Top 5 Motorcycle Brands in the Philippines

By: Kims Cyra Rayel M. Moring

Motorcycles lead us towards any desired destination. You would feel the breeze in the open air and see the different sceneries. 

It’s crucial that you should know the most trusted companies to ensure your safety and enjoy your getaway vacation. 

Here is the list of the Top 5 Motorcycle Brands in the Philippines.

  1. Honda 
2022 Honda CB500X

Honda is always popular for reliable power machines, engines, sporty cars, and motorcycles. 

From 1949, the Dream D-Type model equipped with an air-cooled 98cc engine started operations as the first mass-produced product. 

It was a few years after Soichiro Honda founded the company in 1946. 

By 1982, Honda reportedly produced 3 million bicycles annually and had successful sales in the United States and other countries. 

Honda Philippines, Inc. Honda Motorcycle’s official local dealer (HPI) advertises that it is the leading motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines. 

The brand started in 1964, and now its manufacturing facility occupies 20 hectares of Batangas, and its products and processes bring people safe, efficient, economical, and eco-friendly technology. Designed to serve people and the community.

We start with one of the most exciting motorcycle companies. Honda’s history begins with the manufacture of piston rings during World War II.

Unfortunately, the company was devastated by the war, and its founder Soichiro Honda was forced to sell his failed business. 

The visionary engineer, without hesitation, used the sale price to establish Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and started producing motorized bicycles. 

Honda has grown into the world’s largest motorcycle company since its humble beginnings. Since its founding, Honda has sold more than 300 million motorcycles. 

Given its sales volume and popularity, Honda can be considered one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world. 

Honda is also responsible for the legendary Honda Cub, the world’s best-selling motorcycle. 

2. Yamaha 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 Supersport Motorcycle - Model Home
2022 Yamaha YZF-R1

It is a spin-off of the world’s largest piano manufacturer. 

 Yamaha is the second Japanese motorcycle brand in the country. 

Its origin is still in the Yamaha logo, the three intersecting tuning forks. 

Yamaha is currently the second-largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Of all motorcycle brands, Yamaha may have the most prominent supporters. 

Valentino Rossi, the legendary MotoGP racer, has been a star of the Yamaha team since 2004. Many of his loyal fans will only touch Yamaha Blue. 

Yamaha is compatible with all types of motorcycle enthusiasts.

From the iconic PW50 for kids to the $ 3 million Yamaha 1700cc V2 24k Gold Roadster Chopper for budget enthusiasts, Yamaha motorcycles cover many areas and are for everyone to enjoy. 

Sport bikes, off-road adventures, street riding, and more. 

3. SUZUKI 

2022 Suzuki GSX R1000
2022 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Like Yamaha, Suzuki did not start as a motorcycle brand. Still, the popularity of his moped revived the company after World War II. 

Until the early 1970s, Suzuki only manufactured 2-stroke motorcycles. The GT750 was Suzuki’s largest two-stroke ever manufactured. 

In 1970, Suzuki became the first Japanese manufacturer to win the Motocross World Championship at 250CC. Suzuki also won the 500CC class in road racing and motocross that same year. 

Suzuki’s sports bike is a secret weapon of the motorcycle brand. Sport bikes do not occupy most of the global motorcycle market, but one-quarter of Suzuki’s sales are sport bikes. 

The Suzuki GSX-R, colloquially called “Jixxer,” has a variety of displacements. They are all very popular with motorcycle fans. 

Suzuki also sells the GSX1300R Hayabusa, one of the fastest off-the-shelf motorcycles.  

4. KAWASAKI 

Kawasaki Ninja 650 2022 Price in Davao City - Downpayment & Monthly  Installment | Zigwheels
2022 Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki, we have completed Japan’s Big Four, Japan’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the world’s top motorcycle brands. 

 Kawasaki started as an aircraft manufacturer. For this reason, some early bicycles have the “Kawasaki Aircraft.” 

Kawasaki is another motorcycle brand known for sports bikes. Kawasaki’s name is almost synonymous with its iconic ninja range. 

Most of these bikes are bright green, fast and agile. These bikes have captured the hearts of many riders and created many racing stars. 

As well to the sports bike lineup, Kawasaki is very popular with adventure riders. Their legendary Kawasaki KLR650 is still used worldwide for bike tours and weekend adventures. 

5. BMW 

2022 BMW R 1250 RT
2022 BMW R 1250 RT

BMW Motorrad has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1923. Over the years, we have manufactured well-built and proven motorcycles. 

But when BMW’s bikes became the star of the top-rated Long Way Round series, BMW retook hold. 

In the LRW TV series, adventure riding became famous almost overnight. Not surprisingly, BMW has found itself at the forefront of muddy madness. 

The R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure could account for nearly one-third of BMW’s total sales. Whether these bikes are the best to run worldwide is forever debated.

But there is one thing for sure. It positions BMW as one of the best motorcycle brands in the adventure market.

Now, you know the Top 5 Motorcycle brands in the Philippines. These companies have a well-established trust in the local market. 

Are you planning to buy a motorcycle? You should consider choosing one of these brands.