Let’s take it at a time before the pandemic happened—you are on the road for a long drive, ready to experience that combination of exhilaration, fear, relaxation, and pleasure that changes you forever. It’s an adventure worth taking as it provides both physical and emotional satisfaction, with a layer of adrenaline!
While motorcycles have always been an essential vehicle in delivering food, groceries, and other essentials, there is no doubt that riders have also come to love all the wonderful experiences they provide when traveling for leisure. It is also why riders bond together to create clubs and ride out into the sun. For many of them, motorcycle riding is both an adventure and a form of therapy.
For Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, riding motorcycles for leisure provides physical and mental benefits. It can strengthen the rider’s core, neck muscles, and thighs, among others. At the same time, it helps develop cognitive functions and decision-making on the road.
But the most crucial benefit it gives them is a feeling of freedom, something that many people have longed for ever since quarantine protocols were implemented. If you ever plan to de-stress and feel the excitement again, try to journey with a motorcycle. Here are some tips to help you get ready for the ride.
Get your gear ready
Motorcycle gear exists for a good reason–to keep riders safe and improve the quality of the ride. Of course, the primary equipment riders would need are proper helmets, padded clothes, and riding gloves. There are other gears that riders can also help their experience, like padded grips for extra cushioning for your hands and wrists and gel seats for additional seat support.
Of course, a responsible rider would know to stay prepared for any situation. Best to get rain protection gear ready to avoid getting too wet and eventually ill on your journey, and eyewear and facemasks for the possible heavy, dirty air other vehicles exhume.
Study your route
The best way to make your motorcycle adventure one of a kind is to make sure the route you take provides the perfect weather, traffic, and sceneries. The reason riders go out on their motorcycles to relax is to forget all the stress in life, even it’s just for a brief moment. Best to prepare yourself for any obstacles that come your way towards your destination.
Give your motorcycle an inspection
Before you hit the road, always remember to check every essential part of your motorcycle from the exterior to the interior, such as the Battery, Lights, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air, Gas,Engine, Tire and Self or in short, BLOWBAGETS. You don’t want to ruin your good time with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of the road with no help near you.
As a motorcycle rider, long-distance motorcycle rides are a challenge for your mind and body with a massive reward for completion. Planning and preparation are the keys to a successful motorcycle tour, whether it’s city to city, province to province, or with the parameters for your area.
Consider finding the right ride
Another way to make your motorcycle tourtruly one of a kind is to find the best ride for the journey. For instance, Supra GTR150 offers the best speed, control, and efficiency for riders looking for a speed aggressor that would make the journey fun, exciting, freeing, and incredible.
Supra GTR150 is equipped with a6-Speed, DOHC, 4-Valve Liquid-Cooled Engine for maximum performance, excellent handling, and better fuel efficiency of 42 km/liter when riding on highways. While riders don’t have to worry about safety, its front and rear disc brakes add more incredible braking performance along with its big front suspension for stability and comfort.
The speedy motorcycle also includes other thrilling features, such as an aerodynamic body design, allowing riders to slice through the air and dashing the road. And, a Dual Layer LED Headlight and visible taillight with separated signal light that ensures the safety and clear sight on the road, as well as a Full Digital Meter Panel for easy information access on speed and distance. Lastly, it is also equipped with Bank Angle sensor, a safety feature that automatically turns off the engine when bank angle exceeds 51° from the standing position.
“Riders pride themselves on the sense of freedom motorcycles have given them in their life. As a rider myself, touring in many different places can truly liberate us from all the hardships of life, something many Filipinos seek these days. Supra GTR150 is one of Honda’s ways of giving that feeling and so much more to the Filipino riding community,” said HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi.
Supra GTR150 is just one of HPI’s vast array of motorcycles, aligned as a part of its “One Dream” campaign, catering to everyone’s daily travel needs and fulfill their dreams through the joy of mobility. If you’re interested in the speed aggressor, it is available at all Honda dealerships nationwide with a suggested retail price of Php102,900.
Explore more from Honda and its wide array of motorcycles. For more details about Honda products and promos, visit our website at www.hondaph.com and follow us on Facebook, Honda Philippines, Inc., and Instagram, @hondaph_mc. You can also contact us through our landline number, (02)-8581-6700 to 6799, and mobile number, 0917-884-6632.