Yamaha Philippines first EFI motorcycle: Will it be Vixion, R15, R125 or Jupiter z1?

Today, Yamaha Motors Philippines Inc (YMPI)  just announce its launching of its first Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) motorcycle in the country.

Due to insistent public demand, Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. will be having a Yamaha Club Day on Sept. 9, 2012 (Sunday) on the MOTORSHOW itself. Witness the unveiling of Yamaha’s First F.I. at SM Mall of Asia Atrium at 4:00PM onwards. ….

With the statement from the Yamaha itself, Im wondering what bike model will it be?
There are currently 4 EFI models that yamaha has, these are:

  • Yamaha Vixion/FZ150i – This was launched 5 years ago in indonesia, its a 150cc liquid cooled engine using EFI. Naked bike type
  • Yamaha R15 – Launched in india for indian market, but soon also in production for Australian market. Sports bike type
  • Yamaha R125- Originally for european market. Same specs with R15 but only 125cc engine.
  • Yamaha Jupiter Z1 – Just launched recently in indonesia, 115cc motorbike. agressively promoted by yamaha in MotoGP and this bike is the official service bike of Jorge Lorenzo in all MotoGP events.

So of all the above Yamaha EFI bikes,
Which one do you think will be introduced in the Philippines this coming Sept 9, 2012?

Below are the bikes you can choose:

Yamaha R125  – Surely wont be introduced here in Philippines due to high cost of production. In europe it cost P250k  and its only 125cc. Definitely not for Philippine market.

Yamaha YZF R125

 

Yamaha R15 – Rumors are spreading since last year that this bike will be introduced here by the factory. Although this model is sold locally thru imports by some dealers.
This will be a good bike if introduced here so that there  will be a competition with the CBR150 of Honda.
Yamaha doesn’t have any sports bike model for sale in the country.

Yamaha YZF R15

 

Vixion – I doubt, Pinoys love a big bike look than naked type bike. So surely Yamaha would prefer R15 over Vixion.
Unless they have a different marketing strategy

Yamaha Vixion FZ150i

 

Jupiter Z1 – I am 95% sure that this is the model that Yamaha Philippines will unveil this September 9!

Yamaha Jupiter z1

Why?
First, it is agressively marketed by Yamaha Motors Globally thru MotoGP.
Second, “Most” asians prefer underbone bikes as daily service bike compared to sports bike due to its simplicity and easy to drive for women.
Third, cheaper production cost, less materials compared to sports bike.

If i have a choice, i want R15 to be introduced here in the Philippines here so that Yamaha will also have a sports bike model in the market which Honda is currently dominating.

But given the reasons above, its JUPITER Z1 that will be launch this coming sept 9!
Hopefully im wrong!

If ever im wrong, i will give freebie to selected person who will comment on this blog. :-)

(update: winner of the freebie contest, click here )

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FAQ: Aftermarket Exhaust pipe & PD 96

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
MOTORCYCLE AFTERMARKET EXHAUST PIPE and PD 96

 

What is an exhaust system
-An exhaust system is composed of header, tube, muffler. It is used by motorcycles and vehicles to
direct the flow of exhaust gas to the rear side and to lessen the engine noise

Motorcycle Exhaust System

Motorcycle Exhaust System

 


What is Aftermarket exhaust pipe?
-It is an exhaust system made for motorcycles and cars to improve performance, optimize the engine
and to give additional power and better fuel efficiency.

Aftermarket Exhaust System for Motorcycle

Aftermarket Exhaust System for Motorcycle

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Gensan new tricycle design

Ive watched the news (gensan tvpatrol) about the new design of tricycle that the city council is proposing.
I do have same sentiments with the tricycle drivers with regards to the new design.
The proposed design  is a box type compared to the existing one which is rounded.
See picture below:

(picture taken from gensan tv patrol)

I have traveled the whole country thru my ever reliable motorcycle, you name it from aparri to samar down
to gensan. In those travels i had, ive seen the different designs of tricycle in every places and I still love
the existing tricycle design that we have here in Gensan.
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Alpinestar WP Fastback Riding Commuting Waterproof Shoes

Its been more than 5 years of  riding in the rain, Touring the whole mindanao.
Riding all over the Philippines using a typical plastic bag to cover my shoes.

Finally i just purchased this waterproof riding shoes from Alpinestar.
This is Alpinestar WP Fastback, There are two color versions available.

One is Black/Black combination and mine is Black /Yellow combination.
I choose this riding shoes because of its Waterproofness.

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UMA superhead comparison with Yamaha Sniper standard head

Few days ago, UMA Racing announced their newest product for Yamaha Sniper.
its a new cylinder head, redesigned with bigger valves and optimized porting.
They call them UMA RACING SUPERHEAD.

This is the first racing cylinder head that is made from scratch!
as previously all racing cylinder heads are modified from the standard original head. Congrats UMA for doing a great job!

 

What catches the attention most is the claim of the manufacturer 28hp!!!
thats more than twice the standard horsepower of sniper :)

28 horsepower is equivalent to the kawasaki ninja 250 or honda cbr 250.

Few days after, Racingboy posted that in order for you to attain the 28 horsepower you need to also use
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Petron Economy Endurance Run 2012 Final Results (aka SAFERUN)

EVENT OVERVIEW

 SAFERUN is a SAFE AND RESULT-ORIENTED event wherein motorcycle manufactures and enthusiasts can test the fuel efficiency, performance, durability and dependability of their motorcycles over a 2-day 750km run in actual traffic conditions, various terrain and weather conditions.

SAFERUN aims to further strengthen our advocacy for Road Safety by training the participants to strictly adhere to all government laws and regulations pertaining to road and public safety, to improve their riding skills, fuel economy riding techniques and navigation abilities.

SAFERUN aims to guide the Filipino consumer by publishing the actual fuel consumption and performance of the various engine displacements of motorcycle brands available in the Philippines and emphasize that the motorcycle is an economical and safe mode of transportation.

SUMMARY:

Basically it is a contest of who is the most fuel efficient motorcycle in the country sponsored by no other than Petron. Each motorcycle has its own category depending on the cc of the engine.
All motorcycles must be 100% stock, Meaning NO MODIFICATIONS ALLOWED.

It was held last March 2 – 3 2012 from manila to baguio with a total of 750kms. Each rider must stop to the designated petro station for refuel and checkpoint to check their so called  “passport”
its a piece of paper that logs your odometer and gasoline consumed.

Here are the TOP 5 FINAL RESULTS OF THE PETRON SAFERUN 2012
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Pocketbike, its More Fun!

I missed riding my pocket bike, if you are a motorcycle enthusiast i really recommend to get a pocket bike also called
mini moto in some other countries. Basically it has 25-50cc engines, air cooled or watercooled depending on the model.

Mine is a 45cc liquid cooled polini GP3 replica pocket bike which i bought from motorcycle planet.
its has steerting damper used for racing, that prevents wiggle during highspeed. It has no suspension which you can
really feel the road! This bike is so fast that i am afraid of doing the full throttle.
I really need to master riding this pocketbike!

in the meantime enjoy watching our little pocketGP with friends

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Circuit Racing Proper Footwork!

Ever wonder what happened to Michael Jordan #23 ?
Yes your idol michael jordan of chicago bulls is a motorcycle enthusiast and now
a team of owner of his own racing team Jordan Motorsports :)

No wonder this big black guy can fly over the court, He masters his skills over the circuit track. Maybe thats the reason why hes good at basketbal. hmmm
Anyway one of his rider is Ben Bostrom and he will show you the proper footwork in riding a motorbike on a circuit.

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Bigbike vs Feeling Bigbike

BIGBIKE vs FEELING BIGBIKE

Recently i had a chance to ride with bigbike boys from davnor.
ruel honda cbr600, mikemike cbr600, renren cbr600 and joel kawasaki ninja250 and me yamaha sniper150 went to gumasa beach in glan.

joel also called “puto” by his friends used to lead the pack since he has more experienced
on “semplang” i mean twisties :)
While me the “feeling bigbike” boy tried very hard to keep pace with the genuine bigbike boys :D hehe

enjoy the video!

thanks joel,mike,ruel,renren :)

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Most Powerful Pedicab Ever!

While on a gasoline station, this pedicab also known as trisikad tow a Ford Pickup :)
this pedicab with 125cc motorcycle does all its power!! :D

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