Honda Philippines invited media, riders clubs and dealers to a one-day event to launch their latest addition to the Honda Safety Driving Center line-up of training courses - the "1-Day Training Course" designed to teach new riders who recently bought their new motorcycle, may it be Honda brand or not.
Yes, the Honda Safety Driving Center located at Km. 17 East Service Road of South Super Hi-way, Paranaque, is open to all brands of motor vehicles. People can use their facilities to train regardless of which brand you prefer as your mode of transport.
The great thing about this training is that it is only available for a very low amount of P1,500. And there's a significant 25% discount promo for the first 100 people who would enroll on the program, making the fee drop to only P1,125.
Members of the media were given the opportunity to try out the training, while some, composed of the more experienced riders, were also challenged for the fastest rider who can go through a certain course which the Honda crew prepared to test the feature of their motorbikes.
Honda has always strive to be a company that society wants to exist, wherever it introduces its products and whatever place in the world it operates. All over the globe, Honda has spread its safety driving advocacy with its "Safety for Everyone" campaign.
I posted a lot of photos and videos on the Wazzup Pilipinas official Facebook fan page at http://www.Facebook.com/wazzuppilipinas and also uploaded special videos containing highlights of the media event at our official YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/user/wazzuppilipinas
Below would be some of the videos to be embedded here as soon as uploading is complete:
For the meantime, please enjoy reading my stories about this amazing media event organized by Honda Philippines.
True enough, when the motorbike instructor was training us, he highlighted the safety features of the bike like how it will not start if you're not holding the break, and other features that makes it a leader in offering safety features for its motorbikes.
I was surprised that I learned how to ride a motorbike really quick. Even my instructor thought I new how to ride a motorbike already and probably thought I was just joking around of not knowing. In truth, I have zero experience in riding a motorbike so I was equally surprised I was able to roam around their tracks within just a few minutes of training from the instructor. He asked me to follow him along the path he took on the training track and though I can feel I can follow with greater speed, I decided not to try my luck by keeping my speed at a minimum.
They say the most probable reason I learned fast is because I know how to ride a bicycle. I think balance is the key, and the only other two things that you need to operate on the bike is the throttle and the break. But of course there are others things you need to take note that is why the 7-Hour 1-Day Training Course is highly recommend for new owners of motorbikes to guarantee their safety on the roads.
In the Philippines, most people just learn to ride a motorbike without any formal training, and so this is probably why the number one accidents recorded involves motorbike riders. The minimal fee of P1,500 is actually no big deal when our safety is at stake. We all know that it is more dangerous to drive a motorbike compared to driving a car since we could easily be thrown out of our bikes when we get bumped by or crashed on an obstacle or another vehicle.
The top five of the media challenge were awarded with special trophies and prizes. I was more than satisfied to have learned how to drive a motorbike, and is so proud of myself I was able to get a hold of my fear which used to haunt me about motorcycles since the news is filled with horror stories about many people losing limbs or their lives after a motorbike accident.
We have to commend Honda for investing on the Honda Safety Driving Center as one of their facilities to train riders how to be knowledgeable and responsible riders. keep up the great work!