My Motokhana Experience

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Out of the norm and the boredom from my daily routine. I found myself one morning lining-up at the registration for the MotoKhana at SM Fairview. Together with my racing partner Dek, we filled-up the forms and pray that we made a good decision in joining this kinda extreme sport hehe.

MotoKhana – Its where motorcycle riders, traverse the course (made of distributed pylons) at the fastest possible time with little or no errors. Like if their foot touches the ground, or if they hit or knock down any of the scattered pylons.

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What I like about this sport is your not required to own a souped-up bike to join, just bring any motorcycle that you think can handle the tracks. Just like what most aficionado’s of Motokhana always says “Its a motorcycle rider skills challenge – where the rider wins the event and not the bike” In my case I brought Miah, my ever dependable all-stock Yamaha Mio scooter.

It was an exhilarating day for everyone as we (participant) got the chance to enhanced our skills – balance, maneuvering, agility, leaning, discipline and even our memory’s got fine-tune  (memorizing the uber-technical and maze like course or suffer a DNF status if you go the wrong way hehe) . I really had a hard time (not a hard-on) on the multi-8 or snakepit. I almost spill during the practice session haha!

Me and Dek have so much fun that day! Even though we’re totally burnout after all the activity! Thank God we don’t crash, but we absolutely got a crush on the two lovely ladies of Castrol hehe.

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The overall results weren’t so bad! Dek was in 8th place and I was at 11th, out of 17 entries, in the scooter category. For a first timer like us, it’s already rewarding. I say we might do it again next time. Hopefully, they separate us from the much skilled riders. 😀

Im gonna try Motokhana

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I have blogged about this Motokhana thing in the past. But I haven’t seen or been to any Motokhana events ever since. Not until now, when I’ve heard that the NRA would host one near my turf, at the SM Fairview.

This would be a perfect photo ops for me, to practice more of my panning shots. But on the other hand, what if I join the Motokhana instead haha! That would be a better idea, since their entry fee is quite tempting hehe.

Novice Class entry fee is now only Php 300 and Expert Class is just Php 500!

But wait!  There’s more!

Remember, that when you buy one (1) bottle of Castrol Activ, and you show us an official receipt thirty (30) days before the event, we take off Php 200 off your entry fees?  Yes!!! You do the math, and now everyone can join and have a blast!

Sakto! Kase I’m about to change oil my Yamaha Mio scooter. All I have to do now is buy a one Castrol Activ, and present the reciept to them hehe!

I’m so excited! and I just can’t hide it! I hope I got the guts and the skills to win!!! There’s only one problem! I’m not good, 🙁 because I’m the BEST!!! WAHOOOOOOO!!! (i’m not optimistic too haha!)

So, let’s all have fun on September 12, 2010 at SM City Fairview and don’t let this wonderful opportunity pass you by!  Join the MOTOKHANA and proudly say “I’ve got the skills!” (and I’m goood…”)

One more thing. Since I would be playing. Who would take pictures of me?

raredog and motokhana

Hindi naman ako ganun ka-atat. Check ko lang yung venue para bukas hehe! 😀

Source: motorcyclephilippines.com

NRA introduce MOTOKHANA

MOTOKHANA

Hooray! Another big event on the motorcycle world is about to happen this August. As the National Racing Association (NRA) is proud to introduce MOTOKHANA here in the country.

So what exactly is MOTOKHANA?

Its a multi-category, rider skills challenge wherein a competitor’s objective is to ride through a pre-designed course in the shortest time, and with as little error as possible.

So If you believe you’re a good a rider as you think you are, then MOTOKHANA is the event for you.

This latest activity from the National Racing Association (NRA) is set to make its debut on August 15, 2009 at the Liberty Center on Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City.

Here are the Competition Classes:

1. Solo (Scooter)
2. Solo (Underbone)
3. Solo (Small Bike)
4. Team

Entry fee is Php1,000 only.

For more details simply logon at Motorcyclephilippines.com or call the National Racing Association at tel. no. 725 3949, mobile no. (0917) 820 2391.

What’s great about it is that any rider can join, as long as he or she has a license to ride (Restriction 1) and has a currently registered motorcycle. And lastly, of course you definitely have the guts and the skills to nail it! Hmmm…C’yah there!!!

UPDATES: As of 14 August 2009

Due to unforeseen events, the maiden staging of the MOTOKHANA, scheduled on August 15, 2009, at the Liberty Center in Mandaluyong City, has been postponed to September 19, 2009.