Royal Enfield Desert Runner 650 Interceptor by The Revival

We couldn’t stop our selves from drooling over this Royal Enfield 650 Inteceptor. Our dirt side just kicked in and we just decided to share this beautiful piece here. The Desert Runner, a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 built by Alan Stulberg’s crew at Revival Cycles in Texas.

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The guys from the Revival were immediately struck by the quality of the new twin—a step ahead of anything Royal Enfield had built before. “This was a machine that everyone in the workshop could see putting into daily use,” says Alan. “The other thing worth considering when assessing Royal Enfield is that nobody sells more motorcycles worldwide these days than they do. Nobody.”



A little teaser telling the visual story of building “Revival’s Royal Enfield Desert Runner” and racing it in the 2 day off-road desert race from Los Angeles to Barstow to Las Vegas last November.

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The Himalayan Story

Raw, rugged and simple. That’s the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Let’s look back on how the Himalayan was conceptualized and born into one of the most iconic and successful mid-sized ADV bikes in the market today.

This video explains how all the natural aspects of the Himalayas contributed to the making of a purpose-built, go-anywhere motorcycle. Presenting, the all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Get your Himalayan at STKD, send them a message,

Royal Enfield Himalayan Now Available in the Philippines with EURO 4 Specification

Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle segment, announced the availability of its Euro IV compliant Himalayan, a motorcycle purpose-built for adventure and touring in Philippines. Royal Enfield motorcycles are Exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Hardcore Brothers Custom Motorcycles, Inc..

Jimmy Barinaga, Hardcore Brother Inc. President and CEO together with Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head of Business Markets for Royal Enfield (APAC)
Jimmy Barinaga, Hardcore Brother Inc. President and CEO together with Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head of Business Markets for Royal Enfield (APAC)

The extremely versatile Himalayan will offer adventure seeking motorcycling enthusiasts, with extra protection in wet, slippery conditions, as well as road filled With dust and gravel, providing more stability and safety with the dual-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

Certified motorcycle addict TV personality and host Mr. Ryan Agoncillo
Certified motorcycle addict TV personality and host Mr. Ryan Agoncillo

The new Himalayan also comes with Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) lighting system, which makes the headlamps turn on automatically, which improves the rider’s visibility.

Royal Enfield Adventure Team Philippines with Cafe Racer Philippines Managing Director Mr. Michael Eijansantos together with Cheggy Medina and Mon Astillero.
Royal Enfield Adventure Team Philippines with Cafe Racer Philippines Managing Director Mr. Michael Eijansantos together with Cheggy Medina and Mon Astillero.

Bringing together 60 years riding experiences in the Himalayas, Royal Enfield Himalayan paves the way for a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring in Philippines, with its nimble and agile character that induces confidence in riders to go on and off-road with equal comfort.

C! Magazine's Mr. Maynard Marcelo presenting the C! Magazine award to Royal Enfield Philippines for the best mid-sized ADV bike for Himalayan.
C! Magazine’s Mr. Maynard Marcelo presenting the C! Magazine award to Royal Enfield Philippines for the best mid-sized ADV bike for Himalayan.

The Himalayan was the first of its kind motorcycle in the adventure genre in the Royal Enfield range, since 1901, and has been one of the most popular and talked about models since its introduction in 2016, receiving rare reviews, accolades and demand from customers across the world, especially in matured motorcycle markets like North America, Europe, UK and Australia.

”While ‘pure motorcycling’ is at the core of everything we do, introducing a capable and go- anywhere motorcycle like Himalayan, has allowed us redefine the adventure touring space in Philippines in many ways, which was earlier largely dominated by very heavy, extremely complicated, intimidating and inaccessible motorcycles. Since its arrival in 2017, the Himalayan has opened the adventure touring space for novices, who aspired but never had a purpose builtproduct, at an accessible price point, available in the market. The Himalayan balances aspiration with access that allows seasoned riders and enthusiasts as well as adventure aspiring riders to do more with just one motorcycle”, affirms Vimal Sumbly, Head – Business, APAC Region, Royal Enfield.


-Royal Enfield sets a new standard in Philippines’ two wheeler market, by introducing one of the most aspirational entry level adventure touring motorcycle, made for all roads and no roads.

– Powered by Long Stroke 410 engine, the Royal Enfiald Himalayan paves the way for a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring with its extremely capable off—road capabilities make it adept for riding though potholed in urban jungles, as it does for treacherous mountain trails.


-The Himalayan instills confidence in a rider to go on and off the road less traveled, beyond their day-to-day commuting needs.

-Functionally – the Himalayan’s non—intimidating Spartan design, a flat torque curve, accessible seat height and long suspension travel alongside the ease of ownership, making the Himalayan an extremely versatile motorcycle that is adept for long rides while equally being the definitive choice to navigate in urban jungles.


-Royal Enfield motorcycle range available in Philippines includes the iconic Bullet 500, the retro-street models – Classic 50000 and 35000 + Classic Chrome 50000, the newly introduced Twin-cylinder based Interceptor 65000 and Continental GT 65000 and the latest addition to the range is the all-new Himalayan 41000 now available as per Euro IV.

The new Himalayan owners.
The new Himalayan owners.

-Beyond India (the biggest market for the brand with over 850 dealerships), Royal Enfield motorcycles reach consumers and enthusiast in more than 50 countries through 540+ dealerships and 40 exclusive brand stores in nodal cities such as Milwaukee, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Medellin, Dubai, Bangkok, Jakarta, Bali, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur and the latest to 10m Seoul.

Check out our highlights of the Himalayan EURO 4 Specification reveal.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan EURO 4 with ABS and EFI is now available in the Philippines. Price starts at PHP 299,000 for Street Version and PHP 326,000 for Touring Version. Get your Himalayan at STKD, send them a message,

Meet Tanya, The CATERPILLAR Inspired TVS XL100 of Ase Medina

We’re always on a lookout for something new, something fresh, unique and out of the box concept. We want to highlight the builds of local backyard bike builders, their ideas since day one. Some of them are now well-respected bike builders and some of them just focused on their passion.

We saw another feature worthy bike on Facebook. A bike that is underappreciated by its power, looks and maybe because of its brand. But this bike that we are featuring right now is one of the most economical and fuel efficient daily commuter ride, built to tackle the deadly traffic of Metro Manila and other big cities in the world.

So what bike are we talking about? Without further ado, meet Tanya, a TVS XL 100 CATERPILLAR inspired traffic buster of Ase Medina from Tandangsora, Quezon City.


TVS XL 100 as featured in News Moto

This 100cc moped caters the daily commuters of highly urbanized cities such as cities in India where TVS originated from. TVS Motor Company is a multinational motorcycle company headquartered at Chennai, one of the biggest cities in India with 7 Million population.

TVS is the third largest motorcycle company in India and TVS Group spans across industries like Automobile, Aviation, Education, Electronics, Energy, Finance, Housing, Insurance, Investment, Logistics, Service and Textiles.

TVS XL 100 Solo Luzon Loop by Turban Rider.

Our friend Mr. Telly Buhay of Turban Rider demonstrated TVS XL100’s power when they load up to five individuals on this 100cc bike.



So we asked the owner of this gorgeous heavy lifter bike Ase Medina why he considered owning a TVS XL100.

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“Binili ko po ung xl 100 kasi mura lang sya para pang daily use ko po pang pasok ng trabaho. sabi kasi nila matibay daw at pang durugan daw talaga ung XL 100.”

So why the brand CATERPILLAR (CAT)? We know it’s a brand for heavy equipment, so why?


“Isa po akong contractor carpenter kaya sa trabaho ko madalas ako nakakakita ng caterpillar trucks kaya un naisip kong motif sa motor ko para mas mag mukang heavy duty pag pumapasok ako. kaya madalas pinag kakatuwaan sa trabaho na kargahan ng mabibigat.


We know you were delighted when we asked you to feature your bike on our website. What are your thoughts about it?


“Hindi naman po talaga ako builder ng motor nag try ko lang gawin ung visor at mud guard gamit ung mga tirang flat sheet sa trabaho. di ko po alam na madami palang magagandahan sa ginawa ko. Thank you po sa pag future ng bike ko ” 

Insprired by his daily job, Ase transformed his daily commuter in to one of a kind moped bike. Kudos to your work Ase!

Frankly speaking, the TVS XL100 is a bike for everyone. It’s light, durable and can take a seriously long ride with just 100 Pesos gas budget.


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The New BMW Concept R 18 Roars Into Life

The Concept R 18 is the world premiere of a BMW Motorrad custom concept featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, laid-bare bike give more than just a hint of what’s coming your way in the cruiser segment.


Tommy Kerns was one of the first people to have the chance to take it for a spin. His statement about his first impressions are clear as glass. We’ve never put more soul into a bike.


BMW has been hinting for years that it wanted to return to the cruiser arena in a big way, and this Concept R18 may be the first shot at reconnecting an old-school form with clean, modern custom style. Will this one make it into production? Maybe, but the Concept R18 is also definitely a concept. “We have used the Concept R18 to demonstrate what an update of a 1960s boxer could look like today as a purist custom bike,” explained Edgar Heinrich, head of BMW Motorrad Design.

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Oakley sat down with the DOCTOR, Valentino Rossi before the 2019 Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Listen to the Moto GP Living Legend.

Oakley is officially distributed by MEERA ENTERPRISES, INC. in the Philippines.

About Oakley

Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.


G-Force Atrium Mega Mall, Trinoma, Bonifacio Highstreet, Rockwell, SM Cebu, Ayala Cebu, Mall of Asia, Greenfield Sta. Rosa, Marquee Mall Pampanga, Robinson Bacolod, Ayala Bacolod, Abreeza Davao, Harbor Point Subic, and Newport, O-Store SM Aura, Century Mall, SM Pampanga, Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio Highstreet, Uptown BGC and U.P. Town Center.


The Love Cub- Honda C50 Super Cub Fi by Iron Macchina Customs


The Honda Super Cub is the most popular bike on the planet and ranked number 1 as the best motorcycle of all time.

We know the history of Honda’s pivotal moment with its popular two-wheeled machine which catapulted Honda’s sale and position as the best motorcycle maker of all time. So Iron Machinna just unveiled their latest motorcycle restoration giving full love to the cub, meet the Honda c50 super cub Fi by Iron Macchina Customs.

Love the Cub

Surpassing 60 million sales in 2008, 87 million in 2014, and 100 million in 2017, the Super Cub s the most produced motor vehicle in history. The idea for a new 50-cubic-centimetre (3.1 cu in) motorcycle was conceived in 1956, when Honda Motor’s Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa toured Germany and witnessed the popularity of mopeds and lightweight motorcycles and the rest was history.

The Super Cub’s US advertising campaign, You meet the nicest people on a Honda, had a lasting impact on Honda’s image which is often used as a marketing case study.


But this restoration project of Iron Macchina Customs is different. The feel and aura of this classic machine is timeless, a project that will give a dent to Iron Macchina’s legacy in the custom bike scene.

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About the Restoration

“Fully restored and few modifications (Caterpillar yellow paint, Brown seat, knobby tires and wooden front rack inspired by Dirty Lokalsbiker build off entry) was done to this beauty. Reconditioned engine, refurbished frame, swing arm, front suspension and chrome parts. Giving this minion a fresh and brand new look. That’s according to Iron Macchina’s official Facebook page. Well if you have any question about the restoration process of this bike, don’t hesitate to give Iron Macchina a message on their inbox, Facebook page or Instagram.

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Moments: Moto Builds Pilipinas 2019

Old and new faces looming around the glorified venue of this year’s Moto Builds Pilipinas  at the SMX Convention Center. It took us back during the small gathering moments of the recent bike built off event at Tiendesitas.

From a simple bike gathering in Tiendesitas which Mr. Zach Lucero organized for the benefit of custom bike builders and enthusiasts, it became a massive annual gathering featuring the best bike builders that the Philippines can offer.

Here’s a look back of the recent Moto Builds Pilipinas 2019.

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Since day one we were there. Fast forward to 2019 still we are here to support this yearly gathering of bike culture. Moto Builds Pilipinas has a very special place in our hearts because during the first Moto Builds Pilipinas, was launched.

A big congratulations to Mr. Zach Lucero and to the team who organized Moto Builds Pilipinas 2019. Huge respect to you guys!

Yamaha SZ150 Tracker By Ape Customs

Tracker builds are perfect for our daily rides. It’s comfortable to ride with an upright body position, wide handlebars, and all-terrain tires. Trackers are a sure hit in the Philippine custom bike small displacement scene.

We’ve been following Ape Customs’ for awhile. We have featured some of their builds, reposted it on Instagram and people went crazy when we posted the before and after look of the bikes that they have built.


Ape Customs is based in Roxas City, Capiz. Far from bustling city lights and infinite noise pollution. With enough resources, Andrew Andrada, owner of Ape Customs made sure that his custom bikes will surpass the expectations of his clients once they unveil their newly customed bikes.


Ape Customs’ latest bike build is a sure head turner. The base bike is the ever popular Yamaha SZ 150. This 150 cc commuter bike was launched during the Moto Builds Pilipinas 2017. It was dubbed as the perfect base bike for custom made rides. It was also the base bike of the bike-build off during Moto Builds.


About the Build

“Our recent build in our garage is the Yamaha SZ150 and it was a great base bike. The concept of this bike was just based on my imagination because I bought the tank first and then we started conceptualizing the look,” says Andrew Andrada of Ape Customs.



“The brand new gas tank was a Honda Benly that I bought from Infinity Motozone. We bought this bike here in Roxas City from a friend who needs to upgrade his daily bike and then a client from Zamboanga City sent us a message to find him a base bike to be built a Tracker, his name is Jayr Evangelista Salomon, he is a seafarer.”



“He was still at work abroad when we started building the bike and I suggested the concept of his bike and here it is the finished custom bike for him.”


This bike is a product of, creativity, hard work and dedication. It’s the icing on top of the cake for Mr. Jayr Evangelista. For sure after his tour on board a ship, he will definitely enjoy his one of kind tracker from Ape Customs.

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Philippine Loop Made Easier as 8 Bridges Will Link Major Islands in the Philippines


The government announced plans to build eight major bridges that will connect the Visayas region to Luzon and Mindanao, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said in a speech Thursday, April 19, during the Philippine Economic Briefing in Cebu City. The speech was delivered by Undersecretary Bayani Agabin.

The inter-island bridge that started it all. San Juanico Bridge connecting Samar and Leyte Island.
The inter-island bridge that started it all. San Juanico Bridge connecting Samar and Leyte Island.

Among the projects to be proposed are: An 18.2km bridge to connect Samar provinces to the main island of Luzon; a 5.7km bridge to connect Panay and Guimaras; a 12.3km inter-island bridge connecting Guimaras and Negros; a one-kilometer Bohol-Lapinig Island bridge; an 18km Lapinig Island to Leyte bridge; a 5.5km bridge connecting Cebu and Negros; a 24.5km bridge connecting Cebu and Bohol; and a 20km underwater tunnel or long-span overhead bridge connecting Leyte to Mindanao.