Manila, January 28, 2017 — What a way to start the year by Yamaha Motor Philippines; the arrival of “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi and “Top Gun” Maverick Viñales was an event that went above and beyond anyone’s expectations. The two icons for Yamaha Racing were introduced for the first time as new teammates before they embark on their maiden MotoGP season together.
Just before dawn on a Saturday Morning the two riders landed in Manila from Indonesia and even after a tiring trip they were all smiles for the cameras as they exited the airport. It was a short rest for them as they headed to Robinsons Novaliches Trade Hall for their press conference. The jam packed venue was mixed with supporters of both riders who waved red and yellow flags respectively. As Maverick and Valentino came on stage they were greeted by a thunderous roar.
For the young Maverick, this was his first time in the country and could not believe the overwhelming support of the Filipinos for him before he formally starts his career with Yamaha. It was a display that he appreciated immensely and hoped he could properly reciprocate with his performance in the MotoGP.
He shared to those who aspired to reach the level he was on that they do not need the best facilities or the best circumstances to achieve greatness; all it takes is passion and determination to succeed, that the desire to win can take you and your motorcycle anywhere. He also stated that the opportunity to race alongside Valentino will make him an even better rider and their good relationship will be the key in winning together. His opinion on why he moved to Yamaha was how much better he could become with the a racing team filled with championship experience guiding him, the class of machinery he will be using to reach his maximum potential, and revving alongside one of the best to ever ride in the MotoGP.
The returning Valentino seemingly doesn’t get used to the outpouring support he gets in the Philippines. After competing for more than 15 years he is still grateful and overjoyed by the love he gets in this part of the world. Beyond his fame and championships, it was the witty charm of the all time great that makes him popular as he drew laughter from the crowd with his quips. He looked forward to one day training a Filipino in his camp and cited that it takes patience to develop talent. It’s important for programs like the Yamaha Grand Prix to ensure growth and passion of aspiring riders. As to how long he was going to race, it was still up in the air for the 9-time World Champion. He recognizes that he is already seasoned and will have to hang up his helmet one day but before that happens he had a surprise that every Filipino will cherish. When the 2017 MotoGP season starts his YZR-M1 will have a sticker of the Filipino flag as he represents the country all over the world; this news was naturally received with deafening applause and cheers. He ended his remarks with an advice for his new teammate “Go Slow” a joke that made everyone laugh. Of course he said that remark was because of how much talent Maverick had and his admiration of how good the his new partner can really be.
After the press conference it was time for some action on the racetrack. This was the first time the public will witness the duo in action; they rode a specially designed Sniper 150 MXi that showcased MotoGP graphics and the riders’ signature monickers. Thousands were around the track and their appearance caused pandemonium because of the uncontainable excitement. When they finished their laps they greeted the Filipino crowd one last time as they stood alongside Yamaha Motor Philippines President – Toru Osugi to declare the Yamaha Grand Prix 8 officially open.
Valentino and Maverick waved to their fans when they bid farewell as their eyes glistened because of the joy that they had given and received. It was an unforgettable experience for everyone and for Valentino and Maverick to have their hearts Revved by the Filipino people is a milestone that is absolutely astonishing.
Now it’s time for Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales to show the world how their partnership exemplifies the Excellence of Yamaha Racing.
It’s time to see how Legends are made.
151 yearsof striving for innovation and never-ending curiosity
Metzeler is a German motorcycle tire company founded in 1863. Originally producing a variety of rubber and plastic products,Metzelerexpanded into aviation, automotive and motorcycle tires. Metzeler has manufactured motorcycle tires since 1892 and their history goes hand in hand with the history of the motorcycle. Focusing on quality and performance, Metzeler’s mission is to continuously develop products on the cutting edge of technology to meet the needs and expectations of motorcyclists. At Metzeler, most of the people are passionate motorcycle riders themselves. This means that they know the needs, expectations and the requests of the riders.
The Metzeler brand stands for premium quality in all market segments, from high-quality mattresses to our fire-hard seating systems for aviation, from railway traffic to special foams in the automotive area. The company logo, the elephant, was derived from this concept: in 1906, Metzeler brought an elephant to the International Automotive Exhibition in Berlin, which tried in vain to destroy a tire by stamping on it. Even today, the elephant stands for products of the highest quality. Today, Metzeler is one of the largest global manufacturers of polyurethane foams.
One of the Metzeler revolutionary products is the SPORTEC™ Street.The SPORTEC™ identifies the range of products dedicated to sporty on-road tires; Street indicates the technological evolution of the sporty heritage of METZELER X-Ply on-road portfolio, specifically dedicated to small to mid-displacement sport motorcycles up to 400cc intended for highway use, touring and commuting. Products within the SPORTEC™ family combines the latest technologies, materials, processes and know-how achieved by METZELER tires over the past few years for sport performance. The compounds of Metzeler SPORTEC™ Street have been developed to deliver excellent grip in both dry and wet conditions and in hot or cold temperatures producing reliability which facilitates handling and tire durability. Both the front and rear tires have more than 50% silica composition improving the performance and chemical grip in wet conditions. The design of SPORTEC™ Street tread pattern goes beyond its traditional role of providing drainage or being an aesthetic element. In dry conditions, it works as a pin, which increases the flexibility of the tread, extending the footprint which improves tire stability, especially at high speed, and confidence in leaning;In wet conditions, it’s exactly located in the middle lean area to ensure a wide groove for water drainage covering approximately 70% of lean angles which a normal rider is able to reach in wet conditions.
MWORLD TRADING is the official distributor of Metzeler tires. Metzeler tires are now available in Motoworld, MotoMarket, MotoStyle stores and authorized dealers nationwide.
About Metzeler: http://www.metzeler.com/site/com/about-us/company.html
Metzeler History: http://www.metzeler.com/site/com/about-us/history.html
EVS SPORTS, an internationally known motorcycle safety gears manufacturer from California, USA for over 30 years.
EVS Sports journey started when two gentlemen developed a strategy that would forever change and revolutionize the sport of motocross. After years of knee injuries and no brace on the market to fit their needs, EVS Sports was introduced.
EVS original product, the AMX-5 Knee Brace is the industry’s first ever motocross specific knee brace which has been worn by some of the world’s most prestigious athletes. It was the building block for today’s most complete extreme protection product line ever. With extreme athletes plagued by the injuries of increased speed and fierce competition, EVS product development was accelerated with the same dedication extreme athletes put into their sport and the endless moments of sweat, blood and tears.
Over the last quarter of a century, EVS Sports has become the leader in innovation and advanced technology, developing head to toe products for the majority of today’s extreme sports athletes. EVS Sports pours the same amount of dedication and determination into its products as what riders do in becoming the best that they can possibly be!
Motoworld Philippines is the official distributor of EVS Sports in the Philippines.
REAL, QUEZON, PHILIPPINES, AUGUST 27-28, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. continues to create experiences that bring riders together through their passion for riding. Most recently, the Yamaha Club went on a ride to Real, Quezon for the Luzon edition of their touring activity.
300 riders from different Yamaha Club groups were in attendance for the touring which started at the Yamaha Flagship Shop, YZONE, and all were eager for the experience that was about to unfold on their way to the Pacific Recreation Camp.
This isn’t your ordinary camping trip up to the rapids. First, all participating riders will be using Yamaha motorcycles that elevate the riding feeling to a whole new level. This is an opportunity to get out of the busy city streets and let their motorcycles loose on a long stretch of road; this will be Yamaha products at its finest with every turn and rev.
After a few hours on the road, the riders arrived at their destination and participated in a series of games that tested their mind, body, and resolve. Motoworld with its partnership with the Yamaha Club, gave away premium riding gears and apparels during the raffle segment; winners were drawn by Marketing Manager, Jefferson Alvarez and Sales Manager, Rockler Reyes.
YMPH Sales and Marketing Director, Kaoru Ogura; Marketing Section Senior Manager, Ryan Jude Camus; and Yamaha Club Head, Kristoffer Manayaga were all in attendance to be part of another milestone with the Y-Club Riders.
The tour may have ended but it is said that if things did not end then it would not be special; and this is another memory that will last.
Founded in 2001, Bonamici Racing specializes in the design and manufacture of special parts for motorcycles. With Italian culture and tradition, Bonamici Racing uses the best technologies to produce high quality racing accessories. By making constant quality-oriented investments in their CNC machines and using the best grades of titanium, aluminum and steel alloys, they make the highest technology rearsets, case covers, and accessories to obtain the best performance in the field of racing.
Every single detail of its accessories is the result of an accurate engineering design process, it develops the racing components that weigh no one gram more than necessary. The beauty of the lightness became tangible throughout the design, perspective and lines have been drawn to push over the performance.
This 2016, Bonamici Racing is a technical partner for Team Honda WSBK, Althea Racing, MotoX Racing, PTR Honda, GRT and Yamaha Racing. From international, it now becomes accessible to all riders in the Philippines. Bonamici Racing accessories are now available at all MotoMarket stores!
The all new ContiSportAttack 3 is the most advanced hyper-sport tire today! These tires set new standards in both handling and performance at high angles of lean in both dry and wet conditions for all sport motorcycles. The ContiSportAttack 3 has a substantial improvement in wet grip thanks to a specially developed tread design with significantly improved drainage effect with these newly developed silica compound that considerably increase the riding pleasure and feeling of safety in the wet.
The Continental’s Grip Limit Feedback Technology increases the level of safety during extreme lean angles as the rider receives feedback from the tires at an early stage in critical situations for a higher level of control at the limit. Tire design has been improved considerably thanks to an enlarged contact area and technically optimized tread design.
Definitely ideal for fast road riding and the occasional track day, the ContiSportAttack 3 are now available in all MotoMarket stores and soon in select Motoworld stores!
There is a lot of variety of motorcycle pants in our market today, but Bull-it Jeans have now taken fibre technology to a whole new level. Together with Covec since 2011, they have designed a range of jeans and had it approved to CE Approved Level 2 standard!
Best news is that the Bull-it Jeans are now available in MotoMarket Philippines stores and will soon be available in select Motoworld Philippines stores! For more details, you may call 441.2448.
It all began in a small garage. One man, inspired by his passion for motorcycles and a desire to get the best performance out of the bikes, in particular out of the exhaust systems. Through racing, innovations and advanced technologies, the company that Igor Akrapovič founded in Slovenia back in 1991 evolved over the last twenty-five years and became the market-leading manufacturer of high-performance lightweight exhaust systems for motorcycles and cars worldwide. That same man still strives for the best performance, innovative designs and the unmistakable sound together with hundreds of employees, to support all the racers, world champions and dedicated fans and owners of an Akrapovič system worldwide – to continue the legacy he started in 1991.
With more than 25 years of experience in racing at the highest level of motorsport, with 100 world champions on two and four wheels trusting Akrapovič its exhaust systems to give them the performance and results they need. It is this heritage and expertise that makes Akrapovič the desired choice for MotoGP, WSBK, MXGP, Supercross, FIA WEC, DTM, Crosscountry Rally and other race teams worldwide.
Based on racing experience, Akrapovič launched its first ultra-light full titanium exhaust system for the public in 1997. From then on, it has continued to respond to the rising demand and the continuous need to improve. It has patented an ingenious chamber for off-road bikes in 2007, developed specifically for improved performance and better sound on aftermarket exhaust systems.
On its 25th year, Akrapovič has become a pioneer in its field, being widely recognized as an innovative technology company with the highest level of design, performance enhancement and the creation of an unmistakable deeply resonant exhaust sound.
Have you ever been asked why you ride? Whether to ease daily commute, travel places, gain excitement, meet new people that turn into closest friends, and improve mental and physical health, motorcycle riding has definitely provided a great impact to each motorcycle rider and enthusiast in one way or another.
To ensure a safe and worthwhile ride, it is important to have a good quality helmet, safety gear and apparel. In line with its continuous objective to provide protection while on the road, Motoworld has opened its newest branch in SM Iloilo!
Now riders from the “Heart of the Philippines” do not need to go far to satisfy their needs! Visit Motoworld SM Iloilo today to see their complete line up of products and see brands such as AGV, Dainese, Forma, GIVI, Komine, LS2, Nolan, Oxford, Putoline, RJays, REV’IT, RS Taichi, RYO, SENA, SIDI, TCX, Zeus and many more.
Experience the Motoworld lifestyle and enjoy a safe ride!
In a press conference held last April 11, 2016 at the new Y-Zone shop, Yamaha top executives YMPH President Mr. Toru Osugi, Sales and Marketing Director Kaoru Ogura and Marketing Section Manager Ryan Jude Camus signed the agreement with Motoworld Philippines executives providing Yamaha YClub members with a 10% discount on cash transactions and 5% discount on credit card transactions on all regular priced helmets, gears, apparels, oils and maintenance products, garage equipment, performance accessories and many more.
YClub members may now avail the discount starting April 12, 2016, in all Motoworld and MotoMarket stores nationwide including specialty stores Dainese D-Store Manila and MotoStyle SM Aura. To avail this benefit, simply present the Yamaha YClub Card and one (1) valid ID in any of the participating Motoworld outlets.
Participating stores: http://motoworld.com.ph/list-of-stores/
Note: This offer cannot be combined with other current promos and discounts.