Habal-habal and other distinctive Mindanao tricycles are highly modified two-wheeled single motorcycles that serve as the uncontested last-mile land transportation vehicles. These two-wheeled vehicles often travel over Mindanao’s lengthy, sometimes narrow roads and steeper, harsher terrain. It can also transport at least six persons, as well as baggage ranging from veggies and groceries to animals such as chicken that has yet to be included, till there is enough capacity. We had no idea that as the spotlight for progress and growth began to shine on Mindanao, Mindanaoans began to realize that they, too, needed to step up their ride, too. Mindanao is now the powerhouse for sixty percent of the Philippines’ sixty thousand Bajaj three-wheeler population.
The Bajaj RE was the first three-wheeler popular among Mindanaoans, and it is currently ideal for usage as a pampasada. Later, business models such as the Bajaj Maxima Z “Multi-purpose Partner in Business” and the Bajaj Maxima Cargo “Delivering Powerful Solutions,” both with a more powerful 236.2 CC DTS-I engine, heavy duty CV Shaft that can carry heavy loads through difficult terrain, and dual front fork suspension to continuously absorb shock and harsh motions, were introduced and accepted. Because of their symmetrical layout, strong engines, and world-class engineering, these Bajaj Three-wheeler models have become modern emblems of Mindanao’s last-mile land transport.
Aside from this, the large cabins of Bajaj Three-wheelers can easily carry a variety of cargo, with carrying capacities ranging from 310kg to 520kg. Personal or commercial use? Customize to your liking at a fair price of Php 182,888 – Php 194,888 (Bajaj RE) and Php 208,888 – Php 221,888 (Bajaj RE) (Bajaj Maxima Series). They are all gasoline-powered with fuel injection systems, making them environmentally and financially friendly, friendliness combined with worry-free aftersales parts and service.
On October 29 and 30, Bajaj collaborated with the National Federation of Transportation Cooperatives (NFTC) to host the 1st Mindanao Transport Cooperative Congress in General Santos City, with discussions on transportation modernisation in the face of this new normal.