Kawasaki Barako II

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Barako II Specs
Engine 177 cc
Power 12.74 hp
Start Option Kick & Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Analog

Barako II Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Barako II

High-performance engine

Good fuel economy

A solid built

Things We Dont Like in Barako II

No disc brake

No alloy wheels

Missing safety features

Recent Updates of Kawasaki Barako II

The Kawasaki Barako was one of the first heavy-duty business focused motorcycles launched by Kawasaki in the country. It was initially launched as the replacement for the older HDII that came with a two-stroke engine in 2004. In 2017, Kawasaki replaced it with the current Barako II. The Barako II now comes equipped with a 177 cc 4 stroke engine producing 12.74 hp and 13.4 Nm of torque. The bike uses a 4-speed transmission. The new engine is now Euro III compliant making it more eco-friendly.

The bike also comes with Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KARC) for easier kick starts. Kawasaki has also given the bike a fuel gauge, something that is still missing from the dashboards of many similar bikes in the segment. With many other factory installed provisions for tricycle operators, the Kawasaki Barako II is tailor-made for heavy-duty business use.

Barako II Price

Variant Price Specifications  
Standard ₱81,400 *
SRP Price
177 cc, 12.74 hp, Kick & Electric, Gasoline
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Kawasaki Barako II Colors

Barako II is available in 1 different colors - Blue.

  • Blue

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Barako II Fuel Consumption

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Gasoline 53 57

Barako II Review

  • Overview
  • Design
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety


Commuter motorcycles is an important and popular two-wheeler segment in the Philippines and all major automobile players try to put their best foot forward in this segment. Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation (KMPC) recently updated its popular commuter motorcycle, the Barako II with a more powerful and economical engine to make the bike more dependable. The company also introduced an analog fuel-gauge meter into its instrument console. Powering the bike is a 177 cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine that churns a max power of 12.74 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.1 Nm at 4,500 rpm. It also features the Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release System (KARC) to ensure an easy kick-start of the engine. Kawasaki claims that it the Barako II returns a fuel economy of up to 57 kmpl and can store 12 litres of fuel in its fuel tank. There are subtle changes on the design front as the bike now gets a sportier silver muffler with the brakes and drivetrain being painted in black. The Barako II is available in four colours- black, grey, blue and red at Php 81,400. It stands to compete against the likes of the Honda TMX Supremo and the Suzuki AX4.



Kawasaki has focused more on the performance of the Barako II rather than making it more stylish and aesthetically appealing. That said, minor tweaks were done to overhaul the appearance and provide it with an improved sporty look. At the front, a rectangular headlight is placed on the handlebar inside a plastic mask and small turn indicators are placed just below it. Round rear view mirrors sit on the handlebar and the clutch and brake levers are painted in silver colour. The fuel tank features the Barako II logo and right behind the fuel tank is the long dual seat. Covering the exhaust pipe is a silver colour sportier muffler, while the rear features a tail lamp, conventional turn indicators and a metal grab rail with a small carrier. Offered in four colours- black, grey, blue and red, the Barako II looks good enough considering the fact that it is more of a utility vehicle.

Ride & Handling

Built on an underbone frame, the Barako II comes fitted with a long dual straight seat which provides a comfortable riding experience. The extremely responsive engine along with nimble handling allows the Barako II to ride through traffic conditions as well as smoothly scale uphill roads. Suspension setup comprises of telescopic front forks and unit swing at the rear to handle the bumps on the road.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Kawasaki has updated the engine of the Barako II which is now Euro III compliant, produces more power and is more fuel-efficient. It draws power from a 177 cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine that churns a max power of 12.74 hp at 7,500 rpm, which is 15 per cent more than its predecessor and a peak torque of 13.1 Nm at 4,500 rpm. Power is passed on to the wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox. Kickstarting is much easier on the Barako II now, owing to the Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release System (KARC). As per Kawasaki’s claims, the new engine is 13 per cent more fuel-efficient and can return up to 57 kmpl of fuel economy. It also has a large fuel-tank of 12-litres with in combination with improved fuel-economy means a long run without the need of frequent refilling.

Braking & Safety

Braking duties are performed by drum brakes at both ends which are attached to 17-inch spoke wheels. Being equipped with a powerful engine, the Barako II is pretty swift, therefore inclusion of a disc brake at least at the front would have been a good idea. 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.

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    Bikes have always been my favorite possession. I have always obsessed over the sports bike because they are amazing. I wanted to purchase one after getting promoted. I was very confused as in which one to buy and asked my brother to help me out. He was the one who told me about the Kawasaki Barako II. I went to Read More

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    Jan Aug 30, 2018
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    I have finally saved quite a bit which will make it possible to get a nice bike for me. The Kawasaki Barako II was becoming more popular and my friends suggested it as well so I decided to settle for this one. It had 177 cc engine which gave high performance. It could reach a maximum torque of 13.4 Nm Read More

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    My son gifted it to on my 50th birthday and to be honest, one of the best birthday gifts I’ve ever received. This thing is so powerful, in spite of being extremely fuel efficient. The design is pretty professional and the red paint job just makes it look like an absolute beast. I’ve been the proud owner of this for Read More

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Kawasaki Barako II FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Kawasaki Barako II?

    The safety features available in Kawasaki Barako II Below:

    Feature Value
    ABS No
    Pass Switch Yes
    Riding Modes Street, Road
    Stability Control No
    Traction Control No
    Back Rest No
    Launch Control No
    Leg Guards No
    Side Reflectors No
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