When he isn’t shooting hoops or a TV drama, Xian Lim is busy pursuing his passion for motorcycles. And just like with anything he does, the actor-basketball player conducts himself well on the track.
Riding coach Sam Tamayo can attest to this. The LTO-accredited instructor from Mx Messiah Fairgrounds (MMF) Academy only has good words for Lim, who, despite being a “beginner” in terms of riding skill, is “very professional and eager to learn.”
Tamayo told Top Bikes Philippines, “(Xian is) always on time, (he) even arrives earlier before the training schedule.”
According to the professional racer-turned-coach, Lim actually enrolled four years ago, but his basic riding lessons were cut short due to work commitments. Last November, the student returned to training once a week.
“We trained yesterday—some night riding and riding on wet surfaces,” Tamayo shared.
Lim recalled in one of Coach Tamayo’s vlogs: “Parang ang mga pinag-aaralan pa natin nun is clutch lang talaga eh no. Yung kagat ng clutch, basically that’s it. Ta’s going around in circles, figure eights, yun lang talaga. Tumagal din naman ako dito...12 and up sessions. I got to learn.”
The Fil-Am revealed that undergoing training also proved useful in his acting career when he was faced with a role that required him to ride a motorcycle.
“Had I not taken that, kamot ulo,” he said.
Watch Tamayo help Lim prepare before the latter applied for a license with Restriction Code 1: