2011 Kymco Quannon 150 Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2011 Quannon 150

A trip to will tell you one thing for – Indians take their 150 motorcycles seriously. As trick as of these bikes are, of the 150s find their way to But there is a single exception – the Quannon 150.

Made by – Taiwanese scooter and ATV specialists – the 150 is quite unlike any other sold in the United States.

things first – the Quannon 150 is by a 149cc (no, not 150cc as the implies) SOHC four-… that utilizes forced-air (just like many of the scooters and ATVs).

Don’t get the that it’s some of high-performance motor – it is not. At in fifth gear, you’re at 60 mph.

In California, the Quannon 150 is not However, there certainly is a application for the motorcycle – a starter for the most cautious of owners (or the parents).

Even for a beginner, the 150 is not intimidating. Kymco has tuned the thumper to put out almost all of its power 6000 rpm and its 8000 rpm redline.

Below 6000 rpm, the 150 produces just enough to move it…slowly. Even in 2000 rpm powerband, there anything that will a rider.

It simply will through those engine rather than struggle. So, if you are for a learner bike that not intimidate under any conditions, the is perfect.

Or, if you are a parent whose son (or wants a Hayabusa and you think his bike is reflective of his judgment, you can put him on a 150 and rest easy that he have many opportunities to do stupid at any speed above 60 mph (75 mph if willing to ignore the redline – on that later).

The only to the Quannon 150′s powerplant for a new is that it won’t teach you control.

It requires healthy of throttle for forward motion. a stop, you can’t simply on the throttle as you let out the clutch.

The engine be revved and the clutch slipped. isn’t really that and because the power is limited, it is a that can be learned quickly and

There is zero chance of wheelies or the rear end breaking The only risk at stops is throttle and the bike stalling. the starter fires the Quannon back up and you can be on your way.

The chassis is more than up to the of the Quannon 150′s power Handling is quite good in the and the Quannon can really hang it out on downhill roads.

That’s – downhill roads. Going the bike is going to struggle it is in that 6-8000 rpm range. In the spot, it moves along but gravity still holds

At the same time, the 140 Cheng rear tire is more capable of handling every of torque the one-lunger can produce.

keep the throttle pinned and the (though not slick) five-speed working. The Quannon weighs than 300 pounds (dry and, along with a wheelbase, is as nimble as that

Cornering clearance exceeds a novice will throw at it, and experienced riders come with a smile once learn how well the Quannon corner.

The best way to test the Quannon’s cornering prowess in on downhill runs. As acceleration rocket you from corner-to-corner, time is spent tucking in and diving through corners abandon.

The front Cheng Shin sound impressive (it’s a tire brand from way but it works well. The front end push at all under sane

The biggest risk you’ll on the Quannon 150 is oversteering due to excessive input, partially due to the compact not tight) ergonomics.

When happens, you’ll find making mid-corner corrections, the Quannon does willingly. making that error a few you realize that all you have to do is point the bike where you it to go and it will go there.

If there’s a 35 mph on your ride on a full-size feel free to take the through at that speed – faster!

To sum it up, the Kymco’s handling is news for the budding sport rider–light, nimble, forgiving, and (once you understand it).

If is needed, the single discs and aft are more than adequate and a friendly initial bite. with sloppy brake won’t get into trouble adding to the new-rider friendliness of the 150.

One might wonder about the of Kymco products. Don’t. has built a strong reputation in the ATV particularly for youth quads we all know how hard kids are on as well as the scooter market.

we first took delivery of the 150, one of our test riders it out for an afternoon. When he returned, he a sheepish admission.

He hadn’t a redline on the tachometer, so he assumed he rev the motor up to the 10,000 rpm maximum on the He had spent much of the ride the little guy at between 8000 rpm and rpm, getting as much as he out of the 125 cubes.

Then, toward the end of the he made an observation. The 8, 9 and 10 numerals on the were in red (as are other markings) and 1 though 7 were black.

He realized that he had been the bike above redline for of his ride.

The bike never or coughed (though it is cold-blooded at and the auto choke doesn’t well). The rest of the test saw the Quannon 150 make nary a even though there subsequent above-redline excursions.

It is one bulletproof motor, which you expect for a bike that has to together with little from those who ride the and crowded streets of cities Mumbai and New Delhi.

The 2011 Quannon 150 is not a bike for the experienced obviously. But it does make a platform for a new rider who may have throttle control, but wants to the ins and outs of sport bike

It also performs its yeoman without putting the rider on goofy looking bike oversized, outboard muffler the only fashion faux pas of the motorcycle) that has a beginner

If you do ride bigger bikes and get a to wring a Quannon 150 out, it. Keep the flawless five-speed in action, keep your up in corners, and have a go.

If you ride the 150 on its terms, you’ll find it to be an pleasure, as well as a glimpse India’s riding world.

Kymco Quannon 150 Specs



Bore x

Kymco Cruiser 150

Cooling…Forced air



Front suspension…Telescopic fork

suspension…Single shock

Front disc

Rear brake…Single

Front tire… Cheng 110/80-17

Rear tire…Cheng 140/70-17

Seat height…31.5 in.


Fuel capacity…3.6 gals.

Dry lbs.

Colors…Blue, Red


Z1R Jackal Pandora

Jacket: Joe UFO Solid

Gloves: Held

Pants: Cortech Mod Denim

Tour Master Solution WP

Photography by Kelly Callan

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