By this time we were pretty confident that the bike will last it’s warranty period of 20,000 km but I wanted to push it off the cliff so on 5th September 2014 came the day when I finally pushed it and to my & many around the biking community it came out with a bang, the bike was just less than 8000 km and on that day me & my KP150 covered 1150 km in 24 hours which included covering many districts in the North Bengal and coming back to Dhaka from our start point.
On that tour I came to know about the three big issues with Lifan KP150, but none were engine related as despite that hardcore ride even keeping the throttle open on the 48 km of Banglabandha road the only thing that happened with the bike was the tappet noise increased which was later mended by the mechanics of Rasel Industries.
Amazingly even in this high distance toured I experienced no back pain in my spine, shoulder or in my arms or elbow. The bike’s rear suspension was a major issue as it was very little free play so if you hit a pot holes at high speed you will feel the shock wave through your whole body.
Sea shore, flat lands & off tracks done and all it was left was to ride KP150 on the hill tracks and so did I! On the first installment I toured Khagrachori, Ranagamati and Bandarban, & on the second installments I toured toSajek! Both the times on the high roads the bike stayed stable, the gear ratio was very good for hill climbing, the tyre grip was good for high speed corning on the hill and on the downhill the braking of the bike was sublime.
By this time the bike gone old, performance dropped by a bit, mileage gone down and after engine oil drain I found out that it is drinking oil by 100-250 ml at every 1000 km engine oil drain, I wanted to see the end of it and to see it I decided to do another endurance tour, this time to celebrate my 24 hour endurance from 2014 on 25th September of this year the same Lifan KP150 1000 km under 15 hours touring from DHAKA TETULIA to DHAKA.
I was amazed that the bike survived this slaturing and to me I thought that was the that was the end of the journey with KP150, since then there were some tours on the high roads but none were done with such aggression and just when it crossed 30,000 km with the help of KB Riderz and a stunt show the bike finally gave up and I was very sure that it was time to do a heart surgery (change the piston, valve of the engine) .
SPARE PARTS that were changed during the 30,000km ride
â€¢Brake shoe: front & rear 3 times.
â€¢Brake Disc: once.
â€¢Accelerator Cable: once.
â€¢Chain Spocket: Twice (first time at 14000km 2nd time at 25,000km).
â€¢Spark Plug & Air Filter: Once both at 15000km.
“I didn’t modified the bike by any mean but one of the biggest advantage of Lifan KP 150 is that the bikeâ€™s spare parts matches with the like of Honda Unicorn, the Chinese didnâ€™t copy the LOOKS of the bike but they copied the technical stuff, like chain sprocket, air filter, rear suspension, spark plug.”
“The best thing about LIFAN KP150 which I felt is that the way it accelerates, the word IMMEDIATE was invented for this bike’s acceleration & with the help of the brakes the bike decelerates faster and efficiently than that of RTR and PULSAR.”