Bite Test: 2020 Voge 500DS

In the middle-weight Adventure bike class, it can be split-up into 3 categories: 400cc-500cc | 550cc-700cc | 750cc-900cc. This unit right here is a Philippine-market prototype. Motorstar Philippines is currently conducting a test market phase for its viability of the… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

What happens if you’re stuck in the middle? If a 400-500cc felt a bit too small, while an 800-900cc seems like a death wish. Many riders agree that the 650cc is the goldilocks in the bike class. But you also… Continue Reading

Bite Test: 2020 Kymco Like 150i Noodoe

Since when was Piaggio’s Vespa had a real competition on the upscale 125-150cc class scooter? Just like the Jeep Wrangler in the 4×4 world, many tried and failed, until now. This is the 2nd generation Kymco Like 150i! New and… Continue Reading

Taste Test: 2017 BMW R1200 GS Rally

Here is one of the most iconic motorcycles on the market right now! This time, I’ll be riding the mid-spec model of the R1200 GS series! I was about to test ride the all-out GS Adventure model; unfortunately, it had… Continue Reading

Bite Test: 2020 Star 8 Manta

So this is it! This is one of Star 8 Green’s flagship electric motorcycle, the Manta! Along with the Blade, they are Star 8’s top-of-the-line bikes for the Philippine market! You can tell that the Manta has some sporting intentions.… Continue Reading

Bite Test: 2020 Bristol BR 250

There are not many choices when it comes to hipster-ready small 250cc cafe racer type motorcycles out there. Sure, you might opt for the real deal British-made Norton, but you lack the cash. While some shady Chinese-made bikes may scare… Continue Reading

Bite Test: 2020 Vespa S 125

Have you ever wanted an iconic scooter without breaking the bank? Piaggio’s Vespa has an answer for you! The new for 2020 S 125! Basically a Southeast Asian exclusive (maybe), this scooter is the gateway to the Vespa lifestyle! With… 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

Bite Test: 2020 Voge 650DS / Loncin DS8

Another challenger from China trying to break the mold in the mainstage! Introducing Voge, the new motorcycle from the Chinese motorcycle conglomerate, Loncin. Following the footsteps of Benelli Q.J. and CFMoto, Voge emphasizes premium feel and experience at very competitive… 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