Hello From The Philippines
I am an expat living in the Philippines. I have been riding mostly big bore motorcycles in the U.S. When I moved to the Philippines, I realized that not only are Big Bore Bikes at least 30% Overpriced but they are not really practical for the types of roads in this country. By the way anything over 150cc is considered a Big Bike here..LOL. Most of the population really loves their scooters as their main mode of transportation. Yes, You can see a family of five riding on a scooter with bald tires and chugging blue or black smoke while carrying groceries.
While living here the last two years I have been looking for a motorcycle (not dirt bike or scooter) that would suit me and the environment that I ride in. I have rented (for $40USD/day) Kawasaki Vulcan S 650, HD 1200 Sporster, Honda Rebels and finally the Kawa X300.
Needless to say, When I rode the X300 on and off road, I knew this would be the perfect motorcycle for me here. I just purchased my new X300 two days ago and I have already put 105km on it.
I am hoping to have many good years riding the Kawa X300 in the Philippines.