Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation (KMPC) is crowned as one of the top manufacturers of motorcycles in the country today. KMPC has carved its name in the industry through its heavy-duty motorcycles that aim to serve as Filipinos’ hauler for utility needs and leisure use.
Going back to its roots, the Japanese brand’s first launched motorcycle product was named Kawasaki H1, which was introduced in the U.S. in 1969. This game-changer owned a 500cc Mach III two-stroke triple engine, which was then followed by its brother H2 with a roaring 750cc two-stroke triple engine. From that, the brand Kawasaki has become one of the sought after motorcycle brands worldwide.
Continuing its success here in the Philippines, Kawasaki made its humble beginning thanks to the partnership between J.V. Del Rosario and Sakata Shokai, LTD. (now SIIX Corporation) who 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 (KMPC). Then in 1996, KHI took over the controlling stock of the company.
Segregated into two categories, KMPC has made sure that its buyers have a wide range of motorcycle choices – Leisure Bikes and Commuter Bikes. Kawasaki Leisure Bikes offer excellent engine performance and advanced technology, proven by its popular motorbike models such as the Ninja ZX-14R, GTR 1400, Versys 1000, Vulcan S, KSR Pro, and W800. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Commuter Bikes consist of motorcycles that lean toward fuel-efficiency and low-cost ownership like Barako II, CT100, Fury 125, Rouser 200NS, and Dominar 400.
Now, KMPC is one of the top motorcycle brands chosen by Filipino riders in terms of drivability, quality, and performance. Kawasaki manufactures more or less 18,000 motorcycle units every month in its plant located at Bo. Cupang, Muntinlupa City.
Aside from motorbikes, the plant also produces and exports motorcycle components and power products, as well as offers spare parts and repair services. Including its regional offices in Cebu and Davao, Kawasaki holds over 2,000 stores and dealerships across the country.