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, Caferacer.ph 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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“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.”

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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

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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.

Read more at www.topgear.com.ph

Source: Topgear.com.ph

Royal Bullet 350 Grand Prize for Hole in One Shot at the 7th Oakley Golf Cup

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Oakley, one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world continues to evolve with golf armed with a wide array of performance-enhancing gears and advocacy to develop future athletes.

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“The main mission of The Junior Golfers League (TJGL) is to encourage and develop young enthusiasts to learn the sport through regular tournaments and become future athletes.”, Chona Dela Paz, President of TJGL.

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“The Oakley Cup allows us to continue that mission.”, she added. Now on its 7th year, The Oakley Golf Cup is bigger and better reaching more and more junior golfers to hone their game.

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Held at Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga, this year’s Oakley Golf Cup featured the Blind Callaway in an 18-hole system with a musical ensemble of brass instruments, percussion instruments and color guard as added distractions in each hole. Under intense heat and pressure, the participants competed sectioned in four classes including junior golfers.

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As a treat, Royal Enfield gave a grand prize for a lucky Hole in One shot.

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Emerging victorious in Class A, Cassy Arbatin, Ahn Chan, Jacob Gomez, and Dustin Recto. Following in 1st Runner Up are Dominic Villamor, Dylan Castillo, Sean Granada, and Josh Jorge while Stevie Umali, Andie Arbatin, and Celine Abalos bagged 2nd Runner Up.

For Class B, Jun De Grano, Benedict Leong, and James de Leon brought the Champion trophy home as Sophia Encarnacion, Jacob Chua, and Cedric Aunzo landed 1st Runner Up trailed closely by Jody Castillo, Jermaine Melosantos, Stephanie Encarnacion, and Ken Aquino for 2nd Runner Up.

In Class C, Grace Montilla with Vangie Omlang, Tek Guese, and Cora Aguinaldo arose triumphant. Tailing in 1st Runner Up are Kyungsuk “Derek” Min, August Cruz, and Jong Arcano while Enzo Radiovan, Tyler Samuco, and Joshua Bucay took home 2nd Runner Up.

Kent Tee, CJ Alcantara, and Aesha Ong ascended champions of Class D and Kyle Ang, JM Bautista, Juaquin De Grano, Gelian Mandario placed 1st Runner Up. Simon Encarnacion, Dylan Recto, and Manolo De Grano were awarded 2nd Runner Up.

The tournament concluded with the awarding presented by James Deakin. Oakley also pledged One Hundred Thousand Pesos to The Junior Golfers League in support of developing young athletes in pursuing their passion.

042919 Oakley_0006“This is a good initiative. The Junior Golfers League is very happy. One of the first-generation junior golfers in the first Oakley cup became a professional. This is the 7th year already and I can say we have planted a good seed.”, shared Kyungsuk “Derek” Min, Oakley Brand Manager for Korea and the Philippines.

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Oakley encourages every athlete to give themselves over to their athletic obsession. The sunglass and sports gear brand celebrates the real moments of an athlete’s journey in pursuing his passion through the campaign #OneObsession.

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Oakley also exhibited how to take your golfing to the next level through the innovative PRIZM™ Lens Technology. Engineered to help athletes emphasize colors where the eyes are most sensitive to detail. These lenses fine tune vision that help enhance performance and safety. Oakley also introduced new golf apparel that doesn’t just let you play good, but also make you look good.

 

About Oakley

Established in 1975 and acquired in 2007, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world, chosen by world-class athletes to compete at the highest level possible. The holder of more than 850 patents, Oakley is also known for its innovative lens technologies, including PRIZMTM. Oakley extended its position as a sports eyewear brand into apparel and accessories, offering men’s and women’s product lines that appeal to sport performance, active and lifestyle consumers — under the banner of Meera Enterprises, Inc., the sole and licensed distributor of Oakley in the Philippines.

 

For more information about our products, latest news, and promos, check us out at http://meera-enterprises.com.ph/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oakleyasia.

 

Moto Inspired: Motorelli Café Custom bikes and Workspace Now Open Down South

If you love motorcycle, we know you will have a business that is inspired by our two-wheeled companion. Simon Cantos of Iron Macchina Customs took his love for motorcycles to the next level.

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Motorelli Café was established and conceptualized under Iron Macchina Customs. Symon Cantos of Macchina wanted to share and expand the custom motorcycle culture in the south and “Motorelli Café” is one of their ideas on how to tap more people to get into the custom bikes. Here are some exquisite photos courtesy of The Lowkey Hubadera.

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Under one roof, Iron Macchina Customs and Motorelli Café shares one passion; and that is to build, create a community and to share our passion for custom motorcycles.
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Motorelli offers, cozy ambiance with motorcycle-inspired concept, great food, coffee, shakes, milk tea’s and a working space for those who just need a place to work.
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“It is our vision to make sure that our passion doesnt stop with just our bikes, but with a cozy place to chill , meet up and share stories of adventure with it.”- Symon Cantos, Iron Macchina Customs.
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Motorelli Cafe Custom Bikes and Workspace located at 85 F Reyes Street, Brgy. Balibago, Sta. Rosa City Laguna (across WALTERMART BALIBAGO, besides Iron Macchina Customs)

RIDE AS ONE: ROYAL ENFIELD ANNUAL ONE RIDE CELEBRATION

Royal Enfield riders stand out with their love for machine and a passion for riding. Like every year, this passion was celebrated with #OneRide, the mother event of all Royal Enfield rides happened last April 28, 2019 which was celebrated across the globe by Royal Enfield owners. It is the 10th edition of Royal Enfield’s global event for motorcyclists to come together and ride as one.

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As per the company, the agenda of this ride is to celebrate the passion motorcyclists have for motorcycling and for Royal Enfield motorcycles.

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Here are some moments snapped by our Managing Director, Mike Eijansantos, also a Royal Enfield fanatic.

152 Royal Enfield owners and their families gathered as one to celebrate #OneRide.

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Special awards for Royal Enfield hardcore owners.

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Election of new Royal Enfield Association of the Philippines officers.

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Here’s a quick video highlight of this annual celebration.

 

#ONERIDE Across The Globe.

 

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

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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.

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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.

About Oakley
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.

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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.

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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: https://win.gs/silentsamurai

 

Gear Up: Oakley Celebrates Sporting Passions in Upcoming Fashion Show

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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.

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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.”

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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 www.facebook.com/oakleyasia on Facebook and follow @oakley on Twitter and Instagram. You can also check their official website at https://www.oakley.com.

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 Driven2Ride.ph 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.