Used Kawasaki motorcycles
Kawasaki is the second largest motorcycle company in the Philippines, next only to Honda, based on its 21 percent market share. Motorcycles from Kawasaki are known for their powerful engines and reasonable pricing. The company has a huge variety of motorcycles which they categorize according to their purpose- business and leisure type.
Of the 3.2 million registered motorcycles in the country in the year 2011, close to 670,000 units were from Kawasaki. This Japanese brand’s motorcycles are well known because of their wide offering in the business type segment where their products are often converted into passenger tricycles.
Second hand Kawasaki motorcycles
Most Kawasaki models are set apart from their class because of their raw power and speed. The Kawasaki Ninja series is considered the motor company’s fastest sportbike. Just like its “Big Four” Japanese counterparts that include Suzuki and Yamaha, this motorcycle manufacturer is known to produce units that require low cost maintenance and repair.
Motorcycle reviews from different owners of this brand have noted a long service history from their Kawasaki units, with some reviewers pointing out that the overall performance of used units is still on par with brand new versions.
The brand also has a high product reliance score and a huge number of surplus spare parts. The Kawasaki Barako, a motorcycle specifically made for the Philippine market, is the preferred trike model of small or family businesses operating in countryside towns or urban subdivisions.
Buying a used Kawasaki
For people looking to purchase a second hand or used motorcycle, below are some tips that one should look out for to determine whether its sticker price is really worth it.
- Kawasaki is a brand known for its racing performance. As such, it is likely that the motorcycle may have been involved in minor scuffles or crashes. Check for scratches, unbalanced coloring and dents to make sure it has not endured any damage.
- Check for deep parallel scratches, the engine’s case, and front forks. This will give you a general idea of the condition of the motorcycle.
- Always demand a test drive. Assert yourself and tell the motorcycle dealer that you need to know whether the unit is what he claims it to be. Be vigilant and listen to the engine’s noise and the vehicle’s emissions These factors can tell you whether the engine is working optimally or not.