Motorstar Star for sale in the Philippines
The Motorstar Star is a standard business-type motorcycle which can be converted into a passenger tricycle. It is assembled by a Filipino-owned motorcycle firm, Eastworld Motor Industries Corporation. Almost all of the models from this brand, including the Star, are constructed from completely knockdown (CKD) units from China. It comes with two displacement variants: the 125 cc and the larger 155 cc.
Why buy a Motorstar Star?
Performance and engine specs
The Motorstar Star uses a single cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled contact point gasoline engine which provides 6.5 horsepower and 6.7 Nm of torque. This standard motorcycle can reach a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and pounce from 0-100 kph in 8 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, the Star was rated to have a fuel consumption of close to 42 km/L.
Design of the Star
The chain driven Star has an underbone body style with a small 8 liter fuel tank. This motorcycle can be started via a pedal kick start system and has a 4-gear shift engagement form mated with a CDI ignition system. Because of this setting, it can run at an idle speed of 1,500 rounds per minute.
Other exterior features include 17-inch spoke type wheels, single bulb headlamps, chain protection and a cargo support frame on its back.
What are the standout features of the Star?
The Motorstar Star has a disc-type front brake and a drum-type in its rear. The larger Star X-155 variant comes with dual Automatic Headlight On (AHO) headlamps and a pinion seat support. Because it is made of lightweight materials, this motorcycle has a dry weight of 97 kilograms (kg) and can carry a maximum load of almost 180 kg. Another great feature of the Star is its maximum ground clearance of 140 mm that makes it stabler than other business type motorcycles.
Motorstar Star price
A brand new Motorstar Star has a price range of P30,000 to P40,000, depending on its displacement and dealer location. A used or second hand model can be bought for P20,000 and below for 2010 models and older. Comparatively, these prices are 20 to 30 percent cheaper than its competitors.
The Motorstar Star is one of the most easy-to-own business motorcycles available on the market today. Because it is Filipino made, owning one can also be seen as helping the local economy. It competes with other underbones such as the Kawasaki Barako, the Honda TMX and the Yamaha STX.
In general, tricycle operators and families looking for a motorcycle that can be converted into a family service vehicle will choose the Motorstar Star for its:
- Pre-equipped tricycle kit
- Lightweight but strong body frame
- Additional pinion seat support
- Decent idling speed
Interesting facts about the Star
The Eastward Motor Industries Corporation, the local assembler and distributor of Motorstar, is a member of the Chamber of Assembler and Manufacturers of Motorcycles of the Philippines (CHAMMP). This motorcycling group was formed to rival the popular Japanese brands.