- THE ROYAL ARRIVAL: NEW SUZUKI BIG BIKES 2017 LAUNCH
Suzuki’s newest Big Bikes finally set foot in the Philippines in a royal arrival and are now ready to conquer the country with their powerful engine, outstanding performance and great handling that will defy your adventure whether it may be on the racetrack, the streets or the best destinations you can imagine. Five highly anticipated Suzuki Big Bikes were unveiled during the launch led by the King of Sportbikes which had been dubbed as the best GSX-R ever made – GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000; the handsome and naked bike SV650A, the apex predator GSX-S750 and the updated version of the much-loved Suzuki adventure bike – V-Strom 1000XT.
The exclusive launch aptly called as The Royal Arrival was held at Suzuki Big Bikes Center Makati operated by Wheeltek Motor Sales Corporation and was attended by Wheeltek and Suzuki executives – Wheeltek’s President Mr. Reynaldo Odulio Sr., PhD, Executive Vice President Mrs. Teresita Odulio, VP for Sales and Marketing Mr. Roscoe Odulio, VP for Finance Mr. Raymond Odulio, General Manager for Big Bikes Mr. Bobby Orbe, Marketing Manager Mr. Mark Chuidian and Regional Sales Manager Mr. Philip Garcia. From Suzuki, President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, Managing Director Mr. Norminio Mojica, General Manager for Sales and Marketing Mr. Jun Bulot, Regional Sales Manager for North Luzon Mr. Erick Fernandez and Marketing Head Mr. Monch Bontogon.
Suzuki Auto-Moto Makati was converted into a launch venue filled up with the Japanese giant’s latest big bikes. Guests who were all Big Bikes enthusiasts and friends from the media flocked to the place all thrilled to see the new two-wheel vehicles that will dominate the Philippine roads. Mr. Miguel Bichara gave a short message on his experience of the GSX-R1000R attesting that it can really own the racetrack while Mr. Edwin Matthew Cua, PhD, Suzuki Big Bikers (SBB) Club President also showed his excitement on the new Suzuki rides. He also gave a glimpse of his adventure rides with his first 2 trusty Suzuki Big Bikes – the Suzuki Katana and the 2nd generation Suzuki VStrom 650. Wheeltek and Suzuki Motocross rider Ompong “Danger Boy” Gabriel also attended the event. Celebrity Mr. Wally Bayola, a loyal Suzuki rider joined the launching of the big bikes as well. Completing the star studded event, Suzuki endorser Mr. Enrique Gil also graced the event with his presence all thrilled to ride on his new GSX-S750 already. The event was hosted by Ms. Dianne Medina.
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A ceremonial key turnover was also held with the first Suzuki big bikes owners for VStrom 1000XT Mr. Jingo Sy as well as Mr.& Mrs. Blazevic, for SV60A Mr. Vicente Ramos and for GSX-R1000R Mr. Third Ramos. Of course the event will not be complete without the presence of the Suzuki big bikes clubs – Suzuki Big Bikers Club of the Philippines and Adventure Team Philippines.
- THE GSX-R1000 Series (GSX-R1000R & GSX-R1000)
Fresh from its win at the Senior TT (Tourist Trophy) Isle of Man, the GSX-R1000 continues to reign supreme in various competitions. For more than 30 years of excellent performance, innovation and domination, it has now transformed to the most advanced, most exciting Suzuki GSX-R in history with an aggressive new look to match.
Now, the 6th-generation GSX-R1000 is redefining what it means to be The Top Performer. It embodies the life work of Suzuki engineers who are passionate about the GSX-R1000 and its place in motorcycle history. Men who love riding and racing, determined to restore the GSX-R1000 to its throne as The King of Sportbikes.
It is the most powerful, hardest-accelerating, cleanest-running GSX-R ever built. It is also the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling GSX-R1000, with smoother throttle response and better combustion efficiency. With a supremely effective electronic engine management system that doesn’t require a degree in engineering to understand, and doesn’t need a squad of computer technicians to make work. It is a machine designed to turn a simple expression of what really matters—Run, Turn, Stop— into the powerful combination of acceleration, cornering, and braking that makes this the most awesome GSX-R ever produced.
Available in two versions, the standard GSX-R1000 and the limited-production GSXR1000R, both come fully equipped for the street, ready for licensing. But take off the mirrors and the license plate and tape the lights and they’re also ready for closed-course fun. The heart of a racebike beats in every GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R, delivering an invitation to Own The Racetrack. The GSX-R1000 is available at Blue, Red and Matte Black priced at Php 955,000 while the GSX-R1000R which comes in blue color is at Php1,169,000. The GSX-R1000R also comes in a Special Black Finish which is priced at Php 1,189,000.
- Suzuki SV650A – V-TWIN FUN FOR ALL RIDERS
Since its first public appearance in March, the SV650A has been an eye catcher to the majority of bike enthusiasts. The new SV650 is a rider’s go-anywhere dream machine which is built to deliver SV that stands for so many things: Sporty V-twin, Superior Value, and Simple and Versatile.
Sporty V-twin: Suzuki’s V-twin engine’s calibrated irregular firing intervals create a unique heartbeat-like sound and linear power delivery. It is a motorcycle dominating the racing V-twin cup and can also easily fit in the city riding condition.
Superior Value: In order to further improve overall fuel efficiency and emissions control, the V-twin- engine came with a lot of innovations such as Dual Spark 90 degree V-Twin, Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM), Dual Spark Technology, newly designed pistons and rings, Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) Fuel injection and Low RPM Assist Control
Simple and Versatile: The simple base design of the SV650 is right at home on all roads — whether it’s a sprawling modern city or the suburban country side. Engineered to all riders, this motorcycle delivers an unforgettable experience with every ride you take now and a long way down the road. Take the keys then take command of excitement.
The SV650A is available in 3 colors – Black, Blue and White which are all priced at Php 399,000. The red variant will also arrive within the year.
- THE APEX PREDATOR: GSX-S750
The new GSX-S750 is ready to rock the streets with its powerful 749cm3 four-cylinder fuel-injected engine that is especially tuned and refined to maximize its potential on the streets and on winding roads. The GSX-S750 features the best of both worlds by having greater power with fewer emissions plus a Three-mode traction control system that provides greater confidence and reduces fatigue by delivering control over engine output that helps prevent rear wheel spin.
The system operates so smoothly and naturally that it does not interfere with handling, even when the rider wishes to engage in aggressive sports riding. It is also leading in its class with its superb parts such as crankcase ventilation holes, long nosed fuel injectors, final gear ratio optimized for positive acceleration, sound tuning, and easy start system.
This is the perfect sportbike for all bike enthusiasts who are looking for maximum performance and a dynamic ride. A true apex predator with a supersport engine, armed with the latest technologies that you can carry wherever you want to ride, in style.
The GSX-S750 is available in 3 colors – Blue/Black and Red/Black which are priced at Php 539,000 and in Matte Black which is priced at Php 559,000.
- V-STROM 1000XT
The V-Strom Series has already proven itself to be a very powerful yet comfortable touring ride. It is designed to conquer the steep mountain with a pillion rider, yet still leaving a grin on your face with its exciting sportiness. Now with an updated look with a more powerful performance, the V-Strom 1000XT is set once again to defy your adventure with its state of the art technology that is always there to support a difficult task.
It is powered by a new generation ABS which ensures safe maneuverability while traversing the mountain roads. The Bosch ABS system has been upgraded to the “Motion Track Brake System” by installing a 5-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and by combining the information of the posture of the vehicle with the front and rear wheel speeds, realizing optimal vehicle stability when braking not only in straight-line but also when cornering. This new sophisticated system instantly assesses the need of ABS application when the lever or pedal is operated by calculating the posture of the vehicle and wheel speeds.
Also a new feature is the Combination Brake which automatically applies pressure to the rear brake when the front brake pressure rises to a certain point. This technology, combined with the Motion Track Brake System, will support the rider to trace the intended line to an extent in situations such as sudden/excessive braking in corners, efficiently reducing the speed and stabilizing the vehicle even when at various lean angles. It also inherits the Advanced Traction Control System from the previous model which enables the rider to control the throttle with more confidence in difficult riding situations.
Popular for its comfort, the new V-Strom 1000 XT raised the bar once again to next level of ease. The newly designed faring controlling the wind, combined with the bike’s lightweight and maneuverable nature, has advanced its mile-eating performance to take you even further. Reducing the wind blast to the hands of the rider and providing comfort especially in the rain or cold weather, the once optional Knuckle Covers are now standard to support harsh condition riding. Comfort and accurate control to the levers are improved by installing the optional Grip Heaters for long distance rides in severe conditions. The Under Cowling is also standard to give the rider that extra adventure feel. The V-Strom 1000XT also comes with a Rios which gives more flexibility and durability when touring. Embrace the thrill of touring and soar supreme with the new V-Strom 1000XT.
For an extensive adventure experience, the V-Strom 1000XT also comes with accessories. The V-Strom 1000XT is available in Yellow and White colors with an SRP of Php 734,000.