Kawasaki is one of the best and oldest motorcycle manufacturers around the globe with having continuous innovative approaches towards their customer satisfaction and product. Kawasaki provides versatility in its products and ranges.
Kawasaki D tracker is the best example of versatility for the consumer which is provided in several versions like D tracker 125, 150, and 250 variants with having minimal changes in features and styles but you can still enjoy them as they are built like top-notch game-changing motorcycles.
Kawasaki is providing you Kawasaki D tracker 150 cc version also so if anyone wants to enjoy the smaller variant with lighter components, can enjoy the ride of the D tracker.
Kawasaki builds D Tracker 150 to take over the multipurpose all-track motorcycle range in the 150cc category by providing the best on-road and off-road motorcycles at the least amount of price possible. The new D-Tracker, built for the urban environment, gets 17 “wheels, making it into a full-size SuperMoto.
Easy-access, hassle-free fun is provided by a basic and powerful air-cooled single-cylinder engine with an electric starter nestled in a powerful, highly rigid steel perimeter frame.
A slim, compact kit with low seat height, relaxed riding posture, and low-effort controls complement the high-revving engine and box-section perimeter frame, enabling riders to take full advantage of the long-travel suspension and increased stability provided by the bigger wheels and longer wheelbase.
The spoken aluminum wheels and road tires are complemented by sharp new bodywork, giving the D-Tracker authentic SuperMoto looks to match its nimble, asphalt-carving ability.
D Tracker 150 Looks & Style
If you look at the D TRACKER 150 for the first time you will get confused as it looks like a smaller version of D Tracker 250 with smaller size like wheels look smaller than the 250 and the height which D Tracker 250 more possess than its brothers in the same categories.
The indicators are orange in the shade as their glass is built like complimenting their old school versions. The design with the orange accent on the glass whereas when running shows, a better look if we compare them with the KLX version of Kawasaki’s. Whereas D-tracker 150 has no proper radiator at the still best air-cooled version engines available in the 150 categories.
Side mirrors are aesthetically perfect for driving and their shape is more agile for the aerodynamics of the bike as they have diamond cuts on them too.
Coming to the front rim which is alloy black and brake rotor which is huge, and the design of the rotor is way cooler in the latest versions of the D TRACKER 150cc. You can say it is an off-road motorcycle with a tire of an on-road motorcycle on it. The tire of D tracker 150 is 1340mm is perfect for multi terrains.
Diamond cuts headlight design and a big mud flapper on the front make it look meaner and more beautiful. Whereas huge off-road shock absorbers also complement their designs and style for both off-road and on-road usage.
Matt black chassis with a 150cc blackout engine looks more like a big boy captured in a cage whereas when you see from the side the vinyl’s on the tank and fender sections make it average attractive if you compare it with its 250 version whose vinyl is way more attractive when you see it in a black color scheme.
If you come to the radiating engine, it is an air-cooled engine so you have no water compartment which can be visible from the side front, but space is properly utilized by a built-in Kawasaki bag for your glasses and accessories.
The D tracker 150 exhaust is partially covered at the upper back of the motorcycle to reduce heat effect when riding and looks prettier but looks smaller than the 250 version D tracker.
Tank and the seats are aligned in a position so the driver can shift its weight ratio when utilizing the motorcycle on off-road terrains which makes D Tracker 150 more agile.
When you look at the D tracker from the back you see a well-heightened beast with a thick tire on the back with midsize mudguards on them and on the top of the mudguard, you see the tail lamp that is diamond-boxy in look and has a light reflector under the number plate compartment which makes it look like old school trail motorcycles.
The back with the prominent and attractive mono-shock makes it look big and buffy. The only thing that the D TRACKER 150 lacks is the speedometer with the analog gauge and startup and neutral light.
Kawasaki D Tracker 150 Features
The fuel injection system of tracker 150 uses an ultra-fine atomizing carburetor having 5 holes of fuel injection at the same time to provide outstanding efficiency. The effect for the 150cc class is a rather smooth character of the engine, especially in the rpm range most used for day-to-day riding.
The engine revs rapidly and easily from the middle-range onwards. In addition, fuel injection leads to lower emissions, smoother start-ups, and better fuel economy even at higher RPMs.
The bore size is 144 cm³ with having two valves running at a time to make it more agile and friendly to use. The 150cc uses the SOHC valve system.
The seat design makes it an easier approach for riders to hit the ground when they stop the motorcycle as it is well heightened. A modified handlebar is straighter and changes the position of the hand up and in.
The more comfortable posture makes riding and handling the bike smoother. For a slim riding position suitable for both on and off-road riding, Footpads are mounted along the centerline of the bike. It is simpler to adjust the seating angle with a new seat shape.
A compact, lightweight kit produces the tracker’s box- and tubular-section high-tensile steel perimeter structure. The 30-degree caster and short wheelbase lead to rapid handling while maintaining straight-line stability due to the high rigidity of the chassis.
The new lightweight, extremely stable swing arm in the D-section of aluminum leads to a reduction in unsprung weight. The new KX racing-type chain adjusters allow for accurate chain slack adjustment, helping to minimize the loss of power transfer from the drivetrain.
When a rider abruptly opens the throttle, the wide diameter throttles, the uncontrolled torque response is anything, but soft, and sometimes more than the rider can bear.
The technology of dual throttle valves was developed to tame engine reaction while leading to results. Usually, throttle bodies only have one throttle valve per cylinder on fuel-injected versions.
There are two throttle valves per cylinder on models with dual throttle valves: in addition to the main valves, which are physically attached to the throttle grip and operated by the rider, the second pair of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, accurately controls the airflow intake to ensure a normal, linear reaction.
With the air going through the throttle bodies becoming cleaner, there is better combustion efficiency and increased power. They are used on many Kawasaki models, much as other Kawasaki engine control technologies.
Usability & Reliability
With its unusual mix of dual-sport engineering and exclusive street-smart parts, the all-new D-Tracker 150 motorcycle is ready to conquer. To have a greater throttle response for larger, smoother power and improved fuel economy, Kawasaki D Tracker 150 adds a 5-hole fuel carburetor.
You will master city streets with 17-inch tires, bigger front disc brakes, radial sportbike tires, and lower suspension.
Add pavement-friendly gear and aggressive modern bodywork to the pavement, and the D-Tracker 150 is just about the perfect way to cope with everyday life and have fun doing it.
As Kawasaki believes in reliability and quality it is obvious that this will be the best available option in the off-road and on-road motorcycle market.
|Strokes:||4 stroke SOHC|
|Tank capacity:||6.9 L liters|
|Engine type:||Water-cooled/4-stroke/Single Cylinder/DOHC/4 Valve|
|Power:||11.7 HP (8.5 kW)) @ 8000 RPM|
|Torque:||12.0 Nm (1.2 kgf-m or 8.9 ft.lbs) @ 6500 RPM|
You can get your D Tracker X from any of the KAWASAKI franchises in the USA at a budgeted price at your nearest dealership.
Whereas Australia has 8 main dealerships where you can get your D Tracker X and you can simply search them on your internet and can even directly deliver them to your doorstep.
If you want to get your D Tracker in Malaysia, then the GT showroom is the best place to get one as they are providing a 10% discount on the Kawasaki almost products.
About the author: Michael Parrotte was the Vice President of AGV Helmets America, and a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, Sparx Helmets. In addition, he is the founder and owner of AGV Sports Group.