The question is whether we go for the existing Indian-made bikes or the imported ones that look more colourful and powerful. The question would still be intriguing enough to spring some sparks in a consumer’s mind. Most of the bikes or scooters sold in India are purely on brand loyalty and quality maintained by older manufacturers that still are enjoying a decent run in the bike industry here. Now, we have a West Bengal Company that prepares to show us what they do in bike manufacturing namely Vibgyor Group. As we know, they did earlier launch the Vibgyor Gallop and Vibgyor Hunter VV125, both of which are fully loaded with technology and components utilized being standard in manufacturing them.
Design and Features of the Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India
The Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India when viewed gives this instantaneous feel as to whether this is really a modification of the earlier Vibgyor bikes or just a new trend of bikes in the 150 cc market. The bike does have the features of a quality bike and would for sure create an impression when looking at it. Chief designers of the West Bengal firm have done a great job that gives the bike its uniqueness. The panels on the rear side and fuel tank have some creative graphics on them. When viewing from the front, the bike has sharp features quite relative to its name. Styling on these bikes is quite aggressive with an eye given to detailing. The bike features body coloured front fender with a black tail. Headlamps are bigger and the windshield is painted black. Rear view mirrors are shaded black mounted on either side of the handlebars.
The dashboard features both digital and analogue gauges that comprises of a fuel gauge that is digital and speedometer and tachometer that are analogue. Graphics utilized on the fuel tank is impressive. The tank’s middle and sides are body coloured with the name of the bike found on either sides of the fuel tank. The Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India has step-up seats. The side panel design is adorable too in that it provides more to the existing glitz the bike has. Engine casing bears the company’s name which is carved well. The rear side of the bike has body coloured panels, and it also features horn-like grab bars. The tail of the bike looks a bit plain. The bike’s silencer design is quite creative with a round muffler in silver. The bike features six-spoke alloy wheels that are black.
Engine of the Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India
Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India is powered by a four stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, SOHC (single overhead camshaft) 142.6 cc engine. The engine can generate a max power of 13.05 PS at 9500 rpm and 9.5 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. Transmission is via 5-speed gearbox. Fuel tank capacity of the Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India is 14 litres. Reserve is 1 litre. The mileage of the Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India is 50 km per litre. Looking at the pickup, the bike has a decent pickup powered by a 142.6 cc engine and a good enough torque. Acceleration is smooth with multi-plate clutch.
The Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India made its appearance at the 2010 Auto Expo in Delhi featuring colours yellow and black in dual body tones. The front fender, panels of the rear side and fuel tank hone the body colours while the remaining bike is painted black. Muffler and disc brake at the front are silver in colour. Colours available are namely black, red, blue and grey.
Dimensions of the Vibgyor Shark Vv150 in India
The overall length of the bike is 2000 mm, width is 700 mm and height 1165 mm. Minimum turning radius is 1700 mm. Ground clearance of the bike is 165 mm. Total weight of the bike is 265 kg.
The Vibgyor Shark Vv150 price in India is Rs. 50,000.
We have seen previous launches of 150 cc bikes in India by many manufacturers and a lot others that are determined to sail high in the Indian market with the most recent being the launch of the Yamaha R15 with a price tag of 1.07 lakhs. That is exactly what a strong brand name can do in India. Yamaha has been producing bikes for quite some time now globally including other strong brand names like Suzuki, Honda and the newly formed Hero MotoCorp. What we are seeing here is the launch by level-minded bike manufacturers who want to create a name utilizing their own methods in developing the all Indian bike. The bikes the Vibgyor Group have so far produced no wonder have to face strong challenges from other manufacturers and such is the scenario they face in India now. These bikes are decent enough to propel along with utilization of standard technology and components. I guess we must think the Indian way to really give these bikes a chance to flourish, test them for some time and then make a decision rather than saying no at the first instance. These bikes are already competing with the addition of disc brakes to the front in the features-sensitive Indian market. With Honda realizing the potential of creating a new breed of 100 cc bikes in India using the CD based engine incorporated in its earlier CD bikes, it sends a strong message to big bike manufacturers to see the Indian market better. Moreover, with more employment, traffic seems to be crowded with gearless scooters breaking into the market too. With the ever rising population, 100 cc or 150 cc bikes will be ruling the market in the future.
- Displacement: 150 cc
- Engine type: Four stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine
- Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
- Maximum power: 13.05 PS at 9500 rpm
- Maximum torque: 9.5 Nm at 7500 rpm
- Gears: Five
- Length: 2000 mm
- Width: 770 mm
- Height: 1165 mm
- Fuel tank capacity: 14 litres
- Kerb weight: 120 Kg
- Wheelbase: 1295 mm
- Wheel type: Six-spoke alloy wheels
- Front wheel Size: 2.75 x 18-4PR
- Rear Wheel Size: 100/90 x 18
- Colours: Blue, Red, Grey and Black
- Front Suspension: Telescopic front
- Rear Suspension: Hydraulic
- Front Brakes: Disc
- Rear Brakes: Drum
- Ignition: CDI
- Starting: Kick and electric