There's a new 500 cc adventure bike in town

Last October 26, Brixx Motorcycles was finally launched at the Makina Moto Tiangge held at the Metro Tent in Pasig City. Sinski Motorcycle Philippines – the same people behind the motorcycle brand Bristol, proudly presented to the public their first Brixx model, the Venturi 500.

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The Venturi 500 is an adventure bike powered by a parallel-twin, 471 cc engine that produces 47.5 Ps at 8,500 rpm with a torque output of 43 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It has a 21-liter fuel tank, fully-digital instrument panel, 19-inch front, and 17-inch rear wheels and a seat height of only 820 mm.

Brixx Motorcycles formally launched, price starts at P358K imageAnthony Chua (left), Sinski Motorcycles President; Andrew Sy (middle), Sinski Motorcycles General Manager; and Kamla Villanueva (rightmost), Marketing Manager, Bristol Motorcycles.

Bumps are taken care of by KYB upside-down forks in front and a rear KYB mono-shock absorber while stopping power is provided by the dual 4-piston Nissin calipers gripping 300 mm discs for the front and a Nissin caliper gripping a 240 mm disc in the rear, both with ABS. The fuel system is managed by Bosch EFI.

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Perhaps, the most striking feature of the Brixx Venturi 500 is its resemblance to the epitome of adventure bikes – the BMW R1200 GS. For the most part, it does look like the GS, with some hint of Honda's CB 500X. Prices start at P358,000, with an additional P20,000 if you want the complete aluminum top box and panniers package. Its closest rival would be the TRK502 and the TRK502X from Benelli, priced at P359,000 and P379,000 respectively.

Brixx promises “innovation matched with the perfect flair for Italian design”. These adventure bikes are assembled here in the Philippines from parts sourced from a pool of international partners who have already established themselves through their quality products.

Brixx Motorcycles formally launched, price starts at P358K imageTaken somewhere at the mountains of General Nakar, Quezon overlooking Dingalan Bay.

We were one of the very first to try out the Brixx Venturi 500 even before it was launched. The Venturi 500 is already a finisher of the Nakar Challenge which is an off-roading event at the mountains of General Nakar in Quezon. Please watch out for that story soon.