Sadly, this year’s Isle of Man TT is cancelled. It’s one of the greatest motorcycling spectacles on the planet, requiring superhuman skill, bravery, and a level of circuit knowledge that goes way beyond short circuit stuff. For now though, to get an insight only a TT-winner can provide, we’ve revisited a conversation we had with Milky Quayle from 2015.
In the light of the recent government announcement with regard to the closure of non-essential business services we would like to update you on how Suzuki GB PLC will be supporting you through this period.
Shinji Tamura - a designer with Suzuki since 1998 - lifted the lid to us on how bike designs come to be, and the changes he’s seen in the job since the turn of the millennium.
There aren’t many more iconic and immediately recognisable silhouettes in motorcycling, and the GSX1300R Hayabusa wowed the two-wheeled world when it was launched in 1999. We’ve taken a look at its origin, the revamps in 2008 and 2013, ‘Busa culture’, and the tie up with Radical Sportscars.
Frank Whiteway recounts the story of setting a world record on a Crooks Suzuki T20 in 1968.
John Martin is no stranger to bike builds. Or Katanas, for that matter. Did you see the immaculate Katana on display at Motorcycle Live last year? Or as recently as this year’s London Show? Well, that was his. However, his latest project is a little different. After his wife, Florence, was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, he turned his hand to the thing he’s best at in an effort to raise money for charity; building another Katana.
Suzuki is bringing a number of Barry Sheene’s race bikes to this year’s Barry Sheene Classic at Oliver’s Mount - which takes place on 25-26 July - in what is set to be the largest collection of Sheene bikes ever assembled.
Suzuki dealerships are set to host a V-Strom 1050 launch weekend on 14-15 March, as the new adventurer arrives in showrooms.
Team Classic Suzuki will swap its XR69 and RG500 machinery for modern GSX-R1000 kit when it makes its Isle of Man TT debut at this year’s races.
Suzuki’s RM-Z450 has claimed another Arenacross championship, with SR75 Suzuki’s Charles Le Francois winning the 2020 Pro 450 Championship. It is the RM-Z450’s fifth Arenacross title, after wins in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Suzuki is set for the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show, which takes place from 7-8 March at the Royal Highland Centre in Islington, with its new V-Strom 1050XT taking centre stage.
With an abundance of anagrams, new complex jargon, and technical terms flying about with new bikes, we’re bringing you our new jargon-buster, where we’ll cut through the fluff and ensure you don’t need a PHD to know what’s what. First up, we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of SIRS, the new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System that features on the new V-Strom 1050XT. What does it do, and why do you need it?