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July 3, 2015

Suzuki celebrates the 30th anniversary of the GSX-R series with special livery

Suzuki is set to celebrate 30 years of GSX-R with a special livery at the Sachsenring MotoGP race in Germany next weekend, along with launching a new limited-edition production machine that will be available globally. The first model of the series was the GSX-R 750 and it was revealed back in 1985. Since then, the GSX-R acronym is Suzuki’s most important brand. Click through for some details. Read the full article »

June 27, 2015

1979 Suzuki GS1000S – special feature

Suzuki shocked a lot of people with the GS1000 series when it was revealed in the Paris motorcycle show in Paris in 1977. Other manufacturers had already introduced liter-sized engines so Suzuki was joining the 1,000cc party a bit late but the GS1000 reached cult status very fast and this series set the foundations for not only subsequent production bikes, but also four-stroke racing success too. Suzuki has now announced that the GS1000S will be added to the firm’s popular Vintage Parts programme. Read the full article »

June 17, 2015

Out of retirement – 2015 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS First Look

Demand from fans of Suzuki’s large displacement sports touring bike has put the big Bandit back on sale in the United States and in the UK. There are several more powerful, faster or fascinating-looking models in this category but the big Bandit offers enough refinement, broad versatility and real-world power to be one of the best choice among the large sport-touring machines. Read the full article »

May 13, 2015

2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Review – they have got it right

The new 1000cc naked roadster of Suzuki was one of the most anticipated bikes of this year. Since Suzuki is a bit behind the game in this category, there was lot of pressure but they have got it right this time. The new GSX-S1000 is fast, agile and cheaper than its rivals. The iconic long-stroke K5 engine of the 2005 GSX-R 1000 has a distinctive sound and the design is sharply styled. But can it challenge the KTM Super Duke R and the BMW S 1000 R? Read the full article »

April 29, 2015

Suzuki UK’s new and stylish clothing range now available

Suzuki’s clothing range for the new model year is now available to order online or in dealerships, with a host of new items added to the already popular collection which boasts a broad range of fashion and heritage lines, as well as team wear and merchandise for all styles and tastes. Click through to check out the new range of t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, caps etc. Read the full article »

August 22, 2011

Suzuki Inazuma to return?

The Japanese manufacturer may be planning to revive the Inazuma name. The original Inazuma name was carried by a retro-styled Bandit in the late 90s and early 2000s. The brand’s last retro-styled street bike, the GSX 1400 disappeared in 2007. Nowadays, there are plenty of naked bikes, but only few of them are round-headlamp retros. Suzuki has now registered the Inazuma name once again, which translates “Lightning”. Now, with the new, more modern-looking Bandit, there is definitely a spot for a retro-styled street bike in Suzuki’s line-up. Read the full article »

June 23, 2011

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

Suzuki has finally took the wraps off the 2012 DL 650 ABS, the V-Strom. The new bike is longer, taller, and lighter than its predecessor and features an updated engine. The V-Strom has a 3-way height-adjustable windscreen, carefully shaped with extensive wind tunnel testing, efficiently reduces wind noise and rider fatigue. All in all, the Japanese company failed to impress with the new V-Strom,the bike is still the poor man’s adventure bike. Read the full article »

June 8, 2011

Two pictures of Suzuki’s new middle-class adventure bike

The Japanese manufacturer is working on a brand new middle-weight adventure bike. It’s still unclear whether the replacement of the V-Strom will feature a 650cc, an 800cc or even a 1000cc engine. Sources say that the new bike will be more off-road capable than the current V-Strom. Unfortunately, the teaser images don’t show much, but we are sure that we will see more images in the near future. Rumors from Europe suggest some styling cues from the Gladius, with a more off-road-oriented design with spoked wheels replacing the cast aluminum hoops on the V-Strom, and more robust suspension bits. Read the full article »

May 3, 2011

New photos of the 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa

As expected, the Japanese company didn’t make any major changes on the power of the Hayabusa. However, they made changes on the graphics and the color of the bike. The new GSX 1340 R is available in new colors including Nebular Black with red trim and Pearl Mirage White with gold trim. The 1340cc DOHC inline-four still produces 197hp and 155Nm of torque, but the company updated the 6-speed transmission to make gear changes more comfortable and easy. Read the full article »

May 2, 2011

Sims Motorsports’ Suzuki Hayabusa will do 213 mph or 370 km/h

Sims Motorsports returns with a special monster: a 1510cc Suzuki Hayabusa that is capable of reaching a top speed of 213 mph or 370 km/h. The list of modifications on this bike is very long: bored-out engine, forged pistons, high-lift camshafts with adjustable cam sprockets, stainless steel valves, ceramic bearings in the front and rear wheels for reduced rolling friction, two-stage lockup clutch, Schnitz PNC-3000 nitrous controller and Bazzaz Z-Fi fuel computer. Read the full article »