Off the beaten path with Kayo K6

Zipping through beaten paths with the wind hitting our faces and serenaded by the sweet throaty sound of the exhaust, it would be an understatement to say that we enjoyed our time with the KAYO K6.

Kayo was founded 2002 and is the first Chinese company to manufacture pit bikes. Before 2002, the Chairman of KAYO Moto spent 10 years working for Honda. Fast forward to this day, the company is the leading producer of off-road motorcycles in China and has its own racing team named “Team KAYO” comprising of all categories of riders.

Design and features

Pretty much as with all dirt bikes, this too has a slender body, beefy forks, under-seat exhaust and knobby tyres. It has an imposing stance and stays true to its motocross styling. This bike is tall and with the seat height of 980 mm, it will be a challenge riding this bike if you’re short unless you can pull off acrobatic jumps in bumper to bumper traffic.

The handlebars are kept wide and provides good manoeuvrability. The silver exhaust with black cap along with the orange frame coupled with white body adds to the aesthetic build of this bike.

The bike comes with standard features like an all-digital instrument cluster loaded with speedometer, trip, gear indicator, and a fuel indicator. The motorcycle also comes equipped with disc brakes at both ends and a kick start along with an electric start.

Engine and Performance

The KAYO K6 is powered by a 250cc fuel-injected liquid cooled engine. The bike weighs 115 kgs dry and produces 33 BHP peak power at 9000 RPM. Though, the bike does not look that interesting on paper, you’ll be thoroughly surprised while riding it.

And thanks to the combination of a large sprocket at the back and a small sprocket at the front, the bike feels hyper like a kid high on sugar. The lower and mid-range performance is good with enough power, but the top end leaves you asking for more. The engine feels smooth and the motorcycle effortlessly powers through hills and muddy terrains. Overall, the riding experience was fun and the performance was more than what we expected from a 250cc motorcycle. The only problem we faced was the engine heated up quite in traffic.

Braking and Suspension

Stopping duties are taken care of by two single discs. The front sports a 270 mm disc with double piston pump hydraulic brake system whereas the rear is equipped with 240 mm disc with single piston pump hydraulic brake system. 

Talking about the suspension, the front gets upside down forks which are adjustable whereas the back sports an adjustable monoshock. Both suspensions are developed by FASTACE and has decent travel.

Comfort and handling

You don’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree. Hence, if you compare the K6 with city bikes, it lags behind in comfort and handling. But, once the bike is in its natural environment; the dirt, the bike handles excellently and the knobby tires provide excellent grip, making one feel confident enough to push the bike to its limits.


The bike may be Made in China but we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The fit and finish is on point and the bike is an absolute beast on its home turf, the dirt. The bike provides enough power to satisfy experienced riders yet not too much to intimidate beginners. If you’re fairly tall and in search for a dirt bike that hits all the good spots, the KAYO K6 might be a good fit for you. Book a test ride and get to know more!


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