If you are looking for a cruiser that is light on the pocket, the Keeway Superlight 125 is a good bargain. While Keeway is a Chinese bike, it does perform better than expectations for the price. With a great finish and a reasonable price, it is a good deal for someone looking to buy their first bike.
Producing a max torque of 10.46 HP @9000 RPM, it is a reasonably powerful bike to ride on all kinds of terrain. The chassis is well designed for a comfortable ride with an arch bar frame that offers good handling. The suspensions are okay too – with a front telescopic fork and rear suspensions of telescopic coil spring with oil dampeners.
While riders have said that the gearbox and engine do feel rather stiff initially, if you stick to around 80KPH and keep the rev consistent at 7,000 for the first thousand or so kilometres it will break in. The braking system is good with a front single disc 275 mm and drum brakes 160 mm at the rear.
The road handling is also quite good, and it performs well both in city traffic and in the countryside. While the top speed is around 110 km, it rides best at 80-85 km. The tyres provide good road hugging with the front 110/90-16 and 130/80-15 at the rear. The fittings are of a decent quality with a good finish.
If you are looking for something hardcore this is not the bike. However, if you are looking to spend under £2k, you could not ask for more!
|Engine||Single cylinder, air cooled, four stroke|
|Average fuel consumption||–|
|Submitted by:||Paul Oliver||Review Date: March 2017||Comfort||Very easy to ride. Foot plates make it even more comfortable.|
|Ride Quality||Handling both on straight and bends is superb. Although seems like a bigger bike, perfect seating position for handling.|
|Build Quality & Reliability|
|Engine Rating||Has good pull, but tops out at 55 to 60 mph. Still it is only a 125|
|Running Cost||Top end speed|
|Pros Comments||The look. An excellent first bike for my mid life crisis.|
|Cons Comments||Top end speed|