Racal MC for sale in the Philippines
The Racal MC is a line of underbone dirtbikes or off-road motorcycles with 125 cc and 150 cc displacements, assembled by the Philippine-based Racal Motorsales Corporation (RMC). The MC closely resembles the Suzuki Smash, one of the well known dirt racers.
Why buy a Racal MC?
Performance and engine specs
The MC uses a variety of powertrains depending on its variant. The 125GY, for example, uses a 125 cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC gasoline engine which propels this motorcycle with 11.5 horsepower and 9.0 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, this motorbike can reach a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and has 0-100 kph acceleration in close to 13 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, it was rated to have a fuel efficiency of more than 45 km/L.
Design of the MC
The MC has an underbone structure mated with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm suspension. This off-road motorbike weighs only 115 kilograms (kg) and has a fuel tank of 4.2 liters. With a wheelbase of 1270mm, the MC has an idling speed of 1,500 rpm and has a brake distance of 7 meters. The MC can carry cargo as heavy as 110 kg, including its driver.
The chain-driven Racal MC runs on a 5-speed gear box. Its muscular body has an edgy plastic cover that further enhances its aesthetics. It comes with small square shaped headlamps and side lamps just below its cowl. The MC’s slightly larger 19-inch spoke-type front wheel is partnered with a 16-inch rear tire.
What are the standout features of the MC?
The MC has a disc brake in its front and rear. This motorbike has an overall ride height of 1040 mm and can traverse any terrain with 18 degrees of inclination. Its highly placed handlebars are perfectly placed next to its digital-type instrument panel. Other features include a firm coil spring, mud skirt and a black painted chain cover.
Racal MC price and availability
A brand new Racal MC costs around P40,000 to P45,000 depending on the dealership location and the motorcycle’s variant. A used or second hand MC can be bought for P20,000 for 2011 models and below depending on its general condition, mileage and amount of customization.
The Racal MC is an affordable dirtbike alternative to the mainstream Japanese motoring brands. Despite being a locally assembled unit, this motorcycle could go toe-to-toe with some of the top dirtbikes in the country like the Honda CRF, the Motorstar MSX and the Kymco VisaR.
In general, adept dirtbike riders who want a customizable motorcycle will short-list the Racal MC for its:
- Affordable price
- Powerful engine
- Sharply styled body
- High climbing angle
Interesting facts about the MC
The MC platform is shared with another Filipino assembly firm- RUSI. Just like most of Racal’s products, the MC has a price tag which is around 20 to 30 percent cheaper than its Japanese rivals.