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Plan to standardise electric motorcycles

The big four Japanese manufacturers are believed to be working to standardise electric motorcycle batteries and charging infrastructure. Noted electric vehicle website Electrek says Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki hope to standardise the technology to prevent any obstacles to its adoption. No doubt it’s also hoped to avoid the Beta/VHS situation where new video recording …

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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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Is Suzuki planning a retro cafe racer

Is Suzuki planning a retro cafe racer?

Suzuki has lodged patents drawings that suggest a retro cafe racer model with a trellis frame and single-cylinder engine to catch up with other manufacturers plundering this lucrative sector. While most manufacturers have retro models such as cafe racers and scramblers, Suzuki only has the reincarnated Katana and the lovely, but too-small TU250X. Customiser have …

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Suzuki GSX-S1000

Ride-away deal on Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki Australia is offering free on-road costs on their GSX-S1000 streetfighter saving riders $1200 from March 2019. The bike was updated for last year’s model with more power, torque and control, plus some cosmetic updates. It cost $16,690 ride away, but it is now being offered at $15,490 ride away in two new colours: Metallic Triton …

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2019 Suzuki deal on dark Boulevard M109R

Suzuki deal on dark Boulevard M109R

Suzuki Australia is doing a ride-away deal on the 2019 Boulevard M109R which now comes in two new colour schemes with dark accents. Price is $18,990 ride away, which means a saving on rego and other delivery costs of about $1000. The new colours are white with blue trim and wheel rims, or black and …

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Suzuki 2-strokers seeking new home

The owner of 20-odd Suzuki two strokes from 80cc to 500cc is seeking a new home for the collection so the public can also enjoy them. Neil Batterham, 58, of Highfields, is hoping a cafe or shop owner in the region with good security can display the bikes. Click here to send Neil an email …

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Triumph triumphs as most satisfying brand

Triumph triumphs as the most satisfying motorcycle brand in the market, according to about 700 riders surveyed by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. It is the second year in a row that Triumph has topped the annual motorcycle survey won by Yamaha in 2016 and Harley-Davidson in the first year of ratings in …

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2019 Katana desposits

Suzuki unveils 2019 Katana 1000

Suzuki has unveiled its 2019 Katana sports bike as company President Toshihiro Suzuki remised they would unveil 10 new “large” bike models in 2020/21. “There is much more to come from Suzuki,” he said at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne. 2019 Katana The 2019 Katana has several styling cues from the old Katana including …

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Suzuki Katana

Video shows new Suzuki Katana

The Suzuki Katana for the millennial age will be unveiled on Tuesday at the Intermot show in Cologne on Tuesday (2 October 2018) and has teased with this latest video. Styling changes We are not sure what diehard fans of the venerable Katana will think as there are only a few styling details that are similar. …

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