Chinese motorcycles are known for bad quality, poor paintjobs and fit n finish. To some extent these complaints are justified and these issues are present in them but things are changing now. Chinese are making quality motorcycles like Derbi and Benelli. Though being Italian their manufacturing is being carried out in china just like I phone. Things are changing now and they are making some good things. There must be something n them. Let’s find out today because the motorcycle in question is Crown Fighter 150 which is an un branded, non-pedigreed Chinese motorcycle but it has one very attractive point to it, the price. Usually this price thing comes at the end of the review but this is what makes Fighter 150 so special.
At 1 lakh 10 thousand rupees this could be yours. You can get a motorcycle which comes with a push to start button, has alloy rims and disc break, comes equipped with an all-electronic speedometer which has a clock too. The alien styled head light and after market slip on exhaust is a plus too but I don’t like them. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing good in this motorcycle, for the price it has many things. Crown has kept the frame simple and sturdy, the chassis is same as of CG125. The engine is an over bored CG125 engine but gets an additional 5th gear. It also has the same slide carb and it has same nature, this engine vibrates because its an OHV set up. It’s a matter to find out how many vibrations are there, will find out once we get riding.
The technology used on the machine is a bit dated, that’s a major reason it costs less despite being a CKD unit. The switch assemblies are old styled, speedometer is also old despite being digital. The fuel tank is muscular and comes with air scoops. They have DRL’s in them which also act as an indicator once switched on. The fuel filler cap is billet aluminum and looks nice. The paint quality is a bit dull, the tires are a bit skinny and the front forks are starving. The rear suspension angle looks same as we see it on CG125’s. The swing arm is pipe based and see through but Crown guys have hidden it. The seat is well padded but way too smart and the riding posture is up right. Not to mention the tires are skinny and front disc is way small. But HEY!!! What is to complain when this thing costs 110k and performs like this.
Fighter weighs 108 kgs and makes 11 hp, being an ohv, it has strong mid-range and good pick up. The top speed figures are also nice, Rear drum break is adequate but the front disc is small for the size of the bike. Tires could be a little wider for better grip and confidence. If I had to conclude about the bike , I would clearly say that this motorcycle is good purchase in 110k , if crown work on it seriously, they can get some really good results provided that they make sure availability of spare parts and after sales services to its customers.