Raider riders converged at the World Trade Center last weekend as Suzuki gathered over 10,200 riders for the Suzuki Raider R150 Summit 2018. As early as 8:30am, the parking lot of the WTC could no longer accommodate the sea of crowds who were in line to register and attend. Suzuki Clubs came from as far as Mindanao in the south and Ilocos and Cagayan Valley in the north to be accounted for.
The annual event gathers Suzuki riders together to celebrate Suzuki’s bestselling underbone, the Raider R150. Freebies, contests, events, and performances are held all day long at the venue. The event was hosted by Suzuki’s very own Alvin Lumawig and the sultry Roxy B.
The program started with a teaser video starred by none other than Suzuki Philippines’ President, Hiroshi Suzuki, which was followed by his own dance performance together with the Suzuki Babes.
Among the many contests, what brought the house down was the Suzuki Biker Babe contest, with contestants showing off their assets while saying their best ‘hugot lines’ to the delight of the spectators.
As if that wasn't enough, calendar girl and cosplayer, Myrtle Sarrosa, took to the stage with her own sultry dace number.
Brand new Suzuki Raider R150 motorcycles were also raffled off to the lucky attendees while gorgeously modified Suzuki Raider R150 motorcycles went head to head for the coveted Pimp My Raider champion title.
The moment that touched the hearts of many was when hosts Alvin and Roxy put a transparent box on stage for the benefit of the victims of the Marawi Seige. Once again, the fire of our bayanihan spirit was ignited with pledges and donations from dealers, suppliers, Suzuki Philippines, individual riders and rider clubs that totaled to a whopping P2.6M. Proceeds of these donations will be used for the brand's One Suzuki for Marawi donation drive in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, Inc. (ALKFI). The amount will go toward the long-term rehabilitation in Marawi.
Suzuki Brand Ambassadors and actors, Enrique Gil, and, Liza Soberano, also charmed the crowd with their dance performance of the Suzuki Sasakyan sa Lahat ng Trip Mo song.
Year on year Suzuki, through the Raider R150 Summit, has committed itself to do an advocacy campaign as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. In 2017, Suzuki focused in underscoring the importance of road safety awareness to its riders through a road safety lesson which has inked the country in the Guinness World Records as the host for the Largest road safety lesson with over 4200 participants. This year, the brand and Suzuki Foundation Inc. (SFI) focused in rebuilding Marawi. Besides the contests and giveaways, Suzuki Philippines, working together with riders and rider clubs, industry friends and the media proved it’s possible to reach a common goal of helping our brethren affected by the war while also having a good time together in a one historic event.