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The CASTROL POWER 1 12-Hour Motorcycle Endurance Races — The Toughest and Longest in the Philippines and in Asia- May 31, 2008, Batangas Racing Circuit
â€œThis was more than we expected!â€
Thus happily exclaimed an executive from BP Philippines, the mother company of Castrol Lubricants, when they personally came and watched the staging of the just concluded CASTROL POWER 1 12 Hour Motorcycle Endurance Races held last May 31, 2008, Saturday, at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
The event was just one of the many high-profile launching pads for the newest 4T motorcycle oil to come out from Castrolâ€™s product line — POWER 1, packaged in a striking gold bottle and featuring the companyâ€™s signature shades of red, white, and green.
The venue was in fiesta mode as it practically swam in Castrolâ€™s red and green colors and most everyone was seen wearing Castrol jerseys, shirts, and caps. Some even commented that they havenâ€™t seen an activity of this caliber for quite a while at the BRC.
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The National Racing Association began it with four hours for motorcycle road racing in the Philippines in 2001.
It’s doing it again.
The NRA is back this 2008 with the toughest motorcycle event of the year â€“ The Castrol Power 1 12 Hour Motorcycle Endurance Races, happening on May 31, 2008 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
Find out how the most formidable race teams from the country’s motorcycle industry — Kawasaki Motors Philippines, Kymco Philippines, Motorstar (Eastworld Industrial Sales, Inc.), PMR (Philippine Motorcycle Resources Corporation), Sinski Motorcycle Philippines, Suzuki Philippines, and Yamaha Motor Philippines — battle it out for national motorcycle endurance titles with one machine and two riders taking turns for twelve, straight hours on the track.
Watch how riders, bikes, and mechanics work together for a steadfast and flawless performance that can make them finish with the rest and endure with the best.
Title at stake for the Castrol Power 1 12 Hour Motorcycle Endurance Races are the 110 cc Endurance Championship and the 125 cc Endurance crown.
Wildcard entries (motorcycles that do not qualify within the 110cc and 125 cc class displacement, and allowed up to 250 cc) and privateer race teams may also register and join the races.
The Castrol Power 1 12 Hour Motorcycle Endurance Races are also brought to you by Petron Corporation, Motorcycle Dealers Association of the Philippines (MDAP), Motorsiklo Trading, Inc, Motoworld, Caloocan Sales Center, Easy Trailer and Teknic.
Media Partners are Stoplight TV, ANC (ABS CBN News Channel), News Central (Studio 23), Man and Machine, Auto Extreme, and NewsWatch (RPN 9); Manila Bulletin Drive, Cruising Magazine, Manila Bulletin Sports Digest, Scooterista Magazine, Motorcycle Magazine, C! Magazine, Mo2rista, and Inside Racing. Websites are www.motorcyclephilippines.com, www.motorcycleasia.com and www.lipacityonline.com.
For details, you may contact the National Racing Association Secretariat at tel. no. 725 3949 or mobile no. 917-8202391. Or log on to motorcyclephilippines.com or motorcycleasia.com for more information.
The Castrol Power 1 12 Hour Motorcycle Endurance Races are sanctioned as National Level by the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA).
Got this from TheAutoChannel.Com. It seems Honda has finally seen the light.
Honda Philippines, Inc., Honda’s subsidiary for motorcycle production and sales as well as power product sales in the Philippines, today announced the start of mass production at its new motorcycle plant in Tanawan City, Batangas Province.
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Another year. Another show. This year, the show had more exhibitors and more vistors than last year with some of the exhibitors reporting unexpectedly high sales. Motorcycle manufacturers at the event included BMW, Ducati, KTM, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Kymco. The 2005 Motorcycle Grand Prix was officially launched at the show just after the first round races the previous weekend. Both the original movie, Faster, premiered last year and the sequel were shown on the big screen.
The new Motorcycle Philippines Federation was also officially launched with introductory speeches by most of the Directors. Tom Mirasol spoke for MAP, Jake Swann for the Motorcycle Riders Course, Pete McCullugh for the National Racing Association, Jojo Medina for the PSF and Frank Woolf for Motorcycle Phillipines. Frank explained that all the above organizations have come together to form the new Federation then King Dayrit of Full Throttle Motors made the closing remarks.
Honda Motorcycles immediately saw the value in working with the new Federation and agreed at the show to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federation committing Honda to forming clubs at all their branches and signing up a minimum of 50 members each. More details on this here.
Many of the booths were crowded much of the time so it was difficult to get good pictures. We also tried getting video for the Byk101 TV show but being rank amateurs and struggling with the crowds we won’t be surprised if our video doesn’t make the show.
The only down side was that some riders had problems with parking due to high parking rates. This is a problem that the organizers will make a high priority to solve next time.
Images of the 1st Philippine Motorcycle Show can be viewed here.
MotorcyclePhilippines.com and the Philippine Scooter Federation (PSF) have been the two biggest motorcycle/scooter organizations in the Philippines for some time and have similar philosophies and visions. For a few years they have worked together to organize some the biggest and most successful motorcycle events in the country. During the first part of 2005 the PSF was often asked to either change their name or to start another federation so all types of bikes could take part.
During a meeting held in Early March 2005, PSF leader Jojo Medina and Motorcycle Philippines Publisher/Webmaster Frank Woolf agreed to jointly launch and manage the new federation and then met with leaders of other major motorcycle organizations in the Philippines to finalize plans.
The board of directors of The Motorcycle Advocates of the Philippines (MAP) quickly decided that MAP should be a part of the Federation as this will enable them to use the far greater resources of the Federation and achieve more in the fight for motorcycle rights and equality.
The National Racing Association and the Motorcycle Riders course also volunteered to take an active part in the Federation, sharing their expertise in motorcycle sports and education.
Other groups like the Patrolian Force 117 and the Bantay Turista Foundation signed up next. Hundreds of motorcycle clubs and federations and tens of thousands signed up withing the first few weeks.
The founding directorate of the Federation was:
- Jojo Medina of the PSF – Director of Operations.
- Frank Woolf of Motorcycle Philippines – Director of Administration and Publishing.
- Tom Mirasol of the Freedom Riders MC and MAP – Director for Motorcycle Rights.
- Jake Swann of the National Racing Association and the Motorcycle Riders Course – Director for Motorcycle Sports and Education.
- Tope “Mayor Bandido” Flores – Director for Government Affairs and of Southern Luzon.
- King Dayrit of the Southern Luzon Motorcycle Federation, and The Mad Dog MC – Director for Sales and Marketing.
- Atoy Sta. Cruz of S.C.Kymco – Director for Membership.
Manufacturers and dealers quickkly realized that the Federation could benefit all sides and met with the MCPF Directors. Motortrade immediately signed up the be a major sponsor of the Federation’s first event, the Summer Jamboree in Bicol that was attended by nearly 3,000 riders making it the biggest event of its kind every held in the Philippines. The MDPPA also became partners bringing in Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Motorstar, Kymco and Loncin.
The MCPF does not compete in any way with any existing motorcycle associations or federations. The basic rule is simply for all to help and support each other. Events for road racing, off road, big bikes, small bikes etc will all be supported. All motorcycle federations, associations, clubs and individual riders nationwide and overseas are welcome to join the MCPF. Membership is completely free of charge. You can contact the Motorcycle Philippines Federation by email or by telephone at 8547549 â€“ 50 or 09209500128
The Motorcycle Philippines web site http://motorcyclephilippines.com currently has around 100,000 regular visitors each month representing over 200 motorcycle clubs with over 12,000 registered forums users (as of mid May 2005). These visitors view over 6 million pages each month making MotorcyclePhilippines.com one of the most popular web sites of any kind in the Philippines and the biggest of its kind in Asia.
The Philippine Scooter Federation has around 8,000 members representing over 100 scooter clubs and has the fastest growing membership of any motorcycle federation in the country prior to the start of the Motorcycle Philippines Federation..
Motorcycle Philippines and especially the PSF strongly support Philippine tourism by working with and supporting groups like the Bantay Turistsa Foundation and the Philippine Tourism Authority.
The Federation also continues to be at the forefront of the struggle for motorcycle rights and safety that Motorcycle Philippines, the PSF and MAP have long been known for.
as a club or individual for membership benefits
For general enquiries
For Federation t-shirts etc visit Full Throttle Motors 3789 Mascardo St, Cor Pasong Tamo, Makati
Post messages or read what others are saying in The Federation Forums
MDPPA-IR CUP April 17 Lipa City- Fiesta Speedway
The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) established in 1968 and currently composed of seven manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Motorstar, MCX, Yamaha and Kymco) sells approximately 90% of the total new motorcycle sales in the country.
InsideRACING is the country’s first and best selling motorcycle and scooter magazine. It has the widest distribution network spanning the whole nation and well known among motorcycle enthusiasts nationwide.
Together, the MDPPA and IR organizations have teamed up for 2010 to create more race enthusiasts by showcasing the sport of motorcycle racing to more people thru exciting events in venues that are more accessible. These vents will give more people a taste of motor sport and create more fans that will further grow the local sport and related industry.
The MDPPA -IR Cup Series is designed to introduce racing to new audience and discover new riding talents that can be developed into national or international racers. The racing is simple to understand and events are action-packed. It is designed to attract the casual fans to watch and enjoy the exciting world of racing. These pocket events will give more people a taste of motor sport and create more fans that will further grow the local sport and related industry.
The MDPPA- IR Cup is for the benefit of MDPPA’s Safety Riding Programs. Aside from promoting “Racing on the Track Not on the Streets”, part of the proceeds of this activity will go directly to the MDPPA’s Road Safety programs scheduled for 2010.
Media partners include: MotorcyclePhilippines.com, Stoplight TV and Motorsiklo Xclusibo radio.
MDPPA IR CUP Race Categories
|Engine Type||Max. No. of cylinder||Max.Carb size||Level of Modification|
|NOV/BEG 115OPEN||Up to 115CC (2-Valve only)||4-stroke||
|NOV/BEG Auto OPEN||Up to 130CC (2-Valve only)||4-stroke||
|Automatic OPEN||Up to 180CC
Up to 190cc
|115OPEN||Up to 115CC (2 valve only)||4-stroke||
|OPEN||Up to 165CC (4-Valve)Up to 200cc
Special Beginner Invitational Club Race Category
To encourage local riders to participate, a special “Beginner Invitational Club Race” will also be held where in any club can enter a ride. It is restricted to Beginner riders only and the only machine rule is that the bike must be locally sold 4-stroke model and below 150cc.
Detailed IR Cup Rules is available at www.insideracing.com.ph
Details and cash prizes will be announced soon.
Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH), the country’s only integrated automotive company, marks a major milestone in its history as it celebrates its silver anniversary. Established in February 1985, Suzuki Philippines has earned a well-deserved reputation for offering superior quality yet affordable motorcycles to Filipino consumers.
Suzuki motorcycles were first introduced in the Philippines in 1959 by Rufino D. Antonio & Associates, Inc., who handled nationwide distribution. In 1975, Antonio Suzuki Corporation was formed as a joint venture company to expand motorcycle sales. In 1985, Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan took over operations, establishing Suzuki Philippines as a wholly-owned subsidiary, handling both manufacturing and distribution of Suzuki motorcycles.
In 1999, the company marked another milestone when it took over automobile operations from Pilipinas Transport Industries, Inc. (PTII), thus expanding its product line to include automobiles, and becoming the only integrated automotive company in the country carrying a full range of two-wheel and four-wheel product lines.
In its 25-year history, Suzuki Philippines has built a heritage of trust and reliability, with a loyal following of Suzuki owners who recognize the brand’s eminence as an innovator and trendsetter.
Suzuki motorcycles have been enjoyed by Filipino riders for more than five decades, with loyal enthusiasts who value its proven performance and reliability over the years. Always sensitive to consumer demand, Suzuki has responded to changing market trends by introducing innovative products like the Raider R150. It has also spearheaded various programs aimed at promoting motorcycling as an alternative lifestyle as well as motorcycle riding safety. Suzuki motorcycles are highly-regarded for their durability, overall excellent performance, fuel efficiency and environment-friendliness. Recent achievements in the local racing scene are a testament to Suzuki motorcycles’ exceptional performance.
Suzuki automobiles enjoy a niche following among local car aficionados, particularly among compact vehicle enthusiasts. Its current product line include: Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki APV Type II, Suzuki SX4 sedan, Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Celerio, and Suzuki Alto.
Despite its relatively recent entry in the local car market, Suzuki automobiles have earned accolades. Most recent of which were the 2009 Car of the Year (COTY) “Best Value for Money” award given to the Suzuki Celerio by the prestigious Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI), and the 2009 Best Compact People Carrier award given to the Suzuki APV Type II by automotive publication C! Magazine. In the 2009 E10 Fuel Economy Run of the Department of Energy, the Suzuki Celerio M/T posted the lowest fuel consumption of 34.34 kilometers per liter.
Suzuki Philippines is committed to being a good corporate citizen by contributing to the Philippine economy. In 1990, Suzuki Philippines exported its first batch of Philippine-made Suzuki motorcycles to Guatemala.
In line with the government’s program to establish backward linkages with allied companies, Suzuki is expanding its localization program, sourcing as much as 45% local components for its tricycle models.
Faced with the challenges of globalization and free trade allowing importation of low-cost motorcycles, Suzuki Philippines is adopting a growth strategy focused on increasing both the solo-ride and tricycle segments. As the country continues to industrialize, Suzuki motorcycles will provide a safe, economical, convenient and fashionable means of transportation.
Suzuki Philippines is committed to doing its share in accelerating the progress and industrialization of the country by introducing more dynamic products for both motorcycles and automobiles as well as programs for the Filipino motoring public harnessing the power of Suzuki’s Way of Life by providing them the best quality vehicles that offer not just ease in transportation, but lifestyle options as well.
Motoworld Philippines is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch Motoworld SM Megamall!
Visit us at the Lower Ground Floor, Building A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City!
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After a recent successful launch last year, the Original na Bida Campaign steadily creates a following. Filipinos riding the Big 4 brands are supporting the campaign for high quality, safety, and original design.
Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are thankful for the continued support from the motoring public. On the social media platform, the Original na Bida Facebook fan page has reached over 6,000 fans. These fans provide living testimonials to the advantages of owning original motorcycles.
The Campaign’s page on Facebook has become a community where Filipino riders reach other riders. Many of the posts on the page are inquiries on where to find original parts for motorcycles. Many also share their thoughts about the Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha brands.
Original motorcycle parts and accessories are available through the dealerships of each brand. Unlike other brands, dealers of original motorcycle units provide after-sales service for their respective customers.
Customers of each brand share in the page their sentiments regarding their own motorcycles. They post and comment how durable and reliable the units are, how it performs on the road, and how safe they feel whenever they ride.
Despite owning different motorcycle brands, most of the fans on Facebook agree on the advantages of owning original motorcycles. Like the Big 4, these customers are one in promoting original Japanese-designed motorcycles and parts. With the Big 4, riders are guaranteed of high-quality motorcycles that are backed by extensive research and development, strict quality control and thorough product-testing.
Many customers also commended the Big 4’s effort to unite and promote original motorcycles. Some said: “‘Efforts like this should have been made long ago. Others note the ‘good job on the campaign’. Owning original motorcycles has given customers a sense of pride and involvement in this campaign.
In turn, these people become the voice of the Original na Bida brand. Many of them are Facebook users. They suggest the campaign’s page to their friends, telling other people to support only the original.
Even TV personalities supported the campaign. Aside from the brand ambassadors of the big Four, accomplished newsman Mike Enriquez is also a supporter of the Original na Bida campaign. He often mentions it to the listeners of his radio programs. Like him, the Big 4 surely will not stop going after motorcycles that offer low quality and inferior after-sales service.
To know more about the Original na Bida Campaign, you may log on to www.facebook.com/OriginalNaBida.
For the first time ever in thePhilippines, the big four Japanese companies in the motorcycle industry are uniting to promote safety, quality, and originality.
Honda Philippines, Kawasaki Motors Philippines, SuzukiPhilippines, and Yamaha Motor Philippines join hands to show their continuing commitment to the Filipino market. Known as the Big 4, these companies will spearhead the “Original na Bida” Campaign, an advocacy promoting the advantages of using Japanese-designed motorcycles and parts to ensure road safety for the motorcyclists. These advantages include safety, quality, and originality.
The motorcycle market in thePhilippinesis growing. More Filipinos prefer motorcycles as their means of transportation. They find more convenience in motorcycle riding than commuting.
Due to this, the motorcycle industry faces the challenge of taking the initiative to contribute to the decline of the road accidents involving motorcyclists. Though the Big 4, with the help of the government, provides safety riding activities for their respective customers, facts show that such is not enough. A motorcycle rider’s knowledge about safety riding is not surefire help if the motorcycle itself, or some of its parts, is substandard.
The “Original na Bida” Campaign aims to educate the riders about the standards for original motorcycles and individual motorcycle parts, compared to cheap counterfeit motorcycle parts.
Motorcycles and motorcycle parts designed by Honda,Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha have passed various quality control processes to be labeled safe, reliable, and of high quality. The Big 4, through their extensive research and development departments, tests these motorcycles and motorcycle parts through actual simulations and makes sure that all comply with local motorcycle standards.
Honda,Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha also commit to originality in design and make sure the motorcycles are available. They introduce the latest technologies in the motoring industry, making them available to Filipino customers.
Aside from safety riding activities, the Big 4 also has authorized shops scattered across the country, offering after-sales services and quality accessories and parts to their respective patrons. These dealers go beyond selling and heed the needs of the owners of original motorcycles even after the purchase.
The Original Campaign will kick-off on November 30, 2012, at 10 AM, at the Mall of Asia, beside the Ice Skating Rink. This is a clear manifestation of Honda,Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha’s commitment to their customers through safety and quality because Filipino motorcycle riders only deserve the Original.
Shell Advance awards the free trip to Valencia, Spain to Mr. Richard Baisa, one of the two major winners of the “Unlock A Ducati” promo. Every year, Shell Advance wants their promos to be exciting, fun and experiential for all Shell Advance local consumers. Granting the free trip are Shell Advance representatives – (from left to right) Shell Advance Account Manager, Consumer Lubricants Mr. Karlo Tugaff, Lubricants Brand and Communications Manager Ms. Emi Nasara, Consumer Lubricants Marketing Manager Mr. Jerome Evangelista, Lubricants Business Manager Mr. Dennis Javier, Valencia trip winner Mr. Richard Baisa, VP Shell Retail Philippines Mr. Anthony Yam, Mindanao Retail Territory Manager Mr. Rafael Almeda , Shell Independent Workshop Partner Mr. Alvin Viray, TASCO Inc. Distributor Sales Manager Mr. Jeremio Andrade and Shell Advance Consumer Lubricants Account Manager Mr. Pierre Tan.