Girls’ night out23 October 2021
Sala Gate excursion29 October 2021
By Eric Kihiu
RamblƏr One has done 500km! The little spanner icon is flashing on the dashboard, a reminder that the first service is due.
Riding this bike alters how you think and behave. In traffic, i'm finding myself seeking out those dusty or muddy tracks on the side of the road instead of lane splitting coz it's more fun. And taking the roads less travelled. Going from A to B via C, by choice. Grinning when I see a dirt track.
The bike is chilled out. Easy. Pleasant on tarmac, fun off-road. Inapunguza stress. Fuel economy so far is in the 37 kpl range, so even that small 13 litre tank will get me to Mombasa. Hoping to get even better mileage after the running in period.
The soul of the bike. That laid back 200cc single
Things I don't like
The headlights are weak despite being LEDs; Engine idling gets a bit high (up to 2,500 rpm) sometimes; No hand guards provided as stock; The luggage rack is small and not user friendly; And, annoyingly, the front fender graphics sticker wasn't well fitted and came off on the first wash.
Auxiliary lights and a proper top rack are priority upgrades.
LED headlight. Weak. Aux light upgrade needed.
Nice looking luggage rack, but small and not particularly usable
Bottom line though: still lovin' it 👍🏽