Suzuki says bye-bye Busa?

Suzuki has confirmed its barnstorming GSX1300R Hayabusa – or Busa to its legion of fans – will cease sales in many markets this month as its engine no longer meets tough European emissions regulations. But production will continue in Japan for those countries that do not accept the latest Euro 4 regulations such as Australia …

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 adventure rides

Suzuki plans adventure rides around country

Suzuki plans to extend its two-day adventure rides throughout Australia with their third adventure ride heading to Bathurst from Lithgow at 9am on May 26. The event is free and open to riders on any adventure motorcycles, says Suzuki Motorcycles Australia marketing manager Lewis Croft. “Ideally the ride group works well with around 60 – …

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Suzuki GSX-R1000R World Launch Phillip Island (2)

Suzuki recalls GSX-R1000 over chain issue

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia has joined a global recall of various models of GSX-R1000 over a fault that could snap the chain. Spokesman Lewis Croft said their service department has published information on the Government Recall Website. “My understanding is the condition is whereby a rider can accidentally get a false neutral between 1st and 2nd …

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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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2014 Suzuki sports bikes arrive

Are we witnessing the passing of the sports bike era? The new Suzuki sports bikes have arrived, but rather than a dazzling fanfare of more power and less weight, they come with new graphics and colours. The GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 are unchanged from two years ago and the GSX-R1000 is unchanged from last year. Sports …

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January is a great time to buy a motorcycle

The January sales are when manufacturers/importers want to kickstart their sales figures and get rid of stock they didn’t sell at Christmas time. Other times during the year to buy a bike are in June when companies try to clear stock before the end of the financial year and Christmas when competition among manufacturers heats …

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Motorcycle safety recalls up in 2013

Thousands of bikes have been voluntarily recalled this year for free safety checks. There have been 25 separate motorcycle recalls in Australia so far in 2013 compared with 21 last year. Triumph scored the most at eight, followed by BMW with five, Kawasaki four, Ducati three, and Harley-Davidson, Suzuki and Husqvarna two each. The latest recall …

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Indian Motorcycles enters India

The world’s second-largest motorcycle market is being besieged by brands. Latest to announce an assault on India is, ironically, Indian Motorcycles. In recent years, brands as diverse as BMW, BRP (Can-Am Spyder), Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, MV Agusta, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha and Indian Motorcycles’ Polaris stablemate, Victory, have entered the world’s second-largest bike market after China. …

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Suzuki sportsbikes go turbo

Could turbo-charging be the future for Suzuki sportsbikes? As the Japanese manufacturer releases photos and details of its 2014 GSXR-1000, it has also previewed a couple of concept bikes which will be featured at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. One is the spunky looking Recursion with a turbo-charged 588cc parallel twin that pumps …

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