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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Suzuki C50T

Suzuki C50T cruiser review

The Suzuki C50T is an aptly named cruiser. The C stands for classic, referring to its traditional big fenders, two-tone paint, white-wall tyres on wire wheels, forward controls, floorboards and lashings of chrome and studded leatherette. The T stands for tourer which covers the comfort items such as a plush saddle, pillion padded sissy bar, …

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2008 Suzuki B-King review

This page is about you and your bike. Send your review and photos to hinchm@hotmail.com. This review comes from budding politician Paul Keyworth who is attempting to kickstart his Motorcycle Australia Party. (Read my story here.) Paul owns a Yamaha “Thunderace” and a Suzuki B-King, but he is thinking of selling both and going retro …

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Suzuki sued over GSX-R1000 crash incentive

Suzuki recall over brake rust

Suzuki has issued a worldwide voluntarily recall of its sportsbikes over concerns about brake rust. Bikes affected are the GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000. Suzuki Motor Corporation have advised that moisture may be absorbed in the brake fluid after long-term use which could cause rust between the brake piston and return spring inside the piston. If …

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