Meet Tanya, The CATERPILLAR Inspired TVS XL100 of Ase Medina

We’re always on a lookout for something new, something fresh, unique and out of the box concept. We want to highlight the builds of local backyard bike builders, their ideas since day one. Some of them are now well-respected bike builders and some of them just focused on their passion.

We saw another feature worthy bike on Facebook. A bike that is underappreciated by its power, looks and maybe because of its brand. But this bike that we are featuring right now is one of the most economical and fuel efficient daily commuter ride, built to tackle the deadly traffic of Metro Manila and other big cities in the world.

So what bike are we talking about? Without further ado, meet Tanya, a TVS XL 100 CATERPILLAR inspired traffic buster of Ase Medina from Tandangsora, Quezon City.

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TVS XL 100 as featured in News Moto

This 100cc moped caters the daily commuters of highly urbanized cities such as cities in India where TVS originated from. TVS Motor Company is a multinational motorcycle company headquartered at Chennai, one of the biggest cities in India with 7 Million population.

TVS is the third largest motorcycle company in India and TVS Group spans across industries like Automobile, Aviation, Education, Electronics, Energy, Finance, Housing, Insurance, Investment, Logistics, Service and Textiles.

TVS XL 100 Solo Luzon Loop by Turban Rider.

Our friend Mr. Telly Buhay of Turban Rider demonstrated TVS XL100’s power when they load up to five individuals on this 100cc bike.

 

 

So we asked the owner of this gorgeous heavy lifter bike Ase Medina why he considered owning a TVS XL100.

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“Binili ko po ung xl 100 kasi mura lang sya para pang daily use ko po pang pasok ng trabaho. sabi kasi nila matibay daw at pang durugan daw talaga ung XL 100.”

So why the brand CATERPILLAR (CAT)? We know it’s a brand for heavy equipment, so why?

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“Isa po akong contractor carpenter kaya sa trabaho ko madalas ako nakakakita ng caterpillar trucks kaya un naisip kong motif sa motor ko para mas mag mukang heavy duty pag pumapasok ako. kaya madalas pinag kakatuwaan sa trabaho na kargahan ng mabibigat.

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We know you were delighted when we asked you to feature your bike on our website. What are your thoughts about it?

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“Hindi naman po talaga ako builder ng motor nag try ko lang gawin ung visor at mud guard gamit ung mga tirang flat sheet sa trabaho. di ko po alam na madami palang magagandahan sa ginawa ko. Thank you po sa pag future ng bike ko ” 

Insprired by his daily job, Ase transformed his daily commuter in to one of a kind moped bike. Kudos to your work Ase!

Frankly speaking, the TVS XL100 is a bike for everyone. It’s light, durable and can take a seriously long ride with just 100 Pesos gas budget.

IT. IS. ONE. OF. THE. MOST. FUEL. EFFICIENT. BIKES. IN. THE. PLANET!

So do you have a unique bike build? We can feature it! Just send us a DM on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CafeRacerPh/

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The New BMW Concept R 18 Roars Into Life

The Concept R 18 is the world premiere of a BMW Motorrad custom concept featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, laid-bare bike give more than just a hint of what’s coming your way in the cruiser segment.

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Tommy Kerns was one of the first people to have the chance to take it for a spin. His statement about his first impressions are clear as glass. We’ve never put more soul into a bike.

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BMW has been hinting for years that it wanted to return to the cruiser arena in a big way, and this Concept R18 may be the first shot at reconnecting an old-school form with clean, modern custom style. Will this one make it into production? Maybe, but the Concept R18 is also definitely a concept. “We have used the Concept R18 to demonstrate what an update of a 1960s boxer could look like today as a purist custom bike,” explained Edgar Heinrich, head of BMW Motorrad Design.

Check out: http:\\www.bmw-motorrad.com/r18

Photos courtesy of https://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/bmw-unveils-concept-r18-motorcycle/

VALENTINO ROSSI | OAKLEY

Oakley sat down with the DOCTOR, Valentino Rossi before the 2019 Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Listen to the Moto GP Living Legend.

Oakley is officially distributed by MEERA ENTERPRISES, INC. in the Philippines.

About Oakley

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.

Stores:

G-Force Atrium Mega Mall, Trinoma, Bonifacio Highstreet, Rockwell, SM Cebu, Ayala Cebu, Mall of Asia, Greenfield Sta. Rosa, Marquee Mall Pampanga, Robinson Bacolod, Ayala Bacolod, Abreeza Davao, Harbor Point Subic, and Newport, O-Store SM Aura, Century Mall, SM Pampanga, Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio Highstreet, Uptown BGC and U.P. Town Center.

 

The Love Cub- Honda C50 Super Cub Fi by Iron Macchina Customs

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The Honda Super Cub is the most popular bike on the planet and ranked number 1 as the best motorcycle of all time.

We know the history of Honda’s pivotal moment with its popular two-wheeled machine which catapulted Honda’s sale and position as the best motorcycle maker of all time. So Iron Machinna just unveiled their latest motorcycle restoration giving full love to the cub, meet the Honda c50 super cub Fi by Iron Macchina Customs.

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Surpassing 60 million sales in 2008, 87 million in 2014, and 100 million in 2017, the Super Cub s the most produced motor vehicle in history. The idea for a new 50-cubic-centimetre (3.1 cu in) motorcycle was conceived in 1956, when Honda Motor’s Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa toured Germany and witnessed the popularity of mopeds and lightweight motorcycles and the rest was history.

The Super Cub’s US advertising campaign, You meet the nicest people on a Honda, had a lasting impact on Honda’s image which is often used as a marketing case study.

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But this restoration project of Iron Macchina Customs is different. The feel and aura of this classic machine is timeless, a project that will give a dent to Iron Macchina’s legacy in the custom bike scene.

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About the Restoration

“Fully restored and few modifications (Caterpillar yellow paint, Brown seat, knobby tires and wooden front rack inspired by Dirty Lokalsbiker build off entry) was done to this beauty. Reconditioned engine, refurbished frame, swing arm, front suspension and chrome parts. Giving this minion a fresh and brand new look. That’s according to Iron Macchina’s official Facebook page. Well if you have any question about the restoration process of this bike, don’t hesitate to give Iron Macchina a message on their inbox, Facebook page or Instagram.

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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.