Bike Feature: Honda TMX Surf Tracker by Ian Saguan from San Juan, La Union

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One of the first to roam the sandbars of country-renowned surf destination in the Northern Part of the Philippines, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. Surf Local Champ Ian Saguan had that early passion for custom bikes, second to what he loves doing most.

 

It was a few years back when Ian had this concept of having custom motorcycles to reach farther surf spots in the area. He was then at Dubai for work. Home grown as a motorcycle enthusiast, owning at least 3 motorcycles in his household.

 

 

The Elyu Classic

 

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CafeRacerPh had its fair share of the idea, concept and backyard building by Ian. Making the most out of the Surf-Moto culture that has been spreading in Cebu, and some seen in Manila.

 

 

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On Purpose

 

“Of course mas madali makapunta sa ibang surf spots using a motorcycle, mas accessible and mas mabilis. Gusto ko talaga magsimula ng culture dito sa La Union, kasama sila Luke Landrigan, na kami din sa linya namin ang nagsimulang magpromote ng surf spot dito sa amin..”

 

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“..Saka gusto din namin mag libot at mag travel paakyat ng Baguio and Vigan. Minsan solo trip, minsan with other surfers. Masarap din mag nature trip dito. Last time we went out with Luke and Jericho Rosales, dala din yung custom bikes nila. Naging passionate din ako sa custom culture..”

 

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For the Scene

 

“..Nakakatuwa kasi na adopt ng lugar yung culture, gusto ko sana mag encourage ng iba pa dito sa San Juan..”

 

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“..Sana maging stop over din to ng mga nagmomotor paakyat ng Norte at magkaroon din sila ng mga kaibigang nagbubuo ng custom bikes dito..”

 

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On Process

 

“..Nakuha ko yung donor bike na TMX na fresh pa, konti lang talaga ang tinakbo kaya kinuha ko narin agad. I had my ideas tapos nag source din ako ng mga local fabricators sa area namin..yung mga parts like sa mga ilaw, bali kumuha ko ng parts sa Revolt Cycles, sobrang okay nila kausap..”

 

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“..nakuha ko din tong very rare na Ban Swallow tires from my friend Mike Eijansantos, tapos ginamit ko sya para dito..”

 

 

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“..masaya lang din na kaya din natin mag accomodate ng small displacement builds para satin na ito lang yung kaya. Sana wag magkaroon ng kompitnesya kasi mahalaga na may purpose and passion ang mga ginagawa natin..”

 

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Like the Bike? Ask more about the Builder.

Visit Ian Saguan’s Facebook Page

Visit Elyu Classic’s Facebook Page

 

 

Photos and additonal words by Maki Aganon

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