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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Suzuki faces emissions scandal

Suzuki faces emissions scandal

Suzuki motorcycles is facing its own emissions scandal after the US Environmental Protection Agency charged a former worker with fudging emissions figures. It’s not exactly on the same grand scale as the multi-billion-dollar emissions scandal facing VW, however it shows that we can’t necessarily trust manufacturers with statistics. We wonder how many motorcycle manufacturers also …

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Barry Sheene Suzuki restored

Barry Sheene Suzuki restored

Barry Sheene’s 1976 title-winning XR14 RG500 GP Suzuki has been restored and the Japanese manufacturer has produced two videos of the restoration process. Here is the first video: And here is the second: This comes as an announcement is imminent on the joint British-Australian film production on the wild and crazy life of the two-time …

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Suzuki Recursion with turbocharging

Suzuki moves closer to turbocharging

Suzuki is moving closer to turbocharging with new patent drawings emerging. The Japanese manufacturer unveiled its Recursion turbo concept (pictured above) in 2013 with a single-overhead-cam parallel twin engine with turbocharging. In 2015, Suzuki unveiled a new turbo “XE7” engine with twin overhead cams and registered the Katana name and trademark Samurai sword. Now there are …

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

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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Suzuki 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki six-day sale starts tomorrow

Suzuki Australia has announced their six-day sale which kicked off on March 11, 2017, will be extended another six days. It includes virtually all motorcycles and ATVs at participating stores. The bargains feature the V-Strom 650 (pictured above) full-powered and LAMS versions for $9990 ride away. That’s a substantial saving as the LAMS bike is normally $11,290 …

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Harley-Davidson leads parade at Cooly Rocks brand

Harley-Davidson world’s strongest bike brand

Harley-Davidson is still the world’s “strongest” motorcycle brand, although it has slipped 14 places in the annual list of automotive brands, according to Brand Finance. The global finance analysis company values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies every year, including automotive companies. Brands are evaluated to determine their strength based on factors …

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2017 Suzuki Hayabusa in new colours

2017 Suzuki Hayabusa in new colours

New colours are the only change to the 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa, although it will have its second major update some time in the future. The 2017 models have arrived in Australian dealerships in Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Blue/Glass Sparkle Black colour schemes at the same recommended retail price as last year’s model at $20,790 …

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