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KRV vs rivals at the same level!A Review of the Specifications of Five Water-cooled Sports Touring Cars


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11/26 Nikko Yang KYMCO officially announced the “Little AK” KRV, which refers to the FORCE, SMAX, DRG, Tigra and other cars. It can be said that the equipment is full of sincerity. It not only gave the whole car LED, sequential LED direction lights, and water-cooled engine , Keyless, etc., also brought out good materials such as TCS tracking system, independent rocker arm and PTM transmission system, but can such combat power be able to shake other best-selling cars in the same class? Let Moto7 unify the current pedal-type water-cooled sports running speed Keda in the current range, and compare it with the actual specifications, let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each car!

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KYMCO KRV

KYMCO KRV。

  • Engine type: water-cooled OHC single cylinder 4V
  • Displacement: 175.1cc
  • Maximum horsepower:[email protected],500rpm
  • Maximum torque:[email protected],000rpm
  • Front shock: upright front fork
  • Rear shock: horizontal center single shock
  • Front brake system: one-way dual-piston calipers
  • Rear brake system: one-way dual-piston calipers
  • Equipment weight: 133.5kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 7.2L
  • Wheelbase: 1,400mm
  • Sitting height: 795mm
  • Compartment capacity: N/A
  • Average fuel consumption: N/A
  • Features: Keyless keyless start, tracking system, full LED lamps, dual USB charging, PTM transmission, independent rocker arm
  • Price at the time of publication: N/A

KRV’s 175.1cc water-cooled OHC single-cylinder 4V engine can produce maximum horsepower[email protected],500rpm, maximum torque[email protected]4,000rpm, when actually riding, you can feel the power at low revolutions and the light weight of 133.5kg, the acceleration performance is eye-catching, and the exhaust sound is also quite pleasing; the independent rocker arm brings a different from the general scooter to the rear axle Da’s stable cornering response, but if you want to look at the “travel”, the KRV has a shorter cabin space, and the space left after putting down the full hood is not very sufficient.

  • Advantages at the same level: Keyless keyless start, tracking system, full LED lamps, dual USB charging, PTM transmission, independent rocker
  • Disadvantage at the same level: the compartment space is slightly insufficient for travel needs

KRV is equipped with the only TCS tracking system in the current range.

The Keyless system allows you to start the vehicle without having to take out the key.

There are two charging holes beside the glove box, which are QC 3.0 and 5V/2A specifications.

The rear rocker arm abandoned the traditional scooter design and adopted the same independent rocker arm as the AK550.

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YAMAHA FORCE 155

YAMAHA FORCE 155。

  • Engine type: water-cooled SOHC single cylinder 4V
  • Displacement: 155c.c.
  • Maximum horsepower:[email protected],500rpm
  • Front shock: 33mm upright front fork
  • Rear shock: center single shock absorber
  • Front brake system: one-way dual-piston calipers, 267mm disc
  • Rear brake system: one-way single-piston calipers, 245mm disc
  • Equipment weight: 141kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 7.4L
  • Wheelbase: 1,405mm
  • Sitting height: 805mm
  • Compartment capacity: 28.9L
  • Average fuel consumption: 36.8km/L
  • Featured equipment: multi-function LCD instrument panel, separate high-brightness H7 dual lamps, aluminum alloy wheels
  • Price at the time of publication: RMB 86,800

FORCE 155 under YAMAHA, as a YAMAHA water-cooled scooter, is often compared with the twin SMAX. FORCE is young and sport-oriented in terms of positioning. Compared with SMAX, the exterior design has more sharp lines, which makes the whole car look more aggressive and speedy, which is loved by many young people. Although the power is 155c.c. engine, because the engine is older, it is inferior in acceleration and 36.8km/L fuel consumption. In terms of braking, ABS is less, and the wheelbase and weight are also FORCE longer and heavier. However, taking advantage of the price, it still makes a bloody road in the market.

  • Same level advantages:The lowest price of 86,800 yuan, rich modification
  • Disadvantages at the same level:No ABS36.8km/L fuel consumption, equipped with Yangchun

The aggressive and speedy appearance of FORCE 155 is popular among young people.

FORCE 155 uses aluminum alloy wheels.

Multi-function LCD display dashboard, riding information at a glance.

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YAMAHA SMAX 155

YAMAHA SMAX 155。

  • Engine type: water-cooled SOHC single cylinder 4V
  • Displacement: 155c.c.
  • Maximum horsepower:[email protected],500rpm
  • Maximum torque:[email protected],000rpm
  • Front shock: 33mm upright front fork
  • Rear shock: center single shock absorber
  • Front brake system: one-way dual-piston calipers, 267mm disc, ABS
  • Rear brake system: one-way single-piston caliper, 245mm disc, ABS
  • Equipment weight: 148kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 7.4L
  • Wheelbase: 1,405mm
  • Sitting height: 795mm
  • Car capacity: 32L
  • Average fuel consumption: 37km/L
  • Features: ADVICS third-generation ABS, front and rear LED lamps, 12V power charging socket
  • Price at the time of publication: 105,600 yuan

SMAX takes the high-end sports travel as the main design axis, which combines sportiness and fashion sense. It targets consumers who are close to daily commuting and prefer high quality. The engine has reached the end of its product cycle, its fuel consumption is only 37km/L, and the brakes are equipped with ABS. Although SMAX is not a keel frame, it also adds a cross tube (Cross Tube) to enhance the rigidity of the overall vehicle. The capacity of the 32L compartment is larger than that of FORCE, and the convenience of storage is better. The 12V power charging socket equipped on the car is also an intimate design.

  • Same level advantages:Heavy vehicle grade ABS, 32L compartment capacity, full vehicle LED, 12V power charging socket
  • Disadvantages at the same level:37km/L fuel consumption, 148kg vehicle weight

The third-generation ADVICS ABS system is at the same level as YAMAHA’s own MT-09, TMAX and other heavy vehicles.

LED lighting is safer.

The 12V power charging socket needs to be converted into a USB charging port to help charge the phone.

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SYM DRG 158

SYM DRG 158。

  • Engine type: water-cooled SOHC single cylinder 4V
  • Exhaust volume: 158c.c.
  • Maximum horsepower:[email protected],000rpm
  • Maximum torque:[email protected],500rpm
  • Front shock: upright front fork
  • Rear shock: center single shock absorber
  • Front brake system: 260mm disc, one-way dual-piston calipers, ABS
  • Rear brake system: 230mm disc, opposed single-piston internal calipers, ABS
  • Equipment weight: 135kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 7.5L
  • Wheelbase: 1,380mm
  • Sitting height: 805mm
  • Compartment capacity: N/A
  • Fuel consumption test: 42.4km/L
  • Featured equipment: single rocker arm, full LED lamps and light sensor meters, zero-rear suspension upgrade 2.0, zero-delay start
  • Price at the time of publication: 105,000 yuan

The avant-garde DRG has a muscular body with strong lines, and the vehicle exudes a strong sporty style. Its positioning is a sporty and performance-oriented model. The water-cooled engine of 158c.c. can squeeze the maximum horsepower of 15.5ps. The single rocker arm and lightweight design make the vehicle weigh only 135kg. The light body makes acceleration lighter and more enjoyable. In the counterweight part, great efforts have been made to move the proportion of the compartment space forward, and the short exhaust pipe design is used to concentrate the weight in the center of the vehicle, so that the front and rear counterweights reach a perfect ratio of close to 50:50, and the driving is more flexible. With an inclination angle of up to 42 degrees, DRG is undoubtedly a sports car, and the LED lamps of the whole car are also sincere.

  • Same level advantages:135kg vehicle weight, 42.4km/L fuel consumption, full vehicle LED, idling stop, zero delay start, central single shock absorber
  • Disadvantages at the same level:The compartment space is designed in a deep way, making it inconvenient to store items

The single rocker arm design reduces the weight, and the appearance is more neat.

The full-LED light-sensing full-color instrument version can adjust the brightness according to the ambient light source, and has excellent recognition even under strong light.

The zero rear suspension is upgraded to 2.0, and the riding is more stable.

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PGO TIGRA 200 ABS

PGO TIGRA 200 ABS。

  • Engine type: water-cooled DOHC single cylinder 4V
  • Displacement: 198.8cc
  • Maximum horsepower: 19.7ps
  • Front shock: 33mm upright front fork
  • Rear shock: single gun side-mounted horizontal six-link suspension system
  • Front brake system: Radiation pair four calipers, 267mm disc, ABS
  • Rear brake system: opposed dual-piston calipers, 245mm disc, ABS
  • Equipment weight: 156kg (empty weight)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 8L
  • Wheelbase: 1,450mm
  • Sitting height: 785mm
  • Compartment capacity: N/A
  • Average fuel consumption: 30.5km/L
  • Featured equipment: USB QC 2.0 charging stand, LED lights for the whole car, STOP&GO idling, horizontal six-link rear suspension
  • Price at the time of publication: 117,300 yuan

The eye-catching headlights and headlights make it possible to recognize the TIGRA 200 at a glance. It has evolved from the original 150c.c. and 180c.c. to 200c.c., as PGO’s flagship water-cooled running brigade, the largest of the TIGRA car series. The power is naturally not a problem, there is no doubt about the performance brought by the maximum horsepower of 19.7ps. In terms of braking, the front brake uses a radial pair of four calipers, and the rear brake uses opposed double-piston calipers, both with ABS, which provide complete braking power for powerful horsepower. The wheelbase of 1,450, the larger body and the weight of 156kg have a certain influence on the flexibility of handling. Corresponding to high horsepower and not light vehicle weight, the suspension part adopts horizontal six-link suspension, preload and damping Adjustable shock absorbers make TIGRA 200 still have good sports performance. Power, braking and suspension are a big advantage, but the fuel consumption performance is not so good. The entire car’s LED lamps and USB QC 2.0 car charger increase the richness of the equipment. For those who pursue power performance, TIGRA 200 can meet this demand.

  • Same level advantages:19.7ps horsepower, the front brake is equipped with four radial calipers, a horizontal six-link rear suspension, LED lamps for the whole vehicle, and a USB QC 2.0 charging stand
  • Disadvantages at the same level:30.5km/L has the worst fuel consumption and the heaviest 156kg vehicle

Side-mounted horizontal six-link rear shock absorber.

The front brake uses four radial calipers with 267mm discs and is equipped with BOSCH 10 ABS.

LED lamps provide adequate lighting.

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On the whole, the current five domestic water-cooled running brigade scooter with pedals all have different positioning. Force focuses on easy-to-find price and freedom of modification, but it is not so strong in terms of equipment; The SMAX is slightly improved in comfort and equipment, and it also has ABS to ensure safety; DRG is in charge with the shortest wheelbase, which is flexible and tricky, but it also sacrifices travel comfort; Tigra is sincere in materials and DOHC engine The high output power is abundant, the radiation is excellent for the four-caliper braking force, but the 156kg empty weight, which is a lot heavier than the opponents, is a flaw; finally, the KRV just released, not only has TCS, independent rear swing arm and other outstanding equipment, in The power feedback is also quite solid, but the disadvantage is that the length of the cabin is insufficient. Each car has its own advantages and disadvantages. Moto7 is here to sort out the data specifications for readers to provide a reference for future car purchases.

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