Fans of iconic British mobility brands like Mini Cooper, Land Rover, Bentley, and Aston Martin have more reason to rejoice as yet another historic UK brand, MUTT Motorcycles, is set to open its flagship store, less than a year and a half after the brand’s launch in November 2021.
MUTT Motorcycles, a Birmingham, UK-based custom vintage motorcycle specialist is welcoming British (and even non-British) motorbike enthusiasts with the opening of their flagship showroom located along Katipunan Avenue in White Plains, Quezon City on April 15.
With the explosive growth of motorcycles in the country, MUTT Motorcycles Philippines brings a new and unique genre—the small-displacement retro-look British custom bike—to motorcycle-crazy Filipinos.
“We’re both excited and proud to welcome British bike lovers to the flagship MUTT Motorcycles showroom here in White Plains—a very strategic location that’s very accessible to much of the metropolis,” said Erroll Duenas, President of MUTT Motorcycles Philippines.
The flagship store, located at WPL Building, Katipunan Ave., White Plains, QC., occupies 130 sqm, boasts MUTT’s industrial design, can accommodate 8-10 motorbikes, and offers MUTT merchandise. It also has a fully enclosed service bay.
The MUTT models that will be showcased at the flagship White Plains showroom are the Fat Sabbath, Hilts, Mastiff, GT-SS, Razorback, Akita and FSR. Upcoming MUTT models include the GT-SR, Mushman, and RS13. They come in various colorways with prices that start at P185,000. As part of MUTT’s 10th year anniversary, all current models will be offered with big discounts for the opening of their flagship store.
UK-born and bred
Mutt Motorcycles was founded in Birmingham, U.K. by Benny Thomas, one of the most respected personalities in the British custom bike scene. Thomas specialized in designing, sourcing and customizing high-end motorcycles for Harley Davidson and even Porsche. In 2013, he and his business partner, Will Rigg, spotted a gap in the motorcycle market for small-engine but equally stylish, vintage-looking custom bikes.
“Birmingham is the true birthplace of the British motorcycle industry. MUTT Motorcycles are crafted in the same tradition with how OG custom bikes were built in England decades ago. We’re thrilled that Filipino enthusiasts can now experience true British retro-style motorbikes right here in our country. No other brand has that bespoke approach now,” declared MUTT Motorcycles Philippines General Manager Jon Mendiola.
The MUTT Motorcycles philosophy
With the complexity and high cost of high-end, vintage motorcycles, the custom bike scene can seem quite unattainable to most riders. MUTT Motorcycles changed that. MUTT started applying that same build quality and style to small-displacement bikes. They took small-cc motorcycles to the next level, and MUTT’s approach meant building them a little differently, with incredible attention to detail.
The whole ethos behind MUTT is to create a bike that’s easy to ride and maintain, affordable to buy and run, while giving riders the same feel and sound of a classically styled custom machine.
MUTT Motorcycles employs the latest materials and technologies: Delphi fuel injection, TIG-welded stainless steel, rear gas shocks, aluminum low-rise bars, CNC-machined fork caps and head stem nut, Alcantara seat upholstery, aluminum rider and pillion pegs, exhaust heat shield, and even ABS and bullet-style LED signal lights on aluminum stalks.
MUTT designers knew they could be accessible and still deliver a classic style with strength and a true custom vibe, but on a leaner machine—a bike that would be easy to handle, quick to respond, and adaptable to any riding condition.
MUTT Motorcycles Philippines’ objective is to make MUTT and custom motorcycling as accessible and affordable as possible without compromising quality or style. By focusing attention on the strength of the build, and stripping away unnecessary frills, MUTT has managed to create super-cool, reliable, small-displacement motorcycles at a level you can just jump on and get going.
British retro style, Japanese reliability
To do this, MUTT Motorcycles developed and sourced parts with manufacturers throughout Asia. MUTT needed a robust, reliable starting point for their customs, so acquired a version of the bulletproof Suzuki GN motor, an engine renowned for its power and longevity. The base chassis and drivetrain are produced to MUTT’s meticulous specification and design and are constructed using bespoke parts to create a classic British custom look.
MUTT motorcycles come with 125cc and 250cc 4-stroke Suzuki engines, which deliver superior everyday performance than the vast majority of non-big bike motorcycles on the road.
MUTT’s main showroom is at 728 A. Bonifacio Ave., Balintawak, QC. The other dealerships are in Club Makina in Pop Up Katipunan, Bauang La Union, Gen. Santos City, and San Fernando Pampanga, with more dealerships set to open in major cities nationwide. Get to know more about the stylish new MUTT Motorcycles by following MuttMotorcyclesPhilippines on Facebook and muttmotorcycles.ph on Instagram, or visit their website at muttmotorcycles.com.ph.