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Posted on by Maxx Biker

We just came across an interesting post on the triumph675 forum about the anatomy of a highside described by the author of the crash himself. Apparently, the rider was trying a new approach for Turn 9 of the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway and the tricky section of the track combined with a bit of dust turned out disastrous for the Suzuki SV650, while the rider walked away with nothing but a hurt pride.

The bike, which was recently fitted with new bodywork and paint, is now $3K away from another track day. Better luck next time!

Source: motoblog
Posted on by Maxx Biker 1

The café racer style may not have started on Japanese bikes, but it does help turn some of these into absolutely gorgeous machines. For example, this 1975 Suzuki GT550 (I know, it looks brand new) is probably the coolest café racer approach on a classic Japanese bike.

Thomas Leeming from Montana recently finished building it and he doesn’t forget to mention some of the changes he has done: "pipes by Omar’s. Electronic ignition. Battery, oil tank and electrics are hidden under the seat cowl."

What we like the most about the Suzuki GT550 cafe racer is the racy and yet classy look given by the bike’s stance and the multitude of shiny bits and parts. More pics after the jump.

Posted on by Maxx Biker 2

Meet motorcycle enthusiast Leslie Porterfield. She was recently confirmed by the Guinness World Records book as being the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. Although she established the 232.522mph record in the 2008 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats, she has only now been officially declared the fastest woman to ever go beyond the 232mph pass.

Porterfield, who also owns a motorcycle dealership – High Five Cycles – in Dallas, Texas said: “I couldn’t believe it when they called. It’s takes awhile after filing the paper work with the FIM (International Federation of Motorcycling) to get the record certificate, and then with Guinness – this has been going on for awhile and when they called I was just thrilled.”

The American woman achieved the speed record on a 2002 2000cc Turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa and the achievement comes to raise the 229.361mph stake set in 1978 by motocross rider and stuntwoman, Marcia Holley with a single engine streamliner motorcycle.

Source: visordown
Posted on by Maxx Biker

See how metal turns into motorcycle in a promotional video released by Suzuki in the early 1990s to show how their GSX-R 750 supersport motorcycle came to life. As you can suppose, the engine is their main focus, so if you incline towards engineering and often get your hands dirty yourself, this is the kind of video during which you drink your coffee and draw inspiration from. We sure like it and hope you do too.


Source: racingcafe
Posted on by Maxx Biker 2

In 2010, Suzuki celebrates 25 years of successfully producing the GSX-R series, so they have released a special edition GSX-R600 featuring a paintjob that is reminiscent of the 1999 factory World Superbike racing bike, but also a Yoshimura exhaust, top yoke plaque and an authenticity certificate.

Only 25 anniversary models will be made and they are destined for the Britain market at the price of £8799 ($13,283). The bike will be first seen in public at the Carole Nash MCN Scottish motorcycle show this weekend and reservations start on the 1st of April. For more information about the Suzuki GSX-R special edition and reservation process go to www.imgsx-r.com.

Source: MCN
Posted on by Maxx Biker 4

Rizla Suzuki has today released the first pics of the 2010 GSV-R, the 800cc MotoGP racing bike that will be ridden by Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista in the upcoming season. The bike will again distinguish thanks to the dominating Blue with RIZLA written on each side.

Althought the bike doesn’t look much different from the 2009 model, the team claims their fourth generation model is better from all points of view: acceleration, aerodynamics, chassis and electronics. Still the V4 copes with engine restrictions implemented into this year’s championship, meaning Suzuki will only supply 6 engines for all 18 races.

While it is nice seeing that reliability is also taken into concern, what happened to “the best race engine is the one that ceases right after passing the finish line”?

Source: Rizla Suzuki
Posted on by Maxx Biker 1

Suzuki are backing up their “Way of Life” motto with a funny video showing regular people with a passion for Suzuki motorcycles working in an office and acting like they’re actually riding their bikes.

I wonder if companies willing to improve work efficiency would consider hiring bikers to do the job in their unique style.


Posted on by Maxx Biker 2

French motorcycle accessories producer S2 Concept has created an aftermarket GT kit for the Suzuki Gladius. This addresses to those willing to enhance the touring capabilities of the Japanese naked bike by significantly improving wind protection.

Characterized by aggressive design blending perfectly in with that of the Gladius, the kit is composed mainly from a half-fairing and windscreen, which are mounted using a 3-piece aluminum mount, but you also get a cooler aluminum dash to fit the sport-touring scenario.

S2 also produces other aftermarket Gladius parts such as engine spoiler, undertail, plate holder, screens of various sizes, LED stoplights and integrated signal lights as well as rear fender and many others.

Source: motoflash
Posted on by Maxx Biker 2

Suzuki introduced their all-new middleweight Gladius in 2009 and didn’t change it in any way for this year, but here comes a rendering showing a quite possible way to turn the funky Suzuki naked bike into a presence much strongly felt wherever ridden. The design was done by Oberdan Bezzi, Italy’s most renown motorcycle designer, and it aims towards a more aggressive look.

If we were daring, which we can become, we would say this concept could easily pass as a streetfighter, but as much as we look at it, we cannot erase the fairly dull image of the model currently being produced. That’s the sad part because with his sketch, Obiboi is trying to drift the Suzuki Gladius away from its original look and make it worthy of an “S” completing the name.

Although the designer doesn’t mention anything about a possible engine upgrade, we think this is a rather simple way of refreshing the Gladius look and increase figures on the sales charts in years to come.

Source: motosketches
Posted on by Maxx Biker 4

The Suzuki B-King was introduced a few years ago on a market apparently eager for a naked version of the notorious Hayabusa, but the sales charts have disappointed Suzuki and the project represents too much of an investment for them to simply discontinue it, so the solution is to make it more attractive for potential buyers. That goal appears to be accomplished on the 2010 model year, which gets a nice blue/white color scheme and 1970s style gold rims.

This is the only bit of information about the 1300cc Japanese naked, but the bike appears to be unchanged apart from that. Sure, you all could have lived with shorter silencers, but Suzuki is keen on the rocket-launcher ones, so that’s what you’ll keep on getting.

It is not yet confirmed if the flashy color scheme will be available for bikes shipped over to the US and the price will be announced.

Source: visordown

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