NAZA GTR 150 – FAST & FURIOUS SCOOTER FROM NAZABy ambler • Apr 15th, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Vehicles
The locally-assembled GTR 150S scooter is the product of Naza‘s latest collaboration with Taiwan-based CPI Motor Co and marks a vote of confidence in Naza.
CPI Motor, the original manufacturer of the scooter, has given Naza the right to assemble and market it in Malaysia.
As part of the deal, Naza will provide service and repair support for the older GTR 150S.Before this, naza gtr is imported by another company under name CPI GTR but
due to limited technology know how (or perhaps due to the non existence of any technology know how), the CPI GTR became as reliable as a politician. Most of the bikes landed in workshops for months, and the importer simply close shop and ignored the plight of the owners.
After that, Naza malaysia take a risk and bring back the GTR and improved the GTR either in technical and performance aspect producing the most valuable scooter.
In what we can call a gentleman move, Naza Bikes offered a recall to all CPI GTR owners, repairing them for free. This obviously costed them a bomb (a few million RM) but
it also proved that Naza Bikes was serious enough to gain trust from the public. When they relaunched the GTR under the Naza brand, the scooter once again picked up speed and soon stocks were gone in a jiffy.
Naza bikes also produce the new series of GTR called GTR 150x. The X means it comes in a meaner tangy colour scheme, and it looks even better.
Ours also comes with a R&D exhaust silincer, which is not that silent anymore but gives out better torque at lower RPMs.
Riding position is simply radical due to its high foot pegs and low handlebars. The seats are separated giving GTR superbike looks.
Despite of using normal seat,the GTR came out with thin seat giving extra comfortable and they allow the rider to easily change its position from left to right.
As this is a scooter, your feet does nothing except stand still on the footpegs. Brakes are discs all around and they give a good feel.
With 17-inch tyres at the front and 16-inch at the rear, the scooter does feel heavy. Steering motion too is slow, probably due to the tyre.
A higher tyre pressure should take care of that.Looking at the design and the size of the tyre, it is impossible for GTR to reach the speed as per superbike but if cruising is your primary purpose,then GTR is the best choice.
Being a sporty looking piece, luggage area is also limited. Installing a top box at the rear will certainly distrupt its design flow.Handling is also acceptable.Tyre grip is abundant and the suspension is sporty enough.We know that the GTR sells just because of its looks but what many failed to realise is that the effort the R&D department did to make sure the bike can survive our weather is trully amazing.
For that “ranggi” look, you can’t go wrong with the GTR!
NAZA GTR 150 SPECS
Model: GTR 150
Rating: 58.8 out of 100
Displacement: 49.20 ccm (3.00 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Power: 4.42 HP (3.2 kW)) @ 6550 RPM
Fuel system: Carburettor
Starter: Electric & kick
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
Overall height: 1,170 mm (46.1 inches) Overall length: 1,940 mm (76.4 inches)
Overall width: 730 mm (28.7 inches)
Front suspension: Hydraulic telescope fork Rear suspension: Hydraulic gas pressure suspension, adjustable
Front tyre dimensions: 110/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 130/60-17
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 280 mm (11.0 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 210 mm (8.3 inches)
Exhaust system: Stainless steel
Fuel capacity: 9.00 litres (2.38 gallons)
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