Along with standard and commuter bikes, Keeway started to launch cruiser bikes in Bangladesh. Earlier, Keeway brought the Keeway Super-light 150 to Bangladesh. But Keeway Super-light 150 is currently not available in the Bangladeshi market. However, some time ago Keeway brought the Keeway K-light 150 to the market. K-light series has 125,150, 200 and 250cc bikes, but only 150cc is now available in Bangladesh.
Although the quantity of cruiser motorcycles in Bangladesh is relatively low, but the demand is comparatively high. Especially for those who like long tours and a long ride, they generally prefer cruiser bikes. Its Relax Riding Position is quite comfortable on the long tour.
Many people think of Keeway is a Chinese Company. This is somewhat true, but Keeway is mainly a European registered brand. That is a motorcycle manufacturer of China’s famous Qianjian Group. Benelli designed their motorcycles and engine. Aftab Auto-mobiles ltd is their sole distributor in Bangladesh.
When you look at Keeway’s 100 or 165cc bikes, you will realize that they are very aware of the design of their bikes. Each of the design of their bikes is unique and designed by experienced engineers from Benelli. And that’s no exception when it comes to the design of the Keeway K-light cruiser bikes. The bike’s front end is similar to a cruiser bike, but the rear looks a lot like a café racer bike.
Metal finish is provided in the fuel tank of Keeway K-light. However, the fuel filler cap is placed slightly to the right of the fuel tank rather than the middle. Which adds some novelty to it. In addition, it’s round headlamp and round instrument panel give you a classic look.
The new thing you will notice is its ignition switch. Usually, the bike’s ignition switch is on its fuel tank or below the dashboard. But the K-light’s ignition switch has been placed behind the front suspension. Not only that, the other bikes have the ignition switch and steering lock together, but it remains separate.
The exhaust of the bike is quite classic. The color combination has been adjusted to the bike’s color and design. Usually, the cruiser bike uses a spoke wheel but it has been added to the alloy wheel, which is pretty cool to see. The rear tire gets a splash guard, made of strong metal. That will give you plenty of support during the rainy season or on wet roads.
We love the build quality of the K-light and its color combination. A total of 3 colors are available in the market of this bike. Those are Silver, Black, and Red. Only the color of the fuel tank will change. The color of the rest of the motorcycle will not change.
For those who like top speed might not choose this motorcycle. But as a cruiser bike, its engine capacity is good enough. All of Keeway’s bike engines are refined. On a long tour, it is expected to deliver considerable power.
Keeway k-light 150 used a 4-stoke, single-cylinder, two valves, SOHC, 149.4 cc engine and the air-cooled system is used to cool it. Also used for smooth transmission is a 5-speed gearbox and wet multi-plate clutch. The bike can produce 11.4 bhp maximum power and 10 Nm of torque. As a 150 cc bike, its engine power is somewhat less. The bike has a self-starter as well as a kick-starter.
Keeway brings innovation to the dashboard and switching options of the bike. Although the dashboard is digital, its round shape retains the classic look of a cruiser bike. In the dashboard, you will find Tachometer, Trip meter, Fuel gauge as well as all necessary features.
Also, by pressing the dashboard switch you can see how much fuel there is and how many km the bike has run in one day. Besides, the left indicator on the left and the right indicator on the right side. Which is seen on the bikes of BMW and Harley Davidson.
The cruiser bikes were originally designed for riding comforts. Keeway k-light is no exception. Its 20mm wide handlebar, relaxed riding position, a well-padded seat will give you a comfortable ride. Its headlamp and taillamp unit is halogen. The side indicator lights are also halogen. Headlamps and taillamps round shape, reminiscent of a cruiser bike.
Its dimensions are somewhat smaller than other cruiser bikes. In this cruiser, you will find Royal Enfield feel. The seat height of this bike is 715 mm, ground clearance 150 mm and the wheelbase is 1440 mm. In addition, its weight is 156 kg which will increase the bike’s stability. The bike can hold up to 11.5 liters of fuel. However, for over heightened riders, the bike may seem a bit small.
Keeway has also done a lot of work on braking of the bike. A 280 mm dual-piston caliper is used in front and a 240 mm dual-piston caliper disc brake in the rear wheel. However, the caliper of the rear brake is a bit smaller.
There is no change in its suspensions. A 120mm Telescopic fork was used in the front and a 53 mm coil spring oil damped dual-shock suspension on the rear. It also gets 90/90 in the front and 130/90 section tubeless tyre in the rear wheel.
It is not possible to say what the mileage will be like. Though it will provide around 35+ km/l average mileage because of its carburetor fuel supply. The current price of the bike is Tk. 167,500. The bike can be found in the authorized showrooms of Aftab Automobiles.
Bikes are not only needed now but are turning into people’s passion. At present, the quantity of cruiser bikes in Bangladesh is limited but the demand is increasing. So for those looking for a good low cruiser bike on a low budget, this is one would the good choices.