Five bikes that topped the Philippines demand chat in 2017

Five bikes that topped the Philippines demand chat in 2017

Ours is a country that loves bikes, and the reason is pretty apparent - not only are bikes economical compared to their four-wheeled counterparts but it is also easy to commute on them amidst the traffic. Seeing this inclination towards motorbikes, we thought of checking who amongst the extensive batch of bike offerings, were the star performers for the year 2017.

Here is a list of top five bikes based on their popularity and demand. As for the record, these bikes are still going strong in 2018, making it a list to consider if you are planning to buy a bike soon.

  1. Yamaha Mio

Yamaha Mio

Starting the list with the most obvious choice, Yamaha Mio is a two-wheeler that’s a household in the country. Considered to be the most basic, reliable, and comfortable amongst all the available Mio variants, it grabbed maximum user attention last year. Its design is what we think has kept it going for so long, as it helps the Mio offer best-in-class convenience, comfort, and handling. It’s not just the 125cc engine that makes it a star but features like ample foot space that contributes to its utility. Overall, Yamaha Mio is a complete package with an affordable price tag and essential features.

2. Yamaha Mio Sporty

Yamaha Mio Sporty

Next to feature on the list is again a player that hales from the Yamaha Mio family. A step ahead from the basic Mio, this one offers a more youthful and energetic design. A hot favourite among young buyers, Mio Sport, is an excellent pick for everyday commute. As for its performance and handling, Mio Sport tallies the spec sheet with the acclaimed Mio Soul. Therefore, you can expect same handling and comfort paired with lighter and smooth ride. What however puts it in the favourable spot than Mio Soul is its affordable price tag with no compromise in amenities and performance spec.

3. Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi

Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi

With third consecutive entry from Yamaha, it seems the brand understands Filipinos quite well and has been able to hit all the right notes. This one here is called the ‘King of the Streets’ and is a popular pick amongst big boys. Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi is an updated version of the classic Spiner introduced with a 135cc engine. Going with the popular demand, Yamaha soon replaced the smaller mill with a power option, and it was an instant hit. The 150 MXi is a complete package - it has sharp, edgy looks, power, performance, and utility features one expects from a Yamaha.

4. Suzuki Raider R150

Suzuki Raider R150

Supporting the much-needed shift from the Yamaha lineup, here comes an entry from Suzuki. Called the ‘Underbone King’, the Raider R150 is a bike that many dream to process. It’s Raider’s amazing performance, smooth handling and rugged design that makes it one of the most popular bikes in the segment. The heights of Raider’s popularity can be measured by the fact that a vast cult annually organises events celebrating the joy of owning a Raider.

5. Yamaha Mio Soul i 125

Yamaha Mio Soul i 125

With eye-catching looks, smooth handling, and unique styling, Yamaha Mio Soul i 125 is a big hit in the 125cc segment. This bike caters to youngsters looking a motorbike offering performance, style along with practical features. Mio Soul truly stands out amongst its counterparts, giving riders a what they desire from a two-wheeled companion.

This was the market trend for 2017, with Yamaha clearly occupying significant market share. In 2018, it’ll be interesting to see if Yamaha continues to dominate the zone with its fantastic trope of dependable and affordable bikes or a new entry comes up to shake its firm ground in the Philippines.

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