Taste Tests

Taste Test: 2021 Indian FTR S [17in Front Wheel]

My, my! Indian Motorcycles are really getting serious now! While the FTR 1200 Series is already an impressive bike as it is!

The American bike company is upping the ante by revamping FTR’s whole 2021 lineup by offering mostly 17-inch wheelsets!!! This applies to the whole FTR lineup save the Rally variant I ‘Taste Tested’ before.

Essentially, rather than competing with the Triumph Scrambler 1200 series & Ducati Scrambler 1100 series, Indian diverted themselves to compete in a highly competitive ‘Super Naked’ category with the likes of MT-09, Z900, and the like!!!

While the excitement is high, how well the FTR S fare against the traditional Super Nakeds? Will these revisions make or break the bike’s potential invasion of the segment? I am very excited to see and feel how this FTR fare compared to its 19-inch predecessor, can’t wait!!!


Host Manufacturer:

– Indian Motorcycle International


Host Dealer:

– Sin City IndianMotorcycle (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)


News Opinions Random Blips Rev Bites

Thoughts On The Hyundai Santa Cruz and Stellantis Should Act Now!

My honest thoughts on the new Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Also, a scope of the potential rivals that it may face.

And it’s time for Stellantis to wake up!!



Taste Tests

Taste Test: 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Standard

Five years ago, nobody would even think that Harley-Davidson would showcase a bike like this. Then 2018 arrived, the whole world was shocked when the PanAm debut in concept form.

The Motor Company confirmed its production intent a few weeks later and now here we are! The Pan America 1250 is here, large and in charge!

The newest player in the hugely popular ‘Premium Full-Size Adventure Touring’ segment, the PanAm is ready to take on against the juggernauts from BMW, KTM, Honda, Ducati, Honda, & Triumph.

What I have here in this episode is the base ‘Standard’ model, which may not be available outside North America. But to get the true basis of the PanAm 1250, I’d like to test this model first.

For its first-ever attempt in the ADV biz, does Harley-Davidson did its homework? Will, it leapfrog other rivals? I simply just can’t wait anymore!!! I just wish Harley success on the Pan America!


Host Manufacturer / Distributor:

– Harley-Davidson Motor Company (USA)


Host Dealer:

– Las Vegas Harley-Davidson (Las Vegas, NV, USA)


Dealer / Distributor (PH):

– Harley-Davidson of Manila


ML Classics Rev Bites

Rev Bites: No Action Cams on Demos!?

Here is my old rant from 2018!


Taste Tests

Taste Test: 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 [AUDIO ONLY]

Have you seen a motorcycle so highly anticipated, it took Yamaha 3 years to introduce its 3rd-generation of its smaller Tenere model since the T7 Concept!

While the rest of the world enjoyed their 1st-gen XTZ660 Tenere and the 2nd-gen XT660Z Tenere. Like Mitsubishi’s Evolution, Subaru’s WRX/STI, and Nissan’s GT-R, the North American and other folks waited for an eternity to get what they deserve!

The 3rd-generation XTZ690 Tenere is finally here! And this time, it will be a true Global motorcycle, and it’s about time!!!

I’ve been waiting for a while to get my paws to test one, it looks very promising, it looks nice in a techno modern way, would it be my favorite middleweight ADV motorcycle?

While I haven’t ridden any of the KTM’s 790/890 series just yet, will it be the king of ADV-Dirt bike for now? 


Host Manufacturer / Distributor:

– Yamaha Motor Corporation (USA)  


Host Dealer:

– RideNow Powersports on Boulder (Las Vegas, NV, USA)


Bite Tests

Bite Test: 2020 Kawasaki W800 Cafe Black Edition

Many motorcycle fans often dismiss ‘copycat’ bikes in general. Where should I start?

First are what they call ‘metric cruisers’ on which Asian and European manufacturers try their very best to grab that precious slice on the American cruiser market. And now recently, the other way around on Harley-Davidson bringing out the Pan America 1250 to the very competitive adventure bike market!

Between these times, few companies often try to emulate the iconic Triumph Bonneville ‘British-style’ standard motorcycle, from the Royal Enfield’s, Honda’s, Benelli’s, BMW’s, and even some Chinese bikes are getting into the fray!

But nothing can be more faithful to the source material than Kawasaki and its below-the-radar bike, the W800 Series! Now being offered in 5 model configurations throughout its years (Street, Street Black Edition, Cafe, Cafe Black Edition, & Meguro K3).

The unit I will be ‘Bite Testing’ is the W800 Cafe Black Edition, with its slightly aggressive riding position, narrower handlebar, and all-black styling. These combinations are totally foreign to me! It will be a different experience for me completely.



– Kawasaki Test Ride + KSRR (Kawasaki Safety & Responsible Riding)


Host Manufacturer/Distributor:

– Kawasaki Motors Philippines



Dealer (PHI):

– Kawasaki Krib Libis (Quezon City, NCR)



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