The Philippines is perhaps one of the nations in the world that require no formal training for new riders before being granted a license restriction to operate a motorcycle. As a consequence of the proliferation of motorcycle riders who have little to zero knowledge of how to properly and safely ride their motorcycles, a lot of them end up in road mishaps.
Being a responsible motorcycle brand, BMW Motorrad has recently conducted a rider training program that is designed to arm the rider with the necessary skills to properly and safely ride his or her motorcycle.
The BMW Motorrad Rider Training Program was conducted by none other than BMW Motorrad certified riding coaches, Toto Villanueva and Jacob Orbe, via classroom and actual riding that lasted a whole day at the Carmona Racing Circuit.
According to SMC Cars Asia boss, Spencer Yu, the BMW Motorrad Rider Training Program will soon be offered to BMW Motorrad customers and other motorcycle riders for a minimal fee, starting the 2nd or 3rd quarter of this year.
Stressing the importance of rider training, coach Toto has also reminded that riders should also do their part by practicing what they have learned from the program, and to be a better and safer rider on the road.
Contrary to popular belief, riding motorcycles is not just sanayan lang (just experience), there’s always a science behind proper and safe motorcycle riding taught by certified riding coaches. Remember, driving is not a right, but a privilege. Make sure you know the proper way to ride, and getting properly educated will always be valuable.