Suzuki Motors Press Release: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), has been announced as the sole distributor of Suzuki motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, marine outboard engines and automotive parts and service in the contiguous United States and Alaska. This announcement comes following the restructuring of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC). “We are pleased to announce this [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
American Suzuki Press Release: American Suzuki Motor Corporation (the “Company”) today announced that the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana approved the confirmation of the Company’s Chapter 11 Plan, which creditors overwhelmingly accepted. Confirmation of the Plan clears the way for the Company [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Suzuki Cycles Press Release: Suzuki is pleased to announce that a special award was presented to Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina, California in recognition of the record number of GSX-R sportbikes they have retailed over the last 26 years. Since the GSX-R line was introduced to the U.S. market in 1986, Bert’s Mega Mall has [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Loring Timing AssociationvPress Release: Earning the honor of being the eighth- fastest human on a sit-on style motorcycle, landspeed racer Thomas Cronan moved into the elite record books on July 15, setting a new APS/BF-1650/4 class record with the Loring Timing Association (LTA), of 262.161 MPH, on a turbocharged 1991, Suzuki GSX-R1100, owned by Eric [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Spied! 2014 Suzuki MotoGP Prototype! Will a GSX-R-style inline-Four replace the previous GP-only V-Four GSV-R?
Insiders tell us this is a prototype for Suzuki’s return to MotoGP in 2014. The project was, we are told, “hot for a while” and then cooled off. Now, with these photos from a test earlier this month at Sugo Circuit in Japan, it clearly has momentum again. What have we here? We see from [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
“We Ride the Seven Secret Bikes of Japan” Revisited – 50th Anniversary Riding 1980s’ Japanese jewels in their homeland.
It all began because we didn’t have anything else to put on the cover. Paul Dean had been editor at Cycle World for just three months, his arrival having ended an internal cold war over editorial succession while triggering an immediate exodus of pretenders. I had been technical editor at CW for just two years [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Ben Bostrom will compete in the 2011 AMA Pro American SuperBike Championship on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 for Michael Jordan Motorsports. This past season, Bostrom, 36, won one race, had eight podium placings and finished fifth overall racing in the same class on a Pat Clark Motorsports-prepared Yamaha YZF-R1. “Signing Ben Bostrom is another incredible step [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Not so many years ago, racetracks were pretty much reserved for, well, racers. Not anymore. This past week, following the season-ending AMA Pro Road Racing doubleheader at Barber Motorsports Park, I took a refresher course at the Schwantz School. With just one exception—me—none of the 27 students at this particular school had ever taken the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)