Honda Philippines, Inc., (HPI) exhibited yet again its commitment to sharing the joy of mobility, this time, by providing different models of its popular CRF series to one of the country’s motocross riding school.
The project aims to help support the growth of the Philippine On/Off-Road segment, in partnership with JMS Motocross School, headed by its namesake, Filipino motocross legend, coach Jovie Saulog.
“Everything we do at HPI revolves around the single idea of sharing the joy of mobility. We hope that through this partnership with JMS Motocross School, more people will discover the value of that principle by experiencing the excitement of off-road riding in a safe environment,” says Honda Philippines Inc. MC Planning Department Manager, Hervic Villa.
Honda takes pride in its rich history in off-road motorcycles, from the 1970s-era Elsinores, through the XRs of the 1980s and 1990s, to the post-millennial CRF models.
As part of the partnership with JMS Motocross School, HPI has turned over 7 motorcycles: 4 units of CRF150L and 1 unit of CRF300L as training bikes for those who are beginning to learn off-road riding. Meanwhile, for those who are more inclined to learn competitive motocross racing, Honda also turned over 1 unit of CRF250RX and 1 unit of CRF450R Works Edition.
“The CRFs are the best bikes for starters, veterans, amateurs, and professionals,” says coach Jovie Saulog. “I have been using Honda CR125 and CR250 since the two-stroke days in 1985, and the CRF250 and CRF450—the start of the Honda four-stroke—in 2002 up to now.”
An icon in the Philippine motocross circuit, coach Jovie Saulog has been involved in the sport for more than three decades. He started teaching motocross in the 1990s and established JMS Motocross School as the first of its kind in the Philippines.
The school caters to off-road riders both for competitive racing and leisure riding. JMS Motocross School also fields a racing team that remains active in competitive and invitational events all over the country. Coach Saulog has handled students who went on to become national and international champions.
“There are a lot of good motocross riders in the Philippines, making motocross a very competitive sport,” he says. “You can improve your skills and riding using a CRF by enrolling in JMS-Honda Motocross School.”