A cafe racer is one of the popular bike categories in the motorcycle industry. It has a particular fan base all over the world. In Bangladesh, we don’t see many cafe racer bikes available on the road. Recently, some domestic and international motorcycle brands are started to launch cafe racer bikes in Bangladesh. Among them, GPX Countryman, Generic Cafe Racer 165, Aprilia Cafe 150 are the best name. Though, The giant Japanese brand Yamaha recently launched Yamaha XSR 155 in the Bangladeshi market. But if you consider the price range and performance, then this bike will above all.
Speedoz Ltd is the sole distributor and importer of Generic motorcycles in Bangladesh. Previously they were the distributor of Keeway and Benelli motorcycles and did a great job. Cafe Racer bikes always look awesome and different from the regular commuter and sports bikes. Lower handlebar position, bulky and sleek fuel tank, single-piece retro seat are the traditional look of a Cafe Racer bike and Generic Cafe Racer 165 has the all.
The basic design of this bike is taken from The Thai brand GPX. The Generic cafe racer almost looks like the GPX Gentleman 200. This bike’s whole body gets metal finishing. Round headlamp and instrument panel holding its classic look. The aluminum pipe handlebar and front suspension have a silver color. Generic Cafe Racer 165 is available in only two colors, that’s matte grey and glossy black. This bike doesn’t have much stickering on its body. But the paint scheme looks good. The engine cowl guard enhances its sporty look.
Key Features of Generic Cafe Racer 165:
- Powerful 164cc liquid-cooled engine.
- Classic retro design.
- Classic round headlight and instrument panel.
- Removable pillion seat cover.
- 130/80-17 section rear tyre.
- USD fork suspension.
- Leather coated premium seat.
Generic took the engine of this bike from the Thai origin brand GPX. GPX is widely regarded as one of the best performance orient engine manufacturers in the world. This motorcycle is equipped with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve, SOHC, 164 cc engine that can burn out 15 bhp maximum power at 8000 rpm and 14 Nm maximum torque at 6500 rpm. A six-speed gearbox and wet multi-plate clutch are mated with the engine for smooth transmission. This bike gets the Carburetor to fuel supply where the modern bikes getting a fuel injection system. So, Generic should develop the fuel system.
The one-piece pipe handlebar is a little up-raised and comfortable for city and highway rides. Though, we see that the cafe racer bikes are usually getting a lower handlebar position. To make this bike more comfortable, Generic used this up-raised handlebar. They also used premium leather coated seats and a pillion seat cover by a plastic board. Whenever you want you can use it as a pillion seat. This bike has a standard ground clearance of 179 mm which is pretty enough for our road condition. The braking performance is generated from a dual-disc brake system.
The most amazing feature of this bike is the instrument panel. It gets the classic design and rationalizes with informative features. You can also change the color of this panel by the switch. Along with a tachometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, and it also comes with a gear indicator. The console is brighter and easy to see. The current market price of this bike is 199,900 BDT.