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Can you guess what PH Olympian Carlo Paalam’s dream motorbike is?

‘Maging akin ka man din’
PHOTO: Carlo Paalam, Yamaha

Maging akin ka man din.’ This is what Philippine Olympian Carlo Paalam’s caption was when he posted an image of what we assume is his dream motorcycle on Instagram.


The motorcycle, a sports bike wrapped in a matte black finish with an ‘R6’ decal looks like one hell of a ride. It’s actually a Yamaha YZF-R6—a Japanese-made model equipped with a 599cc DOHC in-line four-cylinder engine capable of 116.7hp at 14,500rpm and 61.7Nm of torque at 10,500rpm.

Those specs considered, this thing is nothing short of a beast—and it definitely looks the part, too, with that stealthy exterior treatment and sleek aesthetic. This model is actually styled after the brand’s MotoGP race bike.

As for the motorbikes Paalam appears to currently ride, he’s also posted images of him onboard a blue Yamaha Sniper and a bright pink Honda RS150—both models considerably more attainable than the YZF-R6 and its P749,000 price tag.

You know what? Something tells us it won’t be long before Paalam gets a hold of one a YZF-R6 of his own. Taking into account his performance during the Tokyo Olympics, we reckon more than a few companies—perhaps even Yamaha itself—might be eager to throw one his way.

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PHOTO: Carlo Paalam, Yamaha
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