Skygo King for sale in the Philippines
The Skygo King is a commuter type motorcycle with a very robust body style. This utilitarian work horse has been known for its ability to traverse most of the road conditions in the country. It is commonly used as a delivery vehicle or converted into a passenger tricycle.
Its manufacturer has dubbed the King its fastest selling model in the “pantra” (pantrabaho) market. Another business-type model from this all-Filipino company is the Skygo Wizard, which also has a 150 cc engine.
Why buy a Skygo King?
Performance and engine specs
The Skygo King runs through a 150 cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled gasoline engine which provides 9.5 horsepower and 10 Nm of torque. When this motorcycle is driven in extra-urban environments it can reach a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour (kph) and has a 0-60 kph acceleration in approximately 15 seconds. The King has a fuel efficiency rating of 48 km/L.
Design of the King
The Skygo King has a double cradle body frame partnered with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. Weighing 96 kilograms (kg) in dry weight, this motorbike can accommodate a maximum load of close to 150 kg.
This motorcycle’s ground clearance of 160 mm and wheelbase of 1285 mm gives it an 18 degree climbing ability. The King is available in three color schemes: red, blue and black.
What are the standout features of the King?
Maintaining a strong composure, the King comes with a disc brake in its front and a drum-type in its rear. To help it conquer rougher terrains, Skygo has placed a heavy duty front shock absorber that responds to any vibrations. When running at 30 kph, this motorcycle can brake-stop at a distance of 7 meters.
The driver and its pillion will also feel comfortable sitting on its cushioned rubber seats with an extended length. Easily recognizable is this motorcycle’s fewer plastic parts meaning drivers don’t have to worry about its accessories being broken.
Skygo King price and availability
A brand new Skygo King has a price tag of P45,000 while a used unit generally has a price range of P30,000 to P35,000 for 2010 models and older, depending on their general condition and mileage.
The Skygo King is a sturdy bike and not your run-of-the-mill business motorcycle. Its manufacturer also markets it as one of the cheapest commuter bikes in the country today. It competes with nameplates such as the Yamaha RS, the Racal TS and the Kawasaki Barako.
In general, tricycle operators and firms involved in delivery services will opt for a Skygo King for its:
- Impressive fuel efficiency
- Sturdy body frame
- Decent braking distance
- Low maintenance cost
Interesting facts about the King
The King, much like all Skygo products, is a rebranded motorcycle from the Taiwanese motoring firm Lifan. In other markets, instead of being converted into a tricycle, the King is categorized as a cruiser.