Suzuki Philippines set a new Guinness World Record during its Raider R150 Summit at the World Trade Center in Manila.
The event was held to celebrate the Suzuki Raider R150 as the ‘Underbone King' once again. In 2016, the model sold 30,785 units, topping the Underbone 150cc category data of the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA), once again securing its title as the top underbone motorcycle.
During the event, Suzuki Philippines set a new Guinness World Record for the largest road safety lesson with 4,178 participants gathered inside the halls of the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The Guinness World Records title was awarded by Guinness World Records adjudicator, Swapnil Dangarikar, at the event. Serving as witnesses to this were LTO Director for Law Enforcement Service, Francis Rey Almora; Motorsiklo Xklusibo’s Main Anchor, Edwin Go; and, Inside Racing Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Al Camba.
The event was well attended by more than 96 clubs from all over the Philippines in support of the brand. In return, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer staged a day-long event for Suzuki riders. The venue features games, raffles, and free service and bike wash for the riders. The program also highlighed the achievements of Team Suzuki Pilipinas at the Suzuki Asian Challenge (SAC) 2016.
Other activities were a Custom bike contest, and minor raffle draws, and stalls put up by Suzuki's trade partners: Gatorade, IRC Tire, Manila Tactical, MotoActive, MotoWorld, NGK Spark Plugs, NHK Helmets, PacSafe, Pepsi, Racing Boy, RK Racing Chain and Sprocket, Shield, Spyder and XSpeed as well as Suzuki Genuine Parts (SGP).
“[Putting] the Philippines in world history books is one achievement that is an honor for Suzuki to host and a Guinness World Records title for the largest road safety lesson is a testament to this,” said Suzuki Philippines President, Hiroshi Suzuki.
“We would like to make a socially relevant record and the Guinness World Records title for Largest road safety lesson is the most fitted for Suzuki,” said Monch Bontogon, Marketing Manager for Motorcycle Marketing Department.