Kawasaki CT for sale in the Philippines
The Kawasaki CT is a backbone commuter bike manufactured by Indian motorcycle company Bajaj and marketed in the Philippines under Kawasaki. The CT is known for its reliable ruggedness and reliability, making it the perfect motorcycle for commercial use. It can also converted into a tricycle. This model was derived from the Bajaj Boxer.
The Japanese motorcycle company obtained the rights to market the CT in the Philippines through a venture partnership. Another Bajaj motorcycle that is under the Kawasaki badge is the Rouser.
Why buy a Kawasaki CT?
Performance and engine specs
The CT is equipped with a 150 cc 4 stroke, 2-valve, SOHC, single cylinder gasoline engine which produces 8.08 horsepower and 8.04 Nm of torque. Tricycle operators will love this motorcycle’s low fuel consumption of up to 93 km/L (based on the company’s trial runs). Equipped with a 4-speed constant mesh transmission, the CT can run a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour on flat roads. It is paired up with a wet multi disc and drum brakes for its front and rear tires.
Design of the CT
The CT has a tubular, semi-double cradle frame with a fork, Ceriani type front suspension, and a swingarm, SNS shock absorber suspension in its rear. This motorcycle’s 17-inch wheels have a wheelbase of 1225 mm.
It is also heavier than most light motorcycle models and weighs 113 kg in dry weight. This motorcycle can easily conquer long distances given its 10.5 liter fuel tank capacity and has a generous ground clearance of 150 mm.
What are the standout features of the CT?
The CT’s revolutionary engine and the different technologies surrounding its combustion system have made it as one of the top performers in its category. Its performance is further improved thanks to its Roller Rocker Arm (RRA) which controls exhaust valve operation and intake while its Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS) maximizes its combustion.
The CT has standard equipment such as a large single headlight, sharp styled tail lights, an oval-tubed muffler, long seat and spoke type wheels.
Kawasaki CT price and availability
Kawasaki locally markets the CT in two variants: the CT 100 which has 100 cc displacement costs P46,900 and a unit under the Boxer series called the CT 150 is valued at P52,500. A used or second hand unit can be bought for P35,000 and below for 2010 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Kawasaki CT goes beyond just another commuter bike because of its features and how its equipment is packaged. Tricycle operators often prefer the CT for their tricycle units because of its affordable price and versatility. Locally, it competes with other backbones such as the Honda CB, the Yamaha FZ and the Suzuki GS.
In general, office workers who commute daily and are looking for a low priced motorbike will love the Kawasaki CT for its:
- Affordable price
- Extra added equipment
- Very fuel efficient engine
- Quality build
Interesting facts about the CT
The CT was rebranded from the Boxer as part of a venture between Bajaj and Kawasaki. The Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Bajaj, is also known to produce rickshaws and modified motorcycles available mostly in India and the Middle East.