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  • Motorcycle change ownership: Do it in 5 easy steps

    With some new motorcycle models having supply issues due to the global semiconductor shortage, some buyers are looking into the used motorcycle market. Though there are some concerns when getting a second-hand bike, such as reliability, the biggest deterrent in buying a pre-owned unit is the hassle of processing the required documentation. Yet, transferring the motorcycle LTO registration to one’s name is not as difficult as some would think. It doesn’t cost much as well. So don&rsqu

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    Nov 25, 2022

  • First-ever Asia Harley Days off to a rumbling start, 2023 plans in the works

    Iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson successfully concluded its first-ever Asia Harley Days festival held last November 5-6, 2022, at Cha-am beach in Hua Hin, Thailand. The event was attended by more than 1600 festival goers from all over Asia, including Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong, India, Guam, and Singapore, as well as 80 Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) chapters and motorcycle clubs from these countries and territories.Mayor Nukul

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    Nov 23, 2022

  • New EV player Hatasu introduces e-bike and e-trike models

    The electric vehicle (EV) industry has a new player, Hatasu, and it plans to expand its market presence in Southeast Asia, eyeing the Philippines as its starting point.With its models manufactured by EMOTO Electronic Technology, originally located in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, Hatasu is also bringing its three electric vehicles that fit the Filipino lifestyle: Kumi (e-bike), Mako (e-trike), and Nero (e-bike). The Kumi runs on 14-inch tires and has a range of 45 kilometers per full charge. Its top spe

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    Nov 22, 2022

  • Mascardo wins Race 1 Round 5 of 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship

    With one race remaining in the 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC), the stakes have been raised for the UMA Racing MMR Yamaha Philippines’ two young riders, April King Mascardo and Gian Carlo Mauricio. These boys are bent on proving their racing prowess to the world, and Mascardo did just that by taking the top podium in Race One (November 19) of Round Five of the 2022 ARRC held at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.'This win is for Filipinos,' said April King Mascardo

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    Nov 22, 2022

  • Elf expands dealer network, guns for commuter market segment

    Left to right: Jedrick Syren (archway), Jason Delloso (YHI) and Raemin Reyes (Motovita)YHI Philippines Inc., the sole authorized distributor of Elf Lubricants in the Philippines, will have Motovita, a one-stop motorcycle helmet, and accessories shop, and Archway, a multi-brand motorcycle dealership, as distributor-partners to market Elf products.The partnership will strengthen Elf’s market position in the Philippine lubricants industry, particularly in the motorcycle oil segment. An intima

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    Nov 19, 2022

  • Tango on two wheels: Motorcycle Back Riding 101

    For some of us, riding two-up means double the fun. To others, double the risk. I suppose it is a “glass half-full/half-empty” kind of thing. Whenever a motorcycle rider takes on a pillion (back rider), they become responsible for the safety of his passenger. However, not everyone realizes that the pillion also has a very significant role to play if they are to survive the chaotic roads that we have. In one of his interviews regarding the footwear requirement of motorcycle riders (th

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    Nov 19, 2022

  • Shell Mamplasan now operates on renewable energy, including their EV charging port

    If you regularly travel to Manila via SLEX, Shell Mamplasan, the first Shell station after the Sta. Rosa exit, is likely one of your usual rest stops. Youd be glad to know that the station is making the switch to the use of renewable energy from Shell Energy Philippines (SEPH).Shell Mamplasan is the second Shell mobility site to be powered by renewable energy from SEPH. The first one was Shell North Luzon Tollway 1 (NLT1) in Balagtas, Bulacan.The Mamplasan station also features a Shell Recharge

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    Nov 18, 2022

  • Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: A cruiser to ride into the sunset with

    Royal Enfield kick-started the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition, or EICMA 2022, with the unveiling of the much-awaited new Super Meteor 650, adding another twin-cylinder model to its stable. The Super Meteor 650 sports the heritage brand’s tried and tested 648cc twin platform that is shared with the multi-award-winning Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650. “We have always had a differentiated approach to building motorcycles, and our new cruiser, the Super Me

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    Nov 17, 2022

  • Triumph and Vespa join Honda to promote road safety

    With their One Honda Road Safety campaign, the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC) aims to help reduce traffic accidents in the country. As a driver training facility, HSDC believes that road safety training is for everyone and it goes beyond any affiliation or brand, despite what the campaign/institution name might suggest. HSDC welcomes participants from all institutions and corporations to train and join their advocacy on road safety. One such company recently accepted HSDC’s invitation.

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    Nov 15, 2022

  • Bristol Unveils the Vantaggio retro scooter, offers big intro discount to buyers

    The New MotoMorini showroom at 10th Avenue, Caloocan City, was abuzz this weekend as Bristol Motorcycles held the official launch of their latest scooter offering, the Vantaggio. Among those present to grace the occasion were Bristol Motorcycles President Anthony Chua, Business Development Manager Nonoy Versosa, and Vice-president for Marketing David Winkle.The Bristol Vantaggio is the brand’s initial entry into the growing neo-classic scooter segment. Under those nicely sculpted panels is

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    Nov 14, 2022

  • Yamaha: Zero motorcycle accidents by 2050, here’s how it plans to do it

    In an international media briefing held last November 11, 2022, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. (YMC) announced their new corporate direction which aims to significantly reduce the incidence of motorcycle crashes, with the goal of achieving zero accidents by 2050. It may seem like a tall order but YMC has a comprehensive plan on how to go about it.In his presentation, YMC President and CEO Yoshihiro Hidaka shared that there is a slowly increasing trend in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents from 1990

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    Nov 13, 2022

  • Suzuki opens more 3S shops, check if there's a new one near you

    Suzuki Philippines (SPH) has recently opened more 3S shops in key cities all over the country to further elevate customer experience and access to all Suzuki motorcycle and scooter needs. These newly-opened Suzuki 3S Shops include: Suzuki Los Baños Motoxpress 3S Shop Suzuki Anonas Motoxpress 3S Shop Suzuki Iligan Motorjoy 3S Shop Suzuki Pardo DES Strong 3S Shop Suzuki Pinamalayan DES Strong 3S Shop in Oriental Mindoro Suzuki San Carlos City, DES Strong 3S Shop in Negros Occidental“

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    Nov 13, 2022

  • Gen Zs, rejoice! Yamaha brings #StartYOUniqueness campaign to Cebu

    The Yamaha Mio Fazzio is the brands latest offering in their widely popular Mio stable, which currently has seven scooter options to suit various riding lifestyles. Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH) positions the Mio Fazzio to cater to the Gen Z market as its styling and features complement a persons expressiveness and individuality. Hence, coinciding with the Mio Fazzios unveiling last May in Eastwood, Quezon City, Yamaha launches the #StartYOUniqueness campaign.The YOUniqueness has continued to

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    Nov 8, 2022

  • Peugeot Metropolis 400i: Should this three-wheeled maxi scooter be tollway legal?

    Among all the engineering marvels displayed at the recently-concluded Philippines Moto Heritage Weekend, one particular motorcycle model caught the interest of exhibit visitors, the Peugeot Metropolis. This unique-looking maxi scooter is the latest offering from industry newcomer Peugeot Motocycles Philippines. While the brand may be new to the local motorcycle scene, it has more than two centuries of history behind it. The Peugeot Metropolis is a maxi scooter with two wheels in front and one a

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    Nov 8, 2022

  • Caught in the middle: Why do moto riders split lanes and how is it illegal?

    The debate on the practice of lane-splitting by motorcycle riders has been going on for quite some time. Yet, there seems to be one point of argument that has never been settled. Is lane-splitting safer for motorcyclists, or is it just a risky move that exposes themselves and other motorists to danger? While the riding community overwhelmingly agrees with the former, the general motoring public seems to have a split (excuse the pun) opinion on the matter.The current rule on lane-splittingLane-sp

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    Nov 5, 2022

  • KYMCO KRV 180i one make finals to be held in Tarlac this weekend

    KYMCO KRV 180i in action. PHOTO BY KIT PILLAThe Tarlac Circuit Hill is set for an action-packed weekend. On November 5-6, 2022, a total of Php 100,000 in cash prizes will be up for grabs in the Novice/Beginner & Inter/Expert Categories of the KYMCO KRV 180i One Make Race at the Final Round of the TSR Championship. After four rounds of battle, 12 racers will compete to be named champion in this inaugural race series.The KYMCO KRV 180i is the brand’s latest offering in the sporty scooter

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    Nov 3, 2022

  • Yamaha Holds Racing Clinic and Track Day for Sniper 155 Owners

    Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH) recently held a Racing Clinic and track day at the Carmona Racing Circuit for Sniper 155 owners. The invitational event was joined by more than a hundred participants from Yamaha Club and dealers rosters. Conducted by Yamaha Philippines Racing Team Head Coach Joey 'Storm' Rivero, the one-day clinic included a short course on throttle control, proper visuals, racing line, and steering.'We encourage aspiring racers to start the correct way by honing their skills on

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    Nov 2, 2022

  • No. 1 lubes brand in Japan joins Performance and Lifestyle Expo, launches product line up for PH market

    Leading Japanese company ENEOS Motor Oil recently launched its complete lineup of lubricants for cars and motorcycles as part of the opening festivities of this years Philippine Performance and Lifestyle Expo at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.'The Philippines is one of our strategic target countries for our lubricants business. We see a lot of potential for growth given the large potential market, the countrys positive economic outlook, and the good reputation of Japanese brands among Fili

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    Oct 31, 2022

  • Rider groups to hold protest vs motorcycle lanes, traffic jams expected on Nov. 6

    A massive gathering of members of the motorcycle riding community is set to be held on November 6, 2022 (Sunday), at 6 AM, along White Plains Avenue in Quezon City. Dubbed 'Unity Ride for Equality,' the gatherings main agenda is to show solidarity in expressing the riding publics opposition to the impending implementation of exclusive motorcycle lanes (MC lanes) along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently announced the agencys plan to implemen

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    Oct 31, 2022

  • Yamaha Mio Fazzio: A hybrid scooter with spunk

    The perks of being a motorcycle editor. Its a tough job, but somebodys gotta do it. PHOTO BY KIT PILLAThe Yamaha Mio Fazzio is one of those endearing scooters that would probably sell just because of its styling. That may very well be the case, judging by the long reservation lists in Yamaha dealerships for the Fazzio. Except that this neo-retro stylish scooter is more than just eye candy. It offers so much more for its price tag of PHP 88,900.​A hybrid on two wheelsThe Mio Fazzio is the local m

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    Oct 30, 2022

  • All-new Suzuki V-STROM 250 SX launched, reserve now for PHP 229,000!

    Suzuki fans and adventure riding enthusiasts braved the Friday Carmageddon and the bad weather brought on by tropical storm Paeng this afternoon just to be able to personally witness the official unveiling of the Suzuki’s so-called master of adventure, the all-new V-STROM 250 SX.The engineAt the heart of the V-STROM 250 SX is Suzukis Advanced Technology. It is powered by the highly reliable Suzuki Eco Performance, Fuel Injected (SEP FI) 250cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, Single Ove

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    Oct 29, 2022

  • Suzuki V-STROM to launch on Friday, drop by the World Trade Center and check it out.

    Adventure touring is all the rage these days. To make this trend available to a wider range of motorcycle riders, manufacturers have been coming out with 'adventure-themed' commuter bikes recently. Yet, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) would not want to let budget constraints limit their customers riding experience.Hence, SPH hinted in their social media post that they will be launching a proper adventure bike, the V-STROM 250SX on Friday (Oct. 28, 2022) at the World Trade Center in the upcoming Philipp

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    Oct 26, 2022

  • Are you a CRF Owner? Discover How to Join Honda's Ride Red Experience

    Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) gathered owners of Honda CRF models to bond and enjoy their shared passion for off-road riding. 64 riders participated in a thrilling adventure from Davao City to Panabo City. CRFs are Hondas Champion Bike in off-road races, including the prestigious MXGP, AMA Supercross, and Motocross. The line delivers reliability, power, durability, and fuel efficiency. These qualities transcend the CRF models of HPI.The participants got to explore the areas popular off-road rout

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    Oct 25, 2022

  • 4 Tips to Help You Ride Like a Pro on the Track

    The skill of riding a motorcycle is not inborn. It has to be learned through proper training and actual experience. When racing your motorcycle on the track, though, a bit of 'unlearning' is also needed to be able to do it effectively and safely. You see, some of the practices professional motorcycle racers do on the track would be counter-intuitive to us newbies, but thing is, you just have to trust the science and let physics work its magic.Joey Rivero, Yamaha Philippines racing team head coac

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    Oct 24, 2022

  • Forget about gas price hikes! Check out the high-performing ECLIMO ES11 electric scooter

    If you’ve grown tired of frequent late-night trips to the gas station just to beat those successive oil price hikes, then you might want to consider having an electric scooter in your garage.Though we still have limited options in the local market when it comes to electric vehicles, there are some brands that seem to show promise in this early stage of the industry. One of which was present at the recently concluded 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit held by the Electric Vehicle Assoc

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    Oct 23, 2022

  • Take my money! The Honda ADV160 might be the Adventure Scoot you've been waiting for

    Recently, Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) launched the much-awaited ADV160 adventure scooter to replace the outgoing ADV150. The all-new ADV160, like its predecessor, is a global product from the Honda stable that is in high demand. Naturally, supply is expected to be limited in the first few months after its launch and the chance of getting our hands on a test unit would probably be slim as well. Yet, it is quite fortunate that HPI allowed their guests to take the ADV160 for a spin around the Hond

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    Oct 20, 2022

  • Yamaha Philippines' Racing Team Suffers Setbacks in ARRC, FIM JRGP

    Yamaha Philippines rider Kyle Paz started from 36th and finished in 14th in race 1 of the 4th round.Following an exciting performance in round 3 of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) in Japan, each rider representing the Yamaha Philippines Racing Team was eager to make their country proud and achieve victory in the international racing arena.McKinley Kyle Paz of Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team, April King Mascardo, and Gian Carlo Mauricio of UMA Racing MMR Yamaha Philippines Team

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    Oct 19, 2022

  • 2022 Asia Harley Days to be held next month in Cha-am beach in Thailand

    Harley-Davidson® recently announced that its Asia Harley Days 2022 event will be held at Triple Tree Beach Resort Cha-Am Beach, Petchaburi, in Thailand, from November 5-6, 2022. The two-day event is a petrol-fueled moto-music festival that unites Harley-Davidson® riders, H.O.G.® members, enthusiasts, and fans from over 11 countries and territories, including Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong, India, and Singapore, as well as 87

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    Oct 19, 2022

  • Spot the Difference: Anong mayroon sa all-new Honda ADV160 na wala sa outgoing model na ADV150?

    Spot the difference. Anu-ano ang mga nakikita ninyong pagkakaiba ng Honda ADV150 sa ADV160?Since ni-launch ng Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) ang all-new ADV160 nitong Friday (Oct. 14, 2022) ay hindi na mapakali ang mga fans ng adventure scooter na ito. Pero personally, hindi pa nga ako naka-get over sa hype ng outgoing model na ADV150. Sa tingin ko ay very competitive pa rin ang features nito laban sa mga current players sa market segment. Kaya lang ay hindi na inantay ng HPI na malaos ang ADV150

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    Oct 17, 2022

  • Ecooter E2L: Road-legal Electric Scooter na hindi lang pang village

    Marami sa atin na ang tingin sa electric scooter ay pang-ikot lang sa loob ng village o residential subdivision. Ito kasi ang naging usual na gamit ng mga ito dahil marami sa mga e-scooter o e-bike na available sa market ngayon ay either limited ang range or hindi road legal. Pero alam niyo ba na mayroon ding available na e-scooter may usable range at allowed ng Land Transportation Office (LTO) na gamitin sa public roads?Ang Ecooter ay isang global electric scooter brand na may mga road-legal el

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    Oct 17, 2022

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