The motorcycle scene in the Philippines is not as active as back in Europe – yet. But things are changing an there is a growing number of people who have a big interest in motorcycles.
Because Amihan gave us a break, sailing Magayon II from Pandan Island to Puerto Galera took only 3 days instead of the anticipated 6 days.
Check out the overview on www.magayon.de
I posted this before, red headlights in motorbikes or cars are the most stupid thing somebody can come up with. Not only endangering himself (I don’t think women would be so stupid to do this), but also everybody else no the road.
Driving license On short term visits up to 60 days you can use your home countries drivers license provided it is written in English. Otherwise you need an international driver’s permit together with the national driver’s license of your home country. For longer stays you need to get a Philippine drivers license from the Land […]
The compulsory third party liability (TPL) insurance that is needed to register a bike covers a very little amount (around 50,000P), which is not sufficient to cover any claim. It is better to go for comprehensive cover with a bigger amount to cover accident and injury claims. There are a number of local insurance agencies […]
Vehicle theft is quite common in the Philippines and it is unlikely that a stolen vehicle shows up again. If the bike is insured the easiest is to get the necessary papers from the police and report the case to the insurance company. But there are this occasions where one would like to have a […]
Choosing the right outfit for riding a bike in a tropical developing country is not easy. Because of the chaotic traffic ant the bad roads you want to have as much protection as possible. But most motorcycle outfit is designed for countries with moderate climates and is really uncomfortable to wear in the tropics because […]
Registration of vehicles If you bought a brand new bike locally from a dealer the dealer usually registers it for you and also provides some basic third party liability insurance for one year. You will first get a temporary licence plate saying e.g. “For registration” and a “Certificate of Registration” while the dealer processes the […]