Minerva X-ROAD 150S Review
Minerva motorcycles have gained popularity for it stylish body design and updated accessories and performance factors. Minerva has introduced latest and trendsetting features in its models like GTR 150, GTR 170, R150 VX, Naked 250 and adventure bike Madass. The X Road 150 S is made even bolder in design and advanced technology features like halogen headlight, digital instrument cluster, daytime running light makes it even better. This model competes with bikes like Kawasaki KLX150, Honda CBR 150, TVS Apache RTR 160.
The design of X-Road 150S poses a dynamic stance with the unique design of the halogen headlamp and absence of headlight cowl gives it boldness of a dirt bike. Wide handlebar designed beautifully and the posture of the rider seated on the centrally placed seat and holding the hand grip gets a feel of riding a high-spirited performance bike. The bolder design is given the uplift with broader dimensional features as 2040mm X 770mm X1100mm (Length X Width X Height) and the kerb weight of 128Kg makes it easier to handle. The elevated design of the pillion supported with footrest fixed appropriately gives balanced posture for the pillion passenger.
Engine, economy and performance
Minerva has used the updated version of well-proven performance and reliable 150cc engine. The oil cooled single cylinder 150cc power mill can deliver the power of 13hp at 9500rpm and torque of 10.5Nm at 7000rpm. The engine is connected to the five-speed gearbox and to the rear wheel through a chain drive. Though maximum power is available at comparatively higher rpm, the quick response to the acceleration input can take the bike to top speed of the order of 135kmph maximum. In city usage, one can expect a mileage of around 45kmpl and it can rise up to 50kmpl depending upon the condition of road and maintenance of the bike.
The bike is designed to give the thrill of a sports bike and convenience of using in city traffic. The bold image of the rider created with aggressive styling is enhanced with equally easy to steer handlebar connected through fork to the front wheel. The body dynamics designed to give a pleasant and stress-free riding over the long journey and the superior quality of tyres with rating 110/70 R17 at front and 130/70 R17 at the rear gives perfect grip over a slippery surface. The industry standard ground clearance of 165mm assures safe riding on normal and rough road conditions as well.
Safety brakes and miscellaneous
The high-spirited performance of the bike is boosted with the fast operating disc brakes at front and rear stopping the vehicle in the minimum safe distance. The dynamics of the riding improved with strong design and accurately fixed telescopic shock absorbers at front and mono shock absorber at the rear. Some of the special features include halogen headlight with daytime running lights at the front and LED tail lamp, digital instrument cluster giving accurate information of the speed, odometer, fuel level and gear selection.
X Road 150S is a very good performer bike with an ideal combination of styling and comfort features. It makes a great choice as a sports bike that boost up the reputation of the owner.