Motorstar Zest for sale in the Philippines
The Motorstar Zest is a series of standard motorcycles known for their affordable price and practical design. The Zest is also one of the emerging locally assembled models whose parts came from China. This motorcycle is known for its sharply styled front fascia with a shield-shaped front cowl.
Why buy a Motorstar Zest?
Performance and engine specs
Motorstar has equipped the Zest with a 110 cc 4-stroke, SOHC gasoline engine which supplies 5.2 horsepower and 4.92 Nm of torque. When driven in extra-urban condition, this motorcycle can reach a top speed of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and has 0-60 kph acceleration in 9 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, the Zest was rated to have a fuel efficiency of close to 40 km/L.
Design of the Zest
Sticking to its no-frills design, the Zest has a steel underbone chassis partnered with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. Scaling at 95 kilograms (kg), this motorbike can carry a max load of 150 kg. Lengthwise, the Zest has a moderate 1,235 mm wheelbase.
This chain driven motorcycle can be electrically or kick-started and comes with a CDI ignition system. It is currently available in three color schemes: black, red and blue.
What are the standout features of the Zest?
Stopping the Zest at around 30 kph is made easier thanks to its disc front brake (foot operated) and a drum brake (hand operated) which bears a brake distance of less than 7 meters. Its arrow shaped body styling is accentuated by features such as an underseat cargo for a helmet, an edgy plastic covering on top of its fenders with integrated side lamps and rear combination lamps sitting below its grab bar.
Its aesthetics are further improved by flame shaped graphic stickers beautifully placed on its body. The Zest also has strategic air holes on its body that improve aerodynamics.
Motorstar Zest price and availability
A brand new Motorstar Zest has a price range of P30,000 to P40,000 depending on its variant and dealer location. Second hand models can be bought for P25,000 for 2009 models and older depending on their mileage and general condition.
The Zest is Motorstar’s attempt at being an alternative brand of motorcycle for Filipinos looking for more bangs for their buck. It has an above par performance in the standard motorcycle segment and is rivalled by other Chinese-branded motorcycles like the Racal MD, the Blaze Buzz and the Skygo Archer.
In general, motorcycle buyers looking for a decent performing motorbike which can keep phase on the urban driving experience will love the Motorstar Zest for its:
- Bang for the buck
- Easy-to-own features
- Availability of spare parts
- Assembled in the Philippines
Interesting facts about the Zest
Motorstar is distributed in the Philippines through Eastworld Motor Industries Corporation, the local assembler and importer of this brand’s products. They currently have their main office in Caloocan City.