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Delbros Group donates 12 KTM Dukes to PNP and AFP

Part of the company’s social-responsibility initiatives

May the military take care of these new assets. PHOTO FROM DELBROS GROUP

KTM makes a bunch of crazy-fun motorbikes that live up to its “Ready to Race” motto. But for this new mission, it might be “Ready to Serve.”

That’s because the Delbros Group—a leader in logistics, agriculture and other businesses—recently donated 11 brand-new 390 Dukes and one 200 Duke to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. The grant is part of the firm’s continuing corporate social responsibility and stakeholder-capacity building program, which it has been doing throughout its 75 years of operations in the country.

The bikes come with the necessary equipment for patrol duties. PHOTO FROM DELBROS GROUP

Five bikes were turned over to the AFP during a ceremony held at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The PNP, on the other hand, received seven motorcycles (five will be distributed around Metro Manila, while the other two will be stationed in Mindanao). PNP Chief General Guillermo Eleazar and Police Brigadier General Alexander Tagum personally received the units.

“With these donations, we can be more effective in the delivery of the services that are expected of us by the Filipino people,” said Eleazar in a press release. “The common goal of having a peaceful and progressive nation will only be possible if the PNP and the private sector work together for the greater good of the country.”

We wish they had shown more of the bikes in the publicity images. PHOTO FROM DELBROS GROUP

According to Delbros Group chairman Jose Eduardo Delgado: “We are strongly committed to national and community development. We salute the AFP and the PNP in preserving public safety and maintaining peace and order. Providing you with high-quality and reliable vehicles is Delbros’s way of reinforcing your capability to better fulfill your roles and duties in society.”

Here’s hoping these motorbikes will be put to good use and properly maintained.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.