Minerva Naked 250 Review
The fast growth of two wheeler segment in Indonesia is witnessing the launch of newer design bikes with better performance. Minerva has introduced Naked series of bikes to capture the market share dominated by other manufacturers like Honda, KTM, Yamaha. This series of bikes feature the digital instrument cluster, halogen headlamps, disc brakes as standard.
The Naked 250 model gets the first impression of bold styling with sharp design of headlight cowl and the broader handlebar. The fuel tank is made broader at the front and sleeker at the end gets special attention of the onlookers. The single seat designed to get an angular lift towards tail making the pillion rider be seated at a higher position than the rider. This design supported with strong tubular frame and dimensional features of 1990mm X780mm X1060mm (Length X Width X Height) and wheelbase 1350mm give it a perfect look of raw powered bike and absence of side body panels is easily noticeable. The exhaust manifold is fixed below the seats given perfect insulation for heat and the red color frame link from mid portion to rear wheels gets the special attention of the crowd.
Engine, Economy and Performance
Minerva Naked 250 feature single cylinder oil cooled petrol engine with 247cc delivering the power of 20.5hp at 8500rpm and torque of 18Nm at 6000rpm. The carbureted fuel supply system is used for getting best of fuel efficiency. The engine is connected to rear wheels through manual transmission gearbox and chain drive. The super smooth performance of engine can enable the vehicle to reach the top speed of up to 140kmph in shortest possible time. The mileage of average of 30kmpl can be achieved in city conditions and it can increase by 3kmpl in riding on highway road and traffic free zones.
The raw design of sports bike features like the accurate positioning of rider seat and the design of handlebar enable the rider to feel comfortable for high-speed riding. The fast development of power with acceleration inputs and the marvelous increase of speed from idling give the rider the feel of a racer bike. The easiness of riding is enhanced with the fine grip of the road wheels with tyre rating as 100/70 R17 for front and 120/70 R17 for rear make it easy to steer on uphill tasks and varying road conditions of city and highway.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
The powerful performance of engine enhanced with efficient final drive and easy to operate hydraulic disc brakes at front and rear. The strong and height adjustable mono shock absorber used for rear and telescopic shock absorber used at the front wheel offer greater support for the varying loads making every ride a pleasant experience irrespective of conditions of the roads. Latest features of stylish headlights with adjustable focus makes it easy for riding during night times and foggy weather conditions.
Minerva Naked 250 has a powerful engine with high torque that can be a great companion long rides and daily commuting as well. A good blending of power and the boldness of design make it a worthy choice.