Kawasaki Barako II

4.49 | 35 Review(s)
This Aug, 2017 Model has expired

In Philippines, Kawasaki has discontinued the Barako II and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Barako II Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Barako II

Robust Build. The Kawasaki Barako II is known for its rugged and durable build, which can withstand rough usage and heavy loads.

Fuel Efficiency. It is often praised for its fuel efficiency, making it a cost-effective choice for daily commuting and commercial use.

Spacious Seating. The motorcycle typically comes with a spacious seat, which is comfortable for both the rider and a passenger.

Things we don't like in Barako II

Limited Features. It lacks modern features and technology found in more advanced motorcycles, which might not appeal to those seeking a more feature-rich ride.

Lower Power. The engine is not as powerful as some other motorcycles, so it may struggle with quick acceleration or highway speeds.

Aesthetics. The design and aesthetics of the Barako II may not be as stylish or appealing as some other motorcycles in its segment.

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Recent Updates of Barako II

The Kawasaki Barako II is a heavy-duty business-focused motorcycle that is popular in the market for its durability and performance. The latest model of the Barako comes equipped with a 177cc 4-stroke engine that produces 12.74 PS of power and 13.4 Nm of torque. This Euro-III compliant engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission and delivers a fuel economy of 57kmpl which is ideal for the daily commuter. The Barako II comes fitted with dual straight seat which offers a comfortable riding experience. The suspension setup includes telescopic front forks and unit swing at the rear. The Kawasaki Barako II is priced at Php 87,500 in the Philippine market.

Kawasaki Barako II Price

The Barako II is priced at ₱94,000 .

Kawasaki Barako II Variants

There are 1 variants available of Barako II: Standard.

Kawasaki Barako II Power-trains

The Barako II is powered by a Air Cooled 177 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 12.74hp of power and 13.14 Nm Torque at 4500 rpm. It comes with the option of a 4-Speed transmission gearbox.

Kawasaki Barako II Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Drum Front Brake, Drum Rear Brake and Dual Straight Seat Type.
Features for Console include Analog Odometer, Analog Fuel Gauge and Analog Speedometer.

Kawasaki Barako II Competitors

The Barako II Competitors are: Honda TMX Supremo, Kawasaki Rouser NS160, MotorStar Magnum 250 and Suzuki Gixxer FI.

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Barako II Features Highlights

  • Engine Type
    Engine Type

    The 4-stroke, single overhead camshaft, single cylinder, 175-cc engine delivers an excellent performance at any roads, especially uphills, and weather conditions.

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  • Fuel Gauge
    Fuel Gauge

    The fuel gauge makes it easier for the rider to check the fuel level without having to shake and frequently open the fuel tank.

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  • Exhaust Pipes
    Exhaust Pipes

    Since the motorcycle is now Euro III compliant, it is now more environment-friendly with lesser and cleaner emission from its exhaust system.

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  • Maximum Power
    Maximum Power

    The engine generates maximum power of 12.74 hp and maximum torque of 1.34 kgf.m.

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  • Additional Features
    Additional Features

    The Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release System makes it easier for the rider to kick-start the engine.

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Kawasaki Barako II Review 2024

The Kawasaki Barako II is far from the Japanese brand’s world-class performance motorcycles, for it is an entry-level commuter which is a cost-cutting attempt for basic commuting solutions. This minimalist and bare-basic entry-level motorcycle is being offered in a single variant, which is available in two colours – red and blue.

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Brand Kawasaki Philippines
Price ₱94,000
Body Type Street


Engine 177 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power Output 12.74 hp and 13.14 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Gasoline
Drive Type Chain Drive


Seating Capacity 2 Seater
Width 805 mm
Length 2010 mm
Height 1070 mm

Kawasaki Barako II Design

The Kawasaki Barako II looks as if it belongs to an era two or three decades old, for it still has the old-school minimalist design which lacks modernity and new-age elements and features. The overall design is simple but looks like an attempt at cost-cutting, which will put many new-age buyers away from this motorcycle.

At the front, the Kawasaki Barako II has a dated-looking rectangular halogen headlamp, which is surrounded by a boxy-looking fairing adorned with contrasting decals on the sides. The lower corners of this fairing come attached with orange turn indicators, which are ovular-shaped. The front wheel also has a large and rounded fender above it, which lacks any interesting design element and seems too large for the overall size of the motorcycle.

The Kawasaki Barako II has a very simple design when viewed from the side, with the motorcycle reminding you of the models from the late 1980s. The overall design, with the slim trapezoidal fuel tank and side body panels, all of which come with contrasting decals, looks too old for a motorcycle of today’s generation but looks purposeful for the overall intent of the Kawasaki Barako II. Running on spoke wheels with tube-type tyres, the Kawasaki Barako II carries a grey theme for the engine and a blacked-out exhaust pipe which gets a grey shield over it.

Like every other basic commuter from the end years of the 20th century, the Kawasaki Barako II also looks bare-basic and too plain from the rear, with the motorcycle lacking any rear side body panels and a minimalist rear profile comprising of a squarish halogen tail lamp. The very basic-looking rear fender has a tapered look towards the bottom and comes fixed with turn indicators on the upper corners. The Kawasaki Barako II also gets a utilitarian pillion grab rail, which can also be used for mounting heavy luggage at the rear.

The Kawasaki Barako II has been equipped with a functional two-pod all-analogue instrument console, with the left pod having the fuel gauge and the right one having the speedometer and odometer, with basic warning lights placed in between them. The switches too feel a bit flimsy and basic for the price, with the Kawasaki Barako II offered with an electric starter only as an option.

Barako II Ride & Handling

The Kawasaki Barako II again showcases its appeal as a simpleton with the basic level of mechanicals it has under its primitive-looking skin. Sitting on a tubular chassis, the Kawasaki Barako II has simple telescopic forks at the front and twin coil springs at the rear. The almost flat seat of the Kawasaki Barako II offers nice cushioning so that the rider and pillion feel strain-free even over long riding hours. The skinny tyres and drum brakes at both ends do their job pretty efficiently, though don’t expect much drama here.

Kawasaki Barako II Engine & Fuel Consumption

While the Kawasaki Barako II might not be a looker by modern standards, it does its best job in assuring high levels of reliability with its four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 177cc engine, which is paired to a 4-speed transmission. With a maximum power output of 12.8 PS and a maximum torque output of 13.1 Nm, this might not be the most powerful 170-180cc engine on sale today. However, this engine impresses with its decent levels of refinement and torque delivery in the earlier RPMs.


Barako II Braking & Safety

The basic visual appeal and mechanical packaging of the Kawasaki Barako II are strong enough to let you assume that it doesn’t get any modern-day safety features. And it gets none, to keep the costs in control.

Kawasaki Barako II Verdict

The Kawasaki Barako II is purely for those who want a basic commuting solution for short-distance runs, which it does pretty decently, courtesy of the reliable engine and suspension setup.


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  • An eco-friendly bike

    The Kawasaki Barako II is committed to environmental sustainability with its Euro III-compliant engine. I can ride this bike without worrying about...

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    Cedric Feb 23, 2024 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Barako Rocks my World

    Maganda talaga at subok na ang barako at malakas sa ahunan. Sana nga eh yung sample price mismo d2 sa page ang maavail at tinitiyak kong madami pang...

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    Marvin Ersando Jan 28, 2024 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Barako II kawasaki

    I would like to buy this brand due to its quality and standard, I know that it's service will satesfied me and the quality is very realistic, I heard...

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    Loren S. lucero Dec 21, 2023 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Standard quality bike that is apt for commercial or livelihood reason

    If someone is in search for a standard motorbike I would suggest including this model in his bucketlist. This is one such legendary version that has...

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    Emar Sep 14, 2023 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Highly Advanced Measures For Absolute Comfort!

    The Barako II is an uncompromising mover that is vested with the best in the market. After riding it for quite some time now I can say that nothing...

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    Sean Jul 20, 2023 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Kawasaki’s Top Performing Bike

    Kawasaki Barako-ii offers the perfect blend of power, performance, comfort, and appeal. I have ridden many other 177cc bikes, but none of them could...

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    Gabriel Mar 13, 2023 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Undeniable Popular

    This is one such legendary bike from the Kawasaki brand whose popularity is undeniable. Majorly this is being used both as a livelihood motorcycle...

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    Dante Jan 05, 2023 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Ideal bike for daily commuting or commercial riding

    For day to commuting purpose or for any commercial reason, you can blindfolded rely on this exclusive Kawasaki bike. The shape and design of the bike...

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    Pocholo Dec 07, 2022 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Most Efficient Daily Commuter Bike!

    This bike is the best purchase for Filipino families like ours. It is a heavy-duty bike that is built with robustness and very strong to handle...

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    Eugene Sep 30, 2022 for Kawasaki Barako II
  • Practical Characteristics!

    The Kawasaki Barako is powered by a 177 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder air-cooled and carbureted engine with secondary air injection. The...

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    Jonathan Jul 14, 2022 for Kawasaki Barako II
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How much is Kawasaki Barako II in Philippines?

The Kawasaki Barako II price in the Philippines starts at ₱94,000 for the base variant.

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