Pack your Baggins: Take your loved ones on an adventure in the Birth Place of Motorcycle Legend Burt Munro, New Zealand for Free!

Ever wonder what it feels like to be riding in a scenic place like New Zealand? Visit the birth place of the motorcycle legend Burt Munro!munroe-at-bonneville


World’s leading eyewear, sports apparel and accessories Oakley is taking you to Middle Earth with its “Pack Your Baggins Promo”. Prepare for a journey at the best place to live on Earth, in New Zealand! If you’re dreaming to visit where Lord of the Rings was shot, this is your chance. The country is also known for its green pastures and lively cities, that’s why it is called one of the happiest places on Earth.

Pack Your Baggins

Oakley’s “Pack Your Baggins” promo lets you go to an all-expenses-paid trip for two to New Zealand. All you have to do is to buy any regular priced Oakley eyewear and get a raffle coupon.

Avail your favorite Oakley eyewear to qualify for the promo, discounted items are not included. Simply fill up your raffle coupon with your name, address, mobile number, and affix your signature, then drop your entries at drop boxes on all Oakley authorized stores and dealers nationwide. Promo runs from April 1 to June 30, 2019.

Get a chance to win your favorite Oakley products on the Minor Draw on June 29, 2019. Two winners can win an Oakley backpack and another two can win Oakley eyewear.


On the final draw on July 14, 2019, four grand winners will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip for two in New Zealand including a roundtrip ticket, meals, tour trips, and accommodation for two!

Additional winners of Oakley products will be given away on the Grand Draw! Two winners of Oakley backpacks and two winners of Oakley eyewear get their prizes, too.

When you avail your favorite Oakley eyewear, not only you get a chance to travel to New Zealand, you also help a charitable organization. A certain percentage of the sales in this promotion will go to the Specs Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged Filipinos in their eye care needs. They also provide long-term vision care with over 10,000 beneficiaries since their establishment in 2013.

Don’t forget to share your experience in using Oakley products using the hashtags #OakleyPh and #OneObsession on your posts in social media.

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Home of the world’s best and finest eyewear, sports apparel and accessories, Oakley is a global brand trusted by athletes, fitness, and sports enthusiasts for their eyewear, apparel and accessory needs. Oakley is driven to offer disruptive innovation, designing stylish yet functional items for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Crafting A Dream Motorcycle For Dani Pedrosa- The Silent Samurai

After an illustrious career in MotoGP, Dani Pedrosa retired in 2018. In honour of his retirement, Deus Ex Machina were asked to build a custom motorcycle for the likeable racer from Spain.

When he was asked to create a bike for Dani, Michael ‘Woolie’ Woolaway didn’t beat around the bush and it wasn’t long until he came up with a concept for a bike based on Dani’s favourite motorcycle style.


For someone like Dani, Deus Ex Machina wanted to make this bike truly meaningful. With Dani being a Honda rider, it came as no surprise that the CR500 motor was the perfect centrepiece, fitted with a hand-built chromoly frame and body works that embodied a healthy mix of Americana and dirt track DNA.

The finished bike can only be described as a certified weapon – a custom sword for the ‘Silent Samurai’ himself – Dani Pedrosa.

Bike Specifications:

– 1985 Honda CR500 Motor
– Hand built Chromoly frame
– Davie Durelle adjustable triple clamps
– Ohlins 43mm Dirt track forks
– Race Tech hand built shock by Jimmy Wood
– DOT street legal Dirt track tires
– Lectron Carburettor / Hand built by the owner
– Saddlemen seat
– Body Work all hand made out of 1100 O Aluminum
– 19in Wheels build in SoCal at Dubya

Watch The Silent Samurai Full Documentary on Red Bull TV:


Gear Up: Oakley Celebrates Sporting Passions in Upcoming Fashion Show


Oakley, one of the leading sport performance brands in the world, will showcase premium sunglasses, apparel and accessories in a fashion show at the Northwing of SM City Cebu this Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 p.m.


The fashion show highlights the California-based brand manufactures’ One Obsession campaign, which celebrates one’s passion pursuits. Launched in 2015, the campaign attests to the raw and real challenges of professional and amateur athletes and emphasizes the dedicated mindset and positive benefits brought by sports.

Inspiring consumers to live out their passions as well, the main message of the campaign is ”It’s OK in the name of obsession. It’s not just about winning and losing. It’s about the journey and the lengths one will go for their chosen sport.”


Oakley’s sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces for men and women are ideal for outdoor activities this summer season.

In Cebu, Oakley apparel and accessories are available at Level 2, Activezone, Ayala Center Cebu; Upper Ground Floor, SM City Cebu and 2nd floor Cube Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu.

For updates, like on Facebook and follow @oakley on Twitter and Instagram. You can also check their official website at

We all started from dirt- Keep It Dirty 2019, Propagating the Flat Track Dirt Culture

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It’s all fun, good vibes and camaraderie during the annual Keep It Dirty last March 30, 2019 at MX Messiah Fairgrounds. Four years of propagating the flat track dirt culture with fun side games along with steady enjoyable atmosphere under the blazing heat of summer.

Screen Shot 2019-03-31 at 10.52.09 AMThe annual dirt festivity presented by Cafe Racer Philippines and MX Messiah Fairgrounds kicked off by honoring one of the most supportive individuals in the Philippine action sports and motorcycle industry, Mr. Dan Ramirez of Dan’s who passed away early this year.

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Mr. Ramirez’s contribution to the sport of motocross and other two-wheeled action sports paved the way for organizers like Sam Tamayo of MMF and our Managing Director Mr. Michael Eijansantos to continue in organizing motorcycle related event such as the MMF Supercross and Keep It Dirty which Dan’s Powersports has been supporting since 2016.

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This year’s Keep It Dirty was proudly supported by Kawasaki Motors Philippines and their best selling enduro bike KLX 150 together with top motorcycle brands such as Bell Helmets, Gaerne Boots, Oakley Philippines, Fox Racing Philippines, Motoworld, Metzeler, STKD, Deus and Ropali Classics.

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For this year’s Keep It Dirty, OZ Racing and OZ x Moto produced a limited edition race jersey to gear up the riders during the race. Also, Siargao island born brand Gwapitos provided the official shirt and the design for this year’s themed poster and Imprint Customs provided us with a limited edition 2019 Keep It Dirty Trucker Caps to help us shield our vision in the blazing heat of the sun.

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Race Director Mr. Mel Aquino of Mel Aquino’s Yamaha Offroad Training Camp said that this year’s Keep It Dirty was one for the books as he continued to help in maintaining the safety, keeping the race organized and always on time.

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Keep It Dirty was dubbed as the most coolest offroad event of the year by News Moto as they dropped the first video highlights of this event.

More than 70 racers joined the event and hundreds of fans and custom moto enthusiasts enjoyed the race and activities. Global brand Red Bull was in full support of Keep It Dirty this year as well as first time brand participation by Motoworld. “It was a great event, we enjoyed Keep It Dirty and hopefully we can definitely support this event next year.” said Mr. Jeff Alvarez, Marketing Manager of Motoworld.

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The event kicked off with the Push Bike Division, ages 2-4 years old and followed by the kids division. One of the most enjoyable moments during Keep It Dirty was to see parents cheer for their young ones as they race towards the finish line. Strider Philippines organized the fun race event headed by Strider School Philippines.

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Parents of these young guns were thrilled to see their sons and daughters race the dirt track with intense cute action. It was mixed emotions also for our Managing Director Mr. Michael Eijansantos and his wife Pam as their first born son Anaiah Mikala made it to 2nd place podium after a come from behind victory.

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The excitement built up as the big guns went in for a spin at the newly shaped flat track ciruit race track. Keep It Dirty started with oval race track and for three years we celebrated and continued the tradition. Keep It Dirty 2019 was different as we break barriers, giving more race time and more opportunities for the racers to enjoy the race track by developing a circuit type race course.

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Kitoy Samaniego, an avid offroad rider who works for KTM Philippines won the beginner’s category while Davao based MX King Bornok Mangosong secured his first Keep It Dirty Victory for Open Category. Ariz Amero showed his 2 stroke skills as he dominated the classic 2 stroke division with OZ Racing’s main man Zandro Fajardo came in 2nd while our Managing Director and event organizer Michael Eijansantos managed to snatch the 3rd spot podium riding his DT125.

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Keep It Dirty will not be complete without the fun side contest. We invented some of the fun contest starting with Longest Rear Tire Slide presented by Metzeler and Motoworld. Competitors was given a one chance to lock in their rear tire while sliding on the dirt track.

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The most longest slide will be marked and the riders must beat his record. Spike Maguigad of STKD almost took the five thousand Gift Cheque prize from Motoworld but Fritzzy Claveria of Team 137 made the longest slide of the day with just few meters of lead.

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Then we have signature Donut Contest presented by Kawasaki Motors Philippines where in competitors need to burn some rubber on dirt by performing a donut turn. Last year’s record was 19 turns by Ariz Amero, I think that record will be there for a long time.

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Louie Camareno from Cebu who flew in for this event posted seven turns using a Kawasaki KLX 150. “Nakakahilo. But it was all worth it,” says Louie.

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As hours dwindle to dusk we ended Keep It Dirty with the iconic Slow Race. The slow race was open to all even to those by standers with their motorcycle on the sideline. We just required them to wear a helmet, yes, still safety first.

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Keep It Dirty 2019 will not be possible without the support of our gracious partners and sponsors, MX Messiah FairgroundsMel Aquino’s Yamaha Off-Road Training Camp (MAYOTC) Kawasaki Motors Phils.CorporationOZRacing Lifestyle Dan’s Powersports Bell Powersports Philippines Gaerne Boot Co. Motoworld Philippines MetzelerOakley Gwapitos. Also to our long time supporters from the Philippines motorcycle scene, Imprint Customs Automania PH STKD Surf MotoMotorcycleCity Royalenfield Waves & Pavement Supply co. Mano Handmade Goods Infinity motozone Wild Cubs and FriendsYRS Motorcycle Modifications (Philippines) BM Badz Car Wash & Repair Shop and to our custom trophy sponsors Garage Monkey Kustoms Tokwa Party Garage MC Customs Navatek. To our media friends and partners InsideRACING Magazine Motorsiklo News Magazine News Moto Motorcycle Philippines C! Magazine MotoPinas RidePH MakinaTurbanRider – Trail and Urban Rider #allaboutwheelsmanila. To our official media coverage partner Zhiyun-Tech Philippines.


Avail Great Deals and Discounts at Bell Power Sports Booth this Coming Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show

When it comes to performance helmet what comes in to your mind? Does it ring a BELL?
Bell Powersports Philippines ambassador Ompong Gabriel. Photo by @iyagabs_29
Bell Powersports Philippines ambassador Ompong Gabriel. Photo by @iyagabs_29
BELL was founded in 1954 in California by Roy Richter, a passionate of auto racing. Roy perceived the need for safety in the auto racing field and moved to put products in place to serve that need. The name BELL simply comes for the fact that Roy’s activities were housed in a small, garage-like facility in Bell, California.

Officially distributed by Dan’s Group of Companies in the Philippines, Bell Helmet is a household name when it comes motorcycle helmets. Dan’s is a well established action sport company catering to a wide variety of two-wheel enthusiasts and race athletes.

The legendary Bell Moto 3
The legendary Bell Moto 3

With its diverse history of developing the perfect head protection for your daily ride,  Bell Power Sports through its local partner Dan’s, will continue to gain traction and help our riders feel confident and go home safely to their family after a long day of riding.

Adventure? Get that Bell MX 9 Adventure with MIPS
Adventure? Get that Bell MX 9 Adventure with MIPS

Now get a chance to own a Bell Helmet with huge discounts and deals this coming March 22, 23 and 24 during the Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show at the World Trade Center.


Visit Bell Power Sports booth! Like

Follow Bell Powersports PH on Instagram @Bellpowersportsph


The Run Down: The First Ride PH Cafe Event

What a full and fun weekend for motorcycle aficionados as the fist Ride PH Cafe unveiled the best custom motorcycles, heritage bikes and the launch of two latest bike models of Royal Enfield, the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 twins. We were there to support our good friend Jay Taruc as he continues to elevate the motorcycle scene in the Philippines.


Ride PH was the brainchild of Jay Taruc, one of the most popular motorcycle enthusiast and journalists in the Philippines. After his popular TV show Motorcycle Diaries, Jay took a leap of faith and started another motorcycle riding themed TV show which more focused in the culture of motorcycle riding and called it Ride PH. Few years after the first episode was released, it grew into a brand that caters the two wheel community with its growing numbers of followers nationwide.

Here’s the Run Down of motorcycles featured during the Ride PH cafe event held at Metrotent Pasig City last March 9, 2019.







We also spotted merchandise from STKD as they carry a global brand DEUS ex Machina, STKD’s new flagship brand.



We also spotted Dark Horse Manila’s Aldrin Anderson with his timeless red Beemer flaunting its beauty.


We also met celebrities during the event, one of them is Ms. Beauty Gonzales with her creamy Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 built by Iron Machina. Yep, more feature soon for this gorgeous bike.



The new flagship bikes of Royal Enfield was unveiled during the event. The 650 twins, Interceptor and the Continental GT.



It’s a start of something big for Ride PH main man Jay Taruc. This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of friends from Cafe Racer Manila, Mark Laccay and Jolly Alarcon who also organized the Ride For Valor event the following day. Kudos to these hard working people. See you next year and a huge congratulations to Ride Ph team!



Keep It Dirty 2019 Online Registration

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The event that ignited the flat track racing culture in the Philippines is back! Let’s get diirrtyy this coming March 30, 2019 at MX Messiah Fairgrounds!

We encourage everyone to register online to avoid the hassle of registering on paper on the day of the event. And most specially, to secure the right jersey size for you! Due to Jersey and shirt production lead time, cut off of online registration is March 17. Thank you!

We look forward this coming Keep It Dirty 2019!

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019

WHERE: MX Messiah Fairgrounds

Hell Fire: Navatek’s First Bike Build Venture

Roger Navat, known as the guy behind Navatek was one of the first upholstery seat makers that ventured in to the custom bike scene since 2012. Roger was so passionate about custom bikes that’s why last year, he tried venturing in to bike builds and joined his first custom bike show and won several awards.

Here’s HELL FIRE, Navatek’s backyard build XR 200.


Rog is known in the Custom Motorcycle industry as one of the finest seat maker started since 2012 in the underbones until now in Custom bikes. After almost 2 years of woking at Wild Customs as apprentice together with his friend Anton Lau they develop their skills and knowledge on metal shaping and fabrication including welding skills.


From there Rog started to build his own workshop in his garage in Las Pinas and established his brand Navatek Custom Motorcycles. This bike captured the eyes of the judges and won the Bike of the Night award in Monkey Throttle Custom Bike Show that was held in Cainta on the Anniversary celebration of Garage Monkey Customs.


Honda XR200 is known as one of the toughest standard motorcycle here in the Philippines and now with the mix of a talent and skills can bring this bike a new look and a new life.

Learn more about Navatek, visit their Facebook page


SG-411 by Smoked Garage: Not Your Ordinary Royal Enfield Himalayan

The SG-411 by Smoked Garage was first featured on BIKEEXIF.

We had a chance to see some of Smoked Garage builds up close and personal whenever we visit Bali. I my self drew some inspiration from the “Island of Gods” back then that’s why we decided to start back in 2012 when we first saw and experience the custom bike scene in Bali.

Smoked Garage started from a humble small crew in Bali which then grew to one of the best and finest motorcycle craftsmen in the archipelago and was recognized internationally by their unique approach in customizing one of kind motorcycle for their clients. Read more about Smoked Garage story, click here.


Smoked Garage occupies a ware-house sized space near the popular Kuta area of Bali including 110 meters of space, 16+mechanics, graphic design team, admin, retail staff, apparel and proprietary Smoked Garage motorcycle parts . Having received international  recognition for their custom builds along with establishing a Smoked Garage in Brisbane, Australia, they have come a long way from our roadside “bengkel motor” roots to the award-winning brand today.

Meet the SG-411


“The Himalayan’s all-terrain capability makes it perfect for a flat tracker-style build,” says Smoked’s Nicko Eigert.

Royal Enfield wanted a ‘modern’ looking bike, in line with the DNA of Smoked Garage. The caveat was that functionality could not be compromised too much: Smoked had to retain the original qualities and characteristics of the Himalayan.

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Smoked Garage crew decided to draw on Royal Enfield’s military heritage and add a touch of ‘stealth fighter’ influence: sleek and futuristic, but also solid and rugged. They’ve done it so well, we didn’t clock that this was a Himalayan until we read the build spec.


The biggest mechanical change on ‘SG-411’ is to the suspension. The stock 41mm forks are gone, replaced by beefier 43mm Showa USD items. And the monoshock has been updated to an up-spec Öhlins unit with remote reservoir, linked to a custom swingarm.

Read more about SG-411 on

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Cafe Racer Philippines’ Best Featured Custom Bikes, Events and Moments of 2018

2018 carved a milestone for us here at Cafe Racer Philippines. We’ve witnessed the propagation of Custom Culture in the Philippines as well as the growth of the custom bike community in Asia. Here’s a rundown of our monthly custom bike features as well as the moments and events that laid a solid foundation for the custom bike community in 2018.

Starting of with this ground-breaking build from our friends at Iron Macchina.This GS was brought to Iron Macchina by Mr. Gren Guadamor a member of BOSS Motorcycle Club. He intended to make his GS a stand out, a bike that will be different from other GS. He wanted his bike to sit a bit lower for his comfort. “While doing the planning, I had a good vision on what the bike can look like if we modify some of its other parts as well. So I called him up and gave him a few ideas on what i want the bike to look like and yes, he agreed,” said Symon, Iron Macchina’s founder.

Read more about Maximo here.

Next stop, Pantera by Revolt Cycles. Like all their builds, Revolt Cycles treated the Duke as if it was their own personal bike. They took the time to study how they can change the look to a more classic style and by stripping the bike, it gave them a more understanding about its frame, geometry and style. The owner’s wish was simply to make it to a tracker style and quoted all “BLACK.”

Read more about the Pantera here.

This one is gold. From rat to brat indeed. Meet the Yamaha XS250 that captured our heart and turned in to an elegant Brat Cafe. it was inspired by Louise Branzuela’s love and passion for motorcycles.

Read more about this XS250 here.

The Yamaha SR 400 was re-launched. The iconic Yamaha SR 400 was reborn and was launched last March 14, 2018 in the Philippines at Yamaha Y-Zone, Pasig City. The Yamaha SR400 is a legendary classic that depicts a heritage Japanese motorcycle icon since 1978.

Read more here.

It was really a party! Keep It Dirty 2018 was one for the books! Excited for Keep it Dirty 2019? Take a glimpse of what happened during the third year of this iconic dirt race event.

After noticing that majority of the events in the motorcycle firmament were mounted in a motor show-type of setting, Café Philippines’ Managing Director Michael Eijansantos decided that organizing an opportunity for motorbike buffs to hop on their favorite machines in its natural element is the way to go, but minus the intimidating risks inherent to professional motorbike races. This vision was strongly supported by the MX Messiah Fairgrounds director Sam Tamayo, even advocating the importance of instilling safe-riding principles and practices to young riders via the event.

Watch out for Keep It Dirty 2019. As usual always in the month of April. Stay updated by following Keep it Dirty’s Instagram page, @KeepItDirtyEvents.

It’s Moto Builds Pilipinas guys! Check out what happened during this annual gathering of custom culture tradition.

We expect more greater things to happen this year for Moto Builds Pilipinas. We can’t wait for this gathering.

Now, we’re heading to Siargao Island, a bustling island culture infused with custom bike delicacies. We had a chat with the owner of Loosekeys Moto Culture, a thriving custom bike rentals in the heart of General Luna, Siargao Island.

Read more about it here.

MC Customs raised the bar when it comes to quality build. Check out some of their collection that we have featured.

Okay, back to motorcycle features. In 2018, a custom bike garage based in Italy emailed us their masterpiece, Moto Guzzi V9.

This V9 Gannet Moto Guzzi is a pure racer with tight stance and proportions. It is a radical transformation from a relaxed cruiser configuration of the Moto Guzzi V9 “Roamer” donor bike, which got designed into a pure racer, reduced to the essentials with some retro elements and spiced up with the finest herbs of racing parts.

Read more about this Moto Guzzi V9 Racer here.

Luke Landrigan’s XR200 Tracker version two is a pure bliss. Thanks to our good friend Jerry Formoso, this XR200 got a fresh new look, perfect for the bustling surf town vibe in La Union.

 Read more about this elegant XR200 here.

One of the most sought after and dominant entry level dirt bikes in the Philippines the XTZ by Yamaha, a 125cc dirt machine capable of traversing off road terrain and river crossings with ease and also a day to day stand out traffic buster whenever you’re roaming the metro.

Well it seems that this XTZ tracker build by APE Customs is one of the slickest tracker build that we’ve seen so far using the Yamaha XTZ 125 as the base bike model.

Read more about it here.

Lastly, meet Wolfy, the SYM Wolf 125 turned into an elegant Brat Cafe by Kila Adame.

That is how Kila described his bike Wolfy (named after the base bike of the motor – SYM WOLF 125). “In building such kind, it took me more than one month and two weeks just to finished it. I consulted the builder of my bike for their opinions about creating a durable yet classic bike. And thus, I purposely changed the tank into bigger one. I also changed the rear chasis section, putting in dual shock absorber, a 428 chain, a modified t-post and swing arm. I also used cafe racer projector headlights, flexible led taillights, classic diamond handgrip, folded classic side mirror, custom rear chasis, custom seat and custom gauges.”

Read more about Wolfy, click here.

There you have it folks! 2018 was one for the books and we’re excited to feature more unique backyard and garage builds this 2019. As always, keep us posted on your bike projects by sending us a direct message on our Facebook Page and Instagram account.