Cafe Racer Philippines’ Best Featured Custom Bikes, Events and Moments of 2017

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2017 was breakthrough for us here at Cafe Racer Philippines. We’ve witnessed the progression of the 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 happened in 2017.

THE FENRIR: SUZUKI THUNDER 125 CUSTOM TRACKER BY DETOUR MOTORCYCLES

Featured last January 5, 2017. Read more about Fenrir. Click here.

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THE BARREL MASTER’S BIKE: PHILMAR ALIPAYO’S HONDA TMX CUSTOM SURF TRACKER BY 3B CUSTOMS

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Featured on January 8, 2017. Philmar got inspired with the growing community of bike building and was prompted to start his own project. He easily got connected to Benjo Sun of 3B Customs, who coincidentally was based in Surigao City, the mainland of Siargao. Read about the Barrel Master’s bike here.

THE TOFU AND THE DIABLO: A HONDA XR200 CUSTOM STREET TRACKER BY TOKWA PARTY GARAGE

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Jerish Abac, head of this “soy-based” custom garage located in Pateros, Manila, shared to CRPH their newest build for a client that had a great vision for its design. This bike was featured last February 2017. Read about the Diablo. Click here.

 

The “Beltza”- 1990 Yamaha XJR 400 Brat Build by Wild Custom Philippines for Sakay & Co

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A sexy naked bike, the Yamaha XJR 400 is by far one of the most iconic 400cc motorcycles in the Philippines. The Air-cooled, inline 4 cylinder, BSR30×4 carburetors, DOHC H501E engine is packed with power which you may no longer handle the torque once you’re out there twisting the throttle. This bike was featured last March 2, 2017. Read more about the Beltza here.

 

Moto Builds Pilipinas 2017 Featured Custom Bikes

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Ely Buendia’s Custom Scrambler Ducati by STKD Moto
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“Beerago” Yamaha Virago 750 Cafe by Tokwa Party Garage
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Benjie’s Cafe Racer Ducati Hyperstrada ” Canyon Carver”
2017 Moto Builds Pilipinas Bike Build Off Winner by Garage Monkeys Customs

Read more here.

The Braap Down: The Best Bike Builds at the Moto Builds Pilipinas 2017- Part 1

The Braap Down: The Best Bike Builds at the Moto Builds Pilipinas 2017- Part 2

The Biker Build Off at Moto Builds Pilipinas 2017

Himalayan Adventure Team ‘Pinas Conquered the Highest Motorable Pass in the World

Featured last June 23, 2017. The first Filipino Motorcycle riding team, Himalayan Adventure Team Pinas consists of Jimmy D.L. Barinaga, Ryan Agoncillo, Bong Diaz, Omar Sebastian, Raul Ona, Dian Dayag and Kannan Sreedevi has reached Khardungla the “World’s Highest Motorable Road” at 18,380 ft. last June 20, 2017 at around 12:10 pm conquering the Himalayas surpassing the minus 5 degrees temperature and extreme rugged road terrain.

Motorstar Z200 Cafe Racer by Alec Ginez

Featured last July 7, 2017. Alec used a 77 Honda dream Superhawk tank. it fits perfectly and gave that classic look and cafe racer attitude on the bike. All in all, this bike is a superb build. it even won a local moto show in Palawan. Read about it here.

MARAWI HEROES- A CUSTOM BIKE TRIBUTE BY LAGUNA CHOPPERS

Featured last August 21, 2017. “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. Read more about the Marawi Heroes Bike here.

The Braap Down! Best Custom Bikes at History Con 2017

History Con 2017 was a huge success. From classic automotive displays to custom bikes! Read more here.

TurboRat- A Honda TMX 125 Collaboration Project by Norman Saliot and Jerry Formoso Kustoms

Featured last September 1, 2017. 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. Read more about TurboRat here.

The Braap Down! The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Manila 2017 Highlights

This event was featured last September 30, 2017. The yearly dapper celebration saw 700 modern classic motorcycle riders in one awesome gathering last September 24 for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride manila 2017.

Take a Closer Look at Imprint Customs’ Motorstar Cafe 400

Featured last October 30, 2017. Gian Lasam is an avid rider whose passion and print business intertwines with his daily work routines. Lasam decided to buy a Motorstar Cafe 400 couple of months ago due to work loads and the wasted time that he experience when his on four wheels. Read more about Imprint Custom’s Cafe 400 here.

First Look: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin And Continental GT 650 Twin Revealed at EICMA 2017

Featured last November 8, 2017. Royal Enfield has finally taken the wraps off the much awaited Interceptor 650 Twin and the Continental GT 650 Twin at the ongoing EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. Read more here.

RUSI Classic 250 Brat with A Different Kind of Brew

We came across this well crafted motorcycle while browsing for some unique builds at Moto Builds Pilipinas Facebook Group and we stumbled upon this stand out Rusi Classic by Emman Abatayo from Ilo-ilo City. Read more here.

There you have it folks! We hope to feature more custom bikes, modern classic bikes and custom culture events this 2018! Follow our official Instagram, @CaferacerPh for more updates about the growing custom culture in the Philippines.