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XY200GY-6E needs no introduction as one of our most highly anticipated small 200CC capacity motorcycles to get launched this year. After all, it is positioned as an entry-premium adventure tourer, a genre of motorcycles that are gaining importance increasingly. And that’s beside the fact that the XY200GY-6E has been developed by SHINERAY with help from Italian company SWM. The bike will impress you as a solid, well-built product when you first ride it, but now its time to tell you how the bike performs in the real world, especially for the young buyer wanting to cut his teeth in off-roading, without burning a hole in his wallet.
A high-mounted mudguard, raised handlebar with knuckle guards and a windshield upfront, as also a low slung seat and a noticeable plastic PP bash plate all give away the fact that the XY200GY-6E has been designed with trail riding in mind,
The 200cc, air-cooled single-cylinder built-in balance shaft engine produces 10.5Kw at 7,000 rpm and 14.Nm at 6,000 rpm. These numbers feel adequate, but more importantly, the torque curve feels very linear while touring.
With 205mm of travel, You will like the front suspension for the fact that it does not dive under hard braking, which allows you to grab a handful of the front brake lever without having to worry about unsettling the bike. The rear monoshock feels adept at its job as well, Overall the XY200GY-6E feels very confident when riding hard off-road thanks to its well-balanced chassis as also the dual-sport tires, particularly the 21-inch front. In fact, it’s the front end that is the star of the show-off tarmac as it lets you dig into the loose stuff and offers ample feel and feedback.
At last It boasts impressive equipment levels for the price, including features and abilities that motorcycles even a segment above it do not offer. Needless to say, at its price, the bike is a great option for someone wanting an everyday motorcycle that can also take on the battering of broken roads. That said, at its price, the XY200GY-6E is the most affordable adventure tourer in this category and a genuine one at that – you could take it almost anywhere without having to worry about it breaking down.