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Underbone tuner is a free online magazine for Underbones, Scooters, Backbones and occasionally we might squeeze in a big bike or two . We have been covering small motorcycles modifying culture for over 8 years already and still counting. We have the latest updates/news on motorcycle racing events from all over the country such as circuit, motocross, flat track, endurance, trail and supermoto. We cover motorshows from all over the country. We cover the latest bike launches and the latest trends in bike modifying culture.

But at the core of Underbone Tuner is the bike modifying / customizing culture. We scour the country for the best motorcycle builders/modifiers. We feature the owners of these amazing bikes and the talented teams and individuals behind these bikes. We give you the story behind those builds and hopefully we inspire others to keep this fascinating culture alive.

This website is dedicated to all motorcycle enthusiasts, this our life, this is our passion, this is who we are. We may be riding different bikes but we share the same fascination and love for motorcycles. We are all brothers in two wheels.

Monday, July 3, 2017

JDM Sports Car Inspired Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi from Cebu City

By: Arnel B. Santos-Ynigo

For this week we are featuring a JDM Sports Car inspired Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi. The bike is owned by Louie Abueva a Software Engineer and also a part-time seller of motorcycle accessories based in Cebu. Louie wanted to make the bike "simple but unique" so he opted to take inspiration from JDM sports cars.  He admired the simple and sleek colors which are not too loud nor too obscure, that you would fail to notice.  He wanted it to be easy on the eyes so he opted to use a cyan and black combo. Reminiscent to the two tone Japanese Sports Cars that you would find during "Hot Imports Night" or in "SEMA Auto shows".

Louie shared his journey in modifying bikes and how he got started with this hobby. "It all started when I was in college. I didn't know much about motorcycles then, but because of my club, Carolinian Bike Riders - CBR (first university motorcycle club), I learned a lot about different things like loading and accessorizing. That was what the club was about - sharing ideas, brotherhood and camaraderie. I was the former President of Carolinian Bike Riders (CBR), co-founder of  Bosconian Riders Club (BRC), co-Founder of Josenian Riders Club (JRC), co-founder/Organizer of United University Riders Club (UURC) and one of the admins of Club Sniper MX150i Cebu (CSMC). I love exploring new places, going on rides and adventures. From then on I have been actively modifying my bikes. My first bike was an XRM110, which I still have. The second one was an MX135, followed by a Scoopy and Raider 150; and finally, the Sniper MX150i."

Going into the bike it sports a varied array of Thai and Malaysian parts and accessories.
All of which amalgamate seamlessly with the overall theme. Louie made sure that all
the parts he put in would integrate well with the overall look or concept of the bike.
"What satisfies me the most with this hobby is finding the right accessory to match the entire concept. When modifying my ride, I make sure to stick to the theme, which makes it both challenging and satisfying." Louie added. Louie wanted to use rims for the bike but there are no ready-made kits for the Yamaha Sniper 150MXi so he sought the help of Micheals Moto shop for the conversion of the rim set, they used X1R front and rear hubs, Comstar Rims and Osaki spokes. For the sleek paint job he tapped the expertise of Kevin Dunn James Palao, the owner of Madz Creation. For the bikes aesthetics Louie used Option1 side mirrors, Racing Boy Handgrips, Bar ends, and rear set. He also upgraded the front suspension to BAD Front shock assembly. Louie also used Boushi Swing arm V2 aside from that he also had the rear fender custom made. For the electrical mods
he opted to use Mody5 rear signal lights which compliments the minimalist look of the bike.
"It was really challenging to find the parts that I wanted in Cebu so majority of the parts
had to be shipped from Manila." Louie also added.



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