Kiwi Rider August 2022 Vol.1 - Page 61

wheel . The front ABS remains on . Then it has an all-purpose road mode with both TC and ABS on . Power levels appear to be the same in both modes . It ’ s a simple , but effective system . The X-Cape has a LED lights , 7-inch TFT screen , two USB charging ports and offers phone and music connectivity too . Twin 298mm rotors come with two-piston Brembo calipers up front and a single 255mm disc with a two-piston caliper at the rear . Braking at both ends is good in both feel and
strength . In the ‘ random ’ department , the X-Cape comes with tyre pressure monitoring which is impressive considering the bike ’ s price point and is a handy thing to know . Over the years I ’ ve come to like riding bikes with tyre pressure monitoring - if ever I get an odd feeling from the tyres it is reassuring to be able to check tyre pressure on the fly , know you don ’ t have a slow puncture and can crack on with confidence . Ergonomically the 649 is typical of a decent