A Weekend with Suzuki

It’s been a packed mid-July weekend for Team Suzuki as they carried out five fun, exciting and worthwhile activities in different parts of Luzon and Visayas!

Suzuki Mall Invasion

Two SM Malls were conquered by Team Suzuki this weekend through Mall Display events in SM Pampanga and SM Valenzuela from July 10 to 16 and July 11 to 17 respectively.

L-R: Suzuki Mall Display in SM Valenzuela and SM Pampanga

Valenzuelaños and Pampangeños witnessed Suzuki’s well-built and innovative display module hauling the brand’s latest line up of motorcycle models preceded by Suzuki’s frontrunners powered by Fuel-injection (Fi) technology, the Shooter 115 Fi and the Raider J 115 Fi.

Suzuki Skydrive, with its new colors and decals and the cool and sporty looking underbone Smash 115 were also on display. In addition, presented on the booth were the Raider R 150 dubbed as the King of Underbone and the brand’s latest business model unit, the GD 110. Suzuki partner dealers manned the area for possible customer inquiries and purchase.

Walk-ins were able to get freebies by simply liking Suzuki Facebook fan page!

Suzuki Display Booth was situated at Building 3 Atrium in SM Pampanga while the brand’s activity in SM Valenzuela was located at the GF Entrance (between Pizza Hut and Watsons).

Regional Underbone Grand Prix

Filled with action and heart pumping races, Suzuki was seen at the Regional Underbone Grand Prix (RUGP) which took place in KartWays, Panglao, Bohol on July 12. The event staged Nex 115 and Raider J 115 Fi One Make Races as well.

In an adrenaline rush inducing performances, Suzuki Satellite Teams – Suzuki Zic BMR and Suzuki Phoenix VMan Racing Teams dominated the podium.

From Suzuki BMR Racing Team, Neil Perino bagged all the Champion titles in 3 categories namely the RUGP Nex 115 Grand Prix, 4AT Scooter 160 Intermediate Expert and Intermediate Expert 130 while Mario Mcbuckz Borbon Jr. took home the Champion and 2nd place titles at the Expert Open Underbone, Expert 130 Open and 4AT Scooter Expert Open respectively. Simon Spencer won the Champion and 2nd place awards at the 100-125 Super Stock Beginners and 4AT Scooter 130 Beginners with Patrick North Orbe came in 2nd in both the 4AT Scooter 160 Novice and Intermediate Expert categories.

Suzuki BMR Racing Team with the brand’s Product Specialist Anne Valencia

From the Suzuki Phoenix VMan Racing Team April King Mascardo dominated the 4AT Scooter Expert Open while winning the 3rd spot at the Expert open Underbone. Anver Antonio and King Ganotise both came at 3rd place for the Intermediate Expert 130 and Expert 130 Open correspondingly.

Suzuki Phoenix VMAN Racing Team

Inside Racing Cup Leg 2

Suzuki pumped up the action on the race circuit with their comeback! It was another battle again that weekend as on July 13 Suzuki joined the 2nd leg of the Inside Racing Cup (IRCup), which was held at the Carmona Race Track in Cavite. The venue was packed with approximately 1000 spectators cheering for their favorite riders.

Suzuki made the games more exciting with One Make Race Fun Cup events for the Nex 115 and Raider J 115 Fi.

The Nex 115 category received an unprecedented number of 44 participants, the largest number in Suzuki One Make Race history!

Coming in at the top spot in the Nex 115 category was EJ Sobretodo clocking 7 minutes and 49.948 seconds. He was followed by Fernando Masato and John Paul Suba who were just 4 and 6 seconds behind respectively.

Testing the power of Fuel-injection (Fi) on the Race Track, the Suzuki Raider J 115 Fi came in with powerful performance. Rider Vrei Ar Suba finished at the top spot with a time 7:24.606, next to him was Mokoy Ancheta clocking 7:32.110 and Juver Mirasol finishing at 7:38.339.

Winners of the Nex 115 and Raider J 115 Fi Fun Cups paraded over the race track for one last time while giving away Suzuki Shirts to the anticipating crowd.

The Nex 115 Fun Cup winners (l-r) Fernando Masato, EJ Sobretodo and John Paul Suba with Suzuki Product Specialist Zhelle Acorda and Inside Racing Editor in Chief Al Camba

Suzuki Skydrive Society Charity Run 2014

Capping the week was an advocacy activity by the Suzuki Skydrive Society held in Ariendo Elementary School in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija. This event was the 5th annual charity activity of the club which has four chapters around the country namely Skydrive Society NCR, Skydrive Society Team Pampanga, Skydrive Society Cavite and Skydrive Society Vulcan representing Valenzuela and Bulacan. The charity drive was participated by 90 riders and 37 backwarmers with 2 take off points in Manila and Ortigas.

The two groups met the rest of the team in Marilao, Bulacan and drove their motorcycle all the way to Nueva Ecija.

Over 190 students welcomed them with excitement they even presented a dance number for the group!

Suzuki President Hiroshi Suzuki attended the event and aided the team in giving away school supplies to the students.

A very worthwhile activity which is a testament that riders are not all about speed but a group of brothers who share the same passion and use it to help other people.

All smiles for the camera!