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Old 13th April 2011, 21:58   #1
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Can anyone identify this bike? I saw it parked in front of the shop where I went this evening to enquire about front wind shield sun film for my car. It belongs to the owner of the shop, but he could not tell me much. Just that it was bought from Malaysia for Rs 50K, is 150 cc four stroke. He is not sure of the brand and thinks it is an assembly job.

It has petal disks at both wheels and a horizontal cylinder not unlike the HH bikes. There is no instrument console. No number plates as well. It is tiny in proportion, like a kids' bike, but he assures me it is an adult bike. So I took a few pics by including my 11 year old son, to show scale. I thought it impolite to ask for a ride. May be if I fix the sun film from him, I will!

Pics taken at night time with my W 810i.
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Old 14th April 2011, 00:53   #2
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Looks like a Honda CRF 150 dirt bike, though this one is a mini bike so it must be an assembly job . Did you ask him how he transported this bike to India?

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Old 14th April 2011, 03:06   #3
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I think its a Cobra King 50 OR a CX65, lot of these bikes are available off Malaysia and Singapore.

Again, it could also be a Honda KXD 50 make of 2007-2008. Its got a pull start.

Some kids in Mumbai zip around on these in the Lokhandwala complex area.

Can you get a close up snap of the chassis and engine ?
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Old 14th April 2011, 07:05   #4
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I did not, but it is not a big deal in port towns. There are guys who will take it off the ship and hand it over to you outside the port. The registration is your problem. May be that is why it is unregistered. Any way I will ask him during my next visit - his quote for the garware ice cool is the lowest so far!

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The last pic is the best close-up I could manage, given it was night time and I was using a cell phone camera. I can see either KG35 or KG3S stamped on it, though (visible in the pic).
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His quote for the garware ice cool is the lowest so far!
So it looks like the chances of you getting a ride on the bike seem to be pretty high ! Do share your riding experience !
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Hunt in Chinese sites they have plenty of these bikes, don't fall for them engine life and over all bike sucks, cheap spares and quality.
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The KG35 is the silencer model and definitely this one is a 2 stroke bike.

@Ajay -- You bet these are readily available on Chinese websites, I knew some shippies who were friends in the Merchant Navy and whenever their tankers or base ships would arrive at Mumbai ports they would offload some bike CKD kits, bike Enthu-cutlet on the ship or someone outside the port (mechanic) would build it and they would sell it to these Rich kids in Colaba and Cuffe Parade in Mumbai.

Some 20 years ago I have seen a lot of Zundapps being brought in this way and sold for about 50,000 rupees then..

Thats around when DTs and the CBR 250 were the top hit bikes around (imported lot) these bikes were neat pocessions
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My uncle used to assemble such bikes here over a decade back. They used to use a small 50cc motor from discarded sunnys.
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