Brando Rosales / Brando Rosales, Suzuki Ph | June 05, 2018 09:28
Magnitude 150 in Davao
After the success of the past three Raider R150 Summits in Manila, Suzuki brings the largest gathering of fans of the 'Underbone King' to Davao for the first ever Suzuki Raider R150 Summit Mindanao.
We took a red-eye flight to Davao City last Saturday to catch the biggest gathering of all things Suzuki Raider R150 in the south.
Hundreds of Raider R150 and other Suzuki motorcycle oriented clubs gathered under the roof of the Davao del Norte Sports Complex’ RDR Gymnasium as a show of force and tell everyone that the Raider R150 is still the “King of Underbones”.
Present during the event was the super-energetic Suzuki Philippines’ President, Hiroshi Suzuki, executives Jun Bulot and Boying Mojica, together with Marketing Head, Monch Bontogon.
The event also highlighted the various Suzuki Motorcycle Clubs’ charity works in Mindanao, particularly in helping local communities with their Brigada Eskwela project in partnership with Suzuki Philippines Incorporated.
Just like in the Manila Summit, the event was also able to generate a hefty sum with the help of the hundreds of clubs in attendance as well as various organizations from the motorcycle industry for the benefit of the rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City. In light of the successful record-breaking Guiness attempt last 2017, which drew over 4,200 safety riding seminar participants, the company promises to continue supporting causes that will enrich each rider’s road safety awareness especially in this time that the President himself advocated the need for a formal motorcycle rider training for small and big bike riders.
In the spirit of fun and excitement, the various Suzuki Motorcycle Clubs also showcased their best talents for the Suzuki Biker Babe, Suzuki Best Rider and Suzuki Couple Rider contests.
To cap off the festivities, oine Suzuki Raider R150 carbureted version and one Suzuki Raider R150 Fuel Injected version were raffled off to the lucky event goers, some of whom were already traveling since Friday morning of May 25!
Championing the Raider R150 in the racing scene, the Suzuki-VMan Racing Team was also formally presented to the public as they continue their quest for supremacy at the Shell Super Series and the Raider Breed Wars, led by Suzuki Asian Challenge graduates, EJ Sobretodo and Davao’s very own, April King Mascardo.
The 2,500 riders in attendance were surely proud to say “Thank you Suzuki for bringing the Raider Summit here” and “Hey, we’ve attended the first ever Suzuki Raider Summit Mindanao!”