The number of adventure lovers in Bangladesh is increasing exponentially. Once motorcycles were only considered as commuting transport. However, the number of adventure bikes is increasing at a very slow rate. Presently there are only two adventure bikes available in Bangladesh. They are the Lifan KPT 150 and Aprilia Terra. Here we will discuss the Lifan KPT 150 ABS.
Lifan is a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer. The Lifan is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in China and it has been operating since 1992. The Lifan KPR 150 and Lifan KPR 165 are two of the most well-known sportbikes of Bangladesh. The Lifan KPT 150 was the first adventure bike in Bangladesh. Initially, the Lifan KPT 150 was brought with only disc brakes. Rasel Industries introduced the Lifan KPT 150 ABS in 2020 and has received a significant amount of praise as soon as it was released.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS is the only adventure bike available in Bangladesh, which is why the stakes for this bike is extremely high. The bike lives up to its expectation. The bike comes stock with crash guards and a luggage rack. The crash guards are quite strong and very handy.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS comes with exceptional lighting. The headlight has multiple LEDs that keep the road ahead of you illuminated quite well for highway rides. The rear has an LED taillight which is very much unique and attractive. The indicators are also LED and minimalistic.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS comes in two different colors. They are:
Both bikes have the same decals. The decals are very simple and sporty. The decals make the bike much more attractive.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS comes with liquid cooling, fuel injection, and ABS. The liquid cooling and fuel injection were there in the previous version as well, however, the newer version has ABS. These facilities are only found on premium racing bikes. These functions on an adventure bike are quite refreshing and interesting.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS is a bit of a tall bike to sit on. Being an adventurer, the bike comes with a fairly good ground clearance to avoid all forms of terrain, which results in higher seat height. The height of the bike is 1300 mm. The bike comes with a standard wheelbase of 1330 mm, an excessive length of 2000 mm, and a surprisingly small width of 780 mm. The bike is easy to hold together with your legs due to being of the proper width.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS comes with a new engine. But the power and torque figure are the same as before, as in, 16.8 bhp of power at 8000rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 6500rpm. But what it does come with it an NBF2 technology in the piston. Which means smoother power delivery to the wheels from the engine. The engine is electronically fuel-injected, which is very good for the fuel efficiency of the bike. The bike is expected to have a fuel economy of around 35-40kmpl.
The Lifan KPT 150 ABS comes with an advanced gearbox. This one still has a 6-speed shifter. But what is new is the sensation. The new shifter is much softer than the previous version. The motorcycle shifts much smoothly, softly, and linearly than before.
This particular section is the most exciting of all for the Lifan KPT 150 ABS. Lifan KPT 150 ABS is considered one of the most exciting motorcycles on the highway, and one of the reasons is the twin disc braking system with an Anti-lock braking system (ABS). The brakes seem to respond well when off-road as well, and that is because the motorcycles have a good balance in the brakes. The ABS increases the braking stability and performance of the brakes significantly.
The suspensions are the second most exciting thing about this motorcycle. The front USD telescopic forks have been tweaked to give the best performance they can give you off-road. Of course, they are not as good as a dirt motorcycle, but they are good enough for a weekend ride through the trails. The rear mono-shock also responds well during highway rides and even when there is baggage or a pillion. But the mono-shock will seem a bit stiff during the first 1000 km, so it is suggested to give it some time to break-in.
The wheels of the Lifan KPT 150 ABS is quite intriguing as they are fitted with semi off-road tires. The front tire is 100/80, while the rear tire is 130/70. The front tire size is perfect for the bike, however, the rear tire is a tad bit thinner. The rear tire could have been 140/70, which would have made it the perfect bike.
Every motorcycle is not made for the daily commuter, nor is every motorcycle made for the regular tourer, neither is every motorcycle made for the person who wishes to go up mountains now and then. But the Lifan KPT 150 ABS is made for the person who is all three. In easy words, this motorcycle is for the touring enthusiast. This motorcycle is not bound by age, rather bound by imagination. If you wish to climb up a mountain or ride from one corner of Bangladesh to the other, this motorcycle is for you.
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