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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 »

January 19, 2011

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in depth

Kawasaki released the new version of its GSX-R 750 motorcycle back in last autumn. The new naked bike, just like the GSX-R600, features shorter wheelbase, lighter frame, swingarm, front forks, wheels, brakes, rear suspension, bodywork and exhaust system. Suzuki's Derek Schoeberle walks us through the changes to the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750, and how the Japanese company's 750cc track weapon lost 17 lbs over the 2010 model. Read the full article »

December 27, 2010

2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600 new photos

For the 2011 model year, the Suzuki GSX-R 600 received some technical updates. The new GSX-R is a bit shorter, which makes it easier to handle, while the new aluminium chassis is lighter than its predecessor’s. The brand new engine is one of the smallest in the 600cc segment and uses the classic RAM-Air direct injection. The exhaust and air valves are all made from titanium, which further contributes to the weight loss. The brake system comes from Italian brake specialist Brembo. Check the bike out in our huge gallery. Read the full article »

December 8, 2010

On-board video: World’s fastest Suzuki Hayabusa goes 278mph

At the Texas Mile, October 2010, Bill Warner of Wild Bros Racing goes 278.6 mph (448.36 km/h) in a standing start mile, on a 650rwhp turbo charged Suzuki Hayabusa Streetbike. On-board video taken facing rearward using an AiM Sports SmartyCam with in-video display of GPS speed. (Sample rate of the in camera GPS does not allow recording of the top speed that was set in the timing traps.) Read the full article »

November 23, 2010

Suzuki GSX1250FA – Machine of the year

Already a chart-topping best seller in the UK, Suzuki's GSX1250FA picked up another accolade this month as it scooped the coveted Motorcycle News Machine of the Year award, in the all-rounder category. Launched to critical acclaim earlier this year, the GSX1250FA quickly topped registration figures in the Sports Tourer category too, outselling its rivals thanks to excellent mile-munching ability combined with exceptional value for money. Read the full article »

October 21, 2010

TAS Suzuki returns to the Isle of Man TT

Suzuki will return to the Isle of Man TT in 2011 with Northern Ireland-based TAS Racing, the team has announced. TAS, one of the TT’s most successful teams, and Suzuki are continuing a partnership established more than a decade ago. The father and son team of Hector and Philip Neil will spearhead Suzuki’s efforts in the British Superbike Championship and the International Road Races, including the TT. There is no word yet on whether TAS will retain Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey for next year’s road racing season, but there will be a two rider line-up and an announcement is expected in the next few weeks. Read the full article »