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Urban Bravo 150

Submitted by on September 15, 2012 – 2:15 amNo Comment

Urban Bravo 150 – The test bike was one of a handful brought into the country as evaluation models for a potential production run by a local importer. We were very fortunate to get our hands on one, and have some input to changes that need to be made for the production model.

Lets start with the styling, the Bravo is very much a retro scooter with it’s design obviously influenced by old Italian machines from Vespa or Lambretta, this is seldom a bad option as they are some of the most identifiable and desired scooters around. The Bravo is BIG, big and long yet somehow managing to be low slung at the same time… it is like some sort of Italian submarine on wheels. It really does cut a fairly imposing figure whether moving or parked.

The LuxoBarge tag fits very well when we start talking about comfort; the seat is huge, wide and long with ample room for large behinds and pillion passengers. The wide seat does make it a little awkward for shorter people to get their feet down easily but with a bit of practice you can slide forward a bit and manage the procedure. The suspension is again set up with comfort rather than corner attack in mind, in fact don’t try to attack any corners with too much vigour, especially left hand bends as the centre stand will scrape at a very gentle lean angle. This is not a real issue as the bike is very much a cruising machine… for this purpose it is an absolute joy to use.

The engine and transmission combination is one of the smoothest I have ever used, it is not fast… it is however faster than it seems. The 150cc 4-stroke will gladly drag the heavy Bravo and a rider along the street without complaint and will tackle hills without missing a beat. Acceleration is brisk without being in any way blistering… as with every part of this bike it is achieved without any fuss or complaint. Then there are the brakes, I normally whinge and complain, so I must congratulate Urban for throwing discs front AND back… Thanks guys, I’m glad someone gets it! I thought it would take me a while to get the knack of riding this bike as my normal riding style is far from relaxed but I felt instant affinity with what was quickly nicknamed “The Whale”. The mode of riding is simple, get on, turn throttle, ride… and ride… and ride, this is very much a machine that inspires wandering. You will be looking for excuses to find a new café to visit… preferably further from home just to sit on the Bravo a bit longer.

Manufacturer Specifications
Max power at shaft —
Max torque —
Engine Type 4-stroke
Cylinder Capacity 150 cc
Seat height —
Dry weight —
Kerb weight —
Fuel tank capacity —
Starting Electric
Transmission “Twist and Go” Automatic Transmission (CVT)
Storage volume —
Cooling —
Bore X stroke —
Compression ratio —
Chassis —
Front suspension —
Rear suspension —
Front brake Disc
Rear brake Disc
Front wheel/tyre

12″
Rear wheel/tyre 12″
Length —
Width —
Wheelbase —
Max speed (km/hr) —
Type approval —
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle) —
Consumption @km/h – km/l —
Audible Indicator no
Full helmet storage yes
Glove box yes
Fuel Guage yes
Trip Meter no
Seat release (via remote control) no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) no
Alarm no

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