Racal MIA for sale in the Philippines
The Racal MIA is a scooter motorcycle with a retro-themed design. This 125 cc motorbike is very similar to the Yamaha Fino. Like most European-styled scooters, the MIA has rounded contours and a big headlamp just below its handlebars.
Why buy a Racal MIA?
Performance and engine specs
The MIA is equipped with a 125 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, air cooled gasoline engine which produces 5.8 horsepower and 5.4 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, this motorcycle can reach a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and has 0-100 kph acceleration in close to 17 seconds. The MIA was rated to have a fuel efficiency of an average of close to 45 km/L.
Design of the MIA
The Racal MIA has a Vespa-like steel tube underbone body style mated with a telescopic front suspension and a unit swing in its rear. Scaling in at only 74 kilograms in dry weight (kg), this lightweight motorcycle has a maximum load of 150 kilograms, including its driver.
Its plastic-clad body usually has a two-tone scheme- white (on its underseat) plus a variety of colors to choose from. Racal has also placed slit-type body stickers on the side of its seats for emphasis. Its manufacturer has also designed it to have a proper amount of leg space and a large step board.
What are the standout features of the MIA?
Highlighting the MIA’s design is its stage-less automatic transmission coupled with a dry automatic centrifugal clutch. This kick or electrically started scooter also comes with a cylindrical instrument panel with clear display. Its single Automatic Headlight On (AHO) front lamp provides better acceleration and comes with in-inline oval side lamps. Racal has also integrated a disc front brake and a drum brake on its rear, that allows it to stop better even at moderate speeds. Other exterior design features include 14-inch alloy wheels, a black a rubber seat, grab bar and a high mounted circular side mirror.
Racal MIA price and availability
A brand new Racal MIA has a price tag of P50,000 for Metro Manila dealers, while a used or second hand unit can be bought for P25,000 and below for 2012 models and older, depending on its mileage and general condition.
The Racal MIA’s enticing curvy body is matched with a decently-powered engine. Its practical design is perfect for travelling short distances in urban areas like Calabarzon and Metro Manila. Locally, it competes with other scooters such as the Honda Scoopy, the Yamaha Fino and the Kymco Like.
In general, first time motorcycle owners who want an easy-to-own scooter with a retro-themed style will short list the Racal MIA for its:
- Classic body style
- Affordable price
- Competitive fuel economy
- Availability of spare parts
Interesting facts about the MIA
Racal has been known to copy some Japanese brands’ top performing models. Although the MIA and Fino are very similar,there are some disparities such as the type of brakes they use and their transmission.