As things get back to normal, more riders have been heeding the call of the open road to celebrate the post-pandemic days in full force. Leading the charge is Suzuki Philippines and its loyal customers who have been raring to get back on the road as well, to simply relax and enjoy the scenic routes all over the country.
Just recently, several media and motovlogger friends of Suzuki Philippines embarked on a long ride onboard the all-new Suzuki Avenis, the Japanese company’s latest muscular sporty scooter. Two groups were able to ride the Avenis and experience its performance, comfort, agility, handling and even fuel economy for the first time on two separate occasions—one headed East, and another South of Manila.
Quality time with the Suzuki Avenis
Participants took the Suzuki Avenis from city roads to the outskirts of Rizal and Quezon. Traveling from one town to another, they rode through the network of concrete and rough trails typical of Philippine roads. What surprised them were their initial experiences on the Avenis on these long rides.
“Pag long rides naman ok na ok siya dahil yung power at comfort nandun yun eh.Yung hindi ka mangangalay lalo na sa suspension side,” explained Joel Joya of Motorsikolo News/Sakay Pilipinas.
“Ang nagustuhan ko rito, number one, ipinapakita niya ang average fuel economy. Second, temperature. Usually yung mga ganitong mga bagay makikita mo siya sa mga mamahaling big bike pero dito sa Avenis, standard feature siya,” Brando Rosales of MotoPinas said.
“I really liked the muscular and chiseled design. Kumbaga sa mga tao may mga cuts,” said Lucas Reyes also known as Tormots of Tropang TopBikers.
James Orlanda of Speed Magazine gushed “Grabe, mukhang macho talaga!”
“It is a really stylish bike. Medyo looker talaga siya so may road presence,” said Leandre Mari Grecia of Top Gear Philippines, while Alex Alo of Lifestyle of Wheels added “Sporty talaga ang itsura niya. From the front hanggang sa back. Aesthetically ang ganda!”
Gilbert Chao of MotoPh.com/Pilipino Star Ngayon praised one unique and practical feature of the Avenis. “Gusto ko particularly yung pagkakapuwesto nung gas filler na nasa likod. Hindi mo na kailangan buksan yung saddle para makapagkarga ka ng gas.”
The Eastern route was a 133-kilometer ride from Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to the Pinto Art Gallery in Antipolo City, then Bukid Café in Morong, Rizal, through the Marikina-Infanta Highway or more popularly known as Marilaque Road and back. Then the Southern route was a journey totaling 128 kilometers from the Suzuki Philippines plant in Calamba, Laguna to the famed Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort in Tiaong, Quezon via the Los Baños-Calauan-San Pablo-Tiaong route and back as well. On both challenges, the Avenis performed well much to the delight of the participants.
“We’re happy to have prepared this day for our media friends to test and to give an overall ride evaluation of the new Avenis. We have designed routes that will provide interesting backdrops to the new product that we have just recently launched, knowing that these will add interest to the stories they will create” said Nenuka Guba, Motorcycle Marketing Manager, Suzuki Philippine Inc.
The Avenis not just hype and buzz
The Avenis, with its all-aluminum four-stroke, single-cylinder, with Suzuki Eco Performance 125cc fuel injected engine scooter was put to the test through traffic, twisties, and up and down roads. And even in such conditions the Avenis, had the riders feel safe and comfortable.
“Maganda yung riding position na binigay sa akin nung Suzuki Avenis. Kahit na 6’2’ ako, hindi sumakit ang likod ko,” recalled Fort Manahan of Carmudi/Zigwheels/Yahoo PH.
“Naging confident ako kahit na sumingit sa mga traffic at saka magaan siyang gamitin para sa isang girl rider,” Donna Alo of Lifestyle on Wheels, shared on her pleasant experience.
Messages and reactions of riders and scooter enthusiasts were also posted on Suzuki’s Facebook page and most mentioned the positive and wonderful experience they had while riding on their own, new Avenis scooter.
The Suzuki Avenis is available at an SRP of PHP 79,400 and comes in three colorways; Pearl Mirage White/Metallic Fibroin Gray; Metallic Matte Black/Glass Sparkle Black; and Pearl Blaze Orange/Glass Sparkle Black.
Check out also the latest Suzuki motorcycles at your nearest Suzuki dealers nationwide. You may also make an online purchase on our website https://mc.suzuki.com.ph/ or on Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/SuzukiMotorcyclesPhilippines.