Lifan RBX150 Test RideDate:06-01-2017 Source:chinamotor
In September, the intense heat of summer fades away from the mountain city, Chongqing, while the late autumn is yet to come. It is just the right timing to go out for a ride on such clear and bright days of early autumn. Therefore, on 16th of September, MEGA CHINAMOTOR sent out its team to have a test ride of Lifan’s newly developed street bike, RBX150 (LF150-5D).
The test ride was destined for a riverside road and the test team set out early in the morning. After all-night-long gentle autumn rain, through the misty morning fog the sunlight scattered around, warming up the whole city. Nice day always brings good mood. Right after we arrived at the riverside, we made proper adjustment of the bike and then our rider began his riding test of Lifan RBX150. Inspired by the pleasing riverside scenery and the cool mini motorcycle, the rider started stunt-drive on the road not long after he rode out. Head-up, drift, RBX150 worked perfect with the rider to play on the road. The test ride on that day went on with great fun, which rightly worked out the best of RBX150’s recreation functionality.
Seemingly a mini motorcycle, 1666 mm by length and 945 mm by height, RBX150 is actually not such a small bike, comparing with other domestic mini models. Beside the plentiful power it generates, RBX150 can also defeat many other motorcycles with its unique appearance and flexible operation.
Being small is one obvious external characteristic of RBX150, but it features a strong heart - NBF150 engine, which can provide immense power comparable to that of a normal larger standard bike. The engine has a maximum power of 9Kw/8000rpm and a maximum torque of 10.8N·m/5500rpm. During the test ride, our rider has ridden RBX150 on highroads, uphill slopes, and even rough road surface, while mini RBX150 never failed the rider in any road conditions. The engine made low noise and little vibration even when the speed exceeded 90km/h during the ride.
|Acceleration Test I||Acceleration Test II|
|ACCEL (km/h) TIME(s)||Distance (m) Time (s) Speed (km/h)|
|0-10 0.07||100 7.9 78.9|
|0-20 1.3||200 12.3 84.4|
|0-30 2.3||400 20.4 94.2|
RBX150 is designed with a 6-liter fuel tank to fit with its body size. Though the fuel capacity is moderate, the bike is also a mild fuel consumer seeing from the test ride, which again makes RBX150 a competent street bike for city use purpose and even for long distance tour.
Fitted with hydraulic disc brake, RBX150’s braking is perfectly flexible and reliable. Needless to comment more but the clutch and the steering operations are really handy with facility. The large-size tyre with racing-bike level aluminum wheel hub ensures better grip on both off-road and highroad.
Born a mini model, RBX150 is inferior to none in terms of its configuration and performance. Before getting to know its use capability, you are sure to be firstly attracted by its appearance, small, exquisite yet tough. The fairshaped body with proper color and décor, the distinct head light, and the LCD instrument panel with gleamy pointer, all present a modern sense of technology. Besides, the small body with a seat height of 740mm, the bike is appealing to women riders who also pursue speed and passion.
With the increasingly rising of young consumers born in the 1980s and 1990s, motorcycle has changed its functionality from a transportation tool to a modern recreational equipment. Especially recent years, mini motorcycle has gained a great number of followers. The multifarious types and models of motorcycles on the market may make you feel at a loss, while, Lifan RBX150 stands out a special model that will not fail your expectations.
|L×W×H (mm) 1666×790×945||Fuel tank (L) 6|
|Wheelbase (mm) 1200||Max. net power (Kw/r.min) 9.0KW/8000r|
|Seat height (mm) 740||Fuel consumption 2.9 L/100 km|
|Curb weight (kg) 94||Max. speed 94.5km/h|
|Max. load (kg) 150||Gradeability 28 °|
|Min. ground clearance (mm) 165||Starting performance（electric） Normal temp.:1s, low temp.:14s|
|Angle of revolution, handbar (°) 42 (left to right)||Braking deceleration（full load） Front 4.5m/S, rear 4.3m/S|