Suzuki Gladius, available for $9,990 ride-away

Suzuki road bike discounts to boost sales

Suzuki is offering discounts, free on-road costs and even fuel vouchers to move some of its stock of learner bikes, cruisers, mini bikes and even ATVs. They have dropped the price of the V-Strom 650 adventure tourer (learner and full-powered models with cast wheels), and Gladius and GSX650F learner bikes to $9990 ride away which, …

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Suzuki 650 V-Strom XT

Suzuki V-Strom goes Aussie

Suzuki Australia has “Australianised” the V-Strom 650 with rugged accessories and a derestricted model. A similar V-Strom 1000 could be following in their tracks later this year.  The full-powered 650XT model costs $11,490 (+ORC) and has 50.5kW of power, which makes it the most powerful in its class. Meanwhile the 650XT LAMS model with 35kW in pearl …

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 adventure rides

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 motorcycle review

Suzuki has extended the touring potential of its big V-Strom adventure bike with several accessories packages. Not only has the versatile all-road bike been updated this year with traction control and styling that has turned it from an ugly duckling into the swan of the adventure pack, but they have supplemented the bike with a wide range …

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Suzuki Gixxer

New Suzuki GSX models at Intermot

Suzuki has unveiled their superbike with optional ABS, two GSX-R-powered litre bikes, an off-road small V-Strom and a styled up Bandit 1250 at the Intermot show in Cologne. The 2015 GSX-R1000L5 now comes with optional ABS, although Australia will only get the n on-ABS model in early November. Suzuki Australia spokesman Lewis Croft says they …

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Scrambler Ducati

Intermot positive future for motorcycles

Motorcycle sales and consequently new models have been in the doldrums since the GFC, but they are about to turn the corner if the Intermot show in Cologne starting this evening is an indication. The International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair usually plays second fiddle to EICMA in Milan in November, but this year it …

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Join my winter solstice ride

A group of tough bikers has been informally meeting at Byron Bay lighthouse at dawn every summer solstice for several years to ride as far west as they can before the sun sets. It’s not an organised event, but around 100 riders turn up and take on the challenge of riding the longest day of …

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