Suzuki doesn’t miss a year from impressing its consumers with the middleweight V-Strom model, so the bike is not only present in the 2010 lineup, but comes in three different versions: the V-Strom 650, V-Strom 650 ABS and V-Strom 650 SEA ABS Touring all get their general characteristics from their bigger siblings, the V-Strom 1000 models so there’s plenty to expect in all possible matters.
Suzuki plays an important role in the dual-sport category, like always before, with the V-Strom 1000 model. A bike designed for all kinds of roads and all kinds of riders, this is without a doubt a benchmark in matters of versatility and comfort with many secrets yet to be unveiled by every rider individually. Furthermore, Suzuki also offers the V-Strom 1000SE Touring, which raises the bike’s long haul credentials.
When people say Suzuki sportbikes, they usually think at the famous GSX-R series and no matter what, they usually end up talking about the Hayabusa model. But the SV650SA ABS is one very good example that there are also other sportsbikes made by the Japanese manufacturer and we can say they’re quite good. This precise model carries on as a 2010 model with color scheme changes and standard ABS, but the interesting part about it is that, although being powered by a midsized V-twin, it competes with four-cylinder bikes. Let’s see what more.
Suzuki has presented the 2010 GSX650F ABS, a sporty and now safer road bike addressed to those just turning to motorcycling and in search of a versatile middleweight machine that will prove both economical and practical. The bike is nothing more than a Bandit 650 wrapped in a fairing, but its GSX-R looks combined with the implicit user-friendliness turn it into an almost unbeatable do-it-all sportbike.
Suzuki carries on producing the GSX-R600 with little design tweaks and presents a new color range aimed at upgrading the bike’s exterior. This is the main 2010 strategy for the middleweight class (and not only) as manufacturers reunite with their drawing boards for future generation models.
By presenting the 2010 GSX-R 750, Suzuki gives a big slap on the necks of those who expected them to stop making this superbike. A motorcycle that was successfully produced for decades and has even inspired the introduction of the GSX-R 600 back in the early 1990s carries on as a unique presence on a continuously growing market, but, apparently, one in which competitors can’t see the effectiveness of the 750cc sport bike.
When former NASA engineer Casey Stevenson was in the market for a light, economical and enjoyable motorcycle to cruise the LA streets on, he came to find that there are no such bikes being currently made. So he considered turning a Suzuki S40 into a café racer and ended up creating the Ryca CS-1, a 650cc, air-cooled, single cylinder cafe racer prototype. Later, he thought at a way of turning his idea into money, so he founded Ryca Motors, the shop where they turn any Suzuki S40 or Savage model into veritable café racers.
The production version of the Ryca CS-1 features the middleweight single-cylinder engine and a five-speed tranny and returns 60 mpg. Café racer goodies such as the custom low profile tank with integrated keyswitch / indicator panel, fiberglass seat and side covers as well as rearsets with custom mounting bracket and hardware and aluminum clip-ons give the bike its unique look.
Because the original bike’s engine and chassis don’t require significant changes, Ryca Motors also offers a custom parts and accessories kit that owners can buy and install themselves. Click past the break to read about the four different possibilities of getting yourself on one of these and also what the kit includes.
While the last Suzuki GSX-R 1000 model didn’t just feature some new color schemes and that was it – as Suzuki’s liter class model turned into a more compact, lighter, as well as a more powerful package in 2009 – the 2010 one carries on being produced without any technical or visual changes apart from the new color schemes. Furthermore, the Japanese manufacturer offers a 25th anniversary limited edition model to celebrate the fact that the Gixxer has been around for a quarter of a century and this might just be enough to keep it on the buyer’s map in 2010.
The amazingly powerful and long haul comfortable Suzuki Hayabusa is now presented as a 2010 model and gets stylish new color schemes to mark the pass. The black one with orange graphics is the most easily distinguishable, but riders end up in the Hayabusa’s seat because of the whole other bunch of advantages that come with a bike closely priced to the GSX-R 1000. Now addressing to those who can’t decide between the Gixxer and the Hayabusa-derived B-King, the future Hayabusa rider is just an easy target.
Either the owner of this Suzuki DR is willing to take his enduro bike across the continent or only to the cesspit and back as he has fitted the bike with probably the world’s larges panniers, so there’s got to be a great purpose for someone to ruin his bike like that.
Still, we have all the reasons to believe the guy actually uses that stuff to carry his luggage as the panniers can be locked…why would anyone lock the garbage? Also, he has a fuel canister on the side, so this is definitely a homemade long distance motorcycle. Love it or not, it gets the job done.