Viar VIXR Review
Viar Indonesia has introduced motorcycles meeting desires and demands of the customers in owning a stylish and powerful bike with good fuel economy. The new VIXR is one such model having latest technology version engine, superb design of body styling and also offer great ride and comfort for rider and the pillion passenger. It competes with all 150cc bikes from leading manufacturers like Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, TVS Motors.
The tough competition in the 150cc segment of bikes in Indonesia has resulted in the introduction of superior quality of bike with equal importance on performance and style statement it creates on the road. VIXR is one such model launched from Viar featuring impressive styling with new headlight assembly, stylish front body panel, split seat offering better comfort for the pillion passenger, digital instrument cluster.
At first look itself VIXR gets the appreciation of the customers with the bold design of the body, headlight assembly with dual headlights, the nice styling of the fuel tank and the rider seat offering very good posture for the rider in holding the handlebar. The rear view mirrors fixed on the headlight assembly along with windscreen adds to the special attraction of the bike. The split seat design separating the pillion seat from rider makes way for comfortable seating of the passenger. The dimensions of the bike include 1960mm X660mm X1065mm (Length X Width X Height) and the kerb weight of 115kg is nicely spread over wheelbase 1350mm giving a balanced ride on all road conditions.
Engine, economy and performance
VIXR features the well-proven performance 150cc engine with upgraded technology delivering a power of 14hp and torque of 13Nm. Viar has used the 5-speed gearbox with one down and four upshifts mated to engine with multi-plate wet clutch. The smooth acceleration and easy changing of gears can take the motorcycle to a speed of 45kmph in a short time and can reach a top speed of 110kmph in favorable riding conditions. In city riding conditions, one can expect a mileage of around 50kmpl and it can give best of the mileage of 55kmpl in standard road conditions such as a highway.
The VIXR looks very stylish and gives the impression of a sports bike, however, the design of rider seat, positioning of handlebar are aimed at providing better comfort over long time spent on the bike. The alloy wheels with tyres of rating 90/80 R17 for front and 110/90 R17 for rear provide good grip on road enabling the rider to steer smoothly in the congested roads and wet road conditions. The pillion passenger seat provides ideal posture for the passenger without having to bend forward making it comfortable for long ride.
Safety Brake and miscellaneous
The VIXR feature disc brakes for both wheels, the front brakes operated through the lever on the right-hand grip and the rear operated through a pedal by right leg. The easy to operate brake lever and pedal is handy for efficient and fast application of brakes to stop the bike or slow down without jerks. The telescopic shock absorbers at the front and mono shock absorber located at the center below rider seat take the vibrational loads preventing the same to be transmitted to rider and pillion passenger. The sharp focus of the double headlight illuminates the road very well making it convenient for riding at dark conditions.
VIXR is a stylish 150cc motorcycle with a combination of updated features and performance that can make it an ideal selection as a daily commuter bike for the masses.