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Philippines: Testimony Of Motorcycle Maker’s Quality

13
December
2012
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Travel Cargo
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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When I see these frequent photos of several people (usually more than 5) riding on the same motorcycle, I can't but help wonder: a) how dangerous it is and b) how incredibly well built the motorcycle is to withstand this kind of punishment.

Have you considered how your motorcycle, be it a Ducati, BMW, KTM or Triumph would hold up with 7 people riding on it for miles of bad roads?

And how many tires do you know that can take that kind of weight?

Philippines Crowded motorcycle
© REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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A family rides on a motorcycle after receiving a carton of relief supplies at the coastal town of Banganga that was devastated by last Tuesday's Typhoon Bopha in Davao Oriental in southern Philippines December 11, 2012. Typhoon Bopha killed 647 people and caused crop damage worth 8.5 billion pesos ($210 million). the most intense storm to hit the Philippines this year wiped out about 90 percent of three coastal towns in Davao Oriental province and buried an entire town in neighboring Compostela Valley province under mud. REUTERS/Erik De Castro


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