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… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2019 Triumph Street Triple RS 765

Things can’t get any much better than this, Triumph has stepped up the game in the ‘Super Naked’ genre by introducing the 765 Triple engine on its Street Triple line back in 2017! Back then, it was a masterclass of… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2018 Suzuki SV650 (ABS)

Suzuki has many motorcycles that have a cult following: – For ‘squids’ = The GSX-R series – For speed fanatics = The Hayabusa (esp. Twin-Turbo installed) – For Dual-Sport = The DR/DR-Z series – For ADV Riders = The V-Strom… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone

You’ve heard of Moto Guzzi, the quirky classic Italian brand from the Piaggio Group that doesn’t get enough fanfare with moto-fans. Did you know, that the Guzzi offers its most affordable model to compete with the Street Twin, Scrambler Icon,… Continue Reading

Bite Test: 2019 TVS Apache RTR 180

If you’re looking for a naked bike on the budget, yet you need battle-tested reliability; I think I might find an option for you. The TVS Apache RTR 180 or 180 Xventure (in the Philippines) is one of the most… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750

With all the craze on these budget heritage-cruisers out in the marketplace, Harley-Davidson takes a crack at it! Debuted last year, the Street Rod is poised to combat this growing segment posed by Yamaha, Triumph, & Indian. Will this modified… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2017 BMW R nineT Pure

Will a premium-level, blank canvas-type bike work in a highly competitive segment? This is what BMW has to offer! With competitions from Honda (CB1100), Ducati (Scrambler), Harley-Davidson (Street Rod), Yamaha (SCR950 & XSR900), and many others barreling down on BMW’s… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2018 KTM 390 Duke

When did a mid-displacement motorcycle offer so much value for money!? Sure, it may not be the most affordable, the lightest, and the most powerful in its class…but who cares!? The 390 Duke exemplifies riding fun according to moto journos,… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2017 Zero Motorcycles SR (ZF 13.0)

In the Philippines, people think of electric bikes as slow lumbering mopeds. These e-bikes would make most 50cc scooters feel like some of the MotoGP and WSBK super race bikes! For a bike that looks so docile can pack a… Continue Reading

Taste Test: Kawasaki Z900 (Street Fighter) ’17

Here is a new-comer and about to go against the Super-Naked heavy hitter; the wheelie master, the Yamaha MT-09 / FZ-09 & the all-around favorite, the Triumph Street Triple series!! Will its more aggressive riding position, super-refined response, and more… Continue Reading