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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 »

April 15, 2011

Video: Suzuki GSX-R evolution

The Suzuki GSX-R 750 was introduced in 1985 and can be considered to be the first of the modern racer-replicas with many race-derived technologies. The bike celebrated its 25th birthday last year, and now, the Japanese manufacturer released a video about the history, development and evolution of the GSX-R line. See how 26 years of innovation and race-developed technology made the GSX-R the total package designed to own the racetrack! Read the full article »

March 16, 2011

MotoGP, other pro sports postponed in Japan after tsunami

Japanese sports industry is now facing hard times after last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Reports said that the 9.0-magnitude earthquake caused cracks on the track and also damaged spectator seats at the Motegi circuit (90 miles north of Tokyo), which has led to MotoGP World Championship being rearranged for October. The race was originally scheduled for April 24. The MotoGP season is due to get under way at Losail in Qatar. A domestic road race there next Sunday was also knocked off the circuit's calendar. Read the full article »

March 9, 2011

Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooter earns EU Whole Vehicle Type Approval

Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that the Burgman Fuel-Cell Scooter has become the world’s first fuel-cell vehicle to earn Whole Vehicle Type Approval in the European Union. Since February 2010, Suzuki and British company Intelligent Energy, which developed the Burgman Fuel-Cell Scooter’s fuel-cell system, have been jointly participating in trials of the scooter on public roads under the aegis of the British government’s Technology Strategy Board. Read the full article »

February 8, 2011

Suzuki improved sales and profits in 2010

Japanese manufacturer Suzuki announced the sales and profit results for the first nine month of 2010. The company increased its sales by an encouraging 6.1% despite continued severe market condition. This means Suzuki sold 975,000 units globally in the nine month ended Dec. 31 2010. The manufacturer reported a total loss of $85.7 million on account of the continued sales slowdown of large-size motorcycles for Europe and US. Read the full article »

January 19, 2011

Suzuki GW250: Honda CBR 250 R’s new competitor

The Japanese manufacturer took the wraps off its GW250 naked bike at the 2010 CIMA exhibition in China. The motorcycle is already available on the Chinese and Brazilian market, but new rumours suggest that Suzuki will introduce the cheap bike in Europe. The GW 250 is practically the production version of the mini B-King and features a 250cc parallel twin DOHC engine that delivers 26 hp at 8,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. Read the full article »