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Suzuki Philippines has unveiled two exciting big bikes—the V-Strom 1000XT and the GSX-S750—with designs and performance that are expected to whet the appetite of on-road and off-road riders.

In a grand event called ‘The Royal Arrival’ held at the Suzuki Auto-Moto Center in Makati City, the V-Strom 1000XT and GSX-S750 were presented by Suzuki PH officials led by its president, Hiroshi Suzuki, and Wheeltek Motor Sales Corporation owners Reynaldo Odulio Sr. and Teresita Odulio. Media and representatives of different big bike clubs were in attendance.

At the same time, Suzuki released the prices of the highly-acclaimed 2017 GSX-R1000 R and GSX-R1000 super sport bikes, as well as the SV650 naked that were featured in events of the Japanese motorcycle company early this year.

During its media presentation last Thursday, the V-Strom 1000XT exuded an athletic off-road stance having a high ground clearance and big tires. Very powerful and comfortable, the latest generation V-Strom is equipped with a Bosch ABS that was upgraded to the Motion Track Brake System (MTBS). Through the 5-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the MTBS reads the wheel speeds and angle of the bike when cornering or abrupt braking to be able to stabilize through sensors.

It is also equipped with the Advanced Traction Control System from the previous model that enables the rider to control the throttle in critical riding situations.

The V-Strom 1000XT is expected to have a face-off with top selling adventure bikes from other Japanese brands such as the Kawasaki Versys 1000LT and Yamaha Tracer 900.

Available in yellow and white, the V-Strom 1000XT is priced at P734,000

Meanwhile, the new GSX-S750, powered by a street-tuned 749cc, in-line four engine, will likely rock the fast-growing middleweight motorbike segment. Sharp and mean-looking, this Gixxer boasts of a three-mode traction control system, keeping the rider in total control of the bike whether on the road, the track or slippery surfaces.

More than exemplary performance and handling, the new GSX-S750 is a stunner; it has a carefully sculptured body design highlighted by its angular tail section and LED taillight.

It is available in three color combinations: There's blue/black and red/black priced at P539,000, and matte black at P559,000.

Suzuki PH also released the price of the GSX-R1000 (blue, red and matte black) at P995,000 while the GSX-R1000R (blue) goes for P1,169,000. There is also a special edition of this super sport bike that comes in a special black finish priced at P1,189,000.

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The SV650, a sporty V-Twin naked equipped with Dual Spark Technology, new-design pistons, Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve, fuel injection and Low RPM Assist Control, is priced at P399,000 (black, blue and white).

So, which motorbike are you eyeing?




Aris Ilagan
Motorcycle Editor
Being a veteran journalist, Aris is considered one of the "sharpest" columnists of Top Gear Philippines. Just look at him from head to toe and you'll get our point.
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