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Offline pennisi.ada

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Motorcycles in the Philippines
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:52:30 PM »
Dear Sir/Madame,

As students of MIEX Master in International Management (University of Bologna) , my team and I are carrying out a Project Work to analyze the characteristics of the ASEAN Motorcycle Market.

The aim of our research is to determine how the market in the mentioned countries is segmented, and how this segmentation is going to change over a 10-year period, to draw a profile of customers of 2 wheel vehicles equal or over to 250 cc, in the AESEAN countries. Moreover, to determine when the customers switch from 250 cc motorbikes to equal or over 500 cc motorbikes. Furthermore, to research the development of racing activities in the proposed countries, both in off-road and on-road segments.
Consequently, as fundamental part of our research, we would like to interview a Representative of your Motorcycle riders through the questionnaire you find above.

We kindly ask you to return the completed questionnaire within a week upon receipt date of the email. Please remind that your contribution is essential for the completion of our project.

In case of any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact me at pennisi.ada@tiscali.it

Thanks for your collaboration.

Your Faithfully,
Ada Pennisi

Survey Link:
http://kwiksurveys.com?u=MotorcycleInAESEAN

Offline Gray Wolf

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 10:59:29 PM »
Dear Ada,

That\'s not how our Forum works.  If you wish to ask specific questons, and receive specific answers, then post your questions here for all to see.  That way when answers are given we are all privy to the information.

This is a privately owned Forum with very strict posting guidelines.  Perhaps you should first read our rules before proceeding.

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 11:54:06 PM »
As an aside to the question posed: in the Philippines isn\'t there some compelling reason why most people ride fairly low powered bikes, generally under 200cc? Is it a tax reason or import restrictions? Whatever it is I guess it renders this type of questionnaire fairly useless for this country.

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 12:03:30 AM »
As an aside to the question posed: in the Philippines isn\'t there some compelling reason why most people ride fairly low powered bikes, generally under 200cc? Is it a tax reason or import restrictions? Whatever it is I guess it renders this type of questionnaire fairly useless for this country.

Paul

A good guess Paul would be pure economics. The purchase cost of low end/lower powered bikes combined with fuel efficiency just makes sense in a developing nation. Otherwise you would see more power in many more tricycle and motorela applications for hauling and weight considerations. Philippinos will get by with as little as they can to make things work.  ;D ;D ;D 8)

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 03:30:02 PM »
PaulGee

Simply a matter of affordability, the average worker here earns about 3,000 to 5,000 peso/month (5,000 peso US$ around $115) so they simply can\'t afford it.  The people here that own their own private vehicle are financially much better off.

Strange they find the money to modify the exhaust of the small bikes to make them sound like a much bigger bike.

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 08:46:56 PM »
Its a bit like teenagers here in the US, Brett. I remember my mother telling me that when she was a teenager, some would drill a hole in their mufflers and put a penny inside to make it \"pop\". Now we have mufflers that I call \"killme\'s\" because they are so loud it makes you want to pull the teenager from his car and kill him.

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 05:58:31 AM »
To All:

It appears that Ms Pennisi was merely interested in getting people to fill out her off-Forum survey.  She also posted the same info on the LinP3 group, but has shown little interest in answering my question to her here or there.

If any of you wish to continue posting about motorcycles, please continue.  But don\'t expect any response from the OP.

Thanks!   :)
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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 08:22:58 AM »
To All:

It appears that Ms Pennisi was merely interested in getting people to fill out her off-Forum survey.  She also posted the same info on the LinP3 group, but has shown little interest in answering my question to her here or there.

If any of you wish to continue posting about motorcycles, please continue.  But don\'t expect any response from the OP.

Thanks!   :)
Don\'t you just hate that?

Thank you...God Bless...
Bro Steve & Sis Myrlita
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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 10:01:36 AM »
Don\'t you just hate that?

Yep, I do!   ;D
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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 01:20:41 PM »
So, whats the price of a Harley in the RP?  ;)  No rice burners for me. lol

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 11:46:17 PM »
So, whats the price of a Harley in the RP?  ;)  No rice burners for me. lol


Same prices as in the US, unfortunately.  I know of no Harley-Davidson dealers, per se, but there are a few places and people who sell gently used Harleys.  Here are a few that will keep you busy (and drooling) for a while:

http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/classifieds+directory/q/harley+davidson+for+sale

http://www.motorcyclephilippines.com/classifieds/g7-harley-davidson.html

http://www.ayosdito.ph/Philippines/Motorcycles-1040/harley%20davidson-for-sale

http://www.olx.com.ph/q/harley/c-379

http://ph.88db.com/q-HARLEY+DAVIDSON+BIG+BIKE+FOR+SALE/1/

http://harleydavidsonphilippines.com/2.html

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 04:40:57 PM »
Now I know the price on bikes has gone up since the last one I bought, what most Harley riders refer to as a rice burner, back in \'78 new for $1,800.00.  It makes me wonder though how quick the guy figures he will sell that one in the first link for 4m pesos.
Whatever floats your boat.

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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 08:46:41 PM »
Harley dealer is in Makati, I think.  I like my air conditioning too much and they won\'t let anything on the expressway with less than 400cc.


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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 01:52:20 AM »
Now I know the price on bikes has gone up since the last one I bought, what most Harley riders refer to as a rice burner, back in \'78 new for $1,800.00.  It makes me wonder though how quick the guy figures he will sell that one in the first link for 4m pesos.

Wow!  Yeah, I see that one!  Maybe he meant $9,400 and not $94,000.  I\'d offer him about $5000 for it, but it\'s not my style.  Momma and I like big cruisers, like the Heritage Softtail.   ;) 
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Re: Motorcycles in the Philippines
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 05:01:50 AM »
Yeah, more than likely he must have wound up with one zero too many.  I haven\'t ridden since about \'87.  I was never stopped by FHP (Florida troopers) the whole time I have been here except twice back then by the same trooper in the same spot 6 days apart.  Nailed me for loud mufflers which they were stock and nothing was wrong with them.  Wasn\'t about to go out and spend 250 bucks a piece for new stock mufflers so I parked it.  Then got rid of it a year later. 

Been thinking about maybe getting another one.  Of course, if I do, it won\'t be initially when I am in Paranaque.  If I can get out in the province within time I probably will.  I think during within the first year of the city, I should be able to talk my way out from under the wing of my head of security so that I will be able to tool around with it if I do get to some where that i can ride it.
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