Asec. Edgar Galvante, LTO Chief, delivering the Welcome Remarks during the opening of the LTO Motorshow
The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA) recently held an exhibit of various motorcycle models from its member brands during the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Motorshow 2018 on April 24-28 at the LTO Main office in East Avenue, Quezon City. The latest product offerings from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and KYMCO were on display for the appreciation of visitors. Among those present to grace the event were Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary Thomas Orbos, LTO Chief DOTR Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, , Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Board Member Atty. Eileen Lizada, LTO Regional Directors and officers from the different motor vehicle associations.
The LTO Motorshow 2018 was held in celebration of the 106th founding anniversary of the Land Transportation Office. With the theme “Pang masang transportasyon, modelong napapanahon”(transportation for the masses, up-to-date vehicle models), each motorcycle brand had individuals display booths showcasing their most affordable personal commuter variants that offer modern technological features as well. Aside from personal commuters, the motorcycle manufacturers also showcased their business model variants. These types of motorcycles are primarily used for public transport via sidecar attachments. These bikes are also utilized in food delivery and courier services.
Honda had on display the Click 150i and the BeAT Fi. Both scooters are equipped with Honda’s PGM-Fi system to give the best possible mileage while lessening carbon emissions. The all-new CBR 150R was also made available for those who would like to have a bit fun in their daily trip to work while the all-new Wave 110R is for those riders who are on a tight budget but will not compromise on quality.
Suzuki had their own budget-friendly Smash 115 along with the performance-oriented Raider R150 Fi. The later is only the third major engine redesign of the popular Raider model that spans 15 years from the 125 version back in 2002. The Skydrive Fi on display caught the attention of visitors for its unique color scheme and aggressive design.
For those who require a heavy-duty workhorse, there is Kawasaki Barako 175 while for lighter usage they offer the CT125. Riders who would like a sportier daily ride had a chance to check out the Rouser NS160 also.
Yamaha, on the other hand, had the most number of scooters or automatic transmission motorcycles in their booth. Among the Mio series line-up on display were the Mio i 125, the Mio Sporty, Mio Soul i 125 and the Mio Aerox 155. Yamaha had on display the business segment newcomer YTX 125, which is gaining popularity because of its fuel-efficiency and modern styling.
KYMCO offers their Euro-3 compliant workhorse, the Kargador 150 along with the most affordable commuter of the entire bunch, the Visa R Royal 110. Also on display at their booth were the Super Z and the Super 8 scooters.
MDPPA Booth Entrance