Japanese brand Suzuki started building motorcycles in 1952, and since then they have won a number of races with bikes of various cc’s, including 100-plus victories in the Isle of Man TT championship. Since then, it has made a reputation for sporty bikes that excel on the track and reliable ones fit for commuting and business.
Locally, the brand’s distributor, Suzuki Motorcycles Philippines was founded in 2010 and is based in Canlubang, Laguna. It offers a variety of motorcycles for different kinds of ride —the urban dweller, the adventurer, and the speed freak.
The motorcycle categories offered by Suzuki in the Philippines are underbone, scooter, backbone, and big bikes. The Raider R150 underbone, featuring a 150cc engine, reportedly made a huge market share in its category while the Skydrive Sport scooter boosted the brand’s sales as well. The lineup is topped up by the Hayabusa big bike that’s highly regarded as the world’s fastest two-wheeler, reaching a top speed of more than 300 km/h.
More than 2,000 motorcycle shops carrying the Japanese brand are located across the country. They are made up by the 3S shops, Moto Centers, and Big Bike Centers.