Taro is an Italian bike manufacturing company but their bikes Taro GP 1 Valerio and Taro GP 2 Predator are assembled in China. Taro Bangla is a Bangladeshi company which is going to launch this two sports segmented bikes in Bangladesh soon. Both bikes are 150 cc segmented sports category where Taro GP 2 Predator can be considered as the youngest brother of GP 1 Valerio. Today we would like to make comparative discussion about this two bikes. Both are Chinese assembled and both are 150 cc sports bikes and both bikes have almost same price. Now, which one would be best for you. Let’s see the comparative discussion below.
Taro GP-2 Predator Vs Taro GP-1 Valerio
|COMPARE||Taro GP 2 Predator||Taro GP-1 Valerio|
|Engine||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Water Cooled, Chamshift Overhead||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Water Cooled, Chamshift Overhead|
|Displacement||150 cc||149.9 cc|
|Maximum Power||16 Bhp @8500 rpm||16 Bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.5 Nm @7000 rpm||14.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||1||1|
|Cooling||Water Cooled||Water Cooled|
|No. of Gear||6||6|
|Clutch||Wet Type||Wet Type|
|Kerb Weight||140 kg||150 kg|
|Length||1930 mm||2050 mm|
|Width||730 mm||720 mm|
|Height||1080 mm||1155 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm||800 mm|
|Wheelbase||1313 mm||1422 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.5 liters||13.5 liters|
||140 kmph||135 kmph|
|Mileage||42+ kmpl||40+ kmpl|
|Price||275,000 BDT||299,000 BDT|
|More Details||Taro GP-2 Full Specification||Taro GP-1 Full Specification|
# Looks: Taro GP 1 Valerio and Taro GP 2 Predator both are full faired sports category bikes. Two bikes are heavy attractive looking. Taro GP 1 has aggressive front end with dual pit headlamp and also Taro GP 2 has same dual pit aggressive headlamp features. The kits and fairings of both bikes are fully aerodynamic supported which can cross the wind easily and increase the speed of bikes. Consists of most eye catchy design, the GP 2 has a unique exhaust system which is just beneath the seating position. But GP 1 has also amazing looking exhaust but almost same like the other sports bikes. The fuel tank of GP 2 is fully muscular like GP 1 though, GP 2 Predator is a little small than GP 1 considering the dimension. Both bikes have wide tyres though GP 1 has much wider rear tyre than GP 2. Both Bikes have LED headlamp and taillamp features added. Considering overall design, both bikes are very attractive and eye catchy. Now, the choice is up to the customers.
# Engine Performance: Taro GP 1 and Taro GP 2 have same engine. Both bikes are used one cylinder, water cooled and camshaft overhead engine which are powered by 150 cc displacement. The engine of Taro GP-1 and Taro GP-2 can generate 16 Bhp max power in 8500 rpm. Both engines have 14.5 Nm max torque as well. Consists of six speed gearbox each, both bikes have only self starting system.
# Suspension & Brake: Here comes to the suspensions of the bikes. Suspension is one of the most important part in a sports bike which can ensure proper control and comfort to the riders while riding bikes. Company has used almost same quality suspension to their both bikes. Both have front positive shock absorber and rear single gas absorber. These are very qualityful suspensions no doubt and for sports bikes, it will provide better comfort. The braking system of both GP 1 and GP 2 are completely satisfying. They have front dual hydraulic disc brake where in rear single disc brake. At front the disc are 300 mm each and rear disc is 240 mm.
# Comfort & Control: If we consider the comfort of such types of sports bikes, it is for sure that than standard bikes, sports bikes are less comfortable. But of course Taro has thought about that and so, as sporty seating position, they have ensured the comfort for male and female pillion. The seat of both bikes are sporty and splitted. Besides, the bikes have very good braking and so, even for amateur riders the control of the bikes would be very easy. We can not specially say about one of them. Both have same braking system and seating position. Hopefully our discussion will help them decide.
# Fuel Consumption: Now, let’s come to the main point fuel efficiency. The bike Taro GP 2 Predator is better than Taro GP 1 Valerio considering the mileage. Though, the difference is not much only but a little. Taro GP 1 reportedly provide more than 35 km average mileage where Taro GP 2 Predator will provide more than 38 km average mileage. The mileage of Taro GP 2 is not much higher than average same segment sports bike but as Chinese assembled bike, the mileage seems good.
# Top Speed: Considering the top speed, Taro GP 1 is better than GP 2. Taro GP 1 Valerio will give more than 140 kmph top speed reportedly where Taro GP 2 Predator will provide more than 135 kmph speed. The speed difference is a little between this two sports bike. But still, we can consider GP 1 is better than GP 2 in that case.
# Price: Due to be the younger version of Taro GP 1 Valerio, Taro GP 2 Predator will be available in Bangladesh with some low price than Taro GP 1. The current price of the bike Taro GP 1 Valerio is BDT 299,000 only and the price of Taro GP 2 Predator is BDT 275,000 only.
The price difference between two bikes GP 1 and GP 2 are just 15,000 BDT which is not much. Actually the fact is choice. Those who likes Taro GP 2 design, he can buy that and Taro GPO 1 lover will go for his choice. But considering this two bikes, obviously Taro GP 1 Valerio will be better choice than GP 2 in the price range.