ever did was riding 1150 km for 24 hours; it was just to replicate how it feels to go though Lemans 24 hrs.

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After Budget Keeway Motorcycle Price In Bangladesh : 2015

Wasif AnowarOctober 18, 2015

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The 2015-2016 annual budgets had a big impact in the motorcycle industry in Bangladesh; most of the companies were bound to increase the price of their bikes if they want to survive with their working team and the company. Speedoz Ltd has to increase the Keeway motorcycle price in Bangladesh due to the high increase in tax on motorcycles.

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Keeway is a motorcycle brand that started out life back in 1999 in Hungary, as time passed by Keeway has become a multinational motorcycle brand in the world, whose activities are presence in near about 80 countries. In Bangladesh Keeway join hand with Speedoz Ltd to bring good quality bikes for the riders of Bangladesh.

Speedoz Ltd was established as a sole distributor of MEGELLI but with time and the motorcycles market expanding in Bangladesh they are now the sole distributor of Keeway motorcycle in Bangladesh. Speedoz Ltd has setup their assembly plant in Bogra and they are stating that if all things go well they will go into full on manufacturing within 2-3 years in their Bogra plant with support with Keeway motorcycles.

Read More>> Keeway RKV150 ownership Review By Alif

With its success worldwide, Keeway became part of the QianJiang Motor Company of China group, one of the most important manufacturers in Asia. QJ has become the most successful European brand in China and other countries, after the acquisition, in 1998, of a majority shareholding of the Italian company, Benelli. Benelli has 105 years of history, being enormously important in Europe.

Here is the latest price of Keeway Motorcycle in Bangladesh

Model Price
Keeway RKS100                                    124,500.00
Keeway RKS125                                    148,500.00
Keeway RKV150                                    164,500.00
Keeway TX150                                    179,000.00

If we observe carefully we will see that the price of RKS100 has the biggest leap of price increased to 6500 BDT while RKS125 & TXM150 increased by 3000 BDT but the biggest joy is that they didn’t change the price of RKV150 .

Read More>> Keeway RKS 100 Ownership Review By Tanvir

They also launched a new bike Keeway Magnet, which is a commuting and user friendly 100cc bike which won’t be in the premium class but rather for people who has a small budget.

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For the month of October Speedoz Ltd are offering some exclusive offer for the buyers of TXM150, for the 50 bikers who will buy TXM150 between 5th October – 31st October will get a return AIR TICKET for the route of DHAKA- BHUTAN- DHAKA.

According to higher officials of Keeway Motorcycles they are planning to bring 3 new models in the markets:

  • A newly designed 100cc entry level motorcycles under the name Magnet, replacing the current bike.
  • RKV150 will come with a new fuel efficient engine and new cosmetic upgrades.
  • Keeway Cruiser Superlight which will be launched very soon this year.

The officials didn’t say us anything about the exact launch dates of the bikes neither the price but they ensured us that they will inform the bikers very soon, and we suggest that bikers keeps an eye on our website for further information about Keeway Motorcycles in Bangladesh.

Address of  Speedoz Ltd

HeadOffice:
Holding No-60, New Airport Road, Amtoli, Mohakhali Dhaka- 1212

Call: 01990 400666, 01783 444488

Factory:
Paiker Plaza, Borogola, Bogra

 

To me biking is freeing your SOUL which can FLY with the wind. Bike riding is my PASSION & Touring is my HOBBY. The main goal is to update the bikers of Bangladesh with the latest news and reviews of motorcycles in Bangladesh.
One of the craziest things I ever did was riding 1150 km for 24 hours; it was just to replicate how it feels to go though Lemans 24 hrs.

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Speedoz LTD- Keeway Motorcycle In Bangladesh

Wasif AnowarJuly 20, 2015

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Keeway is a motorcycle brand that started out life back in 1999 in Hungary, their main dream was to be a regional leader in the scooters segment, but as time passed by Keeway has become a multinational motorcycle brand in the world, whose activities are presence in near about 80 countries with not only scooters but with high performance motorcycles. In Bangladesh Keeway join hand with Speedoz Ltd to bring good quality bikes for the riders of Bangladesh.

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Speedoz Ltd was established as a sole distributor of MEGELLI Motorcycle in Bangladesh in November, 2009. Last year they also brought a clone motorcycle of Pulsar 200 NS under the sticker of Spiker but gladly they have now decided to be the sole distributor of Keeway motorcycle in Bangladesh.With a view to lead in the industry, Speedoz Ltd was formed by three entrepreneurs.

Speedoz has setup their assembly plant in Bogra and they are stating that if all things go well they will go into full on manufacturing within 2-3 years in their Bogra plant with support with Keeway motorcycles.

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Keeway makes bikes from 50cc to 600cc but due to the rules in Bangladesh Speedoz are only bringing 100-150cc motorcycles. Keeway motorcycle has a team of young energetic designers from Italy and Argentina,

With its success worldwide, Keeway became part of the QianJiang Motor Company of China group, one of the most important manufacturers in Asia. QJ has become the most successful European brand in China and other countries, after the acquisition, in 1998, of a majority shareholding of the Italian company, Benelli. Benelli has 105 years of history, being enormously important in Europe.

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With designs that set trends in the motorcycle world & Benelli supporting in the development of designs and technology. As from 2015, all of their designs and new technology proposals come from the hands of the new design and development team in Benelli and Keeway.

Currently they are brining 4 models from Keeway motorcycle, 3 street bikes with one off roader but they promised that in the future they will try to bring scooter and high end sports bike for the roads of Bangladesh.

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Keeway RKS 100:

Engine type: Air cooled 4 stroke, SOHC single cylinder, and 2-valve engine.

Engine: 100cc.

Power: 7.5 Bhp @ 7500 rpm.

Torque: 7.6 NM @ 5500 rpm.

Transmission: 4 speed.

Brake: Single disc up front with rear drum

Fuel Consumption: 70 km/l (As per claim by company)

Price: 118,000 BDT (See The Current Market price Here)

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Keeway RKS 125

Engine type: Air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC single cylinder, 2-valve engine.

Engine: 125cc.

Power: 11.2 Bhp @ 9000 rpm.

Torque: 9.2 NM @ 5500 rpm.

Transmission: 5 speed.

Brake: Single disc up front with rear drum

Fuel Consumption: 45 km/l (As per claim by company)

Price: 145,000 BDT (See The Current Market price Here)

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Keeway RKV 150:

Engine type: Air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC single cylinder, 2-valve engine.

Engine: 148cc.

Power: 14.0 Bhp @ 8500 rpm.

Torque: 13 NM @ 6500 rpm.

Transmission: 5 speed.

Brake: Single disc at both front and rear

Fuel Consumption: 40 km/l (As per claim by company)

Price: 165,000 BDT (See The Current Market price Here)

keeway txm 150 best offroad bike in bangladesh

Keeway TXM 150:

Engine type: Air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC single cylinder, 2-valve engine.

Engine: 148cc.

Power: 14.0 Bhp @ 8500 rpm.

Torque: 13 NM @ 6500 rpm.

Transmission: 5 speed.

Brake: Single disc at both front and rear

Fuel Consumption: 40 km/l (As per claim by company)

Price: 175,000 BDT (See The Current Market price Here)

Address of  Speedoz Ltd

Head Office:
Holding No-60, New Airport Road, Amtoli, Mohakhali Dhaka- 1212

Call: 01990 400666, 01783 444488

Factory:
Paiker Plaza, Borogola, Bogra

It is nice to see that these days BRAND Chinese bikes are coming in Bangladesh, unlike the importers 4-5 years ago the importers of today’s time are thinking about quality then quantity. Yes I agree that all Chinese bikes are not good with CZ, Frantic are some examples but there are few who are trying to build a good relationship among the bikers in Bangladesh, it will be interesting to see how Speedoz Ltd with their brand Keeway does on the long run.

To me biking is freeing your SOUL which can FLY with the wind. Bike riding is my PASSION & Touring is my HOBBY. The main goal is to update the bikers of Bangladesh with the latest news and reviews of motorcycles in Bangladesh.
One of the craziest things I ever did was riding 1150 km for 24 hours; it was just to replicate how it feels to go though Lemans 24 hrs.

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