Watching movies where the protagonist hops on a motorcycle leading to an epic chase brings a feeling of joy and excitement that you know only a motorbike can give you. You don’t only see it in movies, but also in your daily commute as motorcycles buzz around traffic getting ahead of other vehicles.
You want to feel that rush and freedom you decided to get a motorcycle for yourself and experience the joy of mobility that motorcycles bring to their riders. You strapped up and hit the road as you got yourself a new bike, but only to realize you find it challenging to ride, and your body starts to ache.
Little did you know that the motorcycle you got yourself was not the perfect match for you since it was too fast and powerful for you to balance and stop, and it was giving you a crooked posture making it impossible for you to use long-term. Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, gave some tips on what aspects of a motorcycle would make your motorcycle experience more comfortable.
1. Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Speed can be attractive, especially when arriving at destinations on time, but it has nothing to do with the motorcycle’s reliability to beat traffic. The size and maneuverability of motorcycles are enough to help you craftily beat traffic and arrive at your destination without stress. Focusing too much on speed can be a bad thing or lead to unwanted road accidents.
ABS will be valuable to stay safe and ride confidently on the road because it will keep the tires and brakes from locking and skidding if you brake too hard. You’ll be more likely to over-apply the brakes than worry about not using them enough when you are in a panic situation or riding too fast for your own riding ability.
2. Smart key with anti-theft alarm
Motorcycle theft will most likely be one of the biggest worries any rider can have when they are out riding. You can have numerous ways to protect your motorcycle from theft, like using chains to secure the wheels or attaching a disc lock on the front brake disc to lock brake and throttle controls.
Bringing these items, however, can be a burden to riders needing to lighten the load they carry each day. Installing smart key and anti-theft features on your motorcycle can increase the security of the motorcycle at the same time remove the burden of bringing additional load on your journey.
3. Seat height
One thing to keep in mind is the seat height and how it impacts your posture. When you reach a point where you need to stop and put a foot or both feet down, the seat height will need to be high enough for your legs to reach the ground and help you balance the motorcycle. A seat that’s too high will cause your ride to lean, which can be difficult for a long time.
4. Handlebar height
Like seat height, handlebar height affects your posture, which in turn, affects your comfort level while you ride. You need to be able to reach the hand controls easily when seated on the motorcycle. You shouldn’t have to reach nor lean too far to use the controls. Your elbows should be slightly bent when you sit on the motorcycle and reach for the controls, which will allow you to stay comfortable and alert as you ride.
5. Never forget your road partner
A fantastic motorcycle ride will always be unforgettable experience, and like many owners, you would also want your motorcycle to be incredibly reliable. HPI heeded this call and provided riders with an incredibly stylish and innovative motorcycle, The All-New AirBlade150.
The All-New AirBlade150 is a stylish motorcycle that boasts of its powerful 150cc SOHC liquid-cooled engine for prime acceleration superiority in stop-and-go situations.
The All-New AirBlade150 also has Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which prevent wheels from locking up, All-LED Lighting System including headlight, position light and tail light for excellent road illumination, and Smart Key with Answer Back System & Anti-Theft Alarm.
It also includes a spacious 22.7L Utility Box that can accommodate helmet with enough room for personal belongings with a Power Socket and LED Lamp inside. It also has a Digital Meter Panel that keeps track of your riding with an easy-to-read display system, Park Brake Lock that gives added safety and convenience when on a standstill, and it has a fuel efficiency rating of 47 kilometers per liter.
The All-New AirBlade150 comes in three awesome colors: Matte Galaxy Black Metallic, Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, and Candy Ross Red. It is available at all of Honda’s dealerships with a suggested retail price of PHP109,000.
There is nothing to fear when entering into the new adventure of riding, especially with HPI’s The All-New AirBlade150 being only one of its variety of motorcycles that’s in line with their “ONE DREAM” campaign, which aims to fulfill the dreams of Filipino riders through the joy of mobility.
Explore more from Honda and its wide array of motorcycles. For more details about Honda products and promos, visit the website www.hondaph.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. You can also contact their landline numbers (02)-8581-6700 to 6799 and mobile number 0917-884-6632.