Honda RS 125 for sale in the Philippines
The Honda RS is an underbone standard motorcycle with a sporty body design. The RS has two variants in the country- a 100 cc and a 125 cc. Both have been noted for their smaller front masks. In the Philippines, this motorcycle is similar to the XRM platform. The RS runs on a constant mesh 4-speed transmission using a rotary type N-1-2-3-4 gear shift pattern.
Why buy a Honda RS 125?
Performance and engine specs
The Honda RS is equipped with a 125 cc 4-stoke, OHC, air cooled gasoline engine which produces 9.4 horsepower and 10.4 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, this motorcycle can reach a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour and has 0-100 kph acceleration in 11 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, the RS was rated to have a fuel efficiency of close to 65 km/L.
Design of the RS
The Honda RS has an underbone steel frame mated with a telescopic fork front suspension and twin-type rear suspension. This lightweight motorcycle scales in at 96.3 kilograms in dry weight and has a fuel tank capacity of 3.8 liters. It comes with 17-inch spoke wheels which elevate it to a ground clearance of 132 mm and a seat height of 776 mm.
This standard bike is currently available in three color schemes: magnetite silver, sahara blue metallic and victory red.
What are the standout features of the RS?
Stopping this motorcycle has been made easier thanks to its combination of hydraulic ventilated discs on its front and a mechanical leading trailing in its rear. Accentuating this bike’s athletic persona are features such as a sporty handle bar with 45 degrees play that improves handling and maneuvering, a durable front fender for city driving comfort, an Automatic Headlight On (AHO) for better illumination and a new engine cowl in its body color.
Honda has also styled the body of the RS with graphically enticing striped sticker design and a stainless steel muffler. Its underseat also has a cargo area which can fit the rider’s helmet or other items.
Honda RS price and availability
A brand new Honda RS has a price tag of P67,200, while a second hand or used unit can be bought for P45,000 and below for 2013 models and older depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Honda RS is an exciting motorcycle model which can be used for a variety of purposes. Because of its slimmer body frame, it can navigate even through the narrowest alleys and the busiest traffic. Locally it competes with nameplates such as the Yamaha Sniper, the Suzuki Raider and the Kawasaki Fury.
In general, motorcycle buyers who want an easy-to-own motorcycle with an ergonomic design will love the Honda RS for its:
- Sporty body design
- Low maintenance cost
- Decent fuel economy
- Quality build
Interesting facts about the RS
The Honda RS has become popular in the local market thanks to its readily-available accessories and spare parts which make it easy to modify.