With the summer season winding down, it’s best to make the most out of dry roads and clear skies by going out on relaxing and exciting long rides. But we’re not talking about your usual Tagaytay run for a weekend hot-coffee-and-pandesal combo or just another coastal trip. To kick things up a notch, skip your regular routes for something new with your perfect road partner, the Honda sports riding underbone Supra GTR150!
While Supra GTR150 has gained ground as one of Honda’s premier models that’s perfect for daily use, it’s also a hit with riders who are looking into satisfying their inner wanderlust. With its tried-and-tested fuel efficiency, lightweight handling, speed, and safety features, enthusiasts can’t help but notice both its winning looks and performance.
So whether you’re considering upgrading or are already a proud Supra GTR150 owner, here are the top three underrated destinations that will allow you to experience the joy of mobility in style:
Mount Samat in Pilar, Bataan - Distance from Manila: 135 km
Craving for a bit of everything where you can go on a long ride, taste trip-worthy food, and experience local culture and national history, Mount Samat in Bataan is your best bet. You’ll pass by Bulacan and Pampanga heading to Bataan, where you can enjoy a chock-full of famous delicacies.
When you reach Bataan’s Roman Highway, it won’t take long before a giant cross perched atop a mountain reveals itself. That is the iconic, 555-meter Memorial Cross at the Mount Samat Shrine, overlooking the rolling hills where Filipino and American soldiers made their last stand during World War II.
From there, you can make a side trip to nearby Dunsulan Falls, the many beaches at Bagac town, or several scenic restaurants in Subic Bay.
Supra GTR150’s reliable and efficient performance makes for a smooth travel companion in traversing highways and navigating traffic going to Bataan. It features a 6-Speed DOHC 4-Valve Liquid-Cooled Engine for maximum performance, great handling, and better fuel efficiency of 42 km/liter, ensuring a rewarding yet budget-friendly trip.
Daranak and Batlag Falls in Tanay, Rizal - Distance from Manila: 57 km
For something more splashy, how about a drive to Tanay to Daranak and Batlag Falls in Tanay, Rizal? Daranak, which means “to flow,” offers a wide catch basin that’s perfect to dip in if you want to cool off from all the heat driving. Just upstream is the more serene Batlag Falls, nestled in the middle of a dense forest surrounded by wooden tree houses. Imagine that.
To reach these picturesque views, you can snake through the Marilaque (Marikina-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon) mountain road. But conquering sharp turns and going off-road en route to Daranak and Batlag Falls is not something for every motorcycle. Luckily, these pose no challenge for the Supra GTR150.
Designed for the Filipinos’ “work hard, play hard” attitude, the “speed aggressor” looks as gritty as it drives, offering wider tubeless tires and bigger front and rear disc brakes (220mm diameter) that provide better traction and stopping power for safety. It also comes with a built-in bank angle sensor that automatically turns off the engine when your bank angle exceeds 51° on either side.
Meanwhile, its superior stability is also something worth noting thanks to its big front telescopic suspension (31mm diameter), giving you control and comfort all the time.
Paete, Laguna -- Distance from Manila: 111 km
It’s almost always twisty roads, sprawling fields, or glistening bodies of water that we go for in riding out. If you want a fresh experience, mark Paete, Laguna as your next stop for its world-famous Filipino artistry and culture.
Paete is known as the Carving Capital of the Philippines, and its name is derived from “paet,” the Tagalog term for a chisel. The historic lakeside town paints a picture of the country’s proud heritage surviving into modern times, with rows of old bahay na bato lining up the streets along with new establishments.
Other stops here include the Paete Church for a spiritual reflection and Kape Kesada to refuel on snacks before you head home. Make heads turn when you hit the streets of Paete with Supra GTR150’s sporty look. Its aerodynamic body design is sculpted to slice through the air and look good while you’re at it, with an angled sporty muffler and under cowl. It’s also topped with aggressive decals all around for a ride you can truly be proud of.
Take advantage of the prime long weekend ride season with the promise of a better motorcycle experience. With Supra GTR150 you’re sure to be in good company. The Supra GTR150 comes in two colors, the Valiant Red and Black with a suggested retail price of Php102,900.00.
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