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Motorcycles and tricycles

 

There is a growing number of individuals who can afford a nice motorcycle just for  the daily trip between their work-address and their home- address (or just for pleasure in the weekend). Still, it's only a very small number of individuals who can afford such a vehicle just for private use. Most motorcycles in the Philippines are used for serving as a kind of taxi. Most known names for these means for transportation: Tricycles and motor-taxi's.   Both can be seen in many different forms and length. 

 

Tricycles

 

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What: motorcycles with a sidecar (passenger-cabin) on a third wheel attached 

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Where: everywhere, especially on smaller roads for short distances, often on roads where jeepneys or busses  are not supposed to operate

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The engines of the tricycles range from 50cc  up to about 125cc 

 

          Pictures left and right: © Scott Williams

Picture in the middle:  © the Freedom Riders

 

Motorcycle-taxis

 

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What: motorcycles with extended seats and extra shock absorbers added at the rear.

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Where: common outside the city, especially good on farm-roads where car-taxis really don't like to go.

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The passengers: four  to five on a motorbike (with their luggage)

 

Pictures: © The Freedom Riders MC of the Philippines 

 

Means of transportation

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