Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about riding your own motorcycle, your heart beating to the sound of the engine, the wind caressing your hair, feeling the exhilarating thrill of road trips, and tasting the freedom of exploring the open roads?
If you,a person young at heart,will say ‘yes’ to these moments with sparkling eyes and gripping hands, it’s a sign that you are now ready to ride to your own beat! And now that no one can stop you from starting your first road trip, it is best to get the right vibe when riding your dream motorcycle.
So, here are the four B’s you need to know, especially if you are a first-time motorcycle rider:
Buddy. Find a friend who knows about motorcycles.
Riding a motorcycle is liberating.And what a better way to experience this freedom is to have your riding buddy who knows about motorcycling. A knowledgeable friend can give you know-how about riding and share on-the-road stories that will surely excite you to buy a motorcycle right away.
Binge-watch videos about motorcycle riding.
Instead of endless browsing of dance challenges on social media,you can watch moto-vlogs in your free time. Watching road trips from your future co-motorcycle riders will surely fuel your passion for jumpstarting your first-ever motor ride. Also, motorcycle vlogs and reviews will guide you before buying your motorcycle and other motor parts you want to equip it with.
Buy the right motorcycle for you.
The wait is over! The time is now to choose your dream two-wheels. For the starters or those who have zero riding experience, scooters are your best bet. Scooters are fully automatic, lighter, easy to handle, and equipped with friendly and safety features.
The good news is, Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, released a scooter best suited for first-time riders. The New BeAT features the Enhanced Smart Power (eSP), Combi Brake System (CBS), which optimizes energy output by minimizing efficient combustion and minimizing efficient combustion and friction with a silent start and a smooth eco-friendly engine.
What’s more is its Informative Digital Meter Panel with Eco Indicator, tubeless tires, an attractive headlight and signal light combination cluster, sharp taillight brake, and signal light cluster, plus a seating height of 740mm that makes it even more suitable for first-time riders.
It also features an Idling Stop System (ISS) that automatically switches the engine off at traffic lights and other brief stops, making the scooter fuel-efficient of up to 63.7 km/L.
The New BeAT comes in three new stripe designs: Street, Fashion Sport, and Premium design with a standard retail price of Php 67,400.00, Php 67,400.00, and Php 70,400.00, respectively.
Be a student. Enroll in a driving center.
An AT motorcycle and a driving center? Honda Philippines says yes to that! Being the only motorcycle manufacturer that has its own driving school in the country, its Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC), the road safety advocacy arm of HPI and a premier training ground for proper driving and riding skills, has been helping its students learn the basics of motorcycle operations, motorcycle and road safety, and courtesy to fellow riders.
One important tip from HSDC instructors for aspiring riders is that mindset, and the importance of road safety is paramount. Skills and techniques can be mastered later, but what is essential is that all road users share the same values when it comes to road safety.
You will be trained how to lift a fallen motorcycle, pillion riding, emergency braking, identifying standard switches and controls, safe cornering, proper riding posture, and the pros and cons of brakes. So, you don’t need to worry because you will know what to do on the road. For interested student riders, you can check out the HSDC Official Facebook page for other details.
By following these 4Bs, you’re on your way to experiencing the joy of mobility and riding to your own beat with your Honda motorcycle!