It was a momentous evening as Suzuki launched its ultimate adventure big bike – the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS during Wheeltek’s 40th Anniversary at the Trinoma Activity Center on Sunday, September 28. The venue was packed with Suzuki and Wheeltek Executives, riders, media and spectators as they all gathered for the launch of the brand’s most powerful adventure bike – the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS!
The evening was formally opened by Wheeltek’s General Manager for Sales – Mr. Bobby Orbe. His speech was followed by Suzuki Philippines President, Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki who surprised the very attentive audience when he called all the riders’ clubs one by one. Suzuki General Manager for Sales and Marketing of Motorcycle Division Mr. Eiji Kobayashi delivered an inspirational message as well prior to the launching of the brand’s new big bike.
mally launching the Suzuki-V-Strom 1000 ABS was Suzuki Philippines Marketing Manager for Motorcycle Division Ms. Odessa Gan, who left the audience in awe when she presented the power of the new bike through a video presentation. Wheeltek’s Vice President for Sales and Marketing Mr. Roscoe Odulio joined Suzuki Philippines’ Managing Director Ms. Catalina Calderon and President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki led the unveiling of the new bikes. Joining them at the ceremonial toast were Suzuki’s Mr. Eiji Kobayashi and the brand’s General Manager for Admin and Finance Mr. Norminio Mojica.
Giving testimonies to the power of V-Strom 1000’s brother unit – the V-Strom 650 ABS – Puerto Princesa Palawan’s renowned restaurateur and a Suzuki Rider himself who was dubbed as Rider of the Year from 1976 to 1983 was Mr. Butch Chase. He was then followed by C! Magazine’s Motoring Editor Mr. Maynard Marcelo. Both inspired all the riders in the crowd to keep on riding because soon most of them will be riding big bikes too!
The evening also presented the first two owners of Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS in the country – Mr. Raymond Gaston who flew all the way from Bacolod and Mr. Ernie Dizon.
Developed in the Suzuki Motorcycle Technical Center in Japan under severe and countless hours of testing, the V-Strom 1000 ABS was designed and studied carefully to provide the best adventure ride that one can have. Inspired by Suzuki’s first ever big on/off road bike, the 1988 DR-BIG, the distinctively beak like cowling shows how far the V-Strom 1000 ABS is bound to soar. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 ABS will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.
Team Suzuki was overwhelmed with the support of all who attended the launch. Here are some snapshots of the attendees: