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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.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Zoomer X Chromium the Stretched-out Hyper Show Scoot from Cebu City

By: Arnel B. Santos-Ynigo

For this week we are featuring a Modified Honda Zoomer that has been shaking-up the bike show scene in Cebu city. The bike is owned by Mr. Rockstell Alerta a freelance architect based in Cebu City. The scoot sports a metallic green finish accentuated with chromed parts and accessories. "I wanted a fully-functioning futuristic motorcycle and I also wanted it to be easy to clean and maintain so I went with a chrome and metallic green finish combination. It looks attractive and dynamic but more importantly it has a durable and long lasting finish." Rockstell added.

The scoot started out as a his gift to his father but the Zoomer did not suit him as it was only used as a tool carrier since his father is into construction. So he got the scoot back and bought another bike for his dad. Rockstell then joined the Zoomer X Club Cebu wherein he got the inspiration to modify his Scoot into something special. "Zoomer x Club Cebu is the team behind my bike. It is headed by Smarkies Anthony Moreno as my adviser/consultant and to all team members as my inspiration. Even though we're few, but I learned a lot from them because they're not only badass riders but also professionals.  Paul of Paulworks Moto X Mode helped build my bike. He does the overall set-up from installation of parts/accessories to lighting." Rockstell also added.

Modifying the scoot did not come easy, Rockstell shares his unforgettable experiences
in building the scoot. "The most unforgettable experience I’ve had during building my bike is when I reach Thailand to buy some of my bike accessories. I cannot imagine the struggle me and my partner had to endure just to get to stores like Panomracing, Xspeed land, and neighboring markets. We've walked 3km, we got lost, nowhere to ask, rode habal2x, we used cellphone as GPS only and most people don’t understand you even if you're speaking English. But it's the most memorable, tiresome yet fun experience we had and it's all worth it. Although we can buy those parts/accessories through local suppliers, but it's a different feeling when you yourself does the shopping."

Going into the scoot it sports a chrome and metallic green paint color scheme which dictates the overall futuristic look of the scoot. One of the key features of the scoot would be the super wide mag wheels, it uses STI 12x7 US mag wheels. Another is the custom made chrome crash bars. To boost the performance he also had a custom made air filter shaped like a secondary exhaust pipe. It looks like the cool futuristic motorcycles used in “Final Fantasy” movie. It is machined from stainless steel and it was custom built for this scoot. To get that stretched-out look the team utilized a custom built 14" swing arm extension by JKL. What truly sets this scoot apart is the custom fabricated exhaust system. It uses a Kawasaki Z1000 muffler with custom made stainless steel exhaust manifold to integrate it seamlessly into the scoot.  "I would say this bike is a "head turner".  People who see it would really appreciate it and I can hear them under my helmet. Bikers asking questions on stop light. Some giving me a thumbs up. Some foreign people asked if it’s for sale especially when displayed it on motor show events. And the best thing is that even police and highway patrol guard loves it. It’s the advantages of having a zoomer x. The only disadvantage is that I can’t just park it anywhere, I have to be careful when choosing a parking spot as it also attracts thieves and vandals." Rockstell added during the interview when asked about the positive attention that the scoot attracts.



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