Racal TS for sale in the Philippines
The Racal TS is a commuter-type motorcycle that is commonly modified into a tricycle, a local passenger vehicle with three wheels and a fabricated passenger cabin that can accommodate two to three people. The TS has a utilitarian body design and is equipped with rudimentary work horse features. For years it has been one of the country’s alternative motorcycle models for tricycle operators.
Why buy a Racal TS?
Performance and engine specs
The Racal TS is equipped with a 150 cc 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled gasoline engine which produces 11.8 horsepower and 10.5 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, this motorcycle can reach a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and has 0-60 kph acceleration in more than 9 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, this business-type motorcycle was rated to have a fuel efficiency of 48 km/L, according to its manufacturer.
Design of the TS
The Racal TS has a double cradle body frame mated with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swing arm in its rear. Scaling at only 94 kilograms in dry weight, the TS can carry a maximum load of 140 kilograms including its driver. This chain driven motorcycle has a pressure and splash lubricating method and a CDI ignition system.
What are the standout features of the TS?
The Racal TS has a sturdy body frame with 18-inch spoke-type aluminum wheels and a disc front brake and a drum-type in its rear. The TS also has an extended rubber seat for better seating space for its pillion riders. It also comes with a stainless steel muffler and has a cargo support column in its rear.
Racal has also equipped the TS with multiple lighting accessories including a square shaped headlight, turning lights, a side light and a tail or brake light, each with 12-volts of power. It also comes with an easy-to-read instrument panel that can easily give the driver up-to-date driving information.
Racal TS price and availability
A brand new Racal TS has a price range of P45,000 to P50,000, depending on its dealer location. A used or second hand unit can be bought for P30,000 and below for 2012 models and older based on its general condition and mileage.
The Racal TS is a clear alternative to other commercial-type motorcycles by the top Japanese brands. Its no-frills design epitomizes a hardworking passenger vehicle. Locally, it competes with other tricycle-ready motorcycles such as the Kawasaki Barako, the Skygo King and the Motorstar Star.
In general, tricycle operators or families wanting a service vehicle will prefer the Racal TS for its:
- Affordable prices
- Powerful engine
- Torquey performance
- Decent fuel economy
Interesting facts about the TS
As a business type motorcycle, the TS offers above par power than its rivals. These kinds of motorcycles usually require a decent amount of horsepower and torque to haul their additional passengers in their sidecar. A tricycle also has an additional two pillion passengers on its rear.