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Suzuki’s demo rides have been making their way through America – and their next stop is Nashville, just in time for the Progressive IMS Outdoors tour, ‘designed for Powersports enthusiasts and new riders alike.’ Just last week, Suzuki revealed the pricing of the GSX-S1000GT – a sports-tourer with a 999cc, GSX-R1000-derived 152bhp, inline-four unit capable of …

Like many teenagers in 1980s Australia, I was a willing participant in the Japanese rotary-engined street racer phase that swept the country at the time. Hell, there was even a magazine called Fast Fours & Rotaries that sold here like hotcakes. But for me, the whole thing crystallized when my mate Daryl rolled up in …

You know we couldn’t just ignore this little smidge of science that Edmunds performed last week.  On September 3rd, an American online resource for automotive inventory and information – known as Edmunds.com – answered the following question:  What would happen if the world’s fastest stock car was matched against the world’s fastest stock motorcycles? Their …

Next up on our voyage through the decades, we arrive at the 1990s. While the 80s was a decade of innovation and excitement, the party really got started in the 90s. If you were a young and impressionable youth with a taste for high-speed thrills, jaw-dropping lean angles, and a penchant for general mischief, then …

A brand new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring will cost you about $200,000 US (~$250,000 Canadian dollars) out the door.  That is a lot of cheddar even for this beautiful piece of German automotive engineering. I certainly appreciate the marvelous collection of performance, power, and luxury this fine automobile offers… but there ain’t NO WAY I’d …

Of all the Japanese Motorcycles ever produced, the Honda CB750 epitomizes the effect that they had on the British Motorcycle Industry. Total technical supremacy. And volume…the Brits could never hope to produce motorcycles in the sheer volumes of the combined might of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki & Yamaha. Just when the American market was heating up …

Suzuki Motorcycles IN THE BEGINNING Suzuki Motorcycles was founded by Michio Suzuki, who opened a small loom business (weaving fabric) in 1909 in Hamamatsu, Japan. Suzuki Loom Works became an industry giant and in 1929, Suzuki invented a new type of weaving machine, which was manufactured & exported over the next 30 years. These were …

As we continue our journey through the decades, it’s time to take a look at the best motorcycles of the 1980s. While every decade in the industry’s history has been a transformative one, the 80s was on another level. It was a decade of immense vision, with motorcycle manufacturers pushing the boundaries of design and …

What does a high-profile team do when unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures? They get busy.  And judging by the beauty of a bike that’s just been revealed, Team Classic Suzuki had their hands in multiple baskets.  The newly revealed chimera-style superbike has the winning features of a Katana with the engine and chassis of …

I like a couple of ponies under the hood as much as the next moto lover, so when I heard news that Suzuki Motorcycle India was expected to release a second batch of 2021 Hayabusas this year, I got a little excited.  According to a report from TimesNowNews, the new 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa sales hit …

While every decade has its icons, the 1970s have so many good models to choose from. It was a time when the Japanese were really stamping their authority over the scene, flexing muscles and cylinders with each other, and driving once-mighty international brands into obscurity. Despite the changing landscape, the 70s created some of the …

The Big V-Strom: Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is one of the most versatile models in the 2021 Suzuki line-up. In the US, it’s the same model as the one from 2020. However, across the border in Canada, it’s a 2021 model. Now, if you’re …

The Range-Topping Adventurer: The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The top of the range adventure motorcycle in the 2021 Suzuki line-up is the formidable V-Strom 1050XT Adventure. Now, it’s not a 2021 model for residents of the USA, however, for those in Canada, it’s being sold with …

Adventure-Ready: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The V-Strom 1050XT joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up, depending on what side of the border you’re sitting on. In the US, it remains the same as the previous 2020 model. However, in Canada, it’s a new model for 2021. Though, it’s …

All Units Sold Out In Under 24 Hours With all the articles we write about India’s motorcycle scene, you’d think that a bike like Suzuki’s Hayabusa would be a tough sell for the nation, but the truth is actually quite the contrary. Suzuki’s newly updated Hayabusa managed to completely sell out in India within the …

Gixxer School For Track Novices Lots of major OEMs are starting their own forms of ‘riding schools’ through posted events across the country, and now it’s Suzuki’s turn to chime the bell with the introduction of their new GSX-R Racing Academy. Many riders looking to work towards their first track day might be hard-pressed to …

More Adventure, More Action, More V-Strom: The 2021 V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links As usual, the 2021 Suzuki line-up includes a couple of adventure-focused variants of the already impressive V-Strom 650 model. These variants include the V-Strom 650 XT and XT Adventure models: two Japanese motorcycles …

Famously Versatile, Incredibly Reliable: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The updated V-Strom 650 is one of the stars of the 2021 Suzuki line-up. For years, the venerable V-Strom 650 has gained a cult following as a solid commuting machine with adventure and sports touring capabilities. It’s such …

Sports Performance In A Street Package: The 2021 GSX-S750Z / ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The GSX-S750Z joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up with a few nice upgrades over the last model. It’s a powerful and muscular naked sportsbike that borrows a lot of its DNA from other Suzuki motorcycles, such as …

Suzuki’s Compact Racer: The 2021 Suzuki GSX250R ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The smallest GSX model, the GSX250R, returns as part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up with a few new additions for the new model year. Borrowing most of its DNA from the GSX-R line—arguably the most famous Suzuki motorcycles in …

The King of Sportsbikes: The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the most famous Suzuki motorcycles ever made, and one of the most famous motorcycles of all time! It’s a powerful and recognizable sportsbike with a long and illustrious history. The 2021 Suzuki line-up …

The Hayabusa Returns: The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Hayabusa is back! Though it’s badged up as a 2022 model, it’s very much a part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up. Over the years, the Hayabusa has become one of the most recognizable Suzuki motorcycles ever made, featuring advanced …

Updated For 2021: The Suzuki DR650S Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The DR650S is a formidable dual-sport motorcycle that many riders will agree is one of the best dual-sport machines on the market. It joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up with a handful of new updates, though nothing terribly drastic. But for real …

The Classic Suzuki Metric Cruiser: The Boulevard C50 and C50T Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links “Classic rumble, modern comfort” – that’s the tagline that goes with the latest Boulevard model from the 2021 Suzuki line-up. For fans of metric cruisers, the Boulevard line is one of the most respected. For years, these …

Suzuki’s Big Boy Performance Cruiser: The 2021 Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The venerable Suzuki Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S is the heavyweight cruiser option from Suzuki Motorcycles. It returns for the new year as part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up with a few updates to keep things fresh. Like other …

Anything But Standard: The 2021 Suzuki SV650 ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Commonly labelled as a “standard motorcycle” the Suzuki SV650 is more like a naked sportbike in reality. It’s a Japanese motorcycle with a potent V-twin engine, minimalist styling, and utilitarian nature that hides a sporty wild-side. The SV650 returns …

There’s no doubt that the motorcycling landscape is changing. Over a relatively short period of time, we’ve seen a bigger focus on emissions regulations, the development of affordable electric models, and unexpected new trends. While we know that many governments across the globe have ambitious plans to phase out the production of new internal combustion …

There has been much hype leading up to the release of Suzuki’s new Hayabusa. Today, Suzuki has announced the legend’s comeback in the form of a 22-minute video released on YouTube.  The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa has received many updates and the most obvious being its design. Suzuki’s new design is said to have “one of …

‘Busa-Bros, Rejoice! What goes 180 miles an hour, is built by Suzuki, and has the side profile of a giant superbike? A Hayabusa, of course. Suzuki just put out a teaser video with the title of  “New model teaser”; but it’s very obvious this is a teaser video for the updated 2021 Hayabusa. The ‘Busa …

In 2018, the Suzuki Hayabusa was taken off the European market. After being one of the world’s fastest production bikes for almost 20 years, it was time to hang up the gloves. Europe was also putting the squeeze on bikes that weren’t hitting the required emission standards, thus leading to the discontinuation of quite a …

History In The Making Last week, we got a look into what a Repsol edition 2021 CBR1000RR Fireblade would look like thanks to a dedicated MotoGP fan going the distance and going through the hassle of customizing their own motorcycle. Suzuki has taken the liberty to get a leg-up on Honda by releasing their own …

I was actually surprised to learn that 2020 is the 100th Anniversary of the Suzuki Motor Corp. This makes for a great time to look back at this iconic brand, and what I feel are just some of the incredible motorcycles they have created. These are bikes that stand out to me. I look at …

Keeping Them Separate In an effort to prepare as best it can for the future, Suzuki is splitting up its motorcycle/ATV and marine divisions of the company. Before, both divisions were all housed under the same corporate umbrella. Now Suzuki will split them off into their own individual companies.  This move will begin in April …

From the moment humans figured out how to derive power from gasoline and build machines to move us about, we had one question: how fast is it? Going fast, being fast, finding ways to get faster, this is how we measure superiority. For me when it comes to motorcycles, I divide fast into quickest A …

The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is the Pinnacle of the GSX-R Lineup Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links   The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R sits atop the throne as the most powerful supersport motorcycle Suzuki produces in its GSX-R lineup. The bike dwarfs its younger brother, the GSX-R750, producing an extra 50 horsepower taking the …

The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R750 Is the Perfect Mid-Size Bike Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Suzuki Motorcycles has had a very long history with the GSX-R750, beginning its production in 1985 as the first modern replica Japanese race bike that consumers could buy for the streets. Originally designed for the 750cc class of …

The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 Is A Track Day Monster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 600cc class of motorcycles will always have extreme popularity due to it being a middle ground for beginners and experts to meet when deciding on which motorcycle they should be buying for the racetrack. The Japanese-made GSX-R600 …

Ride the 2021 Suzuki DR-Z400S Anywhere Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The DR-Z will be cemented in dual-sport history as one of the greatest motorcycles ever produced for both off and on-road riding. You don’t have to bother with loading your dirtbike into the back of your truck and trailering your toy …

The 2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Brings Off-Road Fun to the City Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Why take a DR-Z400S and build a supermoto on your own, when you can have Suzuki Motorcycles do it for you? The DR-Z400SM is the supermoto version of the DR-Z400S, taking offroad ingenuity and technology and stuffing …

Strip Them Down Naked motorcycles. Sounds sexy right? Well, in most cases, that’s true. These bikes are stripped of their fairings and ready to ride. They offer a more of a wind-in-your-face, raw experience. In my mind, it’s the way motorcycles are meant to be experienced.  Naked bikes come in many different forms. Often, the …