Project: Installing a topbox without a bracket on a Honda CBR (video)

Another crazy idea for touring.

This is a 30+ liter Kappa topbox I installed on a fuel-injected Honda CBR to aid me in my touring.

Now, I didn’t want to put a bracket wherein it would make my bike look like a hanger because of the high bracket.

Mind you, this project was done with functionality in mind so I know for a fact that it risked losing some of the beauty of the bike. Anyway, I plan on using this mostly on out-of-town trips for my Motorcycle tour of the Philippines.

Please watch the video for more info. ๐Ÿ˜‰

available in 480p. Comments are appreciated.

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– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of โ€“ Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures on his website or through his Facebook page at

Pictures ng mga Pasaway!!! – edition

If there’s one thing that ticks me off, it would be irresponsibe motorcyclists. These people put the disciplined ones in a bad light, up to the point wherein the general public stereotypes all riders as irresponsible, uneducated, and unsafe.

I will be constantly updating this entry as I get to capture more pictures…to let everyone know how NOT to ride a motorcycle.

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How to get to Cebu City on a motorbike

This article will help and guide you on how to reach Cebu City if you will be coming all the way from Manila.

It does sound very tedious (it actually is) but I will try to break it down as much as I could.

I will be including the distance you will be covering, as well as the travel time while boarding the RoRo (Roll on Roll off cargo ship).

I hope this helps the riders who would like to get to Cebu on a motorbike.

The Pinoy Rider in Cebu
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IR Club Race at Kart Trak Boomland

IntraClub & Pocketbikes, IR Club Races and IR Open Club Races.

Last May 12th, I attended the 3rd round of the IR Club Race Series as a spectator and I had a lot of fun watching the races.

Hopefully I could invite my readers here to check out the remaining races this season (schedule posted in the pictures) because I’m sure you’ll have as much fun as I did watching the exciting races.

The location was also accessible as it’s only at the end of Buendia. It was actually my first time to watch a race (seriously) so it was a treat for me. Special thanks to Mr. Al Camba of Inside Racing for being so accommodating.

Here are some pictures.

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Behind the Scenes: PTV-4’s BRM BRM TV feature on The Pinoy Rider

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Behind the Scenes. Very tiring but fun video shoot for The Pinoy Rider

I talked about a lot of things like touring the entire Philippines solo, my next destination(s), and my advice to motorcyclists, among others.

To be aired on May 26, 2013 at 8pm on PTV 4

Photos from the shoot inside. Just click the link below. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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BRM BRM TV (Byahe. Rider. Motorsiklo TV) on PTV-4

Today I covered the press launch of PTV 4’s newest TV show BRM – Byahe. Rider. Motorsiklo.

BRM not only stands for Byahe. Rider. Motorsiklo. but BRM BRM as in Broom Broom!

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Daranak Falls in Tanay, Rizal

For the past few years, Iโ€™ve wanted to go to Daranak Falls. Whenever I pass by Rizal en route to doing a Laguna loop, I always happen to pass by the narrow road leading there from the highway and I promised myself to go back the next time I was in the area. That plan never materialized, not until today.

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Inside Racing Magazine April issue – featuring the Yamaha SZ16

Find out what our resident experts have to say about Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc.’s latest offering – The SZ16. This will be the same bike I’ll be using this summer.

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of โ€“ Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures here or through his Facebook page at

Live Freeโ€ฆ

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of โ€“ Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures on his website or through his Facebook page at

Panagbenga 2013 – “Session Road in Bloom”

Experience Session Road at its busiest time of the year.

Showcasing different regional products on display, as well as thousands and thousands of people converging at Baguio City’s famous Session Road. This is “Session Road in Bloom.”

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Paranaque PNP shootout with a notorious Bikenapper

I’m posting this as a warning to everyone to please please take care and be vigilant.

This one’s just today in West Service Road in Paranaque, just before Sun Valley Subd (southbound)

The guy lying on the ground is a notorious bikenapper in Paranaque according to the policeman I talked to.

1 down.

Click on the link below for the pictures.

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Luzon – Visayas – Mindanao tour Day 1 route

Luzon – Visayas – Mindanao tour Day 1 route:

Manila to Batangas Port (106 kms – land); Batangas Port to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro (barge – 2 hours); Calapan to Danay Port, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro (148 kms – land); Roxas, Oriental Mindoro to Caticlan, Aklan (barge – 5 hours); Caticlan to Iloilo via Antique National Hi-Way (225.8 km)

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