Aftek Bikes in Nepal

In the NADA auto show of the 2018, A brand new company by the name of Aftek Motorcycles was to be launched, the was a company that was  based in India. To be clear, the company was basically a Indian company and the bikes were an Indian Brand company. The company was supposedly to be launched in Nepal by the end of 2018 but due to various problems or reason the company had to shift their release of the company to a late date. The date and the time being the release in mid November of 2019. The company itself has produced three different 170 cc bikes that have been brought to Nepal. The only distributor of the Aftek Motorcycles in Nepal is Max vision Pvt.Ltd. The company is trying to launch three bikes in the Nepalese market. Namely: Aftek Turbo, Aftek Knight Rider, and Aftek Scorpion. The company itself seems to be looking for more dealers across Nepal as well. As only having one dealer can cause the market to not be able to supply enough the entirety of the country in various places as having only one dealer in kathmandu and not having even a single dealership around Nepal in other places could cause the company to have serious problems or demand and supply. As supply would be significantly lower than the demand from the users which would cause the company to face loss and later on even dissolve or back out from the Nepalese market. The company is trying to enter into a market which is heavily dominated by the giant companies such as : KTM, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, etc. Even in such a competitive environment a new company wants to try its hand. Though it can not be sure that the bike they will be supplying will be getting a positive response, as the current iterations of what they are trying to provide do seem a bit lackluster for the price point they are bringing it on. But its majorly upto the public, the buyers, or more over, you to decide rather than just a single persons perspective.

The company does plan on bringing electric two wheelers in the near future. If they do bring electric vehicle to Nepal in the near future , the demand may significantly rise, as the government of Nepal has been encouraging its citizens to lean towards more of electric vehicles than fuel vehicles, solely to conserve the environment as well as to spend less money on fossil fuel import, which has been a huge cause of the country not being able to flourish properly. The fossil fuels costing significantly higher while import, this does make the electric tow wheelers that the company is trying to bring have a lot of hope. But that is for another day. Below are the specifications, pricing and thoughts on what the three bikes that the aftek motorcycles have released in Nepal:

Aftek Turbo 170:

Turbo 170 has a 170 cc air cooled engine, with a counterbalancer. The bike can generate a max power of 14.08 Horse power @ 8000 rpm and a mmax torque of 13.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm. It has a 5 speed gear box and  a massive 20 litre fuel tank. The bike’s top speed is capped at 100 kmph.  The bike has a disc brake on the front with single channel abs and a drum brake ! on the rear. The styling of the bike seems off for some reason as the bike does not have the appeal that the bikes nowadays have. The specifications of the bike are below:

  • Displacement:  170cc
  • Mileage:  45-50kmpl
  • Max Power:  14.08HP @ 8000rpm
  • Torque:  13.5Nm @ 75000rpm
  • Top Speed: 1 00kmph
  • No. of gears: 5
  • Braking:  Front Disc / Rear Drum (Single-Channel ABS)
  • Fuel tank:  20L
  • Kerb Weight(kg): ‎ 136kg

PRICE : Rs. 3,09,000

Thoughts on the bike: The bike by style is just not appealing, I hardly doubt many will find it to their taste, and for the price point of Rs. 3,09,000 Lakhs, you are not even getting dual disc brakes. Its fine being single channel ABS. But seriously, For a bike that is over 3 lakhs rupees , no double disc brakes just does not cut it.

Aftek Knight Rider:

Aftek Knight Rider has similar features to the Aftek turbo. The bike can generate a max power of 14.08 Horse power @ 8000 rpm and a mmax torque of 13.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm. It has a 5 speed gear box and  a massive 18 litre fuel tank. The bike’s top speed is capped at 100 kmph.  The bike has a disc brake on the front with single channel abs and a drum brake ! on the rear. The styling of the bike is way too similar to the Aftek turbo 170. However, the only difference is that the Aftek Knight Rider is most feasible for cruising than its other sibling. The specifications of the bike is below:

  • Displacement: 170cc
  • Mileage: 45-50kmpl
  • Max Power: 14.08HP @ 8000rpm
  • Torque: 13.5Nm @ 75000rpm
  • Top Speed: 100kmph
  • No. of gears: 5
  • Braking: Front Disc / Rear Drum (Single-Channel ABS)
  • Fuel tank: 18 L
  • Kerb Weight(kg): ‎134 kg

PRICE: 3,19,900

Thoughts on the Bike:  Similar to the Aftek Turbo 170, The bike by style is just not appealing, I hardly doubt many will find it to their taste, and for the price point of Rs. 3,19,900 Lakhs, you are not even getting dual disc brakes. Its fine being single channel ABS. But seriously, For a bike that is over 3 lakhs rupees , no double disc brakes just does not cut it.

Aftek Scorpion SR-170:

Aftek Scorpion SR-170 has to be the best in the line of the Aftek Motorcycles that are about to come in Nepal. The bike can generate a max power of 14.08HP at 8000rpm and max torque of 13.5Nm at 7500rpm. t has a 5 speed gear box and  a massive 19 litre fuel tank. The bike’s top speed is capped at 100 kmph. The bike out of all the bikes fortunately comes with dual disc brakes. With a single channel ABS as well. The styling of the bike is so much more better than all the other aftek motorcycles in this list. The specifications of the Aftek Scorpion SR-170 are :

  • Displacement: 170cc
  • Mileage: 45-50kmpl
  • Max Power: 14.08HP @ 8000rpm
  • Torque: 13.5Nm @ 75000rpm
  • Top Speed: 100kmph
  • No. of gears: 5
  • Braking: Front – Rear Disc (Single-Channel ABS)
  • Fuel tank: 19L
  • Kerb Weight(kg): ‎136kg

PRICE: 3,19,900

Thoughts on the bike: This bike should have been the only bike to be released in Nepal from Aftek. Compared to all its other siblings this one shows a bit of promise. Otherwise, If I were to tell in a overview, If the company does not make any more iterations to the bikes in the near future, the chances of this bike flourishing in Nepal is minimal.


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