Kawasaki Bajaj for sale in the Philippines
The Kawasaki Bajaj is a series of commuter motorcycles commonly used by tricycle operators in the Philippines as a small people carrier. It is often attached with a modified passenger cabin which locals call as “sidecar”. One of the more specific models under this product line is the CT 100 known for its 4-stroke Euro compliant engine.
Most of the motorcycles under this nameplate are rebranded motorbikes from Bajaj, an Indian motoring company which is the venture partner of Kawasaki.
Why buy a Kawasaki Bajaj?
Performance and engine specs
The Kawasaki Bajaj is equipped with a 100 cc, 4-stoke, SOHC, 2-valve, single cylinder gasoline engine which supplies 8.08 horsepower and 8.04 Nm of torque. When the Bajaj runs in extra-urban conditions, it can reach a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and has a 0-100 kph in 8 seconds. Under the same driving conditions it was rated to have a fuel efficiency rating of 93 km/L, according to its manufacturer.
Design of the Bajaj
Maintaining its utilitarian design, the Kawasaki Bajaj has a tubular underbone, semi-double cradle frame partnered with a ceriani type fork front suspension and a swing-arm with SNS shock absorber in its rear. This chain driven motorcycle runs on a 4-speed constant mesh transmission and is primarily kick-started with a CDI ignition system.
What are the standout features of the Bajaj?
The Kawasaki Bajaj is a reliable work horse with an impressive engine performance for something that stands only at a 100 cc displacement. Its engine features a Roller Rocker Arm (RRA) which controls operation of the exhaust valve and intake. Paired with a Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS), the Bajaj is able to optimally burn its fuel for better fuel efficiency.
Underlying the Bajaj’s other driving mechanics are 110 mm drum-type front and rear brakes each attached to its 17-inch spoke wheels. At a dry weight the Bajaj scales in at 97 kilograms and has a fuel tank capacity of 10.5 liter.
Kawasaki Bajaj price and availability
A brand new Kawasaki Bajaj (CT 100) is valued at P46,900, while a used or second hand model can be bought for P20,000 for 2012 models and older depending on its variant, general condition and mileage.
The Kawasaki Bajaj is a very ergonomic business-type motorcycle that can jumpstart your tricycle business operations. This motorcycle’s no frills design hides a very fuel efficient performance without compromising on its power. Locally, it competes with nameplates such as the Suzuki GD, the Honda CB and the Yamaha RS.
In general, tricycle operators who wants an economic tricycle model for their public transport business will shortlist the Kawasaki Bajaj for its:
- Bang for the buck
- Impressive fuel economy
- Low maintenance cost
- Overall reliability
Interesting facts about the Bajaj
Under the Bajaj nameplate are the CT 100 and the larger Boxer CT 150. As part of their venture partnership, Kawasaki markets Bajaj motorcycles in the Philippines under their brand name. Another great motorcycle from the Indian motorcycle manufacturer is the sports bike the Bajaj Rouser.