Priceprice.com Consumer Report: Best Motorcycle of 2017 in the Philippines
We've crunched the data, we've looked through the listings and now we're here with the Top 10 most popular motorbikes in the country based on actual user access statistics. Updated: December 14, 2017
Everybody likes lists, and there's nothing like a Top 10 list to let people know the pecking order of motorcycles in the country. With data collected from an entire year of people going through the best deals in the country, we're uniquely positioned to give you the insights on which motorcycles are the most popular and most in-demand in the country today. Let's take a look at which bikes got the most attention this year among buyers looking to purchase a new set of wheels.
10. Yamaha YZF-R6
Yamaha's YZR-R1 is a legendary superbike well-known the world over for its award-winning performance. But it's out of reach for most riders, and the everyday consumer wouldn't know what to do with all that extra power. For those who want an R1 for the rest of us, there's the YZF-R6, designed to resemble the iconic R1, with power and performance in the middleweight supersport class, giving you glimpses of the R1 at a fraction of the price.
9. Yamaha YZF-R1
Speaking, at #9 is the YZF-R1, Yamaha's iconic 1-Liter superbike, built for the most demanding racers, with a huge 998 cc engine, 6-speed transmission, capable of pushing out 167 horsepower for a surprisingly lithe bike. While it's doubtful that any everyday street rider will ever need that much power, it's nice to have it in reserve, and you can always keep it for bragging rights. The R1's cutting-edge electronics and performance tweaks really bring this bike to the next level, a legend in its own class. The R1 is a world-class sports bike at the very top echelons of the market, and it's one of the most sought-after bikes today.
8. Honda Wave 125
Not every bike is meant for high-performance circuits and tracks. The Wave 125 is a great option for those looking for an everyday street bike. It has a 125cc four-stroke OHC engine with a sporty underbone design, giving it that flashy look while at the same staying compact and minimal, with a very light 99 kg frame that provides easy handling. It's a no-nonsense ride with safety features keeping you confident on the road, with a high-visibility front turn signal lamp and multi-reflectors, truly an ideal bike for the everyday commute. The Wave 125 is classic that's hard to beat in this segment.
7. Honda XRM125
The 125 cc segment is one of the most competitive in the country, and it remains one of the most popular ones for consumers. Honda wisely recognizes this and provides a plethora of options, such as the XRM125. It has that daily reliability you look for in an everyday commuter bike, but adds a little something on top, providing a dual sports bike that is light, nimble and minimalist, yet plush and loaded with features such a great suspension, close handlebars for a comfortable ride, and a sleek underbone design. As much at home on city streets, as it is on dirt trails, the XRM125 is Honda's flagship bike in this segment and remains popular for all sorts of riders.
6. Honda CBR150R
While Honda has a strong portfolio in the 125 cc segment, it's at the 150 cc that Honda shows its chops with the Honda CBR150R. The 150 cc segment saw a lot of growth in 2012 as riders wanted a little more power from their bikes beyond what a 125 cc engine could offer. The CBR150R answered the call with a more powerful engine, superior suspension and cushioning for those demanding tracks and trails, all the while bringing the handling and response you'd expect from a sports bike. Those looking for a little something more than the 125 cc segment offers will find the Honda CBR150R a fine upgrade.
5. Yamaha Mio Soul i 125
When it comes to the 125 cc segment, though the brand that dominates the market is Yamaha. With the Mio Soul i 125, Yamaha targets a new generation of young bikers looking for eye-catching looks to stand out, yet desiring the simplicity of a no-nonsense motorbike with smooth, light handling. It's this blend of style and performance, along with a solid marketing campaign targeted at younger riders that make the Mio Soul i 125 stand out in a sea of competitors.
4. Suzuki Raider R150
No other bike has captured the Philippine imagination the way the Suzuki Raider R150 has. Known as the "Underbone King," the Raider is one of the most iconic bikes to ever grace the Philippine roads, with a huge cult following that has annual events to celebrate the joys of owning and riding the Raider. Thanks to its unparalleled engine performance in this segment, the R150 is one of the most popular bikes in the segment. The R150 owes much of its performance to its lineage from Suzuki's flagship GSX-R, a legendary superbike in its own right. The Raider looks great, handles great, and has more power than you need to conquer the country's urban jungle. It's the most popular bike in Suzuki's arsenal and a staple on Philippine streets.
3. Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi
Yamaha created an instant classic with the Sniper, a 135cc bike that was fast, fluid and an amazing option for the everyday commuter. But for the big boys, the real prize was its sibling, the Sniper 150 MXi. Known as the "King of the Streets," Yamaha took off the stops and gave it a powerful engine to complement the Blade Design that made the original Sniper so popular. The 150 MXi brings all the charm, good looks and performance of the Sniper, and loads it up with more power to tackle the asphalt.
2. Yamaha Mio Sporty
For those looking for something comfortable to take on the everyday commute, there are few bikes more suited than the Mio Sporty. Coming out along with the Mio Soul, the Mio Sporty offers a lighter, more streamlined ride, with the same comfort and handling. For those looking for a more minimalist yet sporty image, the Mio Sporty gives you the same performance and amenities as the Mio Soul, but at a significantly more affordable price. And sometimes, it's that value proposition that makes all the difference, making the Mio Sporty one of the most popular bikes of 2017.
1. Yamaha Mio
And to bring it all to a head is the vanilla Mio. As successful as the Yamaha Mio Soul and the Mio Sporty are, nothing is quite as good as the basics. The Mio is a scooter design that gives all the comfort, handling and convenience of this class of bikes, and condenses it into an affordable, reliable package that is the best value for anyone looking to get around the city on a daily basis. The Mio not only performs and handles as well as any 125 cc bike out there, it has one of the most comfortable rides you'll find, with ample space for your feet just kick back and relax. The Yamaha Mio is the most popular bike in the land, a reminder that sometimes you just need to go back to basics.
With 2017 coming to a close, we're still seeing the market and mindshare dominated by Yamaha. This likely won't change in the foreseeable future, but as long as Yamaha cranks out dependable, affordable options alongside their high-end sports features, all the other bike manufacturers will need to up their game to endear themselves to the Filipino psyche. We'll continue to watch the trends and give you the best insights and deals as we head into 2018, so be sure to check those listings.
Priceprice.com Consumer Report: Best Motorcycle of 2017 in the Philippines
- Yamaha Mio
- Yamaha Mio Sporty
- Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi
- Suzuki Raider R150
- Yamaha Mio Soul i 125
- Honda CBR150R
- Honda XRM125
- Honda Wave 125
- Yamaha YZF-R1
- Yamaha YZF-R6