For a lot of people, getting your own ride is the ultimate sign of independence and adulthood. No longer will you be beholden to public transportation and you’ll never get caught waiting in mile-long ticket lines or be squished in with strangers in a packed train ever again. And while for many the more sensible option would be to get a car, here are a few reasons why getting a motorcycle is a much more awesome choice:
1. The sensory experience. You can say that the best way to be immersed in the landscape is to be on the back of a motorcycle. Get up to cruising speed and you will be enveloped by the wind. Twist the throttle and the kilometers will disappear underneath the two wheels. On a motorbike you will be surrounded by the sensations of the open road. This is a surefire way to be one with nature and the beautiful Philippine countryside.
2. It takes mad skills to ride. Riding a motorbike for the very first time can be intimidating. If you don’t have any riding experience, wrapping your head around how to safely operate a motorcycle can be a challenge. But when you get the hang of it, no other motorized vehicle can be as satisfying. Your left hand controls the clutch; the right hand twists the throttle and modulates the front brake; the right foot is for the rear brake; and the left foot is for shifting through the gears. Each of your appendages directly affects the operation of the motorcycle. With experience, you will become smoother at the controls, and the only way to become a master is to keep on riding.
3. You meet people during your riding journeys. Riding motorbikes isn’t just about the machine. There’s a good chance that you will search out like-minded individuals who are into riding as much as you are. Experiences will be shared while shooting the breeze, and friendships will be forged when going on rides to far-off places. Getting together with fellow riders is also a great way to learn new things, or to relearn safety tips. There’s a certain camaraderie shared by riders, because choosing a motorcycle isn’t just a personal choice, it is also about making a statement.
4. Because motorcycles and their owners are pretty damn cool. There’s more than one style of motorbike—you just have to choose the one that suits your riding style and your personality. Are you after covering the most distance in the most comfortable way possible? Then maybe a touring bike is meant for you. Do you like carving smooth mountain roads? Perhaps a sport bike is more to your liking. Do you want to use your bike on- and off-road? Then maybe a dual-sport bike is the answer. These are just a few of the kinds of motorbikes out there, but they all share the same mechanicals and have similar maintenance requirements. If you can care for a motorbike properly, that means your relationship with it runs deep. If you have that, then you are definitely cooler than your already awesome ride.
But remember, a badly-running motorbike just disrespects the experience of owning one. Whether you’re learning the tricks and tips that will help you tame your wild ride or meeting people who appreciate what a beauty your bike truly is, never forget to do proper maintenance and care using only the best products.
Phoenix Cyclomax Titan 4T motorcycle engine oil, a premium quality product of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, has an SAE rating of 20W50 and is designed for superior protection of high-revving motorbikes requiring wet-clutch system and JASI MA2/API SJ rating—definitely a lubricant that'll do your motorcycle right and keep it in tip-top shape. Packed with Active Cycloboosters, Phoenix Cyclomax Titan 4T ensures excellent protection of high-revving motorcycle engines in varying driving conditions and over a wide range of operating temperatures. Not only is it specifically formulated to provide continuous protection of your engine parts and to keep your machine from over heating, it also maintains oil lubricity and will keep your twists and turns smooth. Loaded with lots of benefits for your motorcycle, Phoenix Cyclomax Titan 4T is really the cooler choice.
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