The Chinese manufacturer Keeway is leveraging its premium brand in the beginner motorbike segment. Recently they launched their latest bike the all new MBP F125 which is inspired by the capable MBP M502N. This bike was unrevealed at Intermot 2022 Germany. This model is to rival the popular KTM 125 Duke. AS it is a 125 cc bike which also allows the company to target the western market as well as the Asian & South-Asian market simultaneously.
The MBP F125 is powered by a 124.9cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 15 horsepower and 8,500 rpm and 8 ft-lbs of torque at 6,500 rpm. And it is paired to a six-speed transmission that makes it 0.7PS more but 1.15Nm less than the KTM 125 Duke. This motorcycle sits close to Duke in terms of displacement and body style, there are a few aspects which make the Keeway stand out. One glance at the sharp MBP F125 and you’ll understand why its being compared to the Duke.
the MBP F125 is impressively light, weighing in at just 140 kg, lighter by 19 kg compared to the 125 Duke. The different tank extensions, alloys and seat give it a distinctive look. It has a style that is perfectly on trend with futuristic athletic lines similar in design to those of naked sportbikes. It is equipped with an inverted fork and a preload adjustable monoshock suspension to ensure you have a comfy ride. 17-inch wheels wrapped in CST tires measuring 110/ 80-17 at the front and 130/ 70-17 at the back, and 240 millimeter and 220 millimeter brake discs at the front and back respectively. The fuel tank capacity of the motorcycle is 14-litre.
We could expect Keeway to eventually make its way to Bangladesh. As it is a 125 cc bike there should be no problem launching it in Bangladesh. The details regarding the pricing and availability of the MBP F125 will be disclosed by Keeway soon. Hopefully we will get our hands on it.