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Ivy & Stephen – the tale of two newbie riders.

Ivy

Yesterday was Ivys’ last rider training class. And she was elated as you can see in the pictures.  It’s been a journey.  She surely took her time. Her rider training was intermittent,  due to work and other commitments.  I think it has taken her a year to complete her training.  

We stuck by her and encouraged her even when she couldn’t find the time to train. This was by far not an ideal situation for us as her instructors too. But she was committed and so were we.  And Ivy has finished and finished well. 

Stephen

 

Stephen took 8 sessions two hour each over three weeks. Our average is usually two weeks. Here is Steve on his brand new Lifan Cossack 250.

We don’t just offer rider training courses,  we also match our students to a motorcycle that suits him/her in size and fit. We also assist our students find riding gear within their budget. As well as providing an ecosystem of peers in the same space as they are within our inked biker class groups.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up! Call us on 0722476010 or 0733770598.

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Bajaj Boxer X150 Owners’ Review 

The Breakdown 

This is a perfect starter bike for anyone looking for a commuter bike that can also handle off the road terrain. As usual you get fantastic gas mileage out of this motorcycle.

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Pros

  1. Raised Mudguard and semi knobby tyres
  2. Excellent gas mileage
  3. Sturdy suspension
  4. Easy to service and maintain
  5. Cheap , affordable purchase price

Cons

  1. Soft as butter front brakes
  2. Sensitive throttle
  3. 4 speed gearbox
  4. Drum brakes front and rear

The Review 

The Bajaj Boxer X150 is the right fit for that new motorcyclist learning the basics of riding.

It is the ideal and affordable starter motorcycle with semi knobby tyres and raised mudguard , capable of handling mud , sand , and other rough terrains on and off the road.

Our bike has 9750 kms on the odometer so far. Regular service at the manufacturer recommended intervals have kept it running smoothly. Had the front and rear drum brakes replaced due to normal wear.   We have not experienced any major issues despite the heavy use as a training bike. And the occasional use as an off road bike.

Price and Dealers 

In Kenya it is sold by Mark Holdings Kenya , who have several branches across the major cities.  As per their website , the price is Ksh 112,300/-. Making it among the cheapest 150cc motorcycle on the market.

Inked Biker Rider Training & Boxer  X150. 

The Bajaj Boxer X150 is part of the bikes to choose from when you sign up for the Learn to Ride course.

As you can see below, We have redesigned the seat to fit smaller riders , making it one of our shortest and lightweight bikes for training.

The 150cc engine provides enough power for cruising around the streets and can even get you around on the highway.  The bike is lightweight and is incredibly easy to maneuver at low speeds.

With the modification of the seat , the bike is perfect for smaller riders , you can lower the seat height by 2 inches.

Pros

Awesome fuel efficiency,  the 11 litre tank will give you quite a range between full tanks. The semi knobby tyres and raised mudguard make it a capable all terrain bike. Cheap to buy.  Easy to maintain. Lightweight and easy to ride

 Cons 

The current four gear transmission in an all down pattern sucks,  why not a 5 gear in the international sequence. The front drum brake is practically useless,  disc brakes would have made a world of difference. Being a lightweight you do get blown about on the highway a lot.

Specs

Check the Mark Holdings Kenya website

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