Date posted on December 23, 2019
Nicely and cleanly built, the entry of Emer John Cantero was the big winner in the 3rd InsideRACING Mindanao Bikefest Custom Bike Show competition which took place at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro.
The bike show was indeed an attraction at the two-day event held on September 28 and 29. A good number of remarkable modified bikes from different areas in Mindanao were seen and appreciated by the crowd that weekend. In the end, it was the “Skull King a.k.a. Silverboy” Yamaha Sniper of Emer John Cantero from Valencia, Bukidnon which excelled as it won the Overall Best in Show, Best Underbone and Best Sticker/Wrap awards as well as the 2nd place in Best Presentation. The bike is a deserving winner and the judges were impressed by its clean finish and superb build.
For Emer, the 3rd InsideRACING Mindanao Bikefest Custom Bike Show competition was amazing and the experience was unforgettable and really fun especially seeing other bikes and meeting new friends during the show. “The best thing that happened in my life is when I got the Overall Best in Show award at the InsideRACING Custom Bike Show in CDO. It’s what I’ve always wanted,” he said.
“First of all I want to thank God for giving this blessing, the people around me who supported me and believed in me since I started joining motor shows and the haters who made me more pursue my goal & made me who I am now as champion. Of course thank you to my family, my parents, cousins and friends specially Jalon Libradilla “Jhang2xWerkz” my very intelligent and creative mechanic, my future wife Jannelle Ann Matlock, my mother Meriam Concepcion Cantero, Allan Pete Magat, H2O Graphics Philippines Family, Joy Tejada Robillos (Wheel Alignment), JROY WERKS, SILVERBOY Motor Parts & Accessories Trading and my TEAM SILVERBOY,” shared Emer.
It was 2016 when Emer started bike modification and he was influenced by his friend Ralph Ricablanca. Every time Emer sees a motor show competition, he really wants to join. He then searched for photos of motorcycles that were modified and started building his own show bike. The first motor show Emer joined was in Cagayan de Oro city and he was surprised when he got a 1st place award immediately. Next competitions were in Yamaha branches in his place and he also got the Overall Best of Show recognition. Emer then started travelling and joining motor shows in other places such as El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro and Quezon, Maramag, Don Carlos and Malaybalay City all in Bukidnon. He won numerous awards in different motor shows through the years. Emer owns SILVERBOY Motor Parts and Accessories Trading.
“As a motorcycle lover, every time I modify my bike, I feel so relieved and satisfied even though it’s expensive sometimes. I’m doing it not because for the sake of being famous, but to inspire people and promote my motorcycle shop at the same time. I get to know more good friends that have the same passion as mine and we share ideas to be better. The most important thing is I’m happy and proud to show my passion and inspire people in my own unique way,” expressed Emer.
“The most challenging and memorable experiences that I will never forget in motor shows are the nervousness, thrill and excitement every time I join – not knowing if I will win or not and of course the hard work paid off every time I win competitions,” he added.
Emer plans to continue inspiring more people and share his passion to others. For his fellow bike modifiers and enthu-siasts, Emer has this message, “Never ever give up. Each one of us is a champion in our own unique way. Never stop inspiring people. Show them how proud you are of your bike. Believe in yourself and always put God first every time you modify and your hard work will pay off. God bless and peace to all modifiers and motorcycle enthusiasts. One goal, one dream and inspire.”
“Never ever give up. Each one of us is a champion in our own unique way. Never stop inspiring people. Show them how proud you are of your bike. Believe in yourself and always put God first every time you modify and your hard work will pay off.” – Emer John Cantero
Modifications: Yamaha SNIPER
- Customized Yamaha X1R handlebar
- RCB S2 hydraulic lever
- Fuel pressure regulator
- Digital speedometer
- Customized flame bar end side mirror
- Customized/converted Mio Soul i panel
- 5-inch HID headlight projector
- 2.5 side headlight moving projectors
- Chrome paint winglet
- Front chrome dual tire hubless rims
- Rear 4 tires dual hub machined rim set
- Customized/converted BMW OEM swingarm
- Customized fiberglass seat with speaker
- Transparent chromed crankcase
- 6 springs hyper clutch with gold bolts
- R15 customized/converted belly pan
- Customized steering damper
- Customized KTM-inspired side grill
- Chrome paint with hydrographics skull cover
- Customized 3-hole TOCE pipe
- Berserker Predator helmet
- Hydrographics carbon fiber inner cover
- 2 pieces 4 piston Brembo front Calipers
- Dual front shock tube type
- Mody5 rear shock with canister
- RCB transparent glass brake fluid tank
- Chrome converted R150 single shifter
- Chrome fuel tank
- Chrome side grill
- Customized engraved chrome covers
by Reycel Tiamzon
*This article was published in InsideRACING’s Volume 17 Number 9 2019 issue.