Motorstar MSX for sale in the Philippines
The Motostar MSX is a dirt bike motorcycle assembled locally by the by Eastworld Motor Industries Corporation, a Filipino-owned motorcycle firm. Much like every motorcycle from this brand, the MSX is constructed from completely knockdown (CKD) units from China.
When compared to its competition in the on-off road motorbike segment, this model is around 20 to 30 percent cheaper. The MSX has a 5-speed manual, 1 down 4-ups gear shift form mated with a CDI ignition system.
Why buy a Motorstar MSX?
Performance and engine specs
The MSX is equipped with a 150 cc or 200 cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC gasoline engine which provides 6.9 horsepower and 6.8 Nm of torque. This motorcycle can reach a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and can pounce from 0-100 kph in less than 10 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, the MSX motorcycle was rated to have a fuel consumption of 50 km/L.
Design of the MSX
The Motorstar MSX was designed with a telescopic front suspension and a swingarm mono-shock in its rear. It has a wheelbase of 1270 mm and has a dry weight of around 101 kilograms. This chain driven motorcycle can be started using a pedal kick or electric start. The MSX can carry a weight of 150 kg, including its driver.
The 200 cc variant also comes with an upside down front fork (USD) assembly special feature which allows it to have better ground clearance.
What are the standout features of the MSX?
The Motorstar has a bore backbone body design coupled with a 19-inch spoke-type front wheel and a 16-inch spoke rear wheel. It has a highly placed muffler angularly situated with the exhaust pointing on its tail. This motorcycle comes with a hydraulic ventilated disc front system and a mechanical leading trailing at its rear.
This motorcycle also features a useful and practical rear grill that lets you carry additional cargo. It also has impressive electronic equipment including a full dashboard with multi-information display cluster and an Automatic Headlight On (AHO) which enhances road visibility.
Motorstar MSX price and availability
A brand new Motorstar MSX has a price tag of P41,000 and a used or second hand model can be bought for P35,000 for 2009 models and older, depending on its general condition, mileage, and level of customization. These prices, however, are based on the brand’s dealers in Central Visayas.
Some units can also be bought with a no down payment option, but with an average of P2,000 monthly instalments for 30 months.
The Motorstar MSX is an easy-to-own on-off road motorcycle with a utilitarian nature. This vehicle also comes with a low idling speed of 1500 rpm. Locally, it competes with other dirt bikes such as the Honda XR, the Suzuki GS, and the Yamaha XTZ.
In general, motorcycle enthusiasts who love to travel off-road or people who travel on dirt roads will love the Motorstar MSX for its:
- Affordable price
- Fast acceleration
- Durable Body
- High muffler placement
Interesting facts about the MSX
Motorstar’s manufacturer Eastworld Motor Industries Corporation is a member of the Chamber of Assembler and Manufacturers of Motorcycles of the Philippines (CHAMMP).