a motorcycle blog flipside
Now here’s another one that has caught my eye. Probably the cheapest 400-cc bike in the market hereabouts. The Motorstar Cafe 400. That in itself deserves a post, I reckon.
It’s a retro-style big bike, very much like the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 and Kawasaki W800. I find myself tempted indeed and with the price tag of around 130,000.00 bucks cash, doubly so. Heh.
Still it’s a Motorstar and while the bikes in the Motorstar line-up are getting better quality-wise from what I hear, a China-made bike is still a China-made bike (and that means greater chances of getting a lemon or encountering mechanical/electrical problems). At the price it was going for, you get what you pay for, I reckon.
Still I find myself thinking about this little number. I like it. And if I had the money, I’d shell out for one most definitely. Heh. Hmmm, maybe in a couple of years or so when I’m in the market for a new ride.
Specs as per the Motorstar Philippines website:
|Engine Type||Single cylinder,185YMQ, oil-cooled, four-stroke|
|Bore X Stroke (mm)||85|
|Max. Power (kw/r/min)||20/7000|
|Max. Torque (N.m/r/min)||30/5500|
|Max. Speed (Km/h)||135|
|Clutch Type||Manual, Multiplate wet clutch|
|Transmission System||Chain drive with 6 gears|
|Rear Tire||110/80-18 or 130/70-18|
|L X W X H (mm)||2130×760× 1130|
|Seat Height (mm)||790|
|Min. Ground Clearance (mm)||160|
|Max. Permissionable Weight (kg)||150|
|Dry. Weigth (kg)||150|
|Engine Oil (L)||1.8|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||13|
|Packing Size (mm)||1800 X 600 X 980|
|Packing Weight (kg)||190kg|