Suzuki Philippines has once again raised the bar in the local motorcycle scene as it launched their Triple Threats – the much awaited Address, Gixxer and AX4, to join their roster of bikes in the market. Held at the Blue Leaf Filipinas and attended by media enthusiasts, the newly launched global models got the crowd excited with their elevated standards of durability, efficiency, competitive pricing.
“We have been waiting for this moment to finally showcase these new bikes to you – bikes that are global, stylish, powerful, and fuel-efficient that you will surely love,” said Suzuki Philippines President Hiroshi Suzuki, during his welcome remarks.
The Suzuki Address is the brand’s fun and stylish global scooter that is also available in Europe, Oceania, and Asia Pacific. Powerful and fuel-efficient, it is packed with features suited for the active lifestyle of today’s Filipino youth.
The Suzuki Address is powered by an 113cc 4-stroke 1-cylinder SOHC engine that produces 6.9kW @ 8,000rpm, and maximum torque of 8.7Nm @ 6,500rpm. It is built with Suzuki Eco Performance coupled with the Suzuki Fuel Injection System to achieve the best of both worlds – maximum power and optimum fuel efficiency. It features a rear break-lock system that can be locked in engaged position and is useful when stabilizing the bike for parking using the side stand. It is also equipped with a centralized locking system with seat opener function to avoid theft, as well as to access its huge 20.6L under seat compartment that is big enough to fit a full-face helmet. The Suzuki Address boasts of an easy-to-read instrument panel, as well as a 5.2L fuel tank for longer uninterrupted rides.
The Suzuki Address is available in titan black (special color), metallic medium blue/titan black, celebration red/titan black, and the MotoGP limited Edition blue.
Gixxer – brace for an exxhilarating ride
Powerful, bold, and aggressive are the words that best describe Suzuki’s newest street sports bike that has finally landed on our shores. The Suzuki Gixxer is the brand’s much-awaited street bike that has already won fourteen awards internationally, including a Best Bike title. The Gixxer is a full-packed motorcycle that is well built and well designed, yet comes with an attractive price point.
Inspired by Suzuki’s big bike range, the Gixxer is a real looker with its light diamond shape chassis that was designed by engineers with experience in developing the Hayabusa and the GSX-R1000. Powered by Suzuki Eco Performance Technology, the Gixxer promises unparalleled performance with its 155cc 4-stroke single cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine delivering 10.4kW @ 8,000rpm and maximum torque of 14N @ 6,000rpm. The engine is mated with a mechanical 5-speed transmission. The Gixxer comes with a 3-piece construction fuel tank strategically placed to prevent overall cover replacement when damaged. Its sleek LED rear combination lamp promotes better visibility while consuming less power and being more durable. It’s Y-shaped, 3-spoke mag wheels help achieve good balance, and its dual type exhaust muffler improves its exhaust efficiency. Its eye-catching design not only provides functional beauty, but also excellent maneuverability, structural strength, high rigidity, as well as a comfortable riding posture. It also boasts of a full digital instrument panel with all the necessary functions packed into a full digital meter, and comes with an ignition key inspired by the Suzuki GSX-R.
AX4 – the return of a legend
Answering the growing demand of the country’s business model motorcycles, Suzuki has brought back the legendary Suzuki X-4, now with advanced features for the needs of the Filipino masses. Rebranded as the Suzuki AX4 that stands for Advanced Suzuki X-4, this was carefully designed to be the best partner for business- with power, durability, and reliability, without compromising comfort.
Powered by a 150cc spark ignition four-stroke engine, the AX4 was designed to withstand any kind of road conditions. Its 5-speed transmission with engine balance reduces vibrations for better riding comfort even at high speeds. A heavy-duty single cradle frame and square pipe swingarm ensure comfortable riding conditions.
For better value for money, the AX4 was made more durable and low maintenance with a more responsive Mikuni VM-type carburetor, and a fuel cock with built-in filter that ensures the cleanliness of the gas being supplied to the carb. The AX4 is safe to drive with a clutch switch starter that prevents unwanted bike movement, and its battery-operated headlight that promotes better visibility and aids in fuel-efficiency. The rear carrier is now longer for more passenger or baggage space, and comes with a TODA tool kit (for sidecars) that is composed of a lower rear shock attachment, sidecar bracket front attachment, and kick starter.
“Suzuki motorcycles come to life through countless hours of testing, uncompromising quality control by the engineers and test riders to satisfy market needs. These bikes are equipped with Suzuki Eco Performance which is a cutting-edge culmination of Suzuki engine technologies coupled with the Suzuki Fuel Injection System to achieve the best of both worlds – maximum power and optimum fuel efficiency – a technology which we call SEP FI” said Mr. Yukio Yano, Director for Manufacturing and Engineering, Suzuki Philippines.