Bajaj Rouser KBR200 Review from Philippines

2009 Bajaj Rouser KBR200

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2750 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CB400F

Summary:

When I bought this, I made the right decision

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with it yet, although I have a couple of small gripes. The key lock, which holds one of the side panel covers on, is loose and rattles because there is a rubber retainer missing from the other side of the panel. The other panel has one, which is how I know it's missing. Also, the under-seat straps to hold the tool kit in place were never supplied, and the tools were just handed to me as they can't be stored under the seat without the straps.

It doesn't look like the store where I bought it from have any idea where to get hold of the parts.

I'm also not happy that the manual supplied does not list the valve tappet clearances, so my mechanic had to guess until I could locate them online.

General Comments:

Very nice bike. Rides well, and for what I consider a small bike, it gets a lot of looks.

So far, very reliable and smooth ride, although it could do with a disk brake at the rear.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2010

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review