CAGI holds first ever Motorcycle of the Year Philippines Test Fest Part 2

October 25, 2017

October 21, 2017 saw the 2nd staging of the first ever Motorcycle of the Year Philippines (MOTY-P) Test Fest. Organized by the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the said event was held at the Ayala-owned Arca South in Taguig City.

Seeing the booming local motorcycle industry, CAGI conceptualized the MOTY-P as an addition to its already well-established Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year Philippines (TOTY-P) awards, seeing the booming local motorcycle industry. Similar to the latter 2 awards, the MOTY-P’s goal is to help Filipino motorcycle buyers be informed and make educated decisions before buying a brand new bike.

The CAGI MOTY-P Test Fest consists of the Quantitative and Qualitative testing procedures. The former entails the group’s roster of media men and women to hop on and take each bike for a spin around a specially designed test course within Arca South. As its name implies, the Qualitative testing is where test riders evaluate each bike’s design, riding comfort, convenience, and handling, among others.

The Quantitative testing, on the other hand, is done using a wide strip of road within the test course. Each bike is fitted with data gathering devices and GPS to accurately measure acceleration, braking, and power delivery.

The Test Fest is made possible by CAGI’s long-time partners Carmudi Philippines and KPMG RG Manabat & Co. The latter, as an auditing company, would play a vital role in keeping the testing procedures fair and accurate.

The MOTY-P Test Fest part 2 saw a crowd of more than 20 bikes from such brands as Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kymco, Motorstar, TVS, and Ural. The complete lists of bikes are as follows:

  • Harley Davidson – Street Rod, Street XG500
  • Honda – Beat 110, CB 150R, Click 125i, Click 150i, Wave 110
  • Indian – Scout, Scout Sixty
  • Kymco – Racing King 180, Exciting 400i, AK550, Like
  • Motorstar - Café Racer 400
  • TVS – Apache 200, Apache 180, Dazz, Max Semitrial, Rock Z, Neo
  • Ural – Patrol, Retro

Stay tuned for the next round of the CAGI COTY-P and TOTY-P Test Fest, happening on October 28, 2017 still at Arca South.

The 2017 CAGI Motorcycle of the Year - Philippines Awards is co-presented by and is made possible by partner KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. Other sponsors include Ayala Land Premier, Arca South, NLEX Corporation, the Manila International Auto Show, Worldbex Services International and SEC.

These series of events are collaborative efforts between the Car Awards Group, Inc. and media partners: Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Philippines Graphic Magazine, Philippine Star, Cook Magazine, Malaya Business Insight, The Manila Times,,, Home Radio, DWIZ,, ANC,, Motorsiklo Xklusibo, RidePh, Jap Media, Lifestyle on Wheels, Wheels Philippines, Makina and Aliw Media Group.

The Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) has members from the following media entities: Business Mirror, Cebu Daily News, Daily Tribune, Malaya, Business Insight, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, The Manila Times, Bulgar, Mindanao Daily News, AQ Magazine, Autocar Philippines, C! Magazine, Carmudi Magazine Philippines, Motorcycle Magazine, Power Wheels Magazine, Speed Magazine, Top Gear Philippines, Wheels & Gears Magazine,,,,,,, Ride and Drive Phils., Speed by MP Turbo,,, DZMM, Inside Motoring on DZRJ 810 AM, Motoring sa DZME, The Motoring Page on Mellow 94.7 FM, ABS-CBN, Manila Street Kings, Real World Drive and Auto Review.

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Randolph de Leon
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