Yamaha, Gilas Pilipinas team up for FIBA World Cup 2023

Yamaha x Gilas

Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) has partnered with Gilas Pilipinas Men’s Basketball team for the FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) World Cup 2023.


  • In what competition will the Yamaha Motor Philippines support the Gilas Pilipinas Men's basketball team?

    The company will support the team on its journey at the FIBA 2023 World Cup.
  • How will YMPH give its support to the team?

    Yamaha will serve as the official lifestyle motorcycle of the team for the tournament.
  • In a statement, the Japanese marque’s local arm said that it will be the team's official lifestyle motorcycle for the global event that will be held in three countries with the final round to be hosted in the Philippines.

    Yamaha x SBP

    According to YMPH, the program “serves as an unmissable opportunity” for the team “to champion those who always push boundaries.”

    YMPH President Hiroshi Koike stated, “We hope we can work together as one team to reach the ultimate goal,” which includes performing well in the tournament as well as spreading happiness and enthusiasm in the country.

    Yamaha, SBP, Gilas Pilipinas

    YMPH was no stranger to throwing its support for national athletes. Through the motorcycle distributor, McKinley Kyle Paz was able to compete at the Moto2 level of competition while Gian Carlo Mauricio and April King Mascardo competed at the 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship.

    Formalizing the agreement at the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) office were YMPH’s Koike, Shinsuke Iida (Sales and Marketing Division Head), and Toni Acuesta (Marketing Assistant Section Manager) as well as SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios, Deputy Event Director FIBA World Cup Philippines LOC Erika Dy, and Gilas Pilipinas Team Manager Butch Antonio. 

    Photos from Yamaha Motor Philippines

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