Mindanao Times » Motoring http://mindanaotimes.net Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:51:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.25 Honda riders celebrate One Dream in The Riders Convention 2018 – Mindanao Leg http://mindanaotimes.net/61340/ http://mindanaotimes.net/61340/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 03:32:56 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=61340 ]]> Davao City – Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI,) the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, recently held the Honda Riders Convention 2018 –Mindanao Leg at the Davao Convention and Trade Center where Honda riders and enthusiasts gathered for a day of fun-filled activities that celebrate camaraderie and support to HPI.

This is one of the many activities Honda will hold under the ONE DREAM campaign, which imparts the accomplishment of the Filipino’s dreams through HPI’s products.

During the event, HPI emphasized how the riders are important to their success, which always inspired them to create the best products and latest innovations that suit the riders’ lifestyle. With this, one of the highlights of the event is the launching of Honda’s latest models.

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First, HPI featured its Automatic (AT) models, starting with The Honda BeAT. It comes with its stylish new stripes in nine exciting colors designed for the young and fashionable Filipino taste. Equipped with a powerful performance but fuel efficient engine, it has fuel consumption of 63km/L, helping you save around Php700 on gasoline expenses. HPI also boasts of the PCX150, which exudes class and style while delivering a premium performance and having an economic fuel consumption of 51.3km/L.

Honda also featured a new color variant from the high, on-road sports segment – The CBR150R in Mat Gunpowder Black, which now features a new, aggressive and speedy stripes design. It has a fuel consumption of 42.8km/L. Since it is meant for high speeds, it was built with a Bank Angle Sensor, a safety feature which automatically turns the engine off when the motorcycle is leaning at an extreme angle. For the off-road sports segment, The All-New CRF150L was showcased, which embodies the striking and aggressive image of the CRF250R, which makes riders more daring in undertaking off-road pursuits while saving up on gas consumption with the model’s fuel consumption of 54.8km/L.

Finally, Honda unveiled the new stripe design of the RS125, a model from the mid sports cub segment which now shares the sporty image of the RS150R. It is equipped with a 4 stroke, Air-cooled, PGM-Fi engine, which is fuel efficient at 61 km/L.

 

Riders also had the opportunity to participate in various activities geared towards their interests as motorcycle enthusiasts, such as the test ride activity, the Riders Skills Challenge and Motor Show. To add excitement, HPI honored the riders’ special skills and talents through the “Riders Got Talent” competition and the “Miss Honda Riders Con 2018” segment. To cap off the day, various clubs were recognized for their various achievements as with the awarding ceremony. Finally, they were serenaded by Nairud Sa Wabad and Daybreak, local musical talents from Davao.

With the goal to reach more Filipinos throughout the year, Honda will also hold a leg of the Riders Convention in Visayas in the upcoming months. For more updates, visit www.hondaph.com and stay updated with the latest in the world of Honda motorcycles by going to facebook.com/hondaph.honda2

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Subaru Davao to hold Ultimate Test Drive http://mindanaotimes.net/subaru-davao-to-hold-ultimate-test-drive/ http://mindanaotimes.net/subaru-davao-to-hold-ultimate-test-drive/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:22:25 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=60200 ]]> Davao City – Subaru Davao will hold its Ultimate Test Drive set this July 20 to 22 at the SM Lanang Premier parking area in Lanang, here.

Participating drivers will get a chance to drive the Subaru’s latest SUV vehicles equip with its signature Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive features along with its Boxer Engine, Subaru Global Platform and Eyesight Driver Assist Technology.

Supported by Shell V-Power and Motul, the two-day event grants free admission.
Interested my now register at http://subaru.asia/ultimatetestdrive.

DAVAO AGUILAS Members of the SMB Davao Aguilas James and Phil Younghusband, Tyler Matas, Joshua Grommen and Omar Khan. (photo by Bing Gonzales)

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Members of the SMB Davao Aguilas James and Phil Younghusband, Tyler Matas, Joshua Grommen and Omar Khan. (photo by Bing Gonzales)

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Hot August Races on Aug. 11 and 12 http://mindanaotimes.net/hot-august-races-on-aug-11-and-12/ http://mindanaotimes.net/hot-august-races-on-aug-11-and-12/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:18:09 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=60197 ]]> Davao City – Close to 80 entries are to show their wares in the much-anticipated Hot August Races legal drag racing event reels off this August 11 and 12 at the Speed City track of the Davao Crocodile Park, here.

“We are expecting racers mostly from Mindanao and some from Manila to join the two-day drag racing event which is part of the annual Kadayawan festival,” said Jinggo Camomot of the organizing AM/FM Productions.

This year’s edition of the Hot August Races is presented by the Davao Classic and Sports Car Club and prime backers Total Quartz and Pirelli.

Participants will see action in Classes A (7.99 seconds and faster), B (8-9.99 seconds) and C (10 second and slower) brackets and the Sonny Gonzales Quick 8 Race (top 8 entries as based of time trials).

Registration is pegged at P2,500 inclusive of the buy back round.

Time trials are set on August 11 from 10 a.m. onwards while race proper will be on the 12th. Total Quartz will be giving raffle items for the spectators and games with cash prizes for the participating race crew.

W-Autosports Racing led by driver Vanni Garcia are expected to lead the participating cast along with Gary Dumbrique of Team Classic and Ground Image brothers Elben and Benjie.

TEAM CLASSIC  Gary Dumbrique of Team Classic and his “tube car” entry will defend his Sonny Gonzales Quick 8 title in this year’s Hot August Races.

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Gary Dumbrique of Team Classic and his “tube car” entry will defend his Sonny Gonzales Quick 8 title in this year’s Hot August Races.

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Mata, Bayhon head Araw Motocross winners http://mindanaotimes.net/mata-bayhon-head-araw-motocross-winners/ http://mindanaotimes.net/mata-bayhon-head-araw-motocross-winners/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:24:58 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=56065 ]]> FAST-RISING rider Abu Mata and seasoned Ralph Bayhon head the list of winners on last Sunday’s 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross Championships held at the Moto X Farm in Barangay Langub, this city.

ABU Mata of Moto X Davao on course to the finish line on last Sunday's 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross at the Moto X Farm in Langub. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

ABU Mata of Moto X Davao on course to the finish line on last Sunday’s 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross at the Moto X Farm in Langub. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

Mata had his winning ways going in the Intermediate Production Open leaving past closest rivals Nino Manacap and Mati City’s Charl Bandigan at second and third places, respectively. The 21 year-old local bet rider on his Kawasaki KX 450 convincingly toured the Moto X Farm track with a bit of familiarity starting at the pole position noting several double jumps which kept him abreast next to his competitors in the seven lap race.

ABU Mata on top of the winners podium with Nino Manacap and Mati City’s Charl Bandigan at second and third places in the Intermediate Production Open category. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

ABU Mata on top of the winners podium with Nino Manacap and Mati City’s Charl Bandigan at second and third places in the Intermediate Production Open category. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

Bayhon had his winning ways in the Expert Production Open that left past pre-race bet James Robo of New Zealand and Jules Bandigan of Mati City. Bayhon cruised past his foes down the last four of the seven-lap race as Robo failed to outran the Antipas, Cotabato City-based rider due to brake problems.

Race organizer Bok Mata and officials from Total Lubricants awarded the winners with their respective prizes after the race.

Other winners saw – Novice Production Open: Nino Manacap (1st), Angelo Pugosa (2nd), Charl Bandigan (3rd); Ladies Division: Frances Labastida (1st), Susie Magarang (2nd), JC Abayon (3rd);Executive Open: Timoy Olmoguez (1st), Bobby Antoniano (2nd), Alberto Dumanon (3rd), Enduro Open: Janyl Planas (1st), Enoylo Parenas (2nd), Kim Tulop (3rd); Pantra Open: Janyl Planas (1st), Ian John Jorolan (2nd), Wendel Pangan (3rd); Super Mini: Mike Bellera (1st), Botchocoy Planas (2nd), Silvino Quiza (3rd); Peewee 65: Botchocoy Planas (1st), Ria Simon (2nd), David Kirt Agfalza (3rd); Peewee 50: John Anthony Cortes (1st), Dave Emas (2nd), Chiara Tahil (3rd).

 

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The Racing Line opens 6th Indoor Karting branch at SM City Davao http://mindanaotimes.net/the-racing-line-opens-6th-indoor-karting-branch-at-sm-city-davao/ http://mindanaotimes.net/the-racing-line-opens-6th-indoor-karting-branch-at-sm-city-davao/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2018 03:42:30 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=55208 ]]> THE RACING Line yesterday opened its newest indoor karting branch at the second floor of the SM City Davao Annex Building.trl

It’s the Racing Line’s fourth indoor karting track along with their Razor Crazy Carts which also had branches at the Cebu Seaside, Cagayan de Oro’s Limketkai, Gaisano of General Santos City, NCCC Mall of Davao and Abreeza Davao.

“We are very excited to continue of sharing our passion and love for racing, speed and motorsports,” said Eliza Uy, general manager of The Racing Line Indoor Kart SM City Davao.

TRL Kart at SM City Davao The Racing Line SM City Davao Indoor Karting Branch crew led by general manager Eliza Uy (seated left) and husband Jong pose after its opening rites yesterday.

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The Racing Line SM City Davao Indoor Karting Branch crew led by general manager Eliza Uy (seated left) and husband Jong pose after its opening rites yesterday.

Mini and XL karts are available for both kids and adults to enjoy. Mini rates required are P100 for five minutes and P200 for the XL. The Racing Line merchandise are also available such as caps, t-shirts, bags and key chains.

The Racing Line Indoor Kart is open during mall hours starting at 10 a.m.

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Honda PH president: Big bike launch timing is perfect http://mindanaotimes.net/honda-ph-president-big-bike-launch-timing-is-perfect/ http://mindanaotimes.net/honda-ph-president-big-bike-launch-timing-is-perfect/#comments Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:01:24 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=51682 ]]> Honda Philippines president Daiki Mihara is now smiling from ear to ear. He knows he had just made an indelible mark on the 40-year history of the reputable Japanese motorcycle company in the country.

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Last Saturday, Honda Philippines revealed its big bike lineup with a grand launch at the Shangri-La at the Fort. From classic standard to street legal race bikes and adventure machines, Mihara led the unveiling of the new Honda big bikes that included the CB500X, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CBR500R, Rebel 500, CB650F, CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, CB1100EX and the revolutionary X-ADV.

However, two models—the CB1100EX and the CB1000RR Fireblade—were a no-show during the launch due to a delay in delivery.

Unlike other brands that played safe by putting their newly-launched products with just one dealership, Honda PH is going full blast with their big bikes sales offensive. On the first salvo, Honda wants to cover the country’s 7,600 islands by establishing Honda flagship shops in Makati (Luzon), Cebu (Visayas) and Davao City (Mindanao).

 Honda PH also guarantees efficient aftersales service and availability of spare parts for their big bike units.

 Without further ado, here are the prices of the eight exciting Honda big bikes:

 1) CB500X – A middleweight adventure bike, the CB500X is powered by a 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin that was designed to tackle different terrain conditions. Light and nimble, it’s perfect for both short- and long-distance rides. It boasts of a fuel-efficient powerplant. SRP is P379,000.

 2) CRF1000L Africa Twin – This awesome adventure bike has garnered positive reviews from the international motorcycle media. Its 998cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin engine was built with a biaxial counterbalance for aggressive acceleration and a vibration-free ride. One of its secret weapons is the Honda Selective Torque Control that automatically adjusts the power delivery depending on the road conditions. SRP is P854,000.

 3) CBR500R – If you’re into track racing and you want a bike that’ll be your regular shuttle, too, the CBR500R fits your needs perfectly. Comfortable to ride, it is powered by a 471cc in-line twin engine. SRP is P379,000.

 4) Rebel 500 – Designed for relaxed cruising and hints of sport riding, this middleweight cruiser is one of the much-awaited big bike variants of Pinoy riders. Perfect for beginners and seasoned riders because of its low seat height, the Rebel is equipped with two-channel ABS and a 41mm SDBV telescopic fork. SRP is P369,000.

 5) CB650F – This middleweight bike will make enthusiasts of street nakeds drool. Powerful yet stylish, sporty yet nimble to ride. The CB650F is powered by a 649cc, DOHC, in-line engine mated to a new 6-speed gearbox. Honda always puts a premium on safety, so it’s also equipped with a two-channel ABS, a 41mm SDBV telescopic fork, and fully-adjustable Showa suspension for smoother ride. SRP is P459,000.

 6) CBR1000RR Fireblade SP – It’s not long before we see many of these track machines vying for honors at the Philippine Superbike Championship. With DNA derived from Honda Repsol’s MotoGP bike, the Fireblade was built for precision, lightness and superb handling. Its wide array of advanced features includes Selectable Torque Control, Selectable Engine Brake, a new ABS brake system, a Quickshifter, Riding Mode Select System, Power Selector, and an Ohlins Smart EC Suspension. SRP is P1,350,000.

 7) CB1100EX – This bike aims to put nostalgia back in riding by highlighting classic design with chrome touches integrated with modern amenities. Powered by a 1,140cc air-cooled, in-line four mated to a 6-speed transmission, the CB1100EX is expected to rock the ranks of retro bikes in the Philippines. SRP is P810,000.

 8) X-ADV – This bike rocks! The X-ADV is being pitched by Honda as a revolutionary adventure scooter equipped with manual-automatic gearbox called the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). So, you just let your finger do the shifting. With a high ground clearance of 162mm, the X-ADV is designed not only to conquer dirt and rough roads but city streets as well. It is built on a strong, tubular steel chassis, and powered by a 745cc, twin cylinder engine. SRP is P799,000. Topgear.com.ph

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One of the first Type R owners is a racer http://mindanaotimes.net/one-of-the-first-type-r-owners-is-a-racer/ http://mindanaotimes.net/one-of-the-first-type-r-owners-is-a-racer/#comments Fri, 01 Dec 2017 01:28:28 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=51208 ]]> WHILE new owners of the Honda Civic Type R can do whatever they want with the coveted hatchback, it’s nice to see one example going to someone who can bring out its potential.

DR. TORRES and his Honda Civic Type R.

DR. TORRES and his Honda Civic Type R.

We were in Honda Cars Quezon City recently, one of the premier dealerships of the Yuchengco Group, and we witnessed the special turnover of one bright red Honda Civic Type R to its lucky new owner. No less than Honda Cars Philippines president and general manager Noriyuki Takakura and House of Investments president Medel Nera were in attendance. The recipient was Dr. Willie Torres, the Davao-based president of the University of Mindanao.

 He is also a bona fide car nut. He has been into (legal) drag racing since 2003, and in 2011 he switched to circuit racing via the Philippine GT Car Championship. And guess what car he used in those days? The Honda Civic SiR—a mo

del that still commands a stratospheric resale value in the used car market.

 So it’s a full circle for the gentleman racer now that he’s getting the latest desirable Honda sports hatch. When asked if he will race his new Type R, he glanced at the shimmering red paint job and the beautiful finish and we sensed his hesitation. Perhaps just track days in the meantime, said Dr. Torres. Topgear.com.ph

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Back to back for Team Classic’s Dumbrique http://mindanaotimes.net/back-to-back-for-team-classics-dumbrique/ http://mindanaotimes.net/back-to-back-for-team-classics-dumbrique/#comments Fri, 25 Aug 2017 01:18:55 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=46918 ]]> GARY Dumbrique of Team Classic made back-to-back trips on top of the winner’s podium to shine bright at the close of the 2017 Total Quartz Hot August Races held at the Speed City grounds of the Crocodile Park, Sunday.

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Dumbrique first claimed the Quick 8 title at the expense of pre-race bet Vannie Garcia of W-Autosports Racing when he timed at 6.764 second on the 1/8 mile track. He also timed 6.494 seconds in the semifinal beating Benjie Pang of Ground Image on his road to the winner-take-all final round.

Team Classic’s ace driver wasn’t done for the day, Dumbrique along with his tube car “Manong” strode high in the Class A division next past Elben Pang of Ground Image in the finals enroute to his second title of the day timed at 6.654 seconds. He again edged Garcia in the semifinals on a 6.901-second run on a trip to the number one spot.

Jeric Al Layan of JDN-Afrotech came back after a one-year, two race title drought, regaining his winning form in the Class B division. Al Layan strode to the losing bracket before earning his trip to the finals. The crowd-favorite driver of a vintage Volkswagen Beetle won on foul start next to Driftech’s Leuer Ricardo to reach on top of the winner’s podium timed at 9.166 seconds. He cruised past Angelo Ngo Ho of Team Classic for his trip to the finals.

In Class C, Gary Trinidad of Mashado Racing earned his first drag race title as he squeaked past teammate Ronan Zabala in the finals. On board his classic Toyota Corolla, the Wood Thoughts furniture proprietor timed his final run at 12.701 seconds to put him on top of the podium. His way to the finals came off a victory in the semifinals over Santi Julian Solomon of K-Racing timed at 13.070 seconds.

Cash prizes and trophies were given to the winners during the awarding rites led by officers of the Davao Classic and Sports Car Club president Willie Torres along with Junie Samsi of Total Quartz.

Dubbed as the biggest and longest running legal drag racing event in celebration of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival, the two-day motorsporting activity was presented by Total Quartz Engine Oil, the Davao Classic and Sportscar Club Incorporated and Pirelli Tires.

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80 entries seen in Total Quartz Hot August Races http://mindanaotimes.net/80-entries-seen-in-total-quartz-hot-august-races/ http://mindanaotimes.net/80-entries-seen-in-total-quartz-hot-august-races/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:51:56 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=46650 ]]> EIGHTY entries or more are seen to join the much-anticipated Total Quartz Hot August Races this August 19 and 20 at the Speed City race track of the Crocodile Park Complex in Ma-a.

“These entries are mostly coming from areas in Mindanao and some in Luzon,” according to Jay Sanchez of Total Quartz Lubricants in yesterday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the SM City Davao.

Sanchez who came along with Total Lubricants Business to Consumer Lubricants area manager also added that cash prizes and gift items such as car accessories will also be at stake for the winners in the 1/8 mile legal drag racing event which is also dubbed as the Sonny Gonzalez Cup.

Vanni Garcia of W-Autosports Racing along with the father and son tandem of Gary and Kyle Dumbrique of Team Classic are eyed as pre-race bets in the Quick 8 and Class A divisions but will get a tough ride next to Benjie and Elben Pang of Ground Image, Peter Sia of Driftech and Michael Cong of DMT.

Other categories to be contested by such entries coming from Davao, General Santos City, Cagayan de Oro City and Lanao are Class B and C. Time trials are set on August 19 from 9 a.m. onwards while race proper will be on August 20.

The Class C division will kick off its race proper on August 20 starting at 9 a.m. to be followed by the Quick 8, Class A and Class B categories. The Class A and Quick 8 champion will be receiving P10,000 plus a signature race jacket and cap while the Class B and C top podium will get P20,000.

Registration is pegged P2,500 per entry.

Dubbed as the biggest and longest running legal drag racing event in celebration of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival, the two-day motorsporting activity is presented by Total Quartz Engine Oil, the Davao Classic and Sportscar Club Incorporated and Pirelli Tires.

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Total Quartz Hot August Races set Aug. 19-20 http://mindanaotimes.net/total-quartz-hot-august-races-set-aug-19-20/ http://mindanaotimes.net/total-quartz-hot-august-races-set-aug-19-20/#comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:58:15 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=46362 ]]> SOME 50 entries are seen to compete in the much-anticipated Total Quartz Hot August Races this August 19 and 20 at the Speed City race track of the Crocodile Park Complex in Ma-a.

GARY Dumbrique of Team Classic

GARY Dumbrique of Team Classic

These entries coming mostly from separate areas in Mindanao and some in Luzon will compete for cash prizes and gift items such as car accessiories in the  1/8 mile legal drag racing event dubbed as the Sonny Gonzales Cup.

Many-time Quick 8 Class champion Vanni Garcia of W-Autosports Racing will head this year’s cast of favorites to be joined by the father and son tandem of Gary and Kyle Dumbrique of Team Classic, Benjie and Elben Pang of Ground Image, Peter Sia of Driftech and Michael Cong of DMT.

Other categories to be contested by such entries coming from Davao, General Santos City, Cagayan de Oro City and Lanao are Class A, B and C. Time trials are set on August 19 from 9 a.m. onwards while race proper will be on August 20 starting a 1:30 p.m.

VANNI Garcia of W-Autosports Racing

VANNI Garcia of W-Autosports Racing

The Class A and Quick 8 champion will be receiving P10,000 plus a signature race jacket and cap while the Class B and C top podium will get P20,000.

“This year, we will be giving bigger cash prizes to the winners compared to our previous races,” organizers said.

Registration is pegged P2,500 per entry.

Dubbed as the biggest and longest running legal drag racing event in celebration of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival, the two-day motorsporting activity is presented by Total Quartz Engine Oil, the Davao Classic and Sportscar Club Incorporated and Pirelli Tires.

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