Satisfied test riders extol Honda big bikes' values

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Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), started offering free test rides for its Honda Big Bike Adventure Series last October. HPI opened the doors to its world-class Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC) in Parañaque City, allowing interested customers to try out the brand’s local big bike lineup with the guidance of an HSDC professional instructor.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When did Honda started its free test ride program?

    Honda launched the its free big bike test ride program last October.
  • How can customers try out Honda's big bikes?

    Intersted individuals can register using the link in this article or by inquiring directly on HPI’s Facebook page.
  • What bikes can customers try in the free test ride program?

    Included are Honda's adventure bikes like the the CB500X, the X-ADV, and the CRF1100L Africa Twin as well as the CB1000R, the CBR500R, and the CB650R.
  • The free test ride program was designed to introduce and explain all the details about Honda’s big bikes and provide customers with a first-hand experience riding them. Those looking to try sitting on the saddle of a bigger motorcycle can choose from the brand’s ADV series — the CB500X, the X-ADV, and the CRF1100L Africa Twin — and other Honda big bikes such as the CB1000R, the CBR500R, and the CB650R.

    Since its launch, Honda’s free test ride program has attracted a couple of riders who had fun testing some of the brand’s big bikes.

    “With its powerful performance, I can see that I can take it anywhere. I would also enjoy riding it on heavy trails. I will recommend the new CRF1100L Africa Twin to others because of its powerful performance. I can definitely take it everywhere, even on trails! Absolutely a big bike you should not miss out on!” remarked Vincent Joseph Platon (in photo below), a 43-year-old physician who tried out the new CRF1100L Africa Twin.

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    Meanwhile, Jay Saguid, a 44-year-old seaman who was among those who put the CRF1100L Africa Twin through its paces, could only think of one word — power.

    The CRF1100L Africa Twin packs a 1,084cc engine mated to a six-speed transmission and features a 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork at the front as well as a Monoblock aluminum swingarm with Pro-Link suspension at the rear.

    The CRF1100L Africa Twin has a sticker price of P940,000.

    On the other hand, 25-year-old software engineer Joshua Allen Sabio (in photo below), commented that the CB500X rides “very soft and smooth.” Thanks to its six-speed multi-plate wet clutch, the expressway-legal bike exceeded Sabio’s expectations.

    “Since I’m looking for a starter adventure bike, The all-new CB500X is the perfect fit for me. I would choose Honda motorcycles versus other models of this class,” said Sabio.

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    The CB500X comes with a 471cc engine, 41mm Showa FF-BP USD forks at the front, and a Prolink Mono with a five-stage pre-load adjuster at the rear.

    It comes with a price tag of P380,000.

    “For this on- and off-road adventure bike, I think its amazing Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS) is the all-new X-ADV’s main selling point. It allows riders to use smartphone features via voice command. It can even help link my smartphone via Bluetooth through the Honda Road Sync application and includes a Bluetooth-capable intercom,” said Jose Sebastian Arguelles (in photo below), a 45-year-old BPO employee who tried the all-new X-ADV.

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    The Honda X-ADV is an expressway-legal maxi scooter that boasts a 745cc engine as well as some of the latest technological amenities like the aforementioned connectivity features.

    The Honda X-ADV is priced at P830,000.

    Those looking to try out Honda’s free test ride can register here or inquire on HPI’s Facebook page. Requirements include a valid driver’s license and a complete COVID-19 vaccination card.

    Photos from Honda

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