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Motorstar Cafe 400

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
Displacement (ml) 397.2
Bore X Stroke (mm) 85
Compression Ratio 8.8
Max. Power (kw/r/min) 20/7000
Max. Torque (N.m/r/min) 30/5500
Max. Speed (Km/h) 135
Lubrication Pressure ,splash
Clutch Type Manual, Multiplate wet clutch
Ignition CDI
Starting System Kick/Electric
Transmission System Chain drive with 6 gears
Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Drum
Speedmeter Mechanical
Front Tire 90/90-19
Rear Tire 110/80-18 or 130/70-18
L X W X H (mm) 2130×760× 1130
Seat Height (mm) 790
Wheelbase (mm) 1420
Min. Ground Clearance (mm) 160
Max. Permissionable Weight (kg) 150
Rider Capacity 2
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
Container Loading 40HQ



One comment on “Motorstar Cafe 400

  1. ian Ball
    January 30, 2018

    Should be a twin not a single. A suzuki gs400 twin and dohc .won’t buy a single piston engine in 400cc.

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This entry was posted on April 20, 2017 by in Bike News, Shooting the Breeze.


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