Racal JR for sale in the Philippines
The Racal JR is an affordable scooter motorcycle developed by Racal Motors Corporation to cater to younger motorcycle buyers in the country. The JR was intended for short urban travels and offers a decent top speed and power. Its body has a refined style with sharp silhouettes and multiple graphic stickers on its body.
This motorcycle is fairly new on the local motoring scene, especially since Racal was launched only four years ago in the Philippines. The brand, however, has expanded continuously and now has multiple dealerships across the country’s three largest island groups- Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Why buy a Racal JR?
Performance and engine specs
This motorcycle is powered by a 125 cc single cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled contact point gasoline engine which produces 6.09 horsepower and 6.37 Nm of torque. When driven in extra-urban conditions, the JR can reach a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and has a 0-100 kph acceleration of 18 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, this scooter was rated to have a fuel economy of 46 km/L.
Design of the JR
The Racal JR has a small body frame with a wheelbase of 1,260 mm and a small step board on its side. This lightweight motorcycle has an automatic stage-less gear shift mated with an electric or kick start system. Other exterior features include 14-inch alloy wheels, a bulb-type Automatic Headlight On (AHO) front lamps, side front lamps for better illumination, underseat storage and rear combination lighting.
What are the standout features of the JR?
Despite its small frame and a weight of only 74 kilograms, the JR has the capacity to load roughly 150 kilograms or two adults. Its instrument cluster has a clear dial type display, which gives multiple-information relative to its driving condition. The JR also has a dry automatic centrifugal clutch which allows it to easily stop via a disc-type front brake and a drum brake in its rear.
Racal JR price and availability
A brand new Racal JR has a price range of P25,000 to P30,000 depending on its dealer location and added features. A used or second hand unit can be bought for P20,000 and below for 2009 and older models depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Racal JR has a very sporty and youthful design mated with an above-par engine performance. Its affordable price is also a magnet for first time motorcycle owners. It is rivalled by other scooters such as the Honda BeAT, the Yamaha Mio and the Suzuki NEX.
In general, motorcycle buyers looking for an easy-to-own scooter with a sprightly look will include the Racal JR on their shortlist for its:
- Affordable price
- Sporty body design
- Better illumination
- Graphically appealing stickers
Interesting facts about the JR
Racal’s main office is located at No. 157, Mac Arthur Highway in Brgy. Lolomboy, Bocaue, Bulacan. Most of this brand’s motorcycles cost 20 to 30 percent cheaper than their competitors in each segment.