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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Suzuki SV650 Cafe racer

Suzuki SV650X cafe racer becomes reality

Suzuki unveiled the SV650X cafe racer concept a couple of weeks ago with plans to gauge interest, but already they have unveiled the production model. Suzuki Australia says it will arrive in mid-2018 in full-powered and learner-approved versions. Final specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch. Obviously Suzuki knew all along that it …

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Suzuki SV650X cafe racer concept quiet

All quiet on the Suzuki Motorcycles front

Suzuki Motorcycles was strangely quiet at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, perhaps keeping its powder dry for the EICMA show in Milan next month. While the other Japanese manufacturers displayed hi-tech, hybrid, electric, retro, leaning three-wheelers, retros, cars and even a pick-up tuck, Suzuki had nothing much new in Tokyo. All they had were some …

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V-Strom roundup marks 2nd birthday

Roundup marks 2nd V-Strom group birthday

The Australian V-Strom Riders group AuStrom is celebrating its second birthday with a roundup event in motorcycle-friendly Crows Nest, South East Queensland, in March 2018. Organiser Graham Strang says the group has more than 800 members around Australia and New Zealand and he is hoping to attract the biggest single gathering of V-Stroms in Australia …

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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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