Skygo Pony for sale in the Philippines
The Skygo Pony is a flexible motorcycle that has a classic style. It has the body style of a business-type motorcycle thanks to its large fuel size and upright seating position. Unlike commercial motorbikes, it has smaller 12-inch alloy wheels which also translates to a lower ground clearance when compared to most of the others motorcycles in the country today which are equipped with at least 17-inch wheels.
Why buy a Skygo Pony?
Performance and engine specs
The Skygo Pony is equipped with a 100 cc 4-stroke, air-cooled gasoline engine which propels it with 7.10 horsepower and 7.1 Nm of torque. This motorcycle can reach a top speed of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and has a 0-60 kph acceleration in 15 seconds. The Pony was also rated to have a fuel efficiency of more than 50 km/L.
Design of the Pony
Outlining the Skygo Pony is a double cradle chassis partnered with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. Scaling in at 94 kilograms in dry weight, this motorcycle has a 5.5 liter fuel tank which is larger than most units in the standard segment. However, its small set of wheels, a ground clearance of only 155 mm, and a wheelbase of 1200 mm have hampered its climbing ability to just around 20 degrees.
What are the standout features of the Pony?
The chain driven Skygo Pony comes with disc brakes on its front and rear accessible through its wet multi-plate clutch. It also comes equipped with mono shock absorbers and is kick-started. The Pony’s front fenders are also elevated much like other dirt bikes which gives the impression of it being a mid-size pocket bike.
Unlike the popular underbone motorcycles in the country, the Pony has a naked engine and an extended back seat. Instead of a stainless steel muffler, it comes with a black coated one. It comes with a rear load support and an integrated combination stop lamp on its rear skirt.
Skygo Pony price and availability
A new Skygo Pony has a price range of P43,000 to P45,000, depending on dealer location. A second hand unit can be bought for around P30,000 for 2012 and older models.
The Skygo Pony is a rare combination of classical styling and modern mechanics. It is very similar to the small bike the Honda Ape. The Pony’s low ride height is also its greatest strength as it caters to shorter motorcycle riders. Locally, it competes with the Yamaha RS, the Suzuki Mola and the Kawasaki Discover.
In general, solo motorcycle riders looking for a midsize motorcycle will shortlist the Skygo Pony for its:
- Retro styled body
- Quality build
- Low ride height
- Low maintenance cost
Interesting facts about the Pony
Skygo re-brands motorcycle models from Lifan, one of the leading Taiwanese motoring companies which also manufacturers automotives.