There is a certain appeal to riding a beautiful and obviously expensive big bike; whether you’re the dashing knight in shining armor, his date, or a strong, independent woman with an affinity for the majestic motorcycle. Besides its show-stopping beauty, it can also be faster and more convenient than your average car. You can even take it to high places and skip through traffic: the open air as you travel might even be safer than the confined spaces of other transport vehicles. Weekend getaways or date nights may be elevated: imagine taking one of these big bikes out to your trip to Tagaytay for homecoming or leisure. Save on parking space so you can buy an Alpine Villas condo unit or a house and lot surrounded by the 35,000 pine trees of Crosswinds Tagaytay. When it comes to housing Brittany Corporation is the top choice, but with big bikes, there is competition. Of course, with a wide array to choose from, we took it upon ourselves to help you with your shopping by rounding up the best big bike brands available for in the Philippines. By the end of this article, you probably already have your top pick!
Here are some of the best bike brands available in the Philippines
One of the most famous brands when it comes to big bikes, the Italian brand, Ducati, has shops around the metro showcasing the fine Italian handiwork also associated with the Lamborghini, some units are even available for test rides! It’s also a big bike widely known in the world of racing because of their modern engines and pleasing-to-the-eyes design. It’s the luxury of motor bikes: people from all over the world will pay to own for its premium quality. In February, they released the brand new DesmosediciGP 2021. It’s almost too intimidating to take out for a spin.
The Ducati Superleggera V4 in its red variation
Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic bike brands in the world
Did you know that the cheapest Harley-Davidson big bike in the Philippines is around P800,000? Being founded in 1903 in Wisconsin, it’s one of the motorcycle brands that survived the Great Depression. The other one was Indian. Harley-Davidson has a reputation for their quality and beautiful bikes, a luxury brand as well. They only have limited stocks and show rooms in the Philippines because their prices could go up in millions! Despite the size, these big bikes with various types are sleek: perfect for an out-of-town trip without the bulk. Check out the Heritage Classic for that all-around yet vintage vibe!
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 with its sleek and elegant Matte Black finish.
This Japanese brand, Kawasaki, is widely known in the Philippines. It’s considered as the top-selling bike brand because of their reasonable prices. They’ve garnered success from patrons for their Ninja 400 big bike that’s perfect for everyone: the daily commute, a long solo ride, or date night to spots like Cafe Voi La at Crosswinds Tagaytay. Yes, this big bike looks so fancy, you might as well also look the part! Compared to the first two brands, there are various motorcycle dealers in the Philippines that carry this reputable brand. If you want an expensive unit, the Kawasaki Nija H2 is sold at 1.3 to 1.8 million pesos!
Also a Japanese brand, Yamaha sorts their big bikes into categories in their website, all fit for the customers needs like Motorcross, Cross Country, Trail, SuperSport, Hyper Naked, Sports Heritage, Trancontinental Touring, Adventure Touring, Sport Touring, and Scooter! When it comes to durability and range: Yamaha has it! The Yamaha XSR155 is a beautiful big bike with the vintage vibe, while the Yamaha Xmax looks more ready for adventure.
Honda is one of the most reliable bike brands in the country
Honda is also well-known in the Philippines for their cars, but in the motorcycle world, they also got the goods with a wide range to choose from. Their latest big bike models are the Honda X-ADV and the Goldwing. One of their best and most expensive models is the Honda Rebel. For a little bit affordable big bike that looks straight out of a racing motorcycle magazine, the Honda CBR150R in red is a beauty. They also sometimes hold events for big bike enthusiasts to gather and check out their product offerings.
The 2020 Honda Rebel 500 on the road.
Kronreif, Trunkenpolz, Mattighofren: KTM is an Austrian brand that is deeply rooted and involved in the motorsport tradition with their traditional orange look. They are manufactured and available in the Philippines, being versatile and the embodiment of sports riding. Their brand values include the words: purity, performance, adventure, and extreme that show commitment to their products. Their KTM RC 200 is one of the most recommended big bikes in the country, while KTM 390 Duke is included in the list of beginner-friendly big bikes.
The Suzuki bike brand is one of the most recognizable internationally
Suzuki is also one of the motorcycle brands in the Philippines that has many locations all over the country: making it accessible and easy to browse through for every driver. It’s also big on being good for sports or leisure! There are 29 new motorcycles offered by Suzuki. A recommended model is the Suzuki GSX 750. However, one of their models, the Suzuki AEM Carbon Fiber Hayabusa is one of the most expensive big bikes in the world. Still, even without splurging on the top of the list, Suzuki can provide a big bike for trail trips and other needs.
This Taiwanese brand might not be that familiar to the common folk, but to big bike enthusiasts, this could be one of the best yet underrated motorcycle brands in the Philippines. They’re gaining traction for their scooter types, but their maxi scooters are convenient big bikes that are durable and may be easier to navigate. The Kymco Xciting S 400i is one of their more expensive models, but definitely worth its price at more than around P300,000.
So why invest in a big bike? It’s convenient, cost-efficient, and beautiful. It’s not the usual choice, either, but something to try to get out of your comfort zone: much like the condominium units at Alpine Villas Tagaytay! In the age we live in, it’s important to think about where your money’s going: make the choice and the call for your newest purchase today.