Yingang Takken Review
In recent years, traveling thousands of miles on a motorcycle has become recognized and popular among motorcycle fans. A motorcycle that can be used for daily commuting as well as holidays travel is preferable to buyers.
While constantly refining and improving its product line, Yingang is keenly aware of the real needs of its customers. Its newly launched TAKKEN YG250-X meets the demands of this market.
TAKKEN looks like a cross-country model from the front, a rally from the side, and a touring bike from the back. The well integrated headlight and mudguard, together with the front inverted shock absorber, make the bike look even tough. The 260mm ground clearance allows the bike a good through capacity.
The front fork with a large angle looks strong. The side and tail boxes are practical. In addition, the front part of the oil cooling system becomes plump, avoiding heat attenuation from the long-distance and high-speed travel.
The 13L fuel tank can basically support a nearly 400km cruising range, which is an important indicator of a touring bike.
All LCD instrument panel displays complete information. It is understood that Yingang plans to install power outlets on subsequent products, which will be more conducive to motorcycle travel. The LCD instrument also reduces the weight of the upper part of the head, which lowers the center of gravity and improves the handling.
On the road
The 820mm seat height is suitable for most people to ride with ease. The seat is comfortable, and it is easy to support the whole bike with one leg. High handlebar and low seat are the basic form of a touring bike, which makes long-distance ride relaxed. The comfortable man-machine triangle is also a considerate design for long time riding.
After starting the bike, the exhaust sounds tight, and the body vibration is small while idling. As it is a new bike, the five gears have proper travel but feel slightly jerky — shifting down takes a harder effort. After the rev gets higher, the engine vibration becomes obvious, and the vibration from the tire can also be felt.
In the process of accelerating, you feel some body vibration first, and then the speed starts to rise, and the engine vibration at high speed will be mixed with the roar of exhaust. As a non-sport bike, its acceleration is slightly slow, and the engine tuning is entirely focused on the output of the torque to the wheels, which is set to improve the passing ability. This smooth acceleration, combined with the long and soft shock absorbers, which can also be independently adjusted, makes the bike more suitable for various road conditions.
The brake, affected by the soft suspension system, is a little fuzzy initially, but after adjusting the rear shock absorption, it feels much better. The brake provides adequate force for slowing down and accurate force for stopping the bike. Applying a sudden brake feels easy and relaxed.
TAKKEN can be used for urban commuting on paved road. However, the unpaved road is the home field of the bike – any shortcoming felt on the paved road become an advantage there. The long stroke and soft shock absorbers well absorb the larger pulsations of potholders. The slow acceleration enables the bike to run on the sand stably. Even when facing the sand slope and mounds, the engine’s abundant low-torque power enables it to run smoothly in an appropriate gear.
The brake and the tire enable the bike to be well attached to the sand road, needless of worrying about the braking on the dirt road. The engine with strong low-torque allows the bike to easily conquer a slope or a sandy road.
Yingang’s keen control of the market makes TAKKEN conform to the current domestic market positioning: all-terrain multi-purpose touring bike. Looking forward to Yingang’s continuous progress to meet the needs of more motorcycle fans.（Source: WeChat: cq-yingangmotor）