This Suzuki Raider 150 show bike is inspired by the main character “Goku” from the animated movie and series “Dragon Ball”, a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984.
Dragon Ball was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West, as well as Hong Kong martial arts films. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Son Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Ball, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.
The bike is owned by Junior Armamento De Castro, a seafarer from Tambo, Lipa City, Batangas. The show bike is named “KEMURI”, a Japanese word that describes gas, fumes, smoke and other hazardous substances that is always present in his line of work. It was built in collaboration with Allan Dahl Parcon of Allanwerks customs.
“As a bike modifier, the most satisfying aspect of this hobby is making people happy. I want to inspire and share my talent as a motorcycle enthusiast. When I started modifying my bike, I encountered many difficulties especially people talking negative comments and sometimes I don’t have enough funds to buy some parts for my bike. But I kept working hard towards my goal until I was able to achieve it. I am proud of my bike because it is heavily modified and even though it is modified, I can still use it safely as my daily driver. It is a show bike but it was built to be durable even if it is used daily,” Junior Armamento narrated.
The bike sports custom-made Pro-Arm front and rear and has dual disk rotors and calipers for the front and rear brake systems. It has two-tone chrome blue and orange fairings. The headlight was also custom-modified to look like a dragon. The bike is fitted with high-performance Brembo master pump and brake levers as well as a wide array of KOSO parts such as voltmeter, thermometer, switch, rpm, modified telescopic and 28mm carburetor. The bike also features Racing Boy parts and accessories such as handlebar, handle grip, butterfly, caliper, oil cooler cover, and rear set.
The team behind it also installed genuine PZ Tech parts and accessories such as lever guard, axle cup, head slider, engine slider, crankcase cover and plate holder. It is equipped with Hero racing front shocks, Hero racing clutch arm, SPS brake hose, genuine Heng titanium bolts, Benen tow hook, Daeng racing exhaust pipe, acrylic fiber set and engine 180cc upgrade kit.
“First of all, I would like to thank God. Thank you to my family for always being there to offer their full support, my friends and relatives especially Regner Delgado Manahan and my nephew who is always there, Kevin Gahon, and Justine Gahon. I would like to thank each and every one of Team Allanwerks, Team Graphter Philippines and also Team Blitz for always being there for me. Shout out to Jelous Grilled Burger and Bladespeed Motorsport. Thank you so much InsideRACING Magazine for featuring my bike. Thank you po and God bless,” shared Junior Armamento De Castro.
“The most satisfying aspect of this hobby is making people happy. I want to inspire and share my talent as a motorcycle enthusiast.” – Junior Armamento De Castro
Modifications Suzuki Raider
• Pro arm front and rear • Dual disk and caliper front and rear • Spyder rims • Two-tone full chrome blue-orange fairings • Two-tone dragon visor • Chrome headlight, tail light, gas tank, chassis, grab bar, handlebar, garnish, emblem, speedometer, center stand and side stand • Two-tone chrome head cover • Two-tone chrome crankcase cover • Brembo lever and master pump • KOSO voltmeter, thermometer,switch, rpm, modified telescopic and 28mm carburetor • RCB handlebar, handle grip, butterfly, caliper, oil cooler cover and rear set • PZ tech lever guard, disk plate, axle cup, head slider, engine slider, crankcase cover, air cut coverand plate holder • Hero racing front shock and racing clutch arm • SPS brake hose • Heng titanium bolts • Benen tow hook • Acrylic fiber set • 180cc engine upgrade kit
*This article was published in InsideRACING’s Volume 17 Number 10 2019 issue.