Amid the new normal, experts say that staying at home remains the best way to keep yourself and others from contracting COVID-19. However, some, especially front liners, still need to go out to travel for their essential needs.
To cater to their commuting needs, authorities are eyeing to gradually increase the 50% seating capacity cap by 5%-10%. This development combined with the heightened restrictions for GCQ, means more commuters can use these transportation modes.
However, the risk of contracting the virus remains possible as they are enclosed in small spaces and can still encounter other commuters riding with them. The more closely people interact with each other and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of transmission, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
One standout vehicle, on the other hand, makes it possible for anyone to travel solo and safely—the motorcycles. Nowadays, these two-wheelers are considered the ‘all-around-ride’ of the new normal, helping commuters travel to work, run errands, take short, leisurely trips, or even run a business. For many Filipinos, motorcycles are all these and more!
Here are some great reasons why riding a bike is all-the-more safe, convenient, and exciting nowadays, as listed by Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country.
Solo Road Independence
No more sharing the same ride with other people in confined spaces. With motorcycles, you are your own commuter and have the tools to build your own dream ride. It allows you to travel according to your means and stay perfectly safe from any transmissions from the virus as you can ride solo.
The New TMX125, for example, can give you the perfect balance of acceleration and power. If you fancy a flexible and customizable motorcycle, this motorcycle can give you all that and more as it brings solo riding. Its suggested retail price starts at Php51,400.00.
Beat the Clock
In the ‘old normal,’ commuters always stood in line for hours for the bus, train, or jeep. With motorcycles, commuters no longer need to be hassled by the long waits and even longer lines. It’s just a simple ‘hop and go.’
If you’re the type of person who always needs to breeze through highways and main roads like EDSA, arriving at their destinations faster at record time, then motorcycles like the Supra GTR150 are right for you, especially with its 6-Speed, DOHC, 4-Valve, Liquid-Cooled Engine. Its suggested retail price starts at Php102,900.00.
Navigate Traffic Like a Boss
Riding buses and jeeps take hours to arrive at their destination due to heavy traffic and the many stops these vehicles need to make. Motorcycles do not have this problem since their size and mobility allow them to maneuver in and around traffic efficiently.
For instance, AirBlade150, with its powerful 150cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled engine, has the supreme capability to operate in stop-and-go situations. And still, have prime acceleration without halting for hassle-free long rides, especially in traffic. Its suggested retail price starts at Php109,000.00.
Get an Exhilarating Experience
When you ask experienced riders why they love riding motorcycles, one common answer is how it makes them look and feel suave and confident on the road.
Motorcycles are definitely one-of-a-kind vehicles. With rides like The New ADV150, riders can turn their ordinary city life into an urban adventure. The simple feeling of the breeze grazing your body itself already gives riders an endless amount of joy, making it a life-changing experience. Its suggested retail price starts at Php149,000.00.
Motorcycles have revolutionized the way Filipinos travel in the country. They made commuting stress-free, safe, and enjoyable, especially since it is a viable long-term investment and gives a one-of-a-kind experience.
To share the exciting motorcycle riding experience, Honda has made its wide array of motorcycles available to all Honda dealerships nationwide and aligned as part of its “One Dream” campaign, catering to everyone’s daily travel needs and fulfill their dreams through the joy of mobility.
Explore more from Honda and its wide array of motorcycles. For more details about Honda products and promos, visit www.hondaph.com.