Jason Abalos explains fascination with motorbikes

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Jason Abalos on what he loves about riding motorbikes: "Iba kasi yung pakiramdam na tinatamaan ka ng hangin sa mukha or sa katawan mo kapag nagmamaneho ka ng motor, e."


Jason Abalos enjoys riding his motorcycles when he's not busy with his showbiz commitments.

The 33-year-old actor has been fond of motorcycles ever since he was a teen.

He told PEP.h (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview, "Bata pa lang ako... Natigil lang nung high school ako kasi naaksidente ako nung nagmomotor ako."

But what sparked his interest for motorbikes?

The GMA-7 star said, "Masarap kasi... alam mo yung pagmo-motor, hindi naiintindihan nung mga hindi sumasakay.

"Iba kasi yung pakiramdam na tinatamaan ka ng hangin sa mukha or sa katawan mo kapag nagmamaneho ka ng motor, e.

"Kumbaga, pag nasa kotse ka, yung hangin mo dun, same lang, di ba?

"Pero kung motor ka, yung view, parang andun ka talaga e, yung hangin nafi-feel mo siya."

Jason talked about his passion with PEP.ph at the launch of Sperry CVO Sneakers 1935 last September 27, Thursday, in STKD Zeppelin, Brixton St., Pasig City.

MOTORBIKE COLLECTION

Jason currently has five motorbikes parked in his garage.

He owns two YZ250F Motocross Motorbike and a WR250F Cross Country Motobike. Both models are from Yamaha.

According to its official website, these units come with a starting price tag of $8,099 or around PHP438,953.

He also owns a Vespac Scooter, which he usually uses when doing errands.

A Vespa scotter has a starting price of PHP125,000.

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The last one is a Yamaha XSR900, which had an introductory price of PHP579,000 in 2016, according to Topgear Philippines.

According to Jason, he started buying motorbikes in 2015.

"Nung medyo nag-aartista na, puwede nang bumili, so bumili ako ng dirt bike.

"Siguro mga three years ago, sa motocross."

When asked about the factors he considers when buying a motorbikes, he said, "Ako kasi mas Japanese ako, e.

"Malakas ang tiwala ko sa Japanese brand, kumbaga pag gawang Japanese, mapagkakatiwalaan.

"Andiyan yung styling, yung power ng motor."

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BETTER DRIVER

When he bought his first motorbike, his hometown became his first destination.

"Nung una akong nakabili ng big bike, umuwi agad ako ng Nueva Ecija. Nabigla ako, ang sakit sa katawan."

While the Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko star has always enjoyed the adrenaline rush from riding his dirt bikes, he also warned it can sometimes be dangerous.

When asked if he's worried about accidents, he said, "Hindi naman. Actually ngayon madalas yung aksidente ko pero minor lang."

Jason's girlfriend, Vicki Rushton, however, admitted getting nervous every time Jason would get on his bike.

She told PEP.ph, "Nung una, kaya nade-delay yung pagbili niya ng motor kasi takot ako kaya hindi siya bumibili.

"Pero nung ano na, naaksidente na siya...lagi siyang naaksidente, so ako naman, lagi kong bilin sa kanya na ingat lang.

"Minsan, siya nag-iingat pero yung sa paligid niya hindi mo mahuhulaan yung mga ano, e."

Nonetheless, Jason said the minor mishaps have helped him become a careful and better driver.

He explained, "Defensive driving na parang kailangan lagi kang alerto.

"Kailangan ang mata mo at isip mo nasa pagmamaneho lang.

"Kahit naman saan, e, kailangan dapat kalkulado mo yung mga tao sa paligid mo, lahat ng bagay sa paligid mo.

"Pero siyempre, pag talagang aksidente, aksidente e. Para maging ready ka, bago mag-ride, dasal."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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