Bennett 150 motorcycle has been one of the most popular new bikes to look out for the bikers of Bangladesh (Source). Bennett 150 motorcycle has launched its products in Chittagong back in February 2013.
It took them another 8 months to start their operation in Dhaka. On the 6th of October, they have officially launched their product in Dhaka, in a showroom at Karwan Bazar.
So what is the fuss about it? It is a sports bike that is a carbon copy of Yamaha R125. In the past some importer like Frantic, Yummy Japan, CRV have bought some FAKE Honda CBR150 or 250 bikes in BD.
What these bikes are a carbon copy of the original Honda CBR 150 R or 250R, bikes that are assembled in China and the engine is also MADE IN CHINA. MAF Motors did something different and clever, instead of copying HONDA they copied Yamaha R125.
The bikes do look good but there are some funny features. Despite being it a SPORTS bike it has a kicker, the speedometer is a bit different not a full copy of R125, actually has a 225cc engine but they say that it is a 150cc bike.
But the strangest thing is despite it has a full body kit the bike is AIR COOLED, unlike the original R125 which is OIL COOLED. So in a HOT and HUMID day in one of the worst traffic city in the world, I won’t be surprised if someone the bikes cook themselves out.
The finishing isn’t bad though I saw the bike at night time, there is a rear grab rail for the pillion rider which is good. The handlebar is sporty. The front brake looks good, there are two calipers on the rear brake, so hoping that the braking system too will be good.
They say it has a power output of 19 BHP so in terms of acceleration it should be up there with it’s rival like Megelli, Katana and maybe not with Frantic IS 150. The compression ratio is low. The rear tire is flat and to be honest by the look of it I think the rear of the bike is a bit 2-3 inch longer than the actual R125.
Yes, it looks good but at 2.4 LAC this bike isn’t a good value for money. Moreover, the biggest problem is it is Chinese so I doubt it will a reliable bike. But In all Chinese Fairing bikes available in Bangladesh, it gives good sporty look.
Bennett 150 Specifications:
Engine Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air Cooled
Max Torque 17.3n.m/5500r/min.
Start Type Electric & Kick
Gearshift 5 gears, wet multi-plate
Compression ration 9:06:01
Break (front & rear) Disc plate with hydrolics
Fuel Capacity 14 Ltr.
Fuel Consumption “Local > 32-35/Ltr
Highway> 42/Ltr (Max)”
Max Speed 120km/hr
The suspension (Front) Front Shock Absorber
Suspension (Rear) Single Absorber
Net Weight 139Kg
Loading Capacity 150Kg
Wheel Base 1340mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Net Weight 139Kg Loading Capacity 150Kg Wheel Base 1340mm Ground Clearance 170mm
Colour: RED, BLUE, BLACK
Latest Price in Bangladesh: 240,000 BDT
It’s a visual review, we will try to post a test ride review about Bennett 150 soon. Hope that time we can deliver our valuable opinion about its ride comfort, handling, braking system, top speed, Mileage. So What you think? let us know by giving your valuable comment.