Another Pinoy-made motorcycle is going to be exported, this time from Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI). The Philippine-made XRM125, assembled at Honda’s facility in Tanauan, Batangas, will be exported to New Zealand starting April 2021.
New Zealand has chosen the XRM125 as it is the best motorcycle suited for on and off-road use, ideal for the largely rural country known for its large dairy and livestock industries.
"We see the exportation of these motorcycle units as the perfect opportunity to put Philippine-made motorcycles on the map since we can also consider ourselves as a motorcycle-riding country. It can also help the economy recover as we hope this opportunity can provide and sustain jobs in the manufacturing industry in the future," HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi said.
The XRM125 is a unique Honda motorcycle model made exclusively in the Philippines. Since its first production in December 2001, the total production volume has reached over 1.83 million units.
The XRM125 is powered by a 125cc PGM-Fi engine. For off-road duties, it features an under cowl for added engine protection, high-mount handlebars, knuckle guards, and rugged front fender off-road use. It has a 3.9-liter tank capacity and is capable of achieving 65.4km/L average fuel consumption, based on World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).
It also comes with spacious utility-box, pillion step, muffler, Sporty CRF-inspired headlight, and equipped with digital meter panel.
It comes in a choice of Ceramic Gray, Dark Green, Fighting Red, and Aura Blue colors. In the Philippines, it’s offered at prices ranging from PhP67,900 to PhP73,600.
HPI’s effort of export Philippine-made motorcycles is in line with Honda's One Dream campaign, which aims to help fulfill Filipino's dreams through the joy of mobility brought by Honda motorcycles.