Suzuki Katana logo

Suzuki registers Katana name and logo

Suzuki has registered the Katana name and logo in the USA in its latest hint that it is bringing back the 1980s model. Late last year Suzuki registered the name, trademarked the Samurai sword symbol and unveiled the Katana 3.0 concept by Italian designer Rodolfo Frascoli. It’s actually the third time Suzuki has re-registered the Katana …

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Suzuki adds full-powered SV650

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia will add a full-powered version of their popular learner-approved SV650 to their lineup next month. There is no price difference on the two models which are $8990 (+ORC) or $10,190 ride away. They now match the SV650X which also comes in LAMS and full-powered versions at $9490 (+ORC). Yamaha also has LAMS …

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Suzuki Katana 3.0 concept

Suzuki considers bringing back Katana

Suzuki looks set to return the venerable Katana model to its brand after registering the name, trademarking the Samurai sword symbol and unveiling a Katana concept. The Katana 3.0 concept is the work of Italian designer Rodolfo Frascoli. Rodolfo designed the Moto Guzzi Griso, Norge, Breva and Stelvio, and Triumph Speed Triple and Tiger 1050. …

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Suzuki SV650 Cafe racer

Suzuki SV650X cafe racer becomes reality

Suzuki unveiled the SV650X cafe racer concept a couple of weeks ago with plans to gauge interest, but already they have unveiled the production model. Suzuki Australia says it will arrive in mid-2018 in full-powered and learner-approved versions. Final specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch. Obviously Suzuki knew all along that it …

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Suzuki SV650X cafe racer concept quiet

All quiet on the Suzuki Motorcycles front

Suzuki Motorcycles was strangely quiet at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, perhaps keeping its powder dry for the EICMA show in Milan next month. While the other Japanese manufacturers displayed hi-tech, hybrid, electric, retro, leaning three-wheelers, retros, cars and even a pick-up tuck, Suzuki had nothing much new in Tokyo. All they had were some …

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Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki updates GSX-S1000 range

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 models have arrived in Australia with more power, torque and control, plus some cosmetic updates. The naked GSX-S1000 is available for $15,190 plus on-road costs ($16,690 ride away) and the faired GSX-S1000F sports tourer is $15,990 ($17,490). They are both derived from the championship-winning GSX-R1000, but tuned for street riding. For …

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 chain issue

Suzuki releases prices on GSX-R1000

Suzuki Australia has released the prices on its more powerful and lower weight 2017 GSX-R1000 and new GSX-R1000R models unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne last year. The GSX-R1000 ABS will be available in Australian dealerships from late June in a choice of Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red at $21,990 plus on-road costs, or $23,990 ride …

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Suzuki Hayabusa

Is this the next Suzuki Hayabusa?

If this is a photo of the next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa there is no indication of an expected turbocharger or supercharger. The photo comes from a Japanese magazine and reveals a host of styling changes: LED daytime running lights around the headlight; reshaped nose with two big air vents; indicators moved from the nose to the …

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