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Makina Moto Show 2024 in pictures

Who was there and what could you see?

Were you at this year's Makina Moto Show? PHOTO BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

Every year, motorcycle enthusiasts come to see and be seen at one of the country’s biggest motorcycle events. The Makina Moto Show was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay on April 26-28. It was a weekend event for motorcycle lovers, along with influencers, celebrities, families, and other aficionados from all walks of life.

This event has seen a steady growth in the number of fans and participants, proving that the community of riders in the Philippines is only getting bigger.

Well-known brands are a staple at the motor show. PHOTOS BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

The event attendees were treated to a sensory overload of anything and everything from the world of motorcycles.

Already established brands like Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Royal Enfield never failed to impress in showing off their latest models.

The future of some brands was also previewed at the show. PHOTOS BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

The companies also showcased their direction toward the future with their electric alternatives on display.

BMW Motorrad had the CE 02, a lightweight electric bike ideal for urban cruising, while Kawasaki had the beloved Ninja, but an electric one. Harley-Davidson’s minimalist logo rebrand from 2019 was also proudly displayed.

Chinese brands are also coming in full-force for the motocycle market. PHOTOS BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

Chinese brands CFMoto, Bristol, and QJ Motor were still a novelty for some, and attracted a curious crowd—although these brands had already gained their respective followings among the riding community.

Electric scooters from brands like Segway were also present. PHOTO BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

Other highlights included the lineup of electric scooters from Segway, which is more widely known for its personal transport device. Motostrada’s Zeeho also introduced its own lineup of electric scooters.

Custom bikes by talented local builders were on exhibit as well. PHOTOS BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

The Makina Moto Show also celebrated our homegrown custom bike builders. Iron Macchina Custom’s all-black BatCycle and Jeffrey Ylagan’s Japanese-style custom Royal Enfield Chopper proudly highlighted Filipino creativity.

We're excited for next year's installment. PHOTOS BY PATTY MORATO-ROA

Apart from bike models, attendees had access to educational talks on proper riding and safety tips, special discounts, raffles, and freebies for merchandise and gear.

The Makina Moto Show has proven to be a much-anticipated event for the Filipino riding community. We look forward to next year’s show.

Patty Morato-Roa

Patty had an early career as a TV and print model. She was also immersed in the motoring world at a young age having spent her childhood around annual car shows. She has worked as an editorial assistant, and dabbles in photography as well. She’s a wife of an avid motorcycle rider and a mom of two.