2019 Suzuki Katana deposits

Suzuki announces Australian Katana price

Suzuki Australia has announced that the reincarnated Katana will arrive in September at $18,990 ride away. That’s more than $1000 more than the similar retro-inspired Kawasaki Z900RS. It’s a hefty price to pay for a bike that looks very little like its predecessor, but is packed with modern tech. The Katana price includes 12 months registration …

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Suzuki patents radar reflector

Suzuki Motorcycle patent radar reflector

Suzuki Motorcycles have developed a radar reflector, not to detect or jam a police speed radar, but to make motorcycles easier for hi-tech cars to detect them. In fact, the radar reflector could make motorcycles easier for police to detect with radar guns! Suzuki have filed a patent in Japan for the radar reflector. There …

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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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