Motorstar Sapphire for sale in the Philippines
The Motorstar Sapphire is a moped motorcycle locally assembled by the Filipino-owned motorcycle firm, Eastworld Motor Industries Corporation. Much like every motorcycle from this brand, the Sapphire is built locally from completely knock-down (CKD) units from China.
When compared to its competition in the moped segment in the market, this model is around 20 to 30 percent cheaper than its rivals.
Why should you buy a Motorstar Sapphire?
Performance and engine specs
Equipped with a 110 cc, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC gasoline engine, the Sapphire produces 5.8 horsepower and 6.2 Nm of torque. Coupled with a 4-speed clutch gear shifting, this motorcycle can reach a top speed of 70 kilometers per hour (kph) and can pounce from 0-100 kph in less than 13 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, this motorcycle was rated to have a fuel consumption of 56 km/L.
The dazzling design of the Motorstar Sapphire
The Motorstar Sapphire uses a telescopic front suspension and a dual shock in its rear. It comes with a kick/ electric system and a comparatively decent sized 4.5 liter fuel tank. Other exterior features include 16-inch spoke-type wheels and an Automatic Headlight On (AHO) headlight that helps give drivers better road visibility.
This motorcycle also has a two tone body color made from plastic materials and has a dry weight of 90 kilograms. Some of the earlier variants of the Sapphire also have a large fairing that protects the driver from road dirt coming in front of the motorcycle. The Sapphire is available in three major colors- black, red and blue.
The Sapphire has a disk brake for its front and a drum-type for its rear. It also comes with underseat storage for keeping valuable objects, a dial type-instrument panel for its full dashboard that provides ride information and plastic body covering with a contemporary style.
Outlining this motorcycle’s body are features like a stainless steel-covered muffler, rear combination lamps for better visibility from other motorists, graphic stickers that accentuate its athletic appeal and a rear mudguard skirt to protect it from dirt.
Motorstar Sapphire price and availability
A brand new Motorstar Sapphire has a price tag of P37,000 and a used or second hand unit can be bought for P30,000 and below for 2011 models and older depending on its mileage, general condition and amount of customization. However, these prices are based from dealers in Central Visayas and other areas in the country may have different quotes.
Motorstar is known as one of the most easy-to-own motorcycle brands in the Philippines, with the Sapphire being one of its bestselling units. Although this moped is underpowered, it makes up for it with its handling and tech-centric features. Locally, it competes with other small motorcycles like the Honda XRM (Motard), Yamaha Sniper and Suzuki Raider.
Generally, motorcycle buyers looking for a cheap small motorcycle model will love the Motorstar Sapphire for its:
- Cheap price
- Quality build
- Large fuel tank
- Great handling
Interesting facts about the Sapphire
Motorstar is a member of the Chamber of Assembler and Manufacturers of Motorcycles of the Philippines (CHAMMP) which is the main rival of most Japanese manufacturers such as Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.