Undoubtedly, the use of motorcycles has boomed amid the ongoing pandemic, making it the ride of choice to maintain physical distancing.
As more and more motorcycles hit the road, it also means that many first-time riders are cruising through city traffic without the benefit of proper road awareness and riding experience when compared to experienced riders.
For Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, safety must always be the top priority while on the road. The company even created the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC) with the sole purpose of educating Filipino riders on road discipline, proper safety mindset, and superior driving skills.
To help riders, especially beginners, stay safe on the road, here are a couple of the best safety practices to do.
Inspect Your Ride
It’s pretty easy to do and a straightforward task. Before you hit the road, always remember to check every essential part of your motorcycle from the exterior, such as the Battery, Lights, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air, and Gas, or in short, BLOWBAG.
Turning this into a routine can ensure your safety, but it’s best to meet a mechanic right away when an issue pops up.
Ride a Bike That Fits You
Riders must also ensure that their ride is the perfect fit for their physique for them to ride as comfortably as possible.
They would want to get on and off their motorcycle quickly, and the handlebars and controls of the ride must be easy to reach. If they’re riding with a group, riding in comfort is more important than pushing themselves to keep up with others.
Ride to Your Own BeAT
For beginners who are not familiar with motorcycle parts yet, plenty of easy-to-use and easy-to-check motorcycles are made specially to accommodate their skill level.
For instance, BeAT is an AT motorcycle perfect for first-time riders and millennials for its user-friendly features, ensuring their safety and comfort.
Designed with a slim, sharp look and overall compact design, BeAT comes in three (3) striped variants, namely the Street (STD), the Fashion Sport (STD), and the Premium (ISS/CBS).
The Filipino millennial motorcycle prioritizes safety above all else with its Combi Brake System (CBS), applying the right amount of brake power on both wheels of the scooter and achieving the shortest stopping distance when braking.
It also has an Idling Stop System (ISS) for safety and efficiency when not moving, making it fuel-efficient at 63km/liter.
BeAT also maintains advanced features and technology like its Enhanced Smart Power (ESP), an advanced engine technology that combines high power and high fuel efficiency. And a Semi Digital Meter Panel with Eco Indicator, tubeless tires, and an attractive headlight and signal light combination cluster.
Suppose you’re interested in BeAT. In that case, it is available at all Honda dealerships nationwide with a suggested retail price of PhP 66,900 for the Fashion Sport (STD) and the Street (STD), and PhP 70,400 for the Premium (ISS/CBS).
“It’s all about you as a rider. We need to remember that it’s not just the design and power of a motorcycle. Still, we must also be aware of our environment, the type and capability of our motorcycle, and most importantly, the specific skills required. Concentrate and be alert at all times when you’re behind the handlebar,” said Alvin Arquileta of HSDC.
BeAT is manufactured in the Philippines, signifying HPI’s commitment to providing products relevant to its consumers’ needs and lifestyles.
In addition, it reflects Honda’s dedication to fulfilling the growing needs of the Filipino market inspired by today’s millennial lifestyle.
BeAT is just one of HPI’s vast array of motorcycles, aligned as a part of its “One Dream” campaign, catering to everyone’s daily travel needs and fulfill their dreams through the joy of mobility.