In recent time, 160 and 165cc are the most competitive motorcycle segment in Bangladesh. Many Japanese, Indian and Chinese motorcycle brands are launching their motorcycles in this segment. Haojue DR 160 and FKM StreetFighter 165 both bikes are manufactured in China. Though Haojue is a famous Chinese manufacturer where FKM is a new member of the motorcycle industry.
Haojue DR 160 was first introduced at the 5th Dhaka International Bike Show. But Karnofuli Motors the sole distributor of Haoujue took some time to launch this bike in Bangladesh and Speedoz Ltd is the sole distributor of FKM Motors. Both motorcycles are equipped with an EFI engine and also cost-effective. In this article, we will try to show you the compare and contrast between these to bikes.
It’s hard to compare between two motorcycles in the same segment. Haojue DR 160 and FKM streetFighter both are the naked sports motorcycles and both are manufactured in China.
Design and Look: FKM streetFighter much looks like the higher segments Kawasaki Z1000 because of its amazing headlight. Not only just look, but it also provides enough light on night riding. The fuel tank with the front extension kit looks muscular and bulky. On the other hand, DR 160 gets a sharp and edgy design. The headlight is slightly smaller but beautifully designed. Both bikes get LED headlight and tail light unit.
Engine performance: In the term of engine performance, both bikes will stand at the same ground. Haojue DR 160 equipped with Air-cooled, SOHC, two-valve, single-cylinder, four-stroke, 162cc engine that can burn out 15 bhp maximum power at 9000 rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. We expecting the top speed and mileage of this bike around 125 km/h and 42 km/l. FKM StreetFighter 165 gets Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, air-cooled, fuel injection, 164cc engine and can produce 15 bhp maximum power and 14.5 Nm of torque.
Comfort and Suspension: Comfortable riding is one of the top issues for a naked sports bike. Both this bike equipped with USD fork suspension in the front wheel and mono-shock suspension in the rear wheel. But DR 160’s suspensions are more refined and comfortable than FKM StreetFighter. But StreetFighter’s handlebar is slightly wider than DR 160. For that, your cornering will be more efficient and smooth.
Brand Value and Reliability: Brand value is a very important thing to trust. As we mentioned, both bikes are manufactured in China. But Haojue is a famous motorcycle manufacturer company. Suzuki manufactures its bikes in Haojue’s factory. So their products are durable and also have a longer life. But FKM is new in the motorcycle industry but they have to improve their product quality and R&D.
Mileage & Tyre: Both bikes get EFI engine. For that, both can provide 40+ km/l average mileage. But there is a size difference in the rear tyre of these bikes. Haojue DR 160 gets 130/70 section and FKM gets 140/70 section tubeless tyres.
Color and Price: Haojue DR 160 available with three different color shades, those are Blue, Black, and Red. The current market price of this bike is 199,500 BDT. And FKM also available with three color shades. These are Blue, Red, and Yellow. The market price of this bike is 189,900 BDT.