Kengo Classic 400
This is a new model, which is styled on the classic and perfectly fits the trend of equipment the likes of Yamaha SR400, Kawasaki W800, the Triumph Bonneville. Is it wrong? Considering the price at the level of 13-14 thousand, competition is very healthy. Single-cylinder engine has a capacity of 400 cc, is an oil-cooled and air and holds a power of 25 hp and 30 Nm of torque. We tested had a copy of the rear drum brake, but the manufacturer has already announced one disc at the front and rear, together with ABSem. Additional curiosities is possible to buy a sidecar, and also plans to Classic 400 version (cafe) Racer. We look forward to comparison with the above-mentioned three expensive classics.
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The Kengo is that rare thing in motorcycling; an entirely new brand. Yet the Roadstar 400 is based around 1980s technology. This bike is really about its cool retro styling – a canny mix of late 1960s British with late ’70s Japanese
The Roadstar has a supremely simple chassis, with everything held together by a straightforward tubular steel cradle frame. At one end are non-adjustable 35mm forks, and at the other twin shocks, though they can be adjusted for pre-load (with a C-spanner – none of your remote control here).
It has to have spoked wheels of course, and the rims are chromed steel, not alloy, while the tyres are Chinese-made Kenda Cruiser S/Ts. The brakes are deliberately retro, with a 160mm drum at the rear supplementing the single 280mm front disc, though this does have a more modern two-pot caliper, because you can take this retro thing too far.
The geometry is relaxed, something underlined by the 19-inch front wheel, with an 18-inch rear. This bike is designed with B road fun in mind, but nothing more ambitious than that.
|Type||4-Stroke, Single Cylinder, Oil Cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||85mm x 70mm|
|Compression Ratio||8.8 : 1|
|Max. Torgue||30N.m / 5500 rpm|
|Horse Power||20kw / 7000 rpm|
|Tires/Front||100 / 90 - 19|
|Tires/Rear||130 / 70 - 18|
|Length||83.9" (2130 mm)|
|Width||29.9" (760 mm)|
|Height||44.5" (1130 mm)|
|Seat Height||31.1" (790 mm)|
|Ground Clearance||6.3" (160 mm)|
|Wheelbase||53.9" (1420 mm)|
|Dry Weight||333lb (151 kg)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.43gal (13L)|