Magnificent seven for Suzuki at Motorcycle Live
Suzuki’s Motorcycle Live display will be headlined by a stunning collection of Grand Prix machinery, as the Japanese marque assembled all seven of its world title-winning motorcycles.
After Joan Mir won last year’s MotoGP world championship - and Suzuki was denied the opportunity to celebrate as the global pandemic meant the cancellation of Motorcycle Live 2020 - the firm is displaying the Spaniard’s title-winning GSX-RR alongside the RGV500s of Kenny Roberts Jr, who won the title in 2000, and Kevin Schwantz, who lifted the crown in 1993. RG500s ridden by Franco Uncini and Marco Lucchinelli to world championship glor in 1982 and 1981 will be displayed alongside the legendary machines raced by Briton Barry Sheene in 1976 and 1977.
Away from the race bikes, Suzuki will display its current model lineup, including the newly-launched GSX-S1000GT, which blends sporting performance with touring practicality, thanks to a lightweight, agile chassis and a 152PS, superbike-derived engine, a comfortable riding position, and a suite of electronics that includes cruise control, traction control, a bidirectional quickshifter, selectable power modes, and smartphone connectivity all controlled through a colour TFT dash.
Also displayed for the first time will be the third generation Hayabusa, the latest iteration of the iconic hyperbike that gets the most comprehensive suite electronics of any Suzuki, ever, plus updated styling that remains faithful to the original and an engine that delivers turbine-like, creamy power throughout the rev range.
Other new-for-2021 models making their Motorcycle Live debut will be the GSX-S1000 naked and the A2-friendly GSX-S950, plus the refreshed Burgman 400.
From on-road to off it, the latest RM-Z450 motocross machine will feature, along with an SR75 Suzuki-prepared RM-Z250, while a DF350A marine engine and a KingQuad will even showcase Suzuki’s capabilities across its divisions.
From the Vintage Parts Programme stable, a GT250 EX7 that started life as one of Suzuki GB’s original press bikes will front a display of classic road and race bikes that will also include an original GSX-R750F, and fan-favourite and three-time British Superbike champion John Reynolds will be present over the show’s two weekends.
Suzuki can be found on stand 3E15 in hall three.