The most affordable BMW bike to date, the BMW G 310 R street bike. Engineered by the studious Motorrad team in Munich, Germany, but assembled, with supervision, by TVS Motor of India, the G310R’s entry begins a new chapter of effective multi-national motorcycle innovation for both brands.
This rusty bike has captured our attention since its social media appearance last year as a collaboration project between Jerry Formoso Kustoms and the owner of Tattoo Lab Mr. Norman Saliot.
Prime time news slightly celebrity sensation and owner of Tattoo Lab Norman Saliot bought his rusty work horse from a friend with engine and chassis only. After his few minute of fame in the popular news network, Norman together with Jerry Formoso worked hard to finish this rusty project named “TurboRat.”
We had an opportunity to talk about his 2 exaust Honda TMX 125 turned in to brat cafe.
“Si Jerry Formoso ang tumulong sa akin sa pag buo kay turborat, lalo na sa pag welding, pag bend ng mga tubo, sa mga pag fabricate ng ibang pyesa at ibang idea. Yun ang ginagawa namin ayun dun sa drawing ko o plano. Yung tindig, yung korte, yung mga sukat at ibang maliit na detalye.”
“Si Turborat nabili ko sa isang kaibigan, kaso chassis at engine na may papel lamang ang nabili ko. Kaya madaming kulang na pyesa, kaya naghanap ako ng donor bike para mabuo ko si turborat. Tinulongan ako ng tatay ko na makahanap ng isa pang bike. Nong nakompleto ko na ang mga parts, kinausap ko si Jerry Formoso na kung pwede nya kong matulongan sa project ko dahil wala akong mga tools o equipment.” Norman Saliot added.
Bike Specs: Honda TMX 125cc Double head exhaust with Shinko tire E240 16×4.00 and Rear Set.
TurboRat’s rusty look gave a firm attitude to the bike. It mirrored Norman’s taste and style which complimented with the bike owner’s line of profession as a tattoo artist.
Check out “TurboRat” and other custom bike builds this Sept 11-13, 2017 at the Quarry Bar, Paranaque for the 1st ever INK & FUEL event proudly organized by Tattoo Lab’s owner and TurboRat’s master Mr. Norman Saliot.Tattoo, Music and Motorcycles plus products from the local moto and art industry.
Like Ink/ Fuel page for more info. facebook.com/INK-FUEL/
TurboRat, proudly built by Jerry Formoso Kustoms. Like JFK’s official Facebook page, facebook.com/JFKustoms/
The motorcycle craftsmen of Team Laguna Choppers headed by Mr. Elmer Reyes has done another great job in creating a unique tribute for the war heroes of the recent Marawi conflict in Mindanao during the History Con 2017.
Take a closer look at the Marawi Heroes Chopper
As the Team Laguna Choppers unveiled their most challenging creation, Mr. Elmer Reyes showed his passion and dedication in giving honor to all the soldiers who dedicated their lives for our country’s freedom.
“This bike is a reminder for all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in battle. We dedicate this bike to the heroes of Marawi Siege,” says Mr. Reyes.
As a nation, we experienced the turmoil and sufferings of our fellow kakabayans in Mindanao. We hope, this bike will serve as an inspiration to our fellow countrymen and to honor the courage and loyalty of our soldiers in the battlefield.
For the meantime the Marawi Heroes bike can be viewed at the Laguna Choppers HQ in San Pablo, Laguna. But soon after, it will be displayed at the Ayala Museum in partnership with Heroes Foundation.
Hand crafted by Laguna Choppers. Share this post and let the our countrymen know about this build.
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The Braap Down is back! this time we will show you the best custom bikes at History Con 2017. The custom bike competition is one of the special highlights of the convention, not to mention the largest automotive display from classic cars and top of the line motorcycle brands.
Here is the rundown of the best custom bikes that you will see in History Con 2017.
Also, History Con takes part in honoring our heroes in Marawi City siege with a tribute custom chopper by Mr. Elmer Reyes and his team at Laguna Choppers.
This is the last day of History Con 2017 so hurry and go to the World Trade Center to catch the History Con 2017 fever!
HISTORY Con 2017, Manila’s Biggest Entertainment Convention Returns with a Bigger, Better, and Bolder Showcase
HISTORY Con 2017, Manila’s biggest entertainment convention is back and promises a bigger, better, and bolder showcase at the World Trade Centre Manila from August 10 to 13.
Enjoy over 300 exciting exhibits and experiences, from historic and classic displays of traditional, as well as contemporary and popular cultures; including the first-ever ‘FYI Home & Living Fair’ and exclusive talks and workshops by your favorite stars.
Back by popular demand, Corey Harrison (Pawn Stars), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N’ Seek) and Justin Mott (Photo Face-off) returns to the Philippines, alongside “Horny” Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Danielle Colby (The Pickers), Ryu Lim (Forged In Fire), and Phoemela Baranda (Celebrity Car Wars). Popular international celebrities from FYI’s hit shows John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin (Tiny House Nation), and Adam Liaw (Destination Flavour) will also join the stellar line up.
This year’s world record attempts will feature special guests and internet sensations that took the world by storm. Get to watch professional freestyle basketball dunker Jordan Kilganon, also known as “The Dude who dunked in jeans,” as he performs multiple “Mission Impossible” attempts. His 50-inch vertical jump which allows him to do acrobatic dunks is a feat not to be missed. Catch Takeru Kobayashi, one of the world’s most extraordinary professional competitive eaters, who is widely known for breaking the world record in eating 50 hotdogs in just 12 minutes. After multiple hugely successful world record attempts and performances internationally, both Jordan and Takeru will take on the challenge at HISTORY Con on a new series of world record attempts right here in Manila.
Other special guests include Barry E. Wilmore (Captain, U.S. Navy), a veteran of two spaceflights who has accumulated a total of 178 days in space as a NASA Astronaut, and Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo, award-winning and distinguished public historian whose research covers the Philippines in the 19th Century. Both honorable guests will be conducting exclusive talks respectively at the mega convention.
Making her debut appearance in the Philippines, Danielle Colby shares the art and antics of the trade with exclusive talks. The extraordinare holds down the fort at Antique Achaeology, the home base of The Pickers show on HISTORY.
Special highlights include the largest automotive display of cars and motorbikes. See your beloved international celebrities in action at the legendary motorcade rally with Jaime Dempsey and hands-on ‘live’ car airbrushing showcase by “Horny” Mike Henry. Check out the best of customized motorbike designs engineered by some of the most talented Filipinos.
Originally from the Northern islands of the Philippines, Ryu Lim has been practicing bladesmith since the age of nine. He is returning to the homeland and will be conducting “live” demonstrations on the test of blades forged by some of the best local artisans and bladesmith in the country.
Explore the ‘lenscape’ of photography with award-winning resident professional photographer, Justin Mott. He will be conducting a few exclusive photography masterclass sessions where participants will learn photography tips and tricks, including a hands-on photo walk to apply their learnings in an out-of-classroom experience. Participants are encouraged to bring along their DSLR cameras for the session.
Uncover the rise of popular culture at the comic strip as “Superheroes” come to life through the art and creative expression of “Cosplay” (costume play). Suit up as a character or even iconic national hero or personality to win great prizes. Explore the amazing display and special collectibles of superheroes, toys, and comics by creative talents in the Philippines and around the world.
Game for a challenge? An array of exciting indoor and outdoor activities will put you to the test, both physically and mentally. Participate in some of the thrilling combat activities such as shooting range, medieval battle, airsoft wargames, paint ball, archery attack, or even the urban assault’s daredevil motorbikes obstacle course. Bounce to the sensational new “bubble sport” or play a tactical “laser max” game of indoor laser tag.
This year, as part of HISTORY’s 10th anniversary celebration in Asia, 10 notable Filipinos who have had a significant impact on the nation’s life and culture will be awarded the HISTORY Maker Award at the closing ceremony. Who will make it to the list? Check out ‘live’ updates on HISTORY social community page on Facebook.
Get exclusive privileges when you purchase a HISTORY MAKER VIP ticket at P10,000, limited to 100 tickets only. Other ticketing tiers include HISTORY MAKER PASS at P1,500 for entire four-day access to the convention and regular GENERAL ADMISSION ticket at P250 for one-day access only. Tickets are on sale at SM Ticket outlets and www.smtickets.com.
Petron, the country’s leading gas station has an upcoming treat for us this August as they team up with the Italian Super car brand, Lamborghini.
PETRON | LAMBORGHINI SERIES
Starting August 15, Petron in collaboration with Lamborghini will have another exciting products for their avid customers as we fill up our cars and motorcycles in any Petron gas stations.
From Petron’s The Lamborghini Touch in 2015 and Petron Key to Lamborghini in 2016, for the first time in the Philippines, Lamborghini has once again partnered with Petron for limited edition Lamborghini caps, mugs and umbrellas.
SO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A LAMBO?
For every Php500, single or accumulated purchase of Petron fuel or engine oil in participating service stations, customers may buy one (1) Lamborghini item.
Yup! This is another reason to experience best day at Petron!
#PetronBestDay #Petron #Lamborghini
Promo duration: August 15 to 31, 2017 in over 300 participating stations nationwide.
Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 12101 Series of 2017.
Small displacement bikes are ideal day to day work horse with style. Now, the trend of customizing 100cc to 200cc bikes or “PANTRAS” is at its peak. More and more backyard builders are building their dream bikes from scratch, learning the basic fundamentals of customizing your own bike.
We came across this minimalistic Yamaha STX 125 turned to Cafe Racer by Denmark Fernandez Bulan. Denmark, hailing from Koronadal City, South Cotabato, SOCCSKSARGEN is a self-motivated graphic designer, photographer, videographer, and video editor. He owns the Embrio Multimedia Productions – a multimedia production company in Mindanao. A Volkswagen Enthusiast and a lover of classic bikes and vintage stuff.
The Marsyal Law Story
“The bike was bought in 2010 by my older brother, put a sidecar in it and used as tricycle as means of livelihood and sometimes for drag racing; it was a trend in our city back then.”
‘A year after he acquired his Raider 150, sold the sidecar, and leaving the old bike lying around.”
“I was in Manila in 2011 where I branch out my clothing business. It was when I got involve actively to the Volkswagen Community, joining the bug runs and the different activities. It was also when my love for classic and custom-built bike deepened since most of my colleagues in the Volkswagen club also owned classic, vintage or custom-built motorcycles.”
“When I got back home on 2013, I decided to start modifying the Yamaha STX, which was then covered by dust and couldn’t run, parts missing, and engine was stuck. So we started the rebuilding of the bike, bringing it to his friends who has the tools and know how to cut, wield and do basic fabrication.”
“Then my brother and his colleagues in the Raider’s Club did the repainting and assembly.”
“So the bike was done but I wasn’t really satisfied to how it looks, the seat was not how I want it to look, and the tires seems not to fit the overall look of the bike. But I still ride it, since I must ride what I’ve built, even if it’s bumpy because of I don’t know why.
After few months of riding it, I got busy with my new business. Most of the time I am out of town, and I am driving my car. So the bike was again left aside for almost a year.
Until recently I went to Thailand where I got inspired with the bikes I’ve seen plus the growing community of bike building in Metro Manila where I am able to see personally during the recently concluded Moto Builds 2017.
“Now that I have the ideas again, I decided to bring the bike back to the road where it should be. The challenge however is that we do not know someone here in our place who can do the job right and on time, since there are only few good builders here in our place, they are loaded with ongoing projects and most of them are specializing in making of sidecars. Left with no choice, my older brother and I built the bike all by ourselves.”
“We looked for inspirations from FB groups such as Moto Builds Pilipinas, Café Racer Manila, asked some members who eventually becomes a friend, and bought parts and accessories from the various trusted sellers online. I could say that the FB groups are a big help in this project.”
“Now with the name of the build, I called it “Marsyal” since we started the build few days after the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, where our City is located. It will be a remembrance of this time of war here in Mindanao.”
“With the success of this build we are now planning to purchase equipments needed for fabrications and bike building. Many in our city have seen our bike and now they are interested into turning their bikes into classic/retro look. This build opens the door to start the Crown City Customs.”
It’s really an encouragement for us to hear good story like this one. it fuels us to continue our passion in sharing backyard builders’ work across the archipelago. Kudos to Mr. Denmark for a job well done and good luck to your new custom bike build ventures.
Want to know more about Crown City Customs? Ask Denmark about it. Send him a message on Facebook, https://web.facebook.com/denmarkbulan
The greatest of all time Valentino Rossi and his thousands of supporters showed everyone why they can’t stop supporting their champion.
For Valentino Rossi fans, Mugello has never been just a race; it’s an obsession painted yellow. #CantStop
Oakley is officially distributed by MEERA ENTERPRISES, INC. in the Philippines.
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.
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If you are a fan of Coco Martin and his portrayal of Cardo Dalisay, a hero cop on an evening TV series “Ang Probinsyano,” you better take a closer look at Mr. Coco Martin’s Honda XR 150L turned into a street tracker by one of the top local motorcycle craftsmen in the country, Tokwa Party Garage.
There were a lot of motorcycle chase scenes in the hit TV series. There’s a scene when Cardo took a bomb and drove a motorcycle over a bridge to detonate that bomb. O well, enough of that fan mode thing. We asked Jerish, TPG’s main man how Mr. Martin got in contact with them for a bike project. “May nag personal message sakin close friend ni Coco Martin. Nagtatanong kung magkano yun magpa-build for a project bike dahil nakita nila yun post ko sa IG na yamaha SZ150 yard build. So nagustuhan nila. Kaso nagbago isip nila kung pwede daw ba mag honda XR, sabi ko oo pwede.” (Someone sent us a direct message in one of our social media accounts, a good friend of Coco Martin. He asked how much it will cost for a project bike because they saw our work for Yamaha Yard Build. They liked it. But they they changed their minds and asked if we can use a Honda XR instead. I said yes, definitely. )
“We’re so happy about this build and we’re glad that Mr. Coco Martin liked it.” says Jerish. Jerish also added that this custom bike project will be used in Coco Martin’s upcoming TV series project.
It was a solid collaboration for the gentlemen at TPG. Yet another milestone in their arsenal of quality custom bike builds. From a tryout backyard build to a legendary bike shows and trade fair, TPG has been working hard to satisfy their clients vision of a well crafted motorcycle. Congrats to Tokwa Party Garage Team for a job well done.
Photo courtesy of BJ Tangco @bjtshootthem
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We’re back! This time we are featuring a backyard build from Palawan who’s looking for a two wheel companion as his daily work horse. Alec Ginez’s passion for custom bike ignited as he was lucky enough to get a Motorstar Z200 for a very good bargain. Well, to cut this intro short, here’s Mr. Ginez story of his bike.
“It was a long pain staking build, finding the right talent to help me build my concept, not to mention I live on an island where parts I need are like finding a needle in a hay stack. Good thing there’s online shopping.”
“I do not have a clear concept yet when I the build started but I made sure that I was there to every measuring, welding, mocking, painting and etc and I made sure that what I like and how I like for it to look is followed. Thanks to the people (Ambok metal works) and shops (Team Anzai) who helped me that after a 3 long months, my dream is built and named Karma.”