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Attention, Adrenaline Junkies: The Yamaha PG-1 Reviews Will Fuel Your Adventure Cravings

That’s right– the new Yamaha PG-1 just arrived in the Philippines! And what better way to introduce it to Filipinos than by putting it straight to the test?

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

Photos: Gizelle Caoile

If you’re craving an escape from the daily grind of rough days, burnout, endless streaming, long lines, and deadlines, we’ve got good news for you! Yamaha Motor Philippines just unveiled the new Yamaha PG-1, the latest addition to their lineup of dependable motorcycles. This isn’t just another commuter; it’s your chance to leave it all behind and rediscover the thrill of adventure. The new Yamaha PG-1 is built to conquer any challenge you throw its way, so get ready to redefine your boundaries and embark on unforgettable journeys!

Yamaha Explorers Camp With PG-1

Its Philippine launch was kicked off with the Yamaha Explorers Camp With PG-1. Upon the arrival of the new Yamaha PG-1 to the Philippines, moto vloggers rode them from the YZone Flagship Shop in Mandaluyong City straight to Camp Hiatus in Tanay, Rizal on May 25. Film enthusiasts and media partners joined them from the Yamaha Riding Academy (YRA) safety briefing at YZone, the stopover at Imprint Customs Cafe in Antipolo, up to the camping farm where riders got to spin the newest motorcycle. Basically, that’s from the paved city all the way to rough roads and water crossings! And that’s just day one.

Explorations opened to the public on day two! The thrill of the camp continued at Bridgetown in Pasig City on May 26 with flat track test rides; deals from R.O.X., Imprint Customs, and YZone; and other activities. Customized Yamaha PG-1 motorcycles by Iron Macchina were also showcased at the event in the city.

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

Photos: Gizelle Caoile

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

Photos: Gizelle Caoile

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

Photos: Gizelle Caoile

In case you missed the chance to test-ride the new Yamaha PG-1, here is what those who had first dibs had to say about it!

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

The riders who participated on the first day of #ExplorersCampWithPG1 were interviewed by Drew Arellano, who graced and hosted the live program on Yamaha Motor Philippines’ official Facebook Page. 

Moto vlogger Maki MOTO Aganon mentioned his relief at finally getting his hands on the much-awaited Yamaha PG-1 motorcycle. Meanwhile, motorcycle enthusiast and filmmaker Toby Martin expressed surprise at how “a simple bike to be so able to do what it does.”

It might appear “simple” in hindsight, but the new Yamaha PG-1 is actually designed for rugged performance. In fact, content creator Teddy Garcia Jr., mentioned the Yamaha PG-1’s lightweight versatility among its exceptional features, making it easy to handle from the paved road to rough roads.

Motovlogger Jemarie Sun a.k.a. Idol MOTO also braved the challenges of competing for the Best Photo, Best Reels, and Top Explorer awards during the camp. According to her, “Lahat ng ginawa namin today are challenging but surprisingly, ‘yong suspension ng PG-1, that’s my favorite.” 

Expounding on the new Yamaha PG-1’s suspension, Idol MOTO continued, “Sobrang ganda ng play ng suspension ng PG-1 when it comes to… on-road, off-road, nag-city kami… sobrang gaan ng handling. And at the same time, sa rough road [at] river crossing, na-try talaga namin ‘yong suspension. Very smooth ‘yong play ng suspension ng PG-1.”

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

Photos: Gizelle Caoile

Now that you’ve heard what riders are saying, let’s take a closer look at the features that make the new Yamaha PG-1 such a compelling adventure buddy!

Yamaha PG-1 Features

  • Minimalist and Timeless

Seamlessly transitioning from city streets to outdoor light trails, the new Yamaha PG-1’s design bridges the gap between a commuter and an adventure bike. Its matte brown color and minimal condensed design make for a timeless and tough-looking appearance–an invitation for riders to take the long route and get lost outdoors.

Amplifying its appeal is the iconic Yamaha PG-1’s headlight and tail light. They are round, compact, and simple– purposefully designed for the rider’s safety and navigation needs! Riders will also enjoy their POV with its analog instrument cluster with gear indicator. It combines a classic circular speedometer with an oval-shaped fuel gauge, displaying all the necessary information in a clear and stylish way that ties together the overall design of the motorcycle.

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

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  • Aesthetic and Comfortable

“Aesthetic” doesn’t always mean “comfortable.” Yet, the reliable motorcycle brand marries these concepts in the new Yamaha PG-1. Its classic upright handlebars allow for a comfortable and natural riding position, thanks to their optimized height and width. In addition, the thoughtfully designed dual seat provides ergonomic support for extended journeys. Although divided into front and rear sections to accommodate a passenger, the generous rider seat also provides improved control and freedom of movement.

  • Efficient and Convenient

The new Yamaha PG-1’s heart is a 115cc fuel-injected engine. This engine is designed to find a sweet spot between strong low-end power (often called “torquey”), user-friendliness for riders of all experience levels, and fuel efficiency. This balance is achieved through Yamaha’s optimized design for the combustion chamber, intake system, and exhaust system.

Speaking of efficiency, this lightweight adventure bike features a 5.1-liter fuel tank. Riders will also appreciate the conveniently located refueling cap, positioned under the rider’s seat for easy access even with luggage loaded on the passenger seat.

  • Adaptability and Stability

Finally, what’s behind the new Yamaha PG-1’s impressive adaptability to various terrains? This motorcycle tackles both roads and trails with ease, thanks to its dual personality! It can handle city streets with its mini scrambler setup, then switch to a full-on outdoor scrambler for dirt road adventures. Furthermore, its block-patterned tires are paired with a 190-mm ground clearance, so the chances of hitting obstructions are reduced as well, enhancing its capability on any terrain.

A true adventure machine, the new Yamaha PG-1 boasts an H-shaped front fork, as well, for unwavering rigidity and exceptional running stability that’s crucial for conquering challenging terrain. Rubber boots shield both front and rear forks for added protection, all without compromising the bike’s sleek aesthetic.

Yamaha PG-1 Reviews

Photos: Gizelle Caoile

Ready to #LeaveItAllBehind? Explore the Yamaha Motor Philippines website for the new Yamaha PG-1 specs and more action photos and videos!

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