A year after importing just five 2010 models, including the RM-Z250, RM-Z450 and RMX450Z, RM85 and GZ250, American Suzuki announced that it will be importing ten 2011 models. This is still less than 25 percent of the 45 models that the company brought into the U.S. for the 2009 model year (including scooters), but it definitely shows that the market is improving.
According to sources at Suzuki, the situation is market-driven at this point. The company is likely to add more models to the list of 2011s, but that is dependent on the remaining 2009 inventories selling through. As of this writing, Suzuki has announced plans to import the V-Strom 650 ABS, DR650SE, DR-Z400S, Hayabusa (pictured), RM-Z250, RM-Z450, TU250, Boulevard S40, Boulevard M109R and Boulevard M109R Limited.