Barako II Specs & FeaturesKawasaki Barako II Specs
Key specifications & features of the Kawasaki Barako II. View engine specs, dimensions, safety and technology features in detail below
Kawasaki Barako II Price List
Kawasaki Barako II price starts at ₱87,500 . Checkout Barako II price list below to see the SRP prices and promos available
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Kawasaki Barako II Overview
The best thing about commuter motorcycles is that the reliability they offer to its drivers. Especially, in the Philippines market, this segment of motorcycles is very popular. Keeping in mind the growing popularity and demand, Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation (KMPC), decided to update and revamp the popular commuter motorcycle, the Barako II, making it more powerful. The engine has also been updated to a more economical and dependable version so as to offer the best to its customers and grab the opportunity of growing market base. Kawasaki also introduced an analog fuel-gauge meter into its instrument console
In terms of the design front, minor changes have been made to give the motorcycle a sportier look. The silver muffler, brakes and drivetrain are painted in black to give a rugged look to the motorcycle. You have four color options to choose from for the Barako II, they are- Balk, Gery, Blue, and Red. Though Kawasaki models have always received customer loyalty and likeability, yet Barako II has a strong rivalry to receive from the Honda TMX Supremo and Suzuki AX4.
Kawasaki Barako II Design
This time, the company has focused more on making the Barako II, a more powerful and dependable model, hence, certain designing hues have been left ignored. As a result, the Barako II, is less stylish and appealing, but, minor styling tints have been given to give the motorcycle and bold and sporty look. With the overhauling of design, the front rectangular headlight is placed on the handlebar, covered with a plastic mask. The small turn indicators are then placed just below the headlight. Silver garnishing has been given to the brake levers and clutch. Round rearview mirrors are also very systematically placed on the handlebar. The exhaust pipe is covered with a silver color muffler, which makes the overall look, minimalistic, yet aesthetically appealing. Coming to the rear fascia of the bike, it features a tail lamp, turn indicators and metal grab rail with a carrier. Also, the fuel tank imbibes a big name of the Barako II logo which is them seamlessly connected to the long dual seat.
Kawasaki Barako II Ride & Handling
For a comfortable riding experience, the Barako II has a long dual seat, offering more space and a balanced ride. The whole structure of Barako II is built on an underbone frame. The engine is extremely proactive and responsive to allow a jolt-less ride, whether it is city traffic, or climbing the hilly terrains. The suspension setup is also incorporated with telescopic front forks that curb jolts and bumps on the road and offer a smooth ride.
Kawasaki Barako II Engine & Fuel Consumption
Kawasaki has worked hard on making the engine more powerful and dependable. For this, the Barako II now comes fitted with Euro III compliant, 177cc- 4-stroke single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine that sparks a maximum power of 12.74 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.1 Nm at 4,500 rpm. On calculation, this is 15 percent more than its predecessor. The wheels are powered through a 4-speed manual gearbox. Kickstarting is much easier on the Barako II now, owing to the Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release System (KARC). Kawasaki claims that the new engine is 13 percent more fuel-efficient and can return up to 57 kmpl of fuel economy. A huge tank with 12-liters capacity means you can go on a longer ride without worrying about the need to refuel.
Kawasaki Barako II Braking & Safety
For efficient braking and safety, the Barako II has drum brakes at both the ends, attached to the 17-inch spoke wheels. Though the bike should also have disc brakes incorporated since it has a powerful engine, which allows the rider to go on high-speed swift rides. Moreover, even as instances of bike theft rise in the Philippines, Kawasaki has not yet decided to equip the Barako II with any additional safety features.
Kawasaki Barako II Verdict
Barako II is priced at PHP 81,400, which makes it a good to go -for-deal. For this price, you get a commuter-friendly motorcycle, suitable for all sorts of terrains and commutes.