Over 40 years ago Suzuki changed the face of 500cc GP racing with the release of the two-stroke square four XR14. One of the men responsible for this machine was Makoto ‘Big Mac’ Suzuki who, alongside Makoto Hase, developed and built the RG500 that in 1976, with Barry Sheene onboard, delivered Suzuki its first 500GP world title.
The Bandit 1250-based 'FatMile' was designed using what the Japanese call Senpai-Kohei, where a young designer with new and fresh ideas is brought together to work with an experienced designer who will guide and direct them. For the FatMile designer Daniel Händler teamed up with legendary Suzuki designer Hans A. Muth, architect of the iconic Suzuki Katana.
At the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park, Buildbase Suzuki’s Richard Cooper extended his National Superstock 1000 Championship lead, qualifying on pole aboard his GSX-R1000R before leading today’s race from start to finish to take victory.
Suzuki will be giving MotoGP fans that don’t yet hold a motorcycle licence the chance to take taster sessions and gain invaluable expert instruction at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend, with its British Superbike team riders, three-time British Superbike champion John Reynolds, and even MotoGP stars sharing their wisdom with those looking to join the world on two wheels.
SR75 Suzuki's Charles Le Francois bagged a podium finish at the Supercross de La Tremblade, finishing third on his RM-Z450.
Rins consistent with solid points as the lone Suzuki rider gets sixth in Spielburg at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Buildbase Suzuki’s Bradley Ray and Luke Stapleford grabbed a brace of point-scoring finishes apiece at Thruxton for round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, while Richard Cooper left the Hampshire circuit still leading the National Superstock 1000 series.
Alex Rins finished fourth at Brno in the weekend's Czech Grand Prix, and while disappointed to miss out on the podium as MotoGP returned from its summer break, it was a solid result after two DNFs after crashing out of the lead at Assen and second place at the Sachsenring.
Suzuki has launched a new summer incentive, rewarding anyone that takes a test ride on selected models with £500 off the RRP when they go on to purchase.
It was a busy weekend for SR75 World Team Suzuki's Charles LeFrancois, with Pro Hexis Supercross action on Saturday immediately followed by the MX JHE Event on Sunday.
The Yoshimura Suzuki team finished fifth at this year's Suzuka 8-hour, but it was heartbreak for the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) who lost the world title in the final minutes of the race.
The SV650 was first introduced in 1999 as an affordable-but-fun middleweight, available either naked or half-faired. No one, not even Suzuki, could have imagined the cult appeal the bike would develop.