Best Motorcycles in the Philippines in March 2019
We now reveal the most popular motorcycles in the Philippines for the month of March. Here you'll also find the most searched bike variants based on Priceprice.com's user access statistics.
The heat is almost becoming more intolerable by the day in the metro. And with the perennial traffic that has been bestowed upon the day-to-day commuters, one can only hope to own the best motorcycle around to beat it.
And so, we search for only the best motorcycles online, to ease this inconvenience once and for all. Luckily, we at Priceprice.com have come to list these entries on a monthly basis, with each of the variants based ultimately on our user access statistics. As it is, you can only be guaranteed with motorcycles that gained not only inevitable popularity but also the performance and reliability that comes with it.
This March, however, we look into just how formidable Yamaha is in dominating our list, which by the way, has already been going on regularly since 2018. Will the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer continue its dominance? Or will it finally grant its numerous spots to Honda or Suzuki?
Let's jump right into our list.
10. Yamaha Mio
- Ease of use
- No-frills design language
- Poor fuel efficiency
- Not fast enough
Perhaps the most defining feature of the vanilla Yamaha Mio is its ease of use that should cater to those who only seek a vehicle with no unnecessary frills – just a solid transport from A to B. The design is also worth mentioning, especially if you're just on the hunt for a sporty look with a seamless aesthetic.
The Yamaha Mio is likewise an able entry for a smooth traveling performance. Users have noted its propensity to run without hiccups. The ride quality is also as comfortable as its overall performance. And while its fuel efficiency could still be improved, it's still nevertheless cheap compared to its other competitors.
9. Yamaha YZF-R6
- Sleek design
- Very popular
- No cons
One of the more decorated motorbikes in our list, the Yamaha YZF-R6 isn't the only legendary in terms of performance on the street but also a proven juggernaut on the race track. The MotoGP-bred racer is designed to resemble the impressive YZR-R1 whose notoriety as a superbike cannot be overstated. But with a price point that is both practical and accessible and an efficiency that leads in the middleweight supersport class, this entry is also in a league of its own.
The Yamaha YZF-R6 is also equipped with features that allow you to push even harder. We're talking about its 6-mode Traction Control System, right alongside its Quick Shifter System (QSS) and ABS down the line.
8. Yamaha Mio Soul i 125
- Masculine design language
- Not ideal for tall riders
There's a potent reason as to why the Yamaha Mio Soul i 125 continues to dazzle in this list consistently. Its powered-up engine aside, the vehicle just oozes with masculinity and luxury even before you set your hands on its bars. Obviously built to intimidate even those who are already established on the road, the Yamaha Mio Soul i 125's 125cc engine revs up a maximum power of 9.38hp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque of 9.6Nm at 5,500rpm, and is mated to an automatic transmission.
The Yamaha Mio Soul i 125 comes in two, new color variants – Matte Gray and Matte Green. Either way, their bold new design makes these paint jobs all the more a standout.
7. Suzuki Raider R150
- Powerful engine
- Value for money
- Braking is reportedly abrupt
- Clutching could be a bit of a chore
The lone Suzuki contender in this competitive list is also the undisputed underbone king on the streets of Manila. With its updated decals, one-of-a-kind wavy disc brakes, tubeless tires, and key shutter, the Suzuki Raider R150 is the closest variant you can ride on to almost experience the true Suzuki GSX-R series.
The Suzuki Raider R150 is fueled by the 150cc DOHC four-valve single cylinder oil-cooled Suzuki FXR150 engine, alongside a six-speed transmission. The vehicle is also noted for its beefed-up aerodynamics due to its redesigned frame, rear swing arm, rear suspension, seat, and front brakes, all inspired by Suzuki FX125.
Some of its main features are the full-length front shock, rear monoshock suspension, six-speed short gear ratio transmission, dual camshaft engine, lightweight chassis construction, and the alloy cast wheel, among others.
6. Honda CLICK 125i
- Efficient, liquid-cooled engine
- Large cargo space
- Modern design
- Narrow tires
- Low ground clearance
Honda has certainly brought its A-game last month with the newly-released Honda CLICK 125i. One of the fiercest entries from the Japanese automaker in a list that is usually Yamaha-dominated, the two-wheeled vehicle's main attraction is its game-changing engine. It's powered by a 125cc liquid-cooled, PGM-FI engine with its proprietary Enhanced Smart Power and an ACG starter, rendering this specific variant to be fuel-efficient at 53 km/L.
The Honda CLICK 125i also comes with the Combi Brake System and Park Brake Lock which makes it an especially ideal bike for those who look for added safety features. It's also equipped with an advanced full digital meter panel which conveniently provides real-time fuel consumption, digital clock, trip meter, and battery and change oil indicator. Other notable inclusions are its All LED lighting system and modern bold decals.
5. Yamaha NMAX
- Standout design
- Smooth engine and handling
- The seat is quite low
Who says you have to be all rugged and basic when you're riding down the metro? The Yamaha NMAX is both armed with a top-grade design and a famed comfort – features that are more than essential if you not only want to stand out but to experience ease and confidence as well.
Beyond those, the Yamaha NMAX is also laden with necessary features that thrive well in the metro. Its variable valve actuation comes very handy as it provides strong torque at low speeds and power at high speed, making this vehicle one of the most versatile. It's also noted for its liquid-cooled 155cc, and a reliable anti-lock brake system.
4. Yamaha Mio i 125
- Impressive design language, color combination
- Optimal fuel efficiency
- Not ideal for tall riders
In a usual metro traffic that can bring about heaviness and that familiar tired feeling, the Yamaha Mio i 125's excellent rendition of maximized power and reduced weight are all that you need to come out of it strong and vibrant.
The all-better, all-trimmed down Yamaha Mio i 125 is conceptualized with an M-shaped aesthetic design that emphasizes a design language that is both efficient and complimenting.
The heart of this entry is its very smooth 125cc engine that Yamaha claims is capable of making 9.5 horsepower at 8,000rpm along with a peak torque of 9.6Nm at 5,500rpm.
3. Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi
- Elegant design language
- Racy engine
- A bit pricy
- Tires need a bit of widening
If the Suzuki Raider R150 is inarguably the king of the underbone, the Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi is easily the most royal experience you can ever have while navigating the busy streets of Manila. The speedy motorcycle is equipped with an impeccable acceleration that echoes both prestige and power.
The Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi is famed for its modern floating fender design that should delight those who seek for that special racing feel. It also comes with precision lighting, 3.5-inch wide lightweight die-cast 120/70-17, an updated and customizable sporty panel, and a high-performing 150cc engine with fuel injection, forged pistons, and a liquid-cooling system.
2. Yamaha Mio Sporty
- Trendy design
- Euro 3 Compliant
- The engine could have been more beefed up
- No LED lighting
Still one of the very few consistent favorites of Filipino riders, the enduring Yamaha Mio Sporty's main appeal comes from its vibrant design and a beefier efficiency.
The new Yamaha Mio Sporty is now a Euro 3 Compliant, rendering the vehicle to be more modifiable while being much safer for the environment. In terms of aesthetics, the vehicle is also top notch as it's adorned with a trendy design, easily making it a magnet among the millennials and those that want to feel younger.
Other notable features are the clear-cut meter panel, a thermal welded double seat, an interesting illumination, and a more prominent side mirror.
1. Yamaha Mio Aerox 155
- Extremely stylish
- Great urban commuter
- Almost as expensive as the NMAX
There's no doubt that the Yamaha Mio Aerox 155 has finally shot up at the helm of this list. Its main takeaway? Its industry-leading speed. And on the streets of Manila, this is more than sufficient.
The Yamaha Mio Aerox 155 boasts of a powerful 155cc liquid-cooled engine. It's equipped with a liquid cooled, in-house BLUECORE engine that makes it all swifter and snappier, so navigating the traffic in the metro will never be something to worry about.
Dubbed as the most powerful scooter in the Mio lineup, the Yamaha Mio Aerox 155 is also enhanced with its utilization of variable valve actuation which adjusts its fuel delivery for a maximized performance right throughout its rev range. It's also equipped with a smart generator which allows silent starts, alongside storage spaces to store such devices.
Another takeaway from the Yamaha Mio Aerox 155 is its accompanying 5.8-inch digital LCD instrument display which is both modern and comprehensive.
It retails in three color paint jobs – Race Blue, Vibrant Orange, and Black Raven.
Our compilation for the month of March has evidently stabilized and did not introduce much movement. The behavior that can be gleaned from it is understandable as no new entrants have been introduced, not even Yamaha or its compatriots.
Yamaha is still a force of nature, of course, with the Mio Sporty and Aerox 155 dominating the list consistently. The Japanese firm is pretty much unmovable in the upper echelon of the most searched entries. The same can be said in the lower segment, with a few notable entries from Honda and Suzuki.
All in all, the list is very much expected to remain the same in the coming months, unless of course a batch of new entries is introduced, a batch that can finally rival the dominance of Yamaha.
Best Motorcycles in the Philippines in March 2019
- Yamaha Mio Aerox 155
- Yamaha Mio Sporty
- Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi
- Yamaha Mio i 125
- Yamaha NMAX
- Honda CLICK 125i
- Suzuki Raider R150
- Yamaha Mio Soul i 125
- Yamaha YZF-R6
- Yamaha Mio