Motorcycles are more popular than cars in the Philippines, outselling them by more than four to one. They first became popular there in the 1990s. Photo: Cyrian Agujo Motorcycles are more popular than cars in the Philippines, outselling them by more than four to one. They first became popular there in the 1990s. Photo: Cyrian Agujo
Motorcycles are more popular than cars in the Philippines, outselling them by more than four to one. They first became popular there in the 1990s. Photo: Cyrian Agujo

How the Philippines fell in love with motorcycles, and why two wheels are better than four on its roads

  • Motorcycles didn’t become popular in the Philippines until the 1990s, but today there are more than 18 million bikers
  • The introduction of Japanese bikes in the early 2000s spearheaded the two-wheeled revolution

Topic |   Transport and logistics
Motorcycles are more popular than cars in the Philippines, outselling them by more than four to one. They first became popular there in the 1990s. Photo: Cyrian Agujo Motorcycles are more popular than cars in the Philippines, outselling them by more than four to one. They first became popular there in the 1990s. Photo: Cyrian Agujo
Motorcycles are more popular than cars in the Philippines, outselling them by more than four to one. They first became popular there in the 1990s. Photo: Cyrian Agujo
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