Kawasaki Wind for sale in the Philippines
The Kawasaki Wind is a standard motorcycle manufactured by the Indian motoring company Bajaj and distributed in the Philippines by the renowned Japanese brand. Locally, it is converted into a tricycle and used by delivery businesses. While this model is no longer in production in its home country, it is still exported to other markets outside India.
The Wind is marketed mostly in South East Asian countries such as Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand where there is a high demand for motorcycles that are not only top-performing, but also have a decent mileage behind them.
Why buy a Kawasaki Wind?
Performance and engine specs
The Kawasaki Wind has a 125 cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single piston gasoline engine which provides it with 11 horsepower and 9.8 Nm of torque. The Wind can accelerate from 0-60 kilometers per hour (kph) in 12 seconds and has a top speed of up to 105 kph. It also has an impressive fuel efficiency of more than 60 km/L (solo) and 30 km/L (tricycle with 5 passengers).
Design of the Wind
The Kawasaki Wind has a backbone double cradle body frame mated with a hydrodynamic (HDS) telescopic front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. It has a wheelbase of 1260 mm and a fuel capacity of 13 liters, which is on par with most of the models in this segment.
What are the standout features of the Wind?
The chain-driven Kawasaki Wind has a DC ignition system and a force lubrication system (wet sump). Scaling in at 121 kilograms, this slightly heavy standard has a very robust and utilitarian style with features such as a multi-focal reflector type headlight (with halogen lamp) and a tail light of the same type.
Outlining the Wind’s body is an optional fairing, 17-inch spoke-type wheels, a cylindrical muffler, an integrated rear grab bar and cargo support and high-mounted mirrors.
Kawasaki Wind price and availability
A new Kawasaki Wind has a range of P45,000 to P55,000 depending on the dealer’s location. A used unit can cost P35,000 or less for 2009 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Kawasaki Wind is a very compliant motorcycle in terms of delivering satisfactory fuel consumption and performance. It has established a reputation as a long runner and can traverse most of the road conditions in the country. It rivals other nameplates such as the Honda TMX, the Yamaha STX and the Suzuki Raider.
In general, tricycle operators and small businesses that rely on delivery services will prefer the Kawasaki Wind for its:
- Overall reliability
- Powerful engine
- Great illumination devices
- Excellent mileage
Interesting facts about the Wind
Many Bajaj products are rebadged under Kawasaki before they are marketed in the Philippines. Other products from the Indian motoring company include the Pulsar, Discover and the CT-series. Most of these models are placed by Kawasaki under its commuter fleet.