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From Taiwan to Manila a practical daily commuter modern retro-look motorcycle that is not only easy on the budget but can lane split effortlessly. A great traffic buster on congested roadways, this writer is talking about the CPI Tyke 100 that can accelerate easily even with a back rider. On a straight roadway the CPI Tyke 100 was stable with slight vibration at higher speeds common to this type of motorcycle; on tackling turns at higher speeds you will feel secured when executing a lean in position. The length of the handle bar was short enough to filter through traffic without hitting any side view mirrors of other vehicles on the thoroughfare. When seated on the thickly foamed loaf-like seat, combined with the front telescopic fork suspension and rear mono shock suspension provided the comfortable ride. The position of the circular instrument cluster which only displayed the odometer and speedometer were readable and just below, the indicators for the neutral light and turning lamp were very visible too. Even with the absence of the fuel gauge a fuel cock is located under the tank with settings for ON, OFF and Reserve. The circular headlight could beam the road ahead with proper density while the round type tail lamp emitted a glow to be visible from behind and the turning lights when engaged emitted a beep sound that reminded the rider to dis-engage after the turn, also a hazard light switch was located on the right side of the handle bar, just in case it would be required. The petrol engine on idle speed delivered a slight rumble sound while a slight roar sound was emitted as you twist up the throttle to higher rpm.
The CPI Tyke 100 power was delivered by a single cylinder 97cc 4-stroke carburetted air-cooled cub type petrol engine that had a maximum output of 5.0kw/8000rpm and a maximum torque of 6.9nm/6000rpm linked to a 4-speed semi-automatic rotary type transmission. By the way, there are two ways to start the engine the easy electric push start button or by the traditional kick start. For a sure stop, using front ventilated cross drilled disc brake and rear drum brake combined with front 70/90-14 and rear 80/90-14 tube type tires mounted on 14 inch wire wheels, stopping was absolutely made possible. The fuel tank capacity of 4.5 liters integrated in the center of the frame for a more equal weight distribution can travel for more than 100 kilometers depending on how the rider accelerates, shifts gears and the terrain of the road. The overall length of 1800mm, overall width of 720mm, overall height of 1070mm and a wheelbase of 1250mm makes the CPI Tyke 100 nimble for primary and secondary roads in the metropolis or in the suburbs.

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