Kawasaki Motors Philippines

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Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation
Subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Industry Motorcycles
Founded 1974
Key people
Hitoshi Inoue, President
Products Commuter bikes and leisure bikes, Bajaj motorcycles and apparel
Parent Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Motorcycle and Engine division)
Website Kawasaki Motors Philippines consumer site
Kawasaki Commuter Bikes site
Kawasaki Leisure Bikes site

Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation (KMPC or Kawasaki Philippines) is a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. under the Motorcycle and Engine division. It manufactures motorcycle/motorcycle parts, and bicycle/bicycle parts.

Kawasaki Philippines is also the official distributor and assembler of Bajaj in the Philippines.

Background[edit]

Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation, located in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, is in charge of production and distribution of Kawasaki Motors in the Philippines. KMPC, having been in the country for over 40 years, is hailed today as one of the top manufacturers in the Philippine motorcycle industry.

History[edit]

In its 45 years of stay here in the Philippines, Kawasaki has successfully carved a niche that is grounded in hard-work and a reputation for sterling excellence. These very same qualities defined the early beginnings of Kawasaki starting with the partnership between J.V. Del Rosario and Sakata Shokai, Ltd. when they founded Delsa Industrial Corporation in 1968. In 1974, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI) acquired a stake in the company, which later changed its name to Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation. KHI again cemented its presence in the Philippines when it took controlling stock of the company in 1996.

Kawasaki produces some 7,000 motorcycle units every month in its 23,940 square meters plant in Bo. Cupang, Muntinlupa. Besides motorcycles, the plant also manufactures and exports components and power products as well as offer spare parts service and repair. Along with its regional offices in Cebu and Davao, the Kawasaki network services over 700 stores and dealers nationwide. When it started, Kawasaki built its reputation as the number one brand for heavy-duty tricycles in the Philippines. The product remains Kawasaki´s top seller. Lately, Kawasaki is also making concerted effort to woe the young and upwardly mobile market through its Dominate campaign that equates motorcycles with everyday lifestyle. With this move, Kawasaki updates its image yet remains true to one of its traditional values: "Quality is more than a quest. It is our motivation."

Products[edit]

Current products[edit]

  • Avenger 220 (2014+) - 4-stroke 220cc - cruiser
  • Barako-II (2013+) - 4-stroke 176cc - Business model, kick starter only
  • Barako-II (2013+) - 4-stroke 176cc - Business model, kick / electric starter
  • Fury (2015+) - 4-stroke 125cc - With electric start underbone model
  • Fury R 125 (2015+) - 4-stroke 125cc - With electric start underbone model
  • Fury RR (2015+) - 4-stroke 125cc - Same as the standard Fury but with Enkei alloy wheels instead of spoke wheels, rear disc brake, and manual hand clutch
  • Curve - 4-stroke 112cc - With electric starter scooter model
  • KLX 150
  • KLX 150L

They also carry the following Bajaj models:

  • CT100 (2006–present) 4 stroke business model
  • CT100P (2013–present)
  • Discover 100 DTS-i (2013–present)
  • Boxer CT150 (2013–present) - 4-stroke 150cc - Business model
  • Rouser 135LS - 4 stroke 135cc - Standard model
  • Rouser 180 DTS-i - 4-stroke 180cc - Standard model
  • Rouser 200NS - 4 stroke 200cc - Standard model

Discontinued products[edit]

  • Leostar SR & SSR - 2-stroke 120cc
  • Aura Classic
  • Aura Nexus
  • Fury and Fury R, 1st-2nd Gen (2009-2014) - 4-stroke 125cc
  • Barako A (2004-2013) - 4-stroke 175cc - manual kick start business model
  • Barako B (2004-2013) - 4-stroke 175cc - with electric starter business model
  • B1-125 (19xx-19xx) / HD125 (19xx-1989) / HD-III(1990-2003) - 2-stroke 125cc
  • HD-X (198x-2002) - 2-stroke 100cc
  • KMX 125 (199x-200x)
  • Bajaj/Kawasaki Wind 125 (2003-2009) - 4-stroke 125cc
  • Bajaj BYK (2005-2006) - 4-stroke 100cc
  • Bajaj Caliber 115
  • Bajaj Discover 135 DTS-i (2009-2011)
  • Bajaj Rouser 200 DTS-i (2009-2010)
  • Bajaj Rouser 220 DTS-i (2010-2013)

The Wind 125 feature front disk brake and the conventional transmission (one down and four up with a clutch) as compared to the rotary transmissions found on most underbone and tricycle model motorcycles. The front head cowl conceals a set of functional clocks that provide motorcycle speed, engine revolution counter, odometer and fuel gauge. The Wind 125 retails for P54,000.

The Byk 100 is the entry-level motorcycle of Bajaj. The defining feature of the Bajaj's motorcycle is the head cowl which is also present in the Byk100. The Byk 100 uses a drum brake system for the front and a rotary type transmission with a clutch. The retail price is P34,000. However, this particular model has regressed and was replaced with the CT 100 model, which has typically the same specifications.

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