RUSI TC for sale in the Philippines
The RUSI TC is a business-type motorcycle manufactured by the local brand Ramas-Uypitching Sons, Inc. Much like every model in this class, the TC is commonly converted into a tricycle that is used as a small passenger vehicle that can carry at least four passengers. It is considered one of the cheapest alternatives to the Japanese branded motorcycles.
This line of commercially used motorbikes is known for its affordable price tag that is 20 to 30 percent cheaper than most of its mainstream competitors. The TC’s parts are shipped from China as completely knockdown (CKD) units before being reassembled locally.
Why should you buy a RUSI TC?
Performance and engine specs
Powering the RUSI TC is a 150 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled, single cylinder gasoline engine which packs 12.1 horsepower and 12.7 Nm of torque. When partnered with a 4-speed constant mesh manual transmission, this motorcycle can accelerate from 0-60 kilometers per hour (kph) in 11 seconds and can reach a top speed of 80 kph. In highway conditions, the TC has been rated to have a fuel efficiency rating of 48 km/L.
The design of the RUSI TC
The TC has a double cradle body matched with an underbone structure. Its high tensile steel body frame is complemented by a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. Weighing 115 kilograms, it can carry a maximum load of 150 kilograms. Its wheelbase of 1280 mm is slightly longer than most of its rivals. This motorcycle, however, is not made for long distance driving as it only has a fuel tank of 3.5 liters.
What are the standout features of the TC?
The RUSI TC has a ready-made cabin attachment which makes it easier to be converted into a tricycle. Its dual mono shock absorbers reduce vibrations and allow this motorcycle to traverse even the harshest of roads. This motorcycle also comes with an extended pillion seat and a rear cargo frame for extra luggage.
Detailing this motorcycle are 17-inch spoke-type wheels, a stainless steel muffler, round bulb type headlamps and drum brakes for its front and rear wheels. It also come with basic rear combination lamps, side turning lamps and a stand.
TC price and availability
A brand new RUSI TC has a price range of P40,000 depending on the dealer’s location. A used or second hand model can be bought for P25,000 or less for models older than 2008.
The RUSI TC was built to withstand any road condition, especially on the outskirts of the city. With a no-frills take on the business-type segment, this motorcycle offers more than your run of the mill under P50,000 motorcycle. Locally, it competes with nameplates such as the Kawasaki Barako, the Skygo King and the Honda TMX.
Tricycle operators will shortlist the RUSI TC for its:
- Affordable price
- Durable body frame
- Ready-made tricycle conversion kit
- Dual mono-shock absorbers
Interesting facts about the TC
The RUSI TC got its name from the abbreviation of the word “tricycle”. It is the sole entry of RUSI in the business-type segment.