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The number of crimes committed by motorcycle riding suspects (MRS)–otherwise known as riding-in-tandem suspects–has significantly decreased in Metro Manila in 2018, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) announced yesterday, February 18, Monday. NCRPO Chief, Director Guillermo Eleazar said the MRS-related crimes dropped by 53 percent from 853 in 2017 …

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Yamaha Moto GP rider Maverick Viñales made sure that the race season this year in the Philippines will be more exciting than ever to give the limelight to the country’s young racers during the launch of the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3. Straight from his practice session, ‘Top Gun’ shared the limelight …

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Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) has added more excitement in its lineup after it recently unveiled the new Honda CRF250L. Packed with sportier upgrades, the new CRF250L is built to provide more adrenaline rush to off-road enthusiasts. “The new model is not only perfect for the tough terrains and dirt roads …

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Castrol Partner for Life

Being the best at anything requires hard work and determination. Cebu-based mechanics from Super Racing Cycle Enterprise have proved this adage, garnering the top spot in the recently-concluded 2018 Partner for Life culminating activity where they demonstrated their advanced skills in motorcycle troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair. Besting over 1,000 teams …

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Motorcycle giant Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) has welcomed the motorsport season for 2019 after recently conducting Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup (HPDC) Tryouts. Riders ages 12 to 17 have undergone qualitative screening to participate in the program that will soon test their mettle in official races in the country. They are: …

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Much as it understands the perspective of some lawmakers on the issue of motorcycle taxis operating as public transport, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) also seeks the public’s–and the solons’–understanding as its Technical Working Group (TWG) threshes out the numerous concerns involved in the proposal, foremost of which is commuter …

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Angkas

Motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas scored a major victory as the House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the use of motorcycles as public utility vehicles (PUVs). House Bill 8959 or the ‘Motorcycles-for-Hire Act,’ which consolidated six legislative proposals, defines motorcycles-for-hire …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering making exclusive the motorcycle lane along EDSA once the road diet proposal pushes through. The road diet proposal seeks to reduce the width of the lanes along EDSA by up to three meters to create a new lane for motorcycles. At present, …

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Electric Motorcycle

The Chinese Embassy in Manila recently turned over 50 electric motorcycle units to the city government of Manila to mark the 118th founding anniversary of the Manila Police District (MPD). According to the Embassy, the motorcycles–worth around USD180,000 or approximately PHP9,452,700–reflect China’s efforts “to effectively assist the capacity building of …

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The (latest) Falken has landed. JM Far East Inc., the Philippine exclusive distributor of Falken Tires, has launched the newest range of Falken high-performance and all-terrain tires that is set to run the roads and trails of the country. In his welcome remarks, JM Far East President and CEO Winston …

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Current and eight-time New Zealand Enduro champion Chris Birch is coming to the Philippines, and he is all-set to impart some of his vast knowledge and experience when he holds the Chris Birch Off-Road Clinic here, a skills and riding education program sponsored by Bikerbox Inc., the company behind the …

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Angkas

On January 14, House Bill 8822 or ‘An Act Allowing the Use of Motorcycles as Public Utility Vehicles’ was filed by Rep. Ruffy Biazon of the Lone District of Muntinlupa at the House of Representatives which seeks to amend the provisions of Republic Act 4136 (RA 4136) or the Land …

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Quezon City E-Tricycles

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has reportedly signed Ordinance 2768 which grants personal accident insurance for tricycle drivers and their passengers. “Tricycles are used for short-distance travels, but we cannot disregard the fact that these vehicles get into accidents as well. Mga ordinaryong manggagawa ang karaniwang sumasakay nito kaya iniisip …

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It was July 1, 2015 and my world stopped. I mean, it literally stopped. A severe allergic reaction to something I ate almost flat-lined my heart, and I realize how truly blessed I am to be given a second life by God. If not for a miracle, my love story …

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It’s quite unusual that there’s a sudden surge of interest in the off-road motorcycle scene, particularly ADV. Yup, adventure. It’s innate to have that particular urge to go out and explore the unknown, especially when you ride off-road with your best mate on your touring/adventure bikes. That is how we …

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