1994 Kawasaki KE100 from Argentina
First adventures machine
• Two fried pistons due overheating problems caused by not having the original exhaust muffler.
• Poor lighting due to being 6 volts.
• Hard to change gears.
Despite being my first motorcycle, I wanted to leave my opinion for anyone who needs it. It is a very simple bike from which you can learn basic mechanics, it is light and not very tall, so it is easy to ride.
The suspension is rather hard like the seat; the vibrations are terrible and the brakes are poor (drums), but I am sure that it is normal for a motorcycle that was launched in the 70s and had practically no mechanical changes until the end of its production.
Even if it is a small enduro, I do not recommend using it as such, only for soft dirt roads is it OK. The suspension is too stiff for the potholes. Despite vibrating so much the engine is bulletproof, I traveled 600 km for 13 hours going practically all the way with the throttle wide open and I had no problem.
The fuel economy is around 18-23 km per liter. For a 9 liter fuel tank it's not great, but well, it's a 2 stroke after all.
It is a very good bike if you have never been on one and want to have something different with offroad style.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th August, 2021