It is without a doubt that the Big Boy brand holds a well-established rapport amongst the biking community in South Africa. It matters not whether it is within the delivery, commercial space or personal use, the sentiments remain consistent.
Big Boy as a powerhouse brand and name constantly delivers functional bikes off their factory line that accurately caters to their end consumers. The Big Boy Crossover 150X is no exception. The ‘Crossover’ is adapted with off-road riding capabilities, making it the ideal go-anywhere commuter scooter.
The Crossover 150X is the new and latest iteration of the former Crossover and Yeti models. It is a mixed-purpose all-rounder sports scooter that can be praised for its reliability thanks to brand familiarity and historically excellent fuel efficiency.
This model comes in either a red or white glossy finish with the typical Big Boy graphics on the side panels. From afar you will immediately notice the boldly round twin headlights, tail lights and of course the 5-spoke 13’’ mag wheels with their on and off-road tyres.
Additionally, you will observe fitted protective hand-guards and a rear grab rail stemming from an elongated plush seat for both rider and passenger.
It houses a 150cc 4-stroke air-cooled GY7 motor that offers a low-down torquey acceleration that gets you off the line rapidly enough to remain out of harm’s way, especially amidst mid-city riding. The Crossover has both an electric and kick-start system.
The seat height of 780mm and foot placement allows you to be seated in an upright position with the handlebars situated within close reach. The seat comfortably sits both the rider and passenger. Underneath, it fits a full-face helmet with additional room to spare. Of course that proves ideal for either an additional helmet or even a grocery bag after a quick shopping stop.
One of the highlight features is the fuel efficiency of this little stylish scooter. It has a 5.3L tank capacity and is capable of achieving a consumption rate of 2.8 litres/100km at a 70km/h average speed.
With respect to its handling, it is a light and very nimble scooter. At any point in time, you never lack confidence in pulling off necessary and tight manoeuvres with ease. It brakes sufficiently well thanks to its front disc and rear drum brake. All you need to know pertaining to fuel limit, odometer and speed is encompassed by a basic analogue dial.
As mentioned above, this is a dual-purpose scooter that transcends the usual on-road riding. It is an ideal purchase for any rider that finds themselves venturing off-road once in a while. That certainly gets a pass from a functionality point of view but the icing on the cake really lay behind its fuel consumption, giving you that extra assurance that you can get to pretty much any location within 180km on a full tank—a multi-purpose commuter of note.
Head on over to the Big Boy to find out more. The Crossover 150X is purchasable with a 3-year SAM (Southern African Motorcycles) factory warranty in place for the consumer’s peace of mind.
Big Boy Crossover 150X
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