Check out the advantages of the All New Yamaha Aerox 155 Connected Compared to Other Scooters

 The Yamaha Maxi family is a flagship product designed to meet the needs of its customers. One of them is the All New Yamaha Aerox 155. It has a sporty look and a powerful engine that makes it popular with consumers. It comes in three variants, Connected/ABS which is sold for Rp. 30.3 million and Connected is priced at Rp. 26.7 million. Another Connected/ABS World GP 60th Anniversary Livery version which is sold for IDR 30.8 million OTR DKI Jakarta. When compared to other scooters in its class, it has many advantages. Whatever, here's the full details.

Check out the advantages of the All New Yamaha Aerox 155 Connected Compared to Other Scooters

LED headlamp & stop lamp

The manufacturer provides all variants of the All New Aerox 155 with LED lighting technology. Pinned on the headlamp and stop lamp. The beam of this type of lamp is known to be brighter than ordinary halogen. In addition, it is claimed to be durable and more durable. The design of the headlight housing is dynamic, and is given a DRL (Daytime Running Light), showing a premium and sporty impression. Likewise in the tail, strengthening the character of race. 

Digital Instrument Panel

It is equipped with a full digital instrument panel with Multi Information Display (MID). The appearance is quite informative to make it easier for motorists to understand the condition of the motorbike. The screen has a blue background and is equipped with Y-Connect (Yamaha Motorcycle Connect) Apps, messages, email and phone indicators.

In the sporty scooter segment, the Y-Connect feature is one of the advantages of the All New Aerox 155. The technology is able to connect the driver's smartphone with a motorcycle via Bluetooth. With this feature, riders can easily get information related to phone notifications and incoming messages on the motorcycle dashboard, fuel consumption information, information on the latest parking location, maintenance recommendations that show battery and oil conditions, malfunction notifications up to the Revs Dashboard.

In addition, the Y-Connect application also has an entertaining Rank feature for consumers to enjoy their driving activities. They can compete with other users of the Communication Control Unit / CCU system (Yamaha motorcycles with the Y-Connect feature) in terms of distance traveled and eco riding points.

While the equipment is the same. For indicator lights there are Coolant temperature warning light, Engine trouble warning light, VVA and High beam indicator light. While the most expensive version has an additional Smart Keys System, Stop & Start System, Anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light. While the digital panel has a tachometer, speedometer, fuelmeter, odometer, tripmeter, V-Belt trip, clock, Average F-Eco, Instant F-Eco, Self-Diagnosis, and Battery Voltage.

Stop & Start System (SSS) and Smart Motor Generation (SMG)

This feature is made to save fuel. The system works, the machine turns off automatically when the position stops for more than three seconds. The engine starts again when the gas handle is turned. So the fuel is not wasted. To activate it, make sure the SSS button on the right of the handlebars is On.

With regard to fuel efficiency, SSS technology is in synergy with Smart Motor Generation (SMG), the engine sound becomes smoother the first time it is turned on. After the engine starts, the generator functions to charge the battery or battery.

Switch Control Handlebar

In its class, even in other scooters, no one has similar features. Function makes it easier for the driver to choose the display of information and settings on the speedometer. The adjustment lever is located on the left handle. Operated only with the left index finger.

Smart Key System & Answer Back System

Other scooters have indeed adopted this technology. Riders no longer need to use a conventional key to start the motor, but it is based on a remote (keyless). This is an innovation in terms of practicality. But the difference is that the All New Aerox 155 has a more modern knob shape. The presence of this technology can also minimize theft. It has embedded Immobilizer and Answer Back System features, which make it easier to find the position of the motorbike in the parking location. Just press the button on the remote earlier, then the motor will respond. This technology is only available in the highest variant.

Electric Power Socket

Already given Electric Power Socket. It is located in the front storage compartment, complete with a cover. It is safer when the driver charges the cellphone battery, and aesthetically it is neater. The charger port and cable are not included in the sales package.

Tandem seat

The seats are made with a dual contoured sporty design, making the rider more comfortable. The shape is more dynamic with white stitching motifs.

Baggage Area

Supported by a luggage capacity of up to 25 liters. Thanks to this wide storage space, a full face helmet can also be placed in it. As well as several other small-dimensional items that are needed by motorists.


Braking control on the front wheels is maximized with the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Makes driving safer and more comfortable. This feature is only available in the highest type.

Wide tubeless tires

For round leather, other scooters in its class are even the largest. Using wide-profile tubeless tires. Front uses 110/80-14, and rear 140/70-14. In addition to making it look dashing, it also provides a more stable and stable driving experience.

Twin Sub-tank Suspension

The All New Aerox 155 is again superior to other scooters. He already uses twin sub-tank suspension. The rear shock absorber is equipped with a small tube with gas in it. Serves to keep the oil pressure high and prevent the oil from turning into small bubbles. The goal is to make the motorcycle more stable and comfortable when driving. This device is only available for the most expensive variant.

Stand side switch

Stand Side Switch is intended to reduce the risk of drivers forgetting to raise the side standard. The motor engine can turn off automatically when the motor support is lowered. And it can't be turned on if it hasn't been raised.

Blue Core Technology and VVA (Variable Valve Actuation)

The most important advantage of the All New Aerox 155 is that it has carried Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology. Makes torque evenly at every engine speed. Moreover, it is supported by a 155 cc Blue Core engine, SOHC, liquid-cooled.

Talking about engine specifications, he is able to produce a maximum power of 15.1 hp at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.9 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Making it have the best performance and Power to Weight Ratio (PWR) in its class.

That's a row of excellent features found on the All New Aerox 155 Connected. For the most expensive variant, there are two special color choices, namely Prestige Silver and Maxi Signature Black. Meanwhile, the lowest type is offered with 4 color options: Dark Gray Yellow, Matte Black Cyan, Red and Black

Tips for Caring for a Toyota Euro 4 Diesel Engine Car

 Since April 2022, Toyota has marketed all diesel-engined cars with Euro4 emission standards. The engine is equipped with a variable turbo, common-rail and intercooler which makes the car a lot of torque and most importantly is environmentally friendly. With a number of advanced features, users or vehicle owners must pay attention to how to care for the Toyota Euro4 diesel car engine.

“All new Toyota cars with diesel engines marketed by Auto2000 have met the Euro4 emission standards set by the government. However, in order to stay in prime condition, users must follow the recommendations of the vehicle manual and have regular periodic servicing at the Auto2000 workshop," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head of Auto2000.

Tips for Caring for a Toyota Euro 4 Diesel Engine Car

In detail Auto2000 provides tips about modern diesel engine maintenance as follows:

Use the Right Fuel

The first tip that must be carried out by vehicle owners is the use of appropriate fuel. Improper fuel will have a big negative impact on the vehicle. High sulfur content can disrupt the fuel distribution system, decrease engine performance, and reduce engine life. The cetane level must also match the needs of the engine in order to deliver the best power. Adjust the fuel used with the recommendations in the Toyota vehicle manual. 

Check Solar Filter

The diesel filter or diesel fuel filter is responsible for ensuring that dirt does not enter the injection system. Vehicle owners can find out the condition of a dirty filter through the instrument panel. If the instrument panel light is on, don't delay and replace it with a new diesel filter immediately.

Clean Air Filter

The job of the air filter is to filter the air that enters the combustion chamber. Clean air can make engine performance maintained and use fuel more efficiently. Therefore, you are asked to clean it regularly to anticipate the formation of scale on the components and reduce the risk of clogged dirt.

Pay attention to water sediments

The water sedimenter functions to catch the water content in the fuel line, so it doesn't flow into the engine so it doesn't interfere with engine performance and prevents the risk of rusting. Immediately drain the water sedimenter when the water sedimenter indicator light on the instrument panel lights up because the water is full.

Warm up the engine before running and wait a moment before turning it off

Before traveling, the driver is asked to warm up the engine for about one minute to ensure that the lubricant spreads to all engine components. Then before turning off, the car is also advised to stay on for one minute to cool the working engine components.

Change Engine Oil

Check the engine oil level via the dipstick to make sure it doesn't decrease. Change the diesel engine oil every 6 months, so that the oil condition is always maintained. Make sure to use TMO diesel engine oil to match the specifications of Toyota cars circulating in Indonesia.

Mitsubishi Registers Xpander Cross Facelift Patent Design

 The patent design at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights displays the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross with application number A00202104139. It is common for manufacturers before releasing a new product to register the design first. Just to refresh the memory. PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (PT MMKSI) released a new variant with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) transmission in November and announced prices in mid-December 2021.

Mitsubishi Registers Xpander Cross Facelift Patent Design

Usually a light refresh (facelift) of a car is carried out every two years. Maybe next year will be an important moment for this Japanese manufacturer to launch a new version of his low SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle). Let's take a closer look at the design of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.

When viewed from the patent drawings, the shape of the design looks familiar. Similar to the current regular Xpander body line. The shape of the grille looks more advanced, maybe it will be plated with black chromium. The top uses a horizontal bar. The bumper seems to blend with the front grille. The sculptural plot remains in the style of Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design. Then the Xpander Cross will have a new lamp housing like the letter T sleep. Manufacturers call them T-shaped headlights. So that the composition becomes more dense and sporty. Then the fog lamps are integrated with the front bumper protector.

When you look from the side, the waistline from the front door to the rear end remains the same. To emphasize the robustness of a typical SUV, Mitsubishi coated the body with over fenders and body molding. It could be that the dual tone rim pattern also changes, in order to hoist the appearance to make it more beautiful. The size is believed to remain the same, namely 17 inches.

Turning to the rear, the main attraction also comes from the taillight housing. Slightly different, using a curved letter L. Then the LED luminescence pattern was made even better. Then underneath, you'll find a pair of vertical reflectors on either side. Then the shape of the rear door is similar to the Mitsubishi Xpander facelift 2022. The location of the trapezoidal number plate and bumper also stands out.

There have been no leaks of the interior design. However, because it is only a refresher, the cabin arrangement is predicted not to differ much from the existing model in the country. Likewise with the use of machines.

The Xpander Cross is predicted to still use the MIVEC 1.5 liter four-cylinder DOHC heart. Pulse power up to 105 PS at 6,000 rpm. Then the engine provides a torsional moment as strong as 141 Nm, achieved at 4,000 rpm. The new CVT transmission is definitely maintained for a smoother and smoother power distribution. The 5-speed manual option is unforgettable. All distributed to the front wheels. Features that must be maintained are: ASC, ABS & EBD with BA, ESS, Hill Start Assist and Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Auto Hold. We'll see what happens next!

Specifications Comparison of Mini Electric vs Hyundai Ioniq 5

 Mini Indonesia has introduced a new product in the electric vehicle segment. Mini Electric, the newest product, is Mini's answer to the market's desire in Indonesia to immediately use a variety of environmentally friendly automotive products.

But Mini Electric doesn't play alone. Despite being an electric vehicle in the premium segment, Mini Electric will play together with similar electric products. The latest is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 which was introduced last April.

Specifications Comparison of Mini Electric vs Hyundai Ioniq 5

So how do these two products when juxtaposed? Of course, the comparison is given through data on paper which hopefully can provide an overview of these two newest electric vehicle products for potential consumers.

Price and Variants

We go straight to the price assessment for the two brands, because in this class the price assessment does not seem to be very important. Mini Electric is offered in two variants, namely Mini Electric and Mini Electric Collection, which are available in limited quantities. Mini Indonesia offers Electric Collection at Rp.955 million and Mini Electric at Rp.945 million, all off the road. This price also includes Mini wallbox, cable for charging in public places, travel charger and installation fee.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with several variants. The official price starts at IDR 718 million for the Prime Standard Range, and IDR 759 million for the Long Range version. The top model, the Signature, is also offered in two types. The Standard Range model is IDR 779 million and the Signature Long Range is IDR 829 million. Everything is on the road status.

Hyundai comes with a 24-hour Hyundai Call Center offer, a basic warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kilometers, free maintenance services for up to 5 years or 75,000 kilometers, free 24-hour roadside assistance, Hyundai Comes Anywhere service program, Free 24-hour Emergency mobile charging, and free spare parts for up to 3 years or 45,000 kilometers. In addition, Hyundai includes an electric vehicle battery warranty for 8 years or 160,000 kilometers. Electric car consumers will also get a free AC Home Charger and installation fees as well as a free portable charger.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Exterior Design

Talking about the design of these two electric vehicles, it really comes back to their individual tastes. The Mini Electric comes with the iconic and timeless design of the classic Mini. At first glance, there is no difference with the conventional engine version, which makes Mini Electric consumers still feel the Mini aura. Likewise with the Ioniq 5. Comes with a modern retro design inspired by the old Hyundai Pony product. So each has the same line of design and inspiration, namely classic products with modern touches such as LED lighting, attractive design rims and attractively designed stop lamps.

On paper, the Mini Electric has dimensions of 3,845 mm in length, 1,727 mm in width, 1,432 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,495 mm. When compared to the conventional model, the Mini Electric is 24 mm longer, 18 mm taller by offering the same width and wheelbase. The color choices are quite diverse, but specifically at this launch there is a special color in the Mini Collection variant. The Mini Collection uses Island Blue Metallic paint that was offered for the first time for this electric model. There are also attractive color gradations on the roof from San Marino Blue to Pearly Aqua to Jet black, the first time in a Mini car.

The Ioniq 5 comes with a length of 4,635 mm, a width of 1,890 mm and a height of 1,647 mm with a ground clearance of 160 mm and a wheelbase of 3,000 mm. Big enough for the size of an electric vehicle. This Hyundai product uses 19-inch rim sizes with 235/55 R19 tires. The design is quite unique, namely it comes with a parametric design. In terms of color choices, the Ioniq 5 offers optical white, titan gray metallic, magnetic silver metallic, midnight black pearl and gravity gold matte as an option with one interior color choice, namely black.

 Interior Comfort

Entering the interior of the Mini Electric, the impression is no different from the conventional Mini design. There are still many buttons on the center console with the go kart and sporty aura. A layer of leather is on the steering wheel with various buttons for access to entertainment and information in the meter cluster. The design of this steering wheel is new with piano black coloring.

The meter cluster now uses a digital display. It contains various information such as charging status, distance traveled, speed, remaining power, driving mode and so on. The 8.8-inch head unit is capable of playing various entertainment formats, navigation and voice commands. The new vent design for the air conditioner and the presence of ambient light make the Mini Electric cabin seem luxurious.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The interior design chosen by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is futuristic, which represents a lounge in the cabin space for a comfortable impression. Some of the main interior features are the presence of a panoramic glass roof, seats wrapped in leather, a seat with footrests in the first row, a 12.3-inch screen that serves as a meter cluster and head unit, as well as a Bose premium eight-speaker sound system for a maximum entertainment experience. drive.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense which consists of several active safety features such as high beam assist, forward collision avoidance assist, driver attention warning, smart cruise control with stop & go function. There are still lane-keeping assists and lane following assists, blind-spot view monitor, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, tire pressure monitoring system, parking distance warning and view monitor.

Power, Mileage and Charging Time

Mini Electric uses a new design for the battery it uses. There are 12 modules in a T-shaped case at the bottom. The electric motor produces 184 hpm of power and 270 Nm of torque. The ability to accelerate from rest to 100 km per hour in 7.3 seconds. This bike is the same as the one in the BMW i3 E-Drive.

The battery is capable of carrying the Mini Electric as far as 232 kilometers based on WLTP testing. The power contained in the battery is about 28.9 kWh. Mini provides a battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 kilometers.

Regarding charging, the Mini Electric also has deceleration technology that will charge the battery when the vehicle is braking. There are two levels of deceleration that allow the Mini Electric to operate with just one pedal. The driving modes are Sport, MID, Green and Green + which will limit some comfort features such as heating, air conditioning and seat heating to get more distance.

Mini Electric uses a type 2 socket that can charge 11 kW in 2.5 hours up to 80 percent. For the CCS Combo2 socket with a power intake of 50 kW, it can charge for 36 minutes to 80 percent of the battery. The Mini also provides 2.3 kW in-home charging with a charge time of 0 to 100 percent for 12 hours. There is also a Mini Wallbox that can charge 0 to 80 percent with 7.4 kW of power for 4 hours, and 2.5 hours with 11 kW of power.

The Ioniq 5 uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a power production of 217 ps and a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 72.6 kWh. In Indonesia, the Ioniq 5 uses a rear drive with a torque of 350 Nm. The AC socket uses type 2 and the DC socket uses the CCS Combo2 type. Its charging capability is for AC charging for six hours and six minutes and DC fast charging for about 56 minutes 30 seconds, while the use of 350 kW fast charging will last for 17 minutes 16 seconds. The Long Range type is claimed to be able to cover a distance of 451 kilometers.

Regarding the Ioniq 5 battery, Hyundai includes V2L or vehicle to load capabilities. This capability makes the Ioniq 5 an additional power generator for outdoor activities such as charging gadgets during travel. Its largest total power source is about 3.6 kW which is equivalent to the average household electricity.


On paper both offer various advantages. Assessment of course can't just look at the more or less the numbers that are present in this comparison. Moreover, both Mini and Hyundai offer direct access to electric technology that is the answer to future transportation.

Of course, the two consumers of this model are not the first car buyers but from the affluent economy class. People who want a car with a different, unique sensation and certainly become part of the community who are lucky to experience electric vehicle technology faster.

Kawasaki KLX230 Adds New Family, Prices Start at IDR 49.9 Million

 Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) completes the 2022 line-up by presenting three new products. Consists of the KLX230S, KLX230SM and KLX230SM SE. The three models are sold starting from Rp. 49.9 million to Rp. 56.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

According to Michael C. Tanadhi, Head of Sales & Promotion of KMI, his party was really waiting for this momentum to answer the needs of consumers in the country. "Kawasaki always tries to commit to developing new technology. With the presence of this new product, we are ready to provide pleasure and enjoyment for motorcycle users," he said at the 2022 Jakarta Fair, Thursday (9/6).

Kawasaki KLX230 Adds New Family, Prices Start at IDR 49.9 Million

The first new product from the KLX230 line up is the KLX230S, an improvement unit from the old model. He is now more aggressive. The most striking is seen in the use of headlights. Now it looks more 'snub' and flat. The lighting is now LED technology. Brighter and longer lasting. This latest model has a distinctive Low Down Seat appearance, or a seat that is designed lower than its predecessor.

For adventure enthusiasts, the KLX230S is believed by Kawasaki to be a tough trail bike for all terrains. With a 233 cc engine capacity, more stable power, rugged chassis and high-performance capability.

"KMI launched the KLX230S motorcycle with a low down seat display of 830 mm which is certainly its trademark now. We hope that trail bike lovers can enjoy this more capable appearance and specifications," added Michael C. Tanadhi.

The KLX230S's performance is no different from before. 233 cc capacity, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves, air cooled and already injected. He is capable of producing 18.7 hp at 7,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 19.8 Nm at 6,100 rpm.

Travel suspension front 220 mm and rear 223 mm, so it can hit bumpy roads. In addition, the ground clearance is also designed higher, with a distance of 210 mm from the ground. It aims to prevent the motor from colliding with rocks. This motorbike is priced at IDR 49.9 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

In addition to offering the KLX230S, it also presents the KLX230SE. Line up as the most complete variant because it has been equipped with various accessories supporting adventure. Such as hand guard, engine guard, frame guard, and gold upside down.

Then the second model presented by KMI is the KLX230SM. This unit further strengthens the name KLX. Designed for novice riders who like supermoto type motorcycles. This variant is also an alternative model that is lighter than the D-Tracker X.

Regarding the engine, it is still identical to the KLX230 series model. It's just that he has a difference in the sector of his legs. KLX230SM is equipped with an upside down suspension and a unitrak model at the rear. For the diameter of the front and rear wheels using a size of 17 inches. The motorcycle braking system has adopted a petal disc model at the front and rear.

Use 3 inch front and 3.5 inch rear rims. You could say the size is wider than the KLX type below. The suspension is also set to be asphalt-oriented so that it includes stiffer springs and less travel than the KLX230S long-travel suspension (front: 204mm and rear: 168mm). A stiffer setting offers greater calm (the front dives less than the KLX230S during braking). This motorbike is priced at IDR 54.9 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

The manufacturer also offers a special edition of the KLX230SM, namely the KLX230SM SE. All are still identical, the difference is only in the variety of accessories attached and the visual side. The most expensive variant uses gold rims and front suspension tubes. The price offered is IDR 56.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

All New Veloz and All New Avanza Support Toyota Sales

 PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) managed to record an increase in sales performance throughout the second quarter of 2022. Based on Toyota's records, until April 2022 total sales have reached 108,874 units, up 34.9 percent compared to the same period or year to date at 80,736 units. This increase is above the average national automotive sales growth, so Toyota's market share also rose from 30.5 percent to 31.5 percent.

All New Veloz and All New Avanza Support Toyota Sales

“The various programs we offer have received positive responses from customers and have been able to improve sales performance. This is certainly expected to contribute to improving the performance of the national automotive industry and national economic growth," said Marketing Director of PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM), Anton Jimmi Suwandy, in a statement, Thursday (9/6/2022).

This positive achievement is supported by two of Toyota's most popular models, namely the All New Veloz and All New Avanza. Both contributed an average sales of 4,000 units per month.

Calculations until April 2022, the All New Avanza has recorded sales of more than 17,000 units. The All New Veloz model has sold more than 15,000 units. Specifically for Veloz, records in April increased by 50.7 percent compared to March 2022.

The presence of these two latest low MPV models makes the market share of Toyota's low MPV products to the total low MPV market in January to April 2022 at the level of 45 percent. This record rose by 6.7 percent from the level of 38.3 percent last year in the same period.

Toyota Avanza

Toyota plans to spur the growth of the national automotive market by preparing various sales programs. Toyota Spectacular comes with various offers to consumers through the expansion of digital services, and provides additional benefits to customers.

Prospective customers of All New Veloz, All New Avanza, Rush and Raize will get additional benefits such as a low down payment (DP) starting at 10 percent, installments with low interest rates of 0 percent, and free insurance for 2 years. Especially for the purchase of the All New Veloz, All New Avanza and Rush, there will be an additional direct prize of IDR 3 million.

"To provide convenience to customers, as well as to encourage faster economic recovery, we need to provide stimulus to customers so that the automotive market can move more dynamically," said Anton.

TAM together with dealers spread across various regions throughout the second quarter of 2022 continue to hold a test drive program. This service is used as a means of testing customers before deciding to choose the desired product and experiencing firsthand the convenience and sophistication of Toyota's technology.

All New Veloz, All New Avanza and Raize for example, are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) safety technology. This feature consists of pre-collision warning and pre-collision braking, front departure alert, pedal misoperation control, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention, rear crossing traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

In addition, the two best-selling models also get the T Intouch feature. This feature connects the vehicle with the owner's mobile phone and provides a variety of the latest telematics services. Some of them are find my car, geofencing, e-care, inquiry and support and road assistance.

Toyota provides additional benefits for potential customers who take part in the test drive program. Customers can take part in the lucky draw program with prizes of 100 iPhone SE and gadgets worth Rp. 5 million. Every customer who purchases the All New Veloz, All New Avanza and Raize will have the opportunity to get a grand prize in the form of one unit of the three new Toyota products.

Kawasaki Introduces Electrodes, Electric Bikes for Children

 After releasing three new products, Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) also introduced Electrode. The electric bicycle is designed for children aged 3 to 8 years. Its form is like a push bike or balance bike that we usually know. It's just that he is equipped with a battery and a driving motor. When sold in Indonesia, this unit is priced at Rp. 20 million.

Head of Sales & Promotion of PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) Michael C. Tanadhi said that Kawasaki always tries to commit to developing new technology. "With the presence of a new product consisting of two motorcycles and the latest Kawasaki electric bicycle, we are ready to provide pleasure and enjoyment for motorcycle and electric bicycle users of all ages," said Michael in an official statement, Thursday (9/6).

Kawasaki Introduces Electrodes, Electric Bikes for Children

This Japanese motorcycle manufacturer seems to want to try new things in offering products. They also enliven the era of electrification in the country which is being echoed by the Government. The first step started from showing off the Kawasaki Electrode electric bike. This vehicle was born to provide the first experience for children to drive.

Michael explained that Kawasaki's first electric bicycle was equipped with a 250 watt electric motor with a lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery in the vehicle can be used for 2.5 hours in a fully charged state. Meanwhile, for recharging it takes 2.5 hours to be full. The battery is housed in an aluminum case, which keeps it away from dirt, dust and rocks and protects it from potential damage from falls or harsh use by children.

Although built and designed for children, this tiny electric bike is claimed to be fun to ride and easy to control. The appearance of the electrodes is painted in bright Lime Green or Green according to Kawasaki's identity. The graphics themselves are inspired by their flagship motocross model.

Kawasaki Elektrode

In addition, the tires used are off-road models so that they are very suitable for adventures on rough terrain. This vehicle is suitable for attracting children's interest in off-road activities with motorbikes in the future.

The weight of the Kawasaki Electrode electric bicycle itself is said to be quite light at 14.5 kg. This electric bicycle has three speed modes that can be selected according to the wishes of the rider. The three modes are Low (max 8km per hour), Medium (max 12km per hour), and High (max 21km per hour). On the LCD screen the mode selector requires a passcode from the parent so you can monitor how much power is being used.

Then mentioned this vehicle has a low center of gravity. So parents don't worry too much about safety. The small body also makes the Kawasaki Electrode easy and compact to carry anywhere. KMI claims that the electric bicycle will fit in the back seat or trunk of a car.

KMI plans to market the Kawasaki Electrode at a price of Rp. 20 million. However, it is not certain when they will commercialize it in Indonesia