Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH), the country’s only integrated motoring company has launched the latest-generation scooter, the Suzuki Skydrive 125 which, with its futuristic design and advanced technologies, promises to bring fresh excitement to the local motorcycle community.
During its conceptualization, the Skydrive development team focused on designing a scooter that would implement the most advanced technology features. The result was a concept bike that was aerodynamic, very agile, and comfortable with adjustable honeycomb-style seats. First exhibited at the 2008 Bangkok International Auto Show, the two SD concept models created a buzz with their revolutionary design. Public perception judged the SD prototypes as the first-ever Japanese scooters that managed to dethrone the Italian style.
Superior Features, Advanced Technology
The new Suzuki Skydrive features a 125cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, E10 gasoline compatible, SOHC engine that can generate a total horsepower of 7.2 ps/8000rpm. Its engine design marks a quantum leap for this scooter category with a state-of-the-art ultra-modern ECM (Engine Control Module). Optimal engine combustion is assured by the patented Suzuki Jet Cooling System (SJCS) and Pulsed Secondary Air Injection (PAIR) System. All these engine features are designed to make the Suzuki Skydrive the leader in performance and fuel economy.
Smooth acceleration was built into the Suzuki Skydrive through its aerodynamic styling, as well as its Super CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system. The brake system consists of front hydraulic disc and rear drum brakes. The oil-damped suspension system features a telescopic coil spring for the front and swing-arm type for the rear. 14-inch alloy wheels add to the Skydrive’s sporty look, while a stylish muffler guard contributes to rider safety.
The new Suzuki Skydrive is a fusion of traditional excellence and innovative technology. Its head-turning looks bring together a sleek aerodynamic body marked by a revolutionary multi-reflector headlamp, sporty instrument panel, and convenient flat floor board. A magnetic key shutter provides added security and peace of mind for public parking, while an underseat compartment provides storage for personal items. Back riders will appreciate the die-cast rear footrest for more stable and comfortable riding.
The Suzuki Skydrive is being introduced at a very affordable P68,900 and is available in Pearl Mirage White, Candy Summer Red and New Titan Black.
Suzuki Way of Life
With its commitment to bring mobility to Filipino consumers, Suzuki Philippines is the only integrated automotive company carrying both automobile and motorcycle products under one roof. Its manufacturing philosophy is grounded on providing value-packed, high-quality products offering both reliability and originality. It hopes to contribute to the country’s progress and industrialization by introducing more dynamic products and programs for the Filipino motoring public harnessing the power of Suzuki’s Way of Life.
Globally, Suzuki employs over 45,000 people, has over 40 main production facilities in 23 countries, and distributors in 192 countries. Suzuki R&D efforts cover a wide range of the latest advances in energy, environment, electronics, communication, information and control applications — all devoted to creating products what will meet the challenges of the next generation.