Suzuki extends its reach to the North as Wheeltek recently opened its Suzuki 3S Shop and Big Bikes Center at San Fernando in Pampanga.
A whole day event was held to celebrate the establishment of the Suzuki 3S Shop which boards the brand’s complete line-up of small displacement motorcycles, the opening of the Suzuki Big Bikes Center which offers the higher displacement motorcycles, and the arrival of Suzuki’s latest motorcycles.
The one-stop-shop for Suzuki motorcycle sales, spare parts and aftersales service is housed in a 2-storey building measuring a total area of 475sqm. The morning program heralded the opening of the Wheeltek-Suzuki 3S Shop with a motorcade participated by more than a hundred Suzuki riders.
It was then followed by the opening ceremonies and the unveiling of the latest Suzuki small bikes, led by the new Skydrive Fi which will retail for PhP 78,900.
Other models presented were the Raider R150 Fi, the new decals of the Raider R150 Carb, plus the GSX-R150 and GSX-S150.
The Wheeltek-Suzuki 3S Shop San Fernando which measures 187sqm is Wheeltek’s 3rd Suzuki 3S Shop and the second in the province of Pampanga.
The Suzuki Big Bikes Center was formally opened in the evening, attended by more than 200 big bike riders from all over Luzon. The shop is Wheeltek’s 3rd Suzuki Big Bikes Center with the other 2 located in Makati City and Cabanatuan City.
The San Fernando shop is also the biggest Suzuki Big Bikes Center in the Philippines with an area of 288sqm.
Launched during the event were the full faired street sportbike, the GSX-S1000F, and the V-Strom 650XT ABS.
The GSX-S1000F is a touring-ready sportbike with full fairing. It is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder long-stroke engine, which makes provides a torque curve for street riding. The engine has been tuned to provide power through the low and mid-range. Besides the new engine, it is fitted with KYB suspension, and Brembo and NISSIN brakes.
The V-Strom 650XT marries the looks of the V-Strom 1000 and the prior V-Strom 650XT, to provide a natural riding position, comfortable seat and a flexible engine character for brief daily use or a high-mile adventure. It features increased engine performance and fuel economy while adhering to new emission standards. Among the improvements are weight savings, a thinner chassis, and some adventure-ready extras.
Present during the opening ceremonies were Wheeltek Motor Sales Corporation Executives, led by its president and CEO, Reynaldo Odulio Sr.; VP for finance, Raymond Odulio; VP for sales and marketing, Roscoe Odulio; big bikes general manager, Bobby Orbe; marketing manager, Mark Chuidian and regional sales manager for North Luzon, Philip Garcia. From Suzuki, the president, Hiroshi Suzuki; general manager for motorcycle sales and marketing, Jun Bulot; and regional sales manager for North Luzon, Erick Fernandez attended the event. Honorable Edwin “Edsa” Santiago, City Mayor of San Fernando, Pampanga also came to the opening specifically of the Suzuki Big Bikes Center.
The Wheeltek-Suzuki 3S Shop and Big Bikes Center in San Fernando is located at McArthur Hi-way, Brgy. San Agustin, Ramar Village and is part of the two’s expansion project to bring Suzuki motorcycles closer to the Filipinos. They also announced the opening of another 3S Shop and Big Bikes Center in Calasiao, Pangasinan within the year.