Motorcycles are a convenient way of getting around the city and the traffic that comes with the territory. Due to its versatility, affordability, and compact size that can swerve through any street in the metro, it has become a common mode of transportation for most Filipinos.
There is also the excitement factor. The smell of rubber scraping against the rough concrete cement as the wind whips around you, the rumble of the machine as you navigate different roads, all contribute to a thrilling and invigorating experience, regardless of the destination.
While using public transportation or traveling with a 4-wheeled vehicle have its benefits, riding a motorcycle provides a different charm of its own. Especially when used to visit local cities and provinces. So whether you are planning to go on a day tour or a longer trip, taking a motorcycle with you as a travel partner is an adventure you would not want to miss.
Still not convinced? Read on to see a few reasons why you should try a motorcycle road trip at least once in your life.
See remarkable destinations
A motorcycle road trip will enable you to visit places in the Philippines that you would not have typically stopped and visited if you were not on a motorcycle. It is also a speedy mode of transport due to its compact size, allowing you to visit more places in a day.
A popular day trip is the Marilaque ride or the highway ride that goes from Marikina, the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges of Rizal, the Laguna mountaintops to Infanta, Quezon which is about a three- to four-hour ride, depending on how long you take in each stopover. Other nearby places that you can easily visit with a motorcycle includes Tagaytay, Batangas, and Bataan.
While on the road, it is common to meet other riders who have the same interests as you. There is often a sense of camaraderie among people traversing the same roads and visiting the same places. You can build connections and get tips from seasoned riders on the best roads to take and unique destinations to stopover.
Despite the tough rugged persona people sometimes associate with the riding community, you can find friendly and helpful people who are only too happy to guide newbies on the road. Do not be afraid to ask other riders for tips, ask them about their experiences and you might just build new friendships along the way.
Never miss out on an adventure
As you build connections, other motorcycle riders will also invite you to join their trips. But roads are built differently, especially in an archipelago like the Philippines. Some rides may be more challenging than others as you encounter a variety of terrain and road conditions. For rocky and steep roads or long uneven pavements, an ordinary motorbike might not be up to the game. A tough road needs a strong, capable, and resilient motorbike that is primed for the urban ride.
If you want to go far and never miss out on an unforgettable adventure, you need to have a motorcycle that can push its limits.
No-MIO-missing out, be confident in any road trip, and always be ready to play with the new Yamaha Mio Gear. Designed with a tough exterior that is rigged out with a new scratch protection coating and less painted parts, it is built to endure any rough or bumpy ride. It also comes with a footboard that is designed to be slip-resistant so your foot stays in place no matter what speed you are taking on.
This motorcycle is also eco-friendly and cost-effective as it uses less fuel through its Blue Core engine. By using optimum combustion, cooling efficiency through DiASil Cylinder, and a roller-rocker-arm that reduces friction resistance, the Yamaha Mio Gear has the power to coast along the rugged concrete city with ease while using less fuel than usual.
Its system, which is the Stop & Start, automatically shuts off as the engine stops, reducing wasted gasoline during rides.
The compact and sleek design makes the motorcycle easy to park. It also comes with tubeless tires that help provide a comfortable driving experience when maneuvering. The brand has even thought of rider safety during night rides as it is equipped with durable and bright LED lights and hazard lights that serve as a signal for other motorists around the rider.
What is unique about this model is that it has an Answer-Back System. With one press on the remote, the vehicle sounds a buzzer and flashes its signal lamps, making it easy to locate where you parked your motorcycle.
For people yearning to go out and travel, local road trips provide a safe and suitable alternative while international tours remain uncertain. With a motorcycle, you can see more of the natural beauty of the countryside, the hidden treasures around the city, and take on heart-racing adventures every time. Plus, you can turn any trip into an exciting escapade with a motorcycle that can take you across the rugged urban jungle and unpaved rural routes.
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