Gazgas Raptor 100 Review
Gazgas has launched a variety of bikes in Indonesia including dirt track bikes such as GE 250 Z series, SE 50 GX 50, and adventure bike Hummer and others. The Raptor 100 is introduced as a smart bike with the performance of a dirt track bike and usage as a city commuter and the other variant of the same series Raptor 125 Pro is a pure off- roader. It competes with all 100cc bikes from the leading manufacturers like Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, TVS Motors.
This bike is designed as an aggressive styling, superb performer bike intended to be used by youngsters with zeal for the pleasure of joyful riding. The rider seat is made cute in design and offers comfortable posture for the rider, the pillion passenger seat made sleek in design and offer perfect posture for the young pillion rider. The dimensional features include 1780mm X 750mm X1110mm (Length X Width X Height) and wheelbase 1205mm, kerb weight of 70kg makes it easy for handling at high speed in congested roads and heavy traffic conditions. The excellent ground clearance of 310mm easier riding at the normal road humps and hollows.
Engine, economy and performance
This bike features single cylinder four stroke air cooled petrol engine with 100cc capacity delivering the power of 7hp at 8000rpm and torque of 7Nm at 6000rpm.The engine mated with 4-speed gearbox and chain drive connected to rear wheels. The carbureted fuel supply system supplies metred quantity of fuel-air mixture for efficient combustion. Starting from idling, it can reach a speed of 45kmph in a short interval of time and can reach a top speed of 90kmph on standard road conditions. The fuel efficiency of around 60kmpl can be expected in city conditions and 65kmpl in the highway.
The bike is designed to perform as a commuter with uniqueness in styling and joyful ride for the youngsters. The rider seat and handlebar give comfortable posture for the rider for cruising at high speed and negotiating with uneven roads and narrow passages. The tyres with size 60/100 R14 used for the front wheel and 80/100 R12 used for rear wheels with spokes. The tyre profile is slim and strong and gives long lasting reliability and the body dynamics offer balanced ride over uneven surfaces and sharp turnings.
Safety brakes and miscellaneous
The strong and lightweight chassis with backbone pipeline frame can withstand varying loads and the suspension system with upside down telescopic shock absorber at the front and adjustable mono shock absorber at rear connected to the frame at the rear wheel and below the rider seat takes the varying shock loads at the rear wheel. The easy to operate and effective application of brakes is achieved through single piston hydraulic disc brakes at front and rear. The strong engine guard prevents underbody hits and the silencer pipe located safe and passes under the seat thus preventing the rider from possible contact with silence pipe during accidental fall.
The Raptor 100 is loaded with the performance of a dirt track bike and utility as a regular commuter bike for city and highway usage. A great choice for youngsters with zeal for a stylish bike that can be used for high-speed riding and occasional adventures rides as well.