SUZUKI knows sport bikes, enduros and cruisers. It knows sport-utes small and smaller. Its subcompact comes in a certified hot hatch version. Now the carmaker is foraying into the posh midsize premium sedan class with its new Suzuki Kizashi.

Well received in the markets it had previously landed in (including the US), the Kizashi is Suzuki’s not-so-large take on the executive car genre that’s populated by increasingly hulking, fattening up bets as the models grow incrementally from one generation to the next. As such, the Kizashi’s dimensions belong more to the previous-gen definition of “midsize”—which could actually be a plus rather than a minus.

Because what such dimensions promise for the Kizashi is athleticism. Suzuki said the car is a “clear departure from traditional family sedans,” geared toward driving dynamics in much the same way as the company’s Swift subcompact hatchback is. Like the Swift, Suzuki said the Kizashi will also “deliver a faithful, confidence-inspiring response to the driver’s every input.”

“Suzuki remains true to its pledge of providing small cars for a big future as the Kizashi model proves to be the right fit for drivers who want to remain stylish with their medium-sized sedans,” said Suzuki Phils. President Satoshi Uchida.

Driving dynamics

Providing the grunt for the car’s promised driving dynamics is a 2.4-liter gasoline engine that pumps out 180 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 230 Newton-meter of torque at 4,000rpm. This output is then sent to the front wheels by a continuously variable transmission that has six speed modes, and which, according to Suzuki, is shift-shock free and ensures improved fuel efficiency. A manual shift function allows the Kizashi’s driver more control in spirited driving.

Speaking of control, keeping the car planted are MacPhersons in front and a multi-link suspension setup in the rear. Electronic stability control reins in the Kizashi, as are ABS-equipped discs that grab its 17-inch wheels that are wrapped in 215/55 tires. Steering is boosted by electric assist, which lessens load on the engine and, thus, fuel consumption.

Cushy kit

Heading the list of the Kizashi’s amenities is a push start/stop button, which works with the car’s keyless entry feature. It also has the requisite silvery trim, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, a six-speaker audio unit with USB connectivity, fabric-covered seats that could come in either beige or black, ambient lighting, and numerous cubbies, cup holders and a rear seat pass-through. Its glove box is lined with felt.

Suzuki said the Kizashi was conceived with safety as a primary objective, and this starts with the car’s lightweight but rigid body structure that’s reinforced by high-tensile steel, and combines components that absorb and dispense impact energy. The car’s floor also resists impact forces coming from all directions. The carmaker added that beneath the Kizashi’s rigid interior wall are extensive sound insulations that minimize noise coming into the cabin. Six airbags come as standard.

Externally, the Kizashi is marked by sporty touches like a plain mesh grille, acrylic B-pillar garnish finished in fashionable piano black, a trunk lid with a rising edge that serves as a spoiler, and dual tailpipes integrated into the rear bumper, highlighted by chrome bezels that Suzuki said evokes the exhaust cans of its sport bikes. Colors offered are snow white pearl, super black pearl and silver metallic.

Suzuki sells the Kizashi at a slightly below premium car-level tag of P1.288 million.

Source: Manila Times


Bikers Camp 4

Bikers Camp 4 is a fun filled, inspiring and life changing (for the better) event that every biker should attend at least once in his life.

Tagaytay City

May 12 to13, 2012

It is a 2 day gig that starts with a ride and ends with a ride. By the end of the camp, bikers not only leave happy and with new ride buddies, they leave with a sense of knowing their purpose in life and what to do next to be truly at peace and be one with God. It is a fulfillment unlike any other.

Bikers Camp 4 is an event held by (Christian Motorcyclists Association) CMA Manila with the help of FaithRiders Motoministry for the purpose of helping bikers improve their relationship with Christ. It is handled exclusively by volunteers and is not income generating for the group.

The camp starts at Shell Fort Taguig with a ride to Tagaytay for breakfast (just like any other ride) but continues into the “retreat” portion thereafter til Sunday. During the camp, there will be presentations, teachings by a pastor, games, a night ride for bulalo or coffee, fun talks, some R&R, good food, friends and life changing biker stories you would not want to miss hearing. By Sunday, there will be a short mass or worship service by the pastors and then we ride home to our loved ones.

Bikers Camp is one event no biker should miss.

Camp Essential Details:


May 12 to 13 (Sat to Sun)


May 12, Saturday morning

Call Time: 5:45am Shell Fort, Taguig for briefing & coffee

Take off: 630am


Fort Boni


South Expressway service roads


Daang Hari

Quirino Hiway

Tagaytay Rotonda

(others may take SLEX and meet us at tagaytay)


P1,000 per head (covers lodging, food and materials).

Please note that Bikers Camp is not an income generating event for our group and all payments will only cover costs.


Text us at 0932.532.722 or 0917.580.0106 your name and state your intention to join Bikers Camp and we will text you back the BPI bank details you can deposit your payment. You may pay on arrival but your payment BEFORE the event would be much appreciated since we will be using the money for preparations and down payments.


Ride to and from Tagaytay with new friends

2 days & 1 night with bikers

Life changing lessons by a pastor & ministers

Biker Games

“Chill” time for chatting and R&R

Interesting presentations

Moving biker stories told first hand

Lots of laugh time

Midnight Ride for bulalo or coffee

Sunday morning Mass / Worship Service


May 13, Sunday afternoon

Take off from Camp venue 3pm

Same route as going to Tagaytay

ETA Manila 5pm


Kaskasero: 0932.532.7222

Angkasera: 0917.580.0106



Invite your friends or motorcycle club.

This camp is welcome to ALL BIKERS!

God bless you all.

Info Source: MCP