QUEZON CITY, Manila, Philippines - Harley-Davidson has opened its first dealership in the Philippines, only the sixth in Southeast Asia.
The grand opening event featured a chain-cutting with bolt cutters, presentation of the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, a rock concert. The first customer of Harley-Davidson of Manila, film and commercial director Mark Querubin, also received his 2013 Black Softail Slim at the event.
There are about 800 to 1,000 existing Harley-Davidson owners in the Philippines.
“Harley-Davidson of Manila, as we are officially called, caters to the thousands of bikers and enthusiasts that have always dreamed of owning a bike that can give you serious power,” Felix R. Ang, president of American Motorcycles Inc., the official distributor of Harley-Davidson in the country, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Special guests were Harley-Davidson Asia-Pacific’s vice president and managing director Marc McAllister, and director of sales and business development Frank Albrecht, Rick Riker, chief of security cooperation division of the Embassy’s Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group; and San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez.
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