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World-class Pump Track Action at The Bike Playground’s First Anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – April 2018 – As the first and only bike park in the country, The Bike Playground celebrated another milestone with its first anniversary event. Last April 7, 2018, The Bike Playground held the Red Bull Pump Track World Championships qualifier, an exhilarating global race series that took local pump track racing to new heights, and welcomed local biking enthusiasts from all over the country.

This was held as one of the qualifier events that are undertaken in cities around the world, which will culminate with the grand final to be held on September 7, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. This is set to coincide with the world-renowned Union Cycliste Internationale Mountain Bike (UCI MTB) World Championships, where the official Pump Track World Champion will be named in the finals.

For the Philippine leg of the competition, Jericho Farr takes the win in Manila for the men’s category, with Lea Denise Belgica taking the top spot in the women’s.

With heart-pumping bike exhibitions to thrill the crowd, The Bike Playground’s anniversary also featured Dutch professional mountain biker Joost Wichman, winner of the 2013 UCI Championship, World Cup racer, Radon Factory rider & team manager, and celebrity in the biking world was present as a participant in the Philippine leg of the qualifiers.

The global race series is being jointly undertaken by Red Bull and Velosolutions.

Velosolutions is globally known for its pump track and bike park construction, and is also the name behind the superior offerings of The Bike Playground’s first-rate facilities. Headed by international designer and mountain bike luminary Claudio Calouri, Velosolutions offers customized solutions for various cycling needs.

A top-notch facility that promotes cycling as an activity that can be enjoyed by all, the Bike Playground offers bike rentals and assistance from highly skilled coaches from the Philippine National Team. It also houses the country’s first indoor asphalt pump track, which can be used even during the rainy season. An outdoor trail and a kids’ track expands the list of spaces that can be enjoyed within the park.

The Bike Playground is located within Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare master-planned mixed-use community envisioned by its developers, Ortigas & Co., to become an active lifestyle destination. Situated in Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City, the Bike Playground has become a favoured destination among bikers, who enjoy its range of offerings and fun events held especially for the biking community. It first opened its tracks to the public last March of 2017.

Champion - Male Division

Champion – Male Division

Champion - Female Group

Champion – Female Group

Pump it up

Pump it up

JOOST WICHMAN - teaches the kids how to pump in the tracks

JOOST WICHMAN – teaches the kids how to pump in the tracks

Go Go Go!

Go Go Go!

High Flyer

High Flyer

Bike Enthusiasts Gather at Circulo Verder - Bike Playground

Bike Enthusiasts Gather at Circulo Verder – Bike Playgroun, 

Witness world-class pump track racing in action. For more information on the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship, visit: redbullpumptrackworldchampionship.com

To stay up to date on the latest news on the championships, follow these pages:

Instagram: @thebikeplayground @redbullpumptrackworlds
Facebook: @thebikeplayground @redbullpumptrackworlds
Twitter: @pumptrackworlds
Red Bull: @redbull @redbullbike
Velosolutions: @velosolutions_global

Dagdag Pogi Points ‘Pag Naka-DUKE Ka; Ready To Race!

Si Mask Rider Black, si Robin Padilla, ang F4… Lahat sila gwapo. Lahat sila malakas ang appeal. Lahat sila naka-motor.

So, it is safe to assume na kapag naka-motor ka, gwapo ka.

Safe to assume, exceptions na lang yung kapitbahay mo na mahilig kumindat sayo.

KTM motorcycle manufacturers, kakabukas lang ng kanilang manufacturing plant sa Laguna Technopark. Dun ginagawa ang mga malalakas makapogi points na 200cc at 390cc na Duke.

Mga big bikes bikes ito. Pang-karera. Walang kwenta yung motor ni Daniel Padilla at Kathryn Bernardo. Mas walang sinabi yung alien breed na motor na may dalawang gulong sa harap.

KTM launches its manufacturing plant by inviting distinguished guests and the media.

KTM launches its manufacturing plant by inviting distinguished guests and the media.

KTM in Evoliving, Nuvali

KTM in Evoliving, Nuvali

KTM bikes on display. One costs around 270 thousand pesos.

KTM bikes on display. One costs around 270 thousand pesos.

This Orange KTM Bike is a baby beast, equipped with the technology to help you become Ready To Race!

This Orange KTM Bike is a baby beast, equipped with the technology to help you become Ready To Race!

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ANOTHER Gen-S STORY: HONDA LAUNCHES THE ALL NEW HONDA RS150

#PressRelease

Sa panahon ngayon, kailangan may ability ka. Kung may strafe ka para maka zigzag sa traffic, lamang ka na. Hindi ka mali-late sa work. Sa mga may motor dyan, dapat alam ninyo kung ano ang binibili ninyo.

The world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, has recently introduced another exciting motorcycle one after the other in the Philippine market. From the most technologically advance Scooters with Smart Engines to the most powerful Sports Engine in its class. After several months of speculation, Honda has finally presented the All New Honda RS150. This Honda newest Sports Bike is equipped with a New Generation 150cc Liquid-cooled DOHC 6-speed engine, born out of Honda Racing DNA with class leading advance technology.

honda engine

honda engine

In its official public launch in this year’s Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP) event held at Carmona Racing Circuit, Mr. Daiki Mihara, Honda Philippines, Inc. President and Mr. Noriaki Abe of Asian Honda, Chief Operating Officer of Asia & Oceana Region of Honda Motor Japan, announced Honda’s commitment in delivering the most exciting Honda product for the New Generation. This time, not only that Honda has introduced in the Philippines Honda Smart Engines for Scooter or Automatic models but now the New Generation of Filipino Sports Motorcycle Enthusiast can enjoy the All New Honda RS150 with Powerful Sports Engine. This is just the beginning of another Gen-S story to come hinted by the two top Honda executives.

Honda

Photo shows (from left): Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Product Planning Manager, Honda Philippines Inc. ; Daiki Mihara, President, Honda Philippines, Inc.; Noriaki Abe, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations, Asia Oceania and president of Asian Honda Motors Company Limited ; Hideo Nishinaga, AVP,General Manager, Sales and Marketing Division,Honda Philippines Inc.

The All New RS150 is an answer to young generation customers who are looking for freedom of high performance on sporty and sharply designed bike with class leading technology, specifications, and features explained by Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Honda Product Planning Manager. To ensure the best handling possible, Honda’s Philosophy in developing sports motorcycle was applied wherein “Rider can control engine power in any circumstances… exactly when needed and as much as needed” or “Control at Riders’ Will”.

Design, Frame and Engine synergy is what made this newest Honda motorcycle special. The bike design reflects aggressive new generation styling with sharp looking body and boasts attractive features from latest Super sports. Giving pride to the rider is its sharp wedge shape and innovative and edgy surface treatment not to mention its class leading features of LED Headlight, Fully Integrated Digital Meter Panel, Rear and Big Diameter Front Disc Brakes, Aluminum Cast Wheel, Clamped handle bar, Tubeless tires, and Rear Monoshock absorber among others.

honda in red

honda in red

honda in black

honda in black

honda in pink

honda in pink

The frame which holds the motorcycle was designed with high agility and safety in mind. The frame and chassis delivers agile and responsive control, very suitable for city streets made possible by its agile 45 degrees steering handle, compact dimension wheelbase of 1275mm plus the application of new strong twin-tube type sports frame which is designed to be safe at high speed and quick acceleration.

The engine performance has the best acceleration in its class, but still fuel efficient by application of wide variety of friction reduction technologies producing maximum power of 11.8KW (16.0 PS) at 9,000 rpm. The new generation engine especially designed for Southeast Asia including the Philippines has the following characteristics:

1. Flexible output characteristics that enable fun riding in a wide range of riding situations.
2. Improved fuel efficiency performance.
3. Remarkable level of comfort enabling the rider to experience a high-grade feel.
4. Exterior design with functional beauty that evokes the sophisticated mechanism.

Honda dares customer to test it and discover real power that you can handle.

Finally, the all new RS150 is environment friendly with its Euro-3 compliant emission and safety is still Honda’s top most priority with the installation of Bank Angle sensor that increases rider’s safety by automatic engine turn-off during accidental crash or fall.

The IRGP crowd was further treated by actual show-off run of All New RS150 in the race track with its three exciting colors, Black, Winning Red and Space Magenta Metallic as special color which will all be available in Honda Shops nationwide.

To further strengthen commitment for the young generation, Honda also gave the public a sneak peak of another Sports model, the All New CB150R which will be launched by next summer of 2016 as the Honda Gen-S story continues…

Excited with this latest news about Honda motorcycles? Find out more about Gen-S stories, visit their website at www.hondaph.com or visitwww.facebook.com/hondaph or contact the local dealer nearest you!

Nothing To Do Weekend? Try Giro De Pilipinas

Gusto mo manood ng cyclists that will cover Subic, Zambales, and Bataan diretso sa krus ng parusa?

Tara sa Subic this weekend! DJ Jennifer Lee will be there!

Giro de Pilipinas

Giro de Pilipinas

The team composed of equally passionate cyclist, Architect and Engineer by profession, The Baterna Brothers – Quin and Jojo ventures out to organizing sports event like cycling, duathlon, endure and running.

Passionate athletes by heart, they continue to excel not just on races but they also create a name in the sports community. Quin is also a Diver, Runner, Biker, Golfer and been trying water sports while Jojo is into Triathlon, Enduro Bike, MTB, ATV, Jetski and speedboat competition.

Another Partner, Rommel Bobiles has been doing Brand Activation, Events and Sports Marketing for the past 5 years and has been working side by side with the biggest Duathlon, Triathlon, Marathon and Running Organizers and Sports Brands in the Philippines.

 

Together they formed 3Q Sports Events Management to help the struggling cycling community to bring back to its old glory. After attending numerous cycling event abroad including Tour of Friendship in Thailand they thought how they can help to promote the Philippines as another cycling destination in the Asia.

Kita kits sa papi!