In an effort to put Philippine-made motorcycles on the global map, Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) will begin exporting the recently-launched all-new Honda XRM125 to New Zealand starting April 2021.
HPI will start exporting the Honda XRM125 to New Zealand due to it being suited for on and off-road usage to cater to the needs of the country’s dairy and livestock industry workers.
“We see the exportation of these motorcycle units as the perfect opportunity to put Philippine-made motorcycles on the map since we can also consider ourselves as a motorcycle-riding country. It can also help the economy recover as we hope this opportunity can provide and sustain jobs in the manufacturing industry in the future,” HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi said.
The Honda XRM125 is a unique Honda motorcycle model made exclusively in the Philippines whose demand has also risen outside the country. Since its production in December 2001, the total production volume has reached over 1.83 million units.
The Honda XRM125 can help New Zealand’s agriculture industry workers with its 125cc PGM-Fi engine with under-cowl for added protection. Along with its handlebars, knuckle guard, and front fender, it is perfect for off-road use and longer rides with its 3.9L tank capacity and 65.4km/L fuel consumption, based on World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC). It also has other features that can help industry workers with their transportation needs in their profession, like its spacious utility-box, pillion step, muffler, Sporty CRF-inspired headlight, and equipped with digital meter panel.
Its riders also get to ride in style with its techno sport-inspired decals and color variations of Ceramic Gray, Dark Green, Fighting Red, and Aura Blue. Filipinos interested in the unit can find it in all Honda dealerships in the Philippines with a retail price ranging from P67,900 to P73,600.