Langley, B.C. based imported, Konker Motors is bringing in its first street legal motorcycle to Canada – a new 200cc supermoto.
The KSM 200 uses a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 200cc four-stroke
motor with a 26 mm Mikuni carb. No word on horsepower but it does come
with an electric/kick starter and a five speed box.
Suspension is provided by USD forks up front and a mono-shock rear,
with braking by a single 290 mm disc (with 2-piston caliper) up front
and a drum rear.
Wheels are 17 inchers to allow for sporty rubber but their is a
bolt-on enduro kit that includes 21"/18" wheels, complete with brake,
another 290 mm disc rotor and rear sprocket for easy swap-over. Seat height in
supermotard form is 787 mm (31"), there’s a 10.6 litre gas tank and the claimed dry weight is 112 Kg
MSRP is $2,995.00 with an additional $495.00 for the enduro kit. The
KSM 200 should be in Konker dealers across Canada in January.
According to Konker
the bike is built in a Suzuki-partnered facility in China (the motor is
identical to Suzuki’s DR200 mill) and is backed by a one year warranty.
Just took the MSC through Justice Institie of BC and they use these bikes. Having never ridden an enduro before, I felt that this was a very nicely put together bike that tok my frame (6’3″ and 250lbs) very well. Took everything I threw at it in a parking lot for 2 days straight without complaining.
Only gripe I would have is that it is VERY low geared. I’m talking being able to cruise around in 4th gear in a large-ish parking lot with no problems. May not be suitable for highway speeds.
Seen this bike in person and WOW, this is one good looking bike!
Reliable Performance Machines (RPM) on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, BC is dealing these bikes. Took it for a test drive and loved it. Light enough for trail riding, but secure enough for on-road driving. Major motorcycle school (can’t remember name, but will post when remembered) is using these bikes in the Fraser Valley, people are heading straight from there to RPM and picking these bikes up (I guess they love them to).
Tell them Mike Running sent you!!
tires are complete rubbish bin them get something good
the mileage will/should be good depending on right wrist
price is good
oh you will have to try very hard wheelie
I was going to pick up a DRZ400SM but after seeing this I think I’ll wait to see if they have one at the TO bike show, might be worth it for the low hours I’ll be putting on it.
I’d have to agree with you. It’ll be interesting to see how this holds up.
OK now, I have to say I’m usually the first to dismiss the Korean/China imports as “disposable” bikes without a good dealer network, parts and the like but at 3 and a half grand with spare rims? It’s starting to look more than just a little good for a city commuter/cottage trailbuster.