Bite Tests

Bite Test: 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan S

After my ‘Taste Test’ on the 2018 Vulcan S the past year, I got a chance of riding this bike in a parking lot!

The Vulcan S is a very good entry-level cruiser, it’s one of the first motorcycles that have the ERGO-fit custom fitting system for riders. And it’s a bargain among its peers.

So, how does it handle while dodging cones? Is the bike too big or awkward for gymkhana duties!?

I’m curious to find out how a forward-controlled motorcycle handles the tricky stuff like in the parking lot! It will be a very fun affair!


Vulcan S Base Prices:

USD 7,199 (+taxes & license)

PHP 415,000 (+license & fees)



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


Host Manufacturer/Distributor:

– Kawasaki Motors (Philippines, Distributor)



– Kawasaki United States



Dealer (PHI):

– Kawasaki Krib Libis (Quezon City, NCR)



Taste Tests

Taste Test: 2019 Kawasaki Z400 ABS

The budget-middleweight naked motorcycle (300cc too low-500cc) market is really getting fiercer by the day!

It also comes on all fronts too! With Ducati Scrambler SixtyTwo 400, KTM 390 Duke, Harley’s Street 500, CF Moto 400NK, Honda’s CB400SF & CB500F, Bajaj Dominar 400, Loncin LX300-6 CR6, Zongshen’s Cyclone RE3 400, BMW 310 R, Voge YF300 300R, TVS Apache Bristol Classic 400i, Benelli’s TNT300, 302S, & Leoncino 500, & Husqvarna Vitpilen 401. It’s getting really crowded here!

I’ve been waiting to get an opportunity like this ever since I’ve ‘Taste Tested’ the Ninja 400! That Ninja-4 was impressive, I always imagined how will the Z400 ride like!? And it’s finally here! I simply can’t wait!!!

I even begged Kawasaki USA to take this last ride for the day! And here we are now! What would I think of it? Is it a squared-on rival to the KTM Duke 390? Much different is the riding experience compared to the Ninja 400? We’re about to find out!!

Aside from different skin colors, the 2020 model year Z400 ABS and this 2019 model are exactly the same.


2019 Kawasaki Z400 Prices:

US MSRP = US$4,999 (+taxes & fees)

PH SRP = PHP279,000 (+regs & fees)



– Long Beach International Motorcycle Show


Host Manufacturer:

– Kawasaki Motors Inc. (North America)


Dealer / Distributor (PHI):

– Kawasaki Motors Philippines


Bite Tests

Bite Test: 2020 Bajaj Rouser 200NS

Also known as the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Carburated, non-ABS model) or Kawasaki Rouser 200NS in the Philippines.

This 200cc class ‘backbone’ naked bike is in a tough arena between the mainstream 150cc and the globally-recognized 250cc classes! And since this will be my first time to ride a naked bike like this! Plus this is my first time on a Bajaj bike.

And take note, the KTM Duke/RC 125/200/250/390 are built in cooperation with Bajaj, and lately with Triumph Motorcycles!

How will I feel riding an oddball 200cc motorcycle? This will be a different experience altogether!

I would love to test this bike further on a ‘Taste Test’ format at least.


Host Event:

– Makina Moto Tiangge 2019


Host Manufacturer / Distributor:

– Bajaj Auto Global


– Kawasaki Motors (Philippines, Distributor)


Host Dealer:

– Wheeltek (Philipines, Nationwide)


Dealers (PHI):

– Kawasaki Krib (Quezon City)

– Motortrade (Nationwide)

– Motorcycle City (Nationwide)