I heard from a colleague that Suzuki philipines phased-out Suzuki Hayate 125. I bought my scooter last 2008 and from there on I haven’t encountered any problem. The bad thing about this news is that after 5 years of unsuccessful marketing of Suzuki Philippines they tend to Phase-out bikes and scooters. I’m Thinking now on the part of a suzuki hayate owner. What would you feel if your bike had been declared phase-out. First, You’ll get hard time getting parts. Although, they share the same engine with Suzuki Skydrive but how about the fairings and accessories.
5 years of poor marketing strategy and now the consumer suffers because of this Phase-out Craze. I don’t get it. Unlike, the Suzuki raider 150 that was launched 2004, it just change its headlight and fairings but still the same engine and still not phase out. So it means 5 years is not the basis for the Phase-out.
It just mean that for the best reason. The suzuki hayate didn’t achieve its goal to sell to the Philippine Market and having its stock parts on the warehouse consumes more space compare to the Suzuki Raider 150.
This was my third bike that was already been subject to phase-out. The first one was my Suzuki Crystal, then My Suzuki Shogun Pro. All of them didn’t able to sustain the 5 year period. I think Suzuki Philippines should improve more on Marketing and not on word of mouth. Selling your scooter are a very reasonable price and selling it like pancakes on the street would stop this Phase-out thing.
The good thing about this. There’s a new scooter coming up and let’s wait and see how it looks like..