Suzuki Motorcycles

Suzuki grabbed its place in the motorcycle world by pushing the envelope. From progressive two-strokers in the ’60s to the stunning Katana in 1981, but with none more than the GSX R 750 in 1985, the first true street-legal race bike. Today, Suzukis aren’t groundbreakers, but evolved, reliable and affordable motorcycles. check out our Buyer’s guide for more information about Suzuki models

TopSpeed's 2020 Suzuki Buying Guide

TopSpeed’s 2020 Suzuki Buying Guide

Check out Suzuki’s 2020 lineup

Suzuki spices things up for 2020 with a veritable buffet of minor aesthetic tweaks and other improvements on the menu

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Suzuki motorcycle history

Suzuki motorcycle history

quick introduction to Suzuki motorcycle legacy

A household name in the motorcycle world today, Suzuki began as a loom factory in 1909. The founder, Michio Suzuki, decided to push into the growing automotive market. On the eve of the Second World War, in 1937, the company began producing its own budget car. That same year Japan invaded China and fought until its catastrophic defeat eight years later.

As the devastated country began rebuilding, Suzuki wanted to produce a cheap vehicle available to many for simple transportation. It did it with a self-powered bicycle, named the Diamond Free, in 1952. The first real Suzuki motorcycle came two years later, with the 90-cc four-stroke Colleda CO. Exports to the United States and Europe began in the 1960s, propelling Suzuki to a huge international motorcycle brand, also making scooters, ATVs and cars.

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Drag Race: Iconic first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa Goes Against The Mad Ducati 1299 Panigale

Drag Race: Iconic first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa Goes Against The Mad Ducati 1299 Panigale

Old might be gold; but is old fast enough to beat new?

The first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa took the motorcycle market by storm and was immediately dubbed the ‘fastest production motorcycle in the world’. Since then, however, other manufacturers have sprung into action, pushing the boundaries of sportbikes to new heights, a prime example of which is the Ducati 1299 Panigale.

So who do you think would win between a first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa and a Ducati 1299 Panigale? Got a winner in your head? Now, read on to know who actually wins between these two in a straight line.

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Blast From The Past: This 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600 Is An OG Supersport Waiting For You To Take It Home

Blast From The Past: This 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600 Is An OG Supersport Waiting For You To Take It Home

With white rims and only 7,000 miles on the clock makes this deal even better

If you’re looking for a timeless old-school motorcycle, it doesn’t really get any better than the OG 600cc bikes from the early 2000s and one of these, a striking 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600, is up on sale on Bring A Trailer.

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Acceleration Test: Just How Fast Is The New Suzuki Hayabusa In A Straight Line?

Acceleration Test: Just How Fast Is The New Suzuki Hayabusa In A Straight Line?

It might be down on power compared to its last iteration but the Hayabusa is still nothing short of a missile on the road!

The Suzuki Hayabusa got its biggest update last year. However, this update stirred up a bit of controversy, thanks to the drop in power due to the stringent Euro 5 emission norms. Suzuki, though, was adamant that the new bike was still rapid as ever and lived up to its ex- ” Fastest motorcycle in the world” tag.

Wondering how true this is? Well, Bike World recently took the all-new Suzuki Hayabusa to an empty runway to test the new Busa’s true speed, which also answers whether it has indeed slowed down.

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Drag Race: Can A Near-stock BMW S 1000 RR Take On A Souped Up Suzuki Hayabusa & Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R?

Drag Race: Can A Near-stock BMW S 1000 RR Take On A Souped Up Suzuki Hayabusa & Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R?

Think size matters? Well, this drag race will make you think otherwise

The BMW S 1000 RR is one of the fastest bikes money can buy, but the same can also be said for the iconic Japanese hyper-tourers, the Suzuki Hayabusa and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R.

Ever wondered whether the 1000cc BMW can take on these 1300+cc heavyweights in a straight line? Well, lucky for you, here’s a drag race that answers that very question.

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Drag Race: Watch A Harley-Davidson Bagger Punch Above Its Weight & Take On A Yamaha YZF-R1

Drag Race: Watch A Harley-Davidson Bagger Punch Above Its Weight & Take On A Yamaha YZF-R1

Proof that torque goes a long way in drag racing

Harley-Davidsons might be hefty and slow steering, but they make epic drag bikes, thanks to their sky-high torque numbers and long wheelbase. But is this enough to beat a liter-class bike in a quarter-mile run?

Well, that’s exactly what this unique drag race is going to answer.

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Fail Of The Day: This Is Why You Shouldn't Try To Bunny Hop A Suzuki GSX-R1000

Fail Of The Day: This Is Why You Shouldn’t Try To Bunny Hop A Suzuki GSX-R1000

All you need is a little bit of extra gas to throw you off bum-first on the road

Liter class superbikes are a force not to be played around with and that’s why manufacturers load them up with top-of-the-line electronics. However, electronics don’t make the bike idiot-proof.

Demonstrating exactly that, we have YouTuber BadKittyTime who attempted bunny hops on a Suzuki GSX-R1000, which did go to plan a couple of times but ended up in an epic fail of the day video.

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Debunked: Are The Tires On Your Motorcycle Really Aging?

Debunked: Are The Tires On Your Motorcycle Really Aging?

Here’s a quick guide on how you can help the tires on your bike age like fine wine!

There are a lot of theories suggesting why you shouldn’t store tires or leave them on your motorcycle for a long period and even why you shouldn’t buy tires that are older than a few years.

But how true are these things really? Well, that’s exactly what we’re debunking here, with the help of a very informative video by Revzilla.

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What's Better Than A Suzuki Hayabusa On A Runway? Well, A Supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa; On A Runway!

What’s Better Than A Suzuki Hayabusa On A Runway? Well, A Supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa; On A Runway!

Watch this bonkers ‘Busa take on a stock third-generation Hayabusa, just for the fun of it

Over the years, the Suzuki Hayabusa has become one of the most popular motorcycles to pop a turbo or supercharger and an extended swingarm to create a blistering fast drag bike.

And this is exactly what UK-based supercharger specialist TTS Performance did by popping in a supercharger on a second-gen Hayabusa, which puts out a bonkers 401 horsepower!

While this is a dyno-tested figure, the folks at 44Teeth wanted to test it out in the real world, so they did what any person would do with a bike like this - take it on an airstrip. But they didn’t stop there and brought along an all-new third-gen Hayabusa to do some drag races.

Up to speed? Let’s get to the real deal.

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Suzuki MotoGP Back On Track With New Team Manager?

Suzuki MotoGP Back On Track With New Team Manager?

Ex-Honda and Ducati Maestro Set To Revitalise Suzuki

After winning the world championship title in 2020, Suzuki failed to win a race in 2021, coincidentally after the departure of then team boss Davide Brivio. Can the appointment of a new team boss reverse the team’s fortunes?

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2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Not loaded with tech – though what’s there has been upgraded – but definitely big on performance

Suzuki adds to its streetwise GSX-S saga with another chapter in its 2022 GSX-S1000. This is the base-model that serves as a platform for a handful of units, and is a good candidate as someone’s first road-use literbike with tractable power and baked-in safety features as part of its upgraded package.

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Paper Model of Suzuki Hayabusa is and Incredible Feat of Engineering

Paper Model of Suzuki Hayabusa is and Incredible Feat of Engineering

Think you’re a good model maker? Maybe think again!

Japanese modeller has created an incredible model of Suzuki’s Hayabusa hyperbike entirely from scrap paper. Not only is it accurate on the outside, the interior detail is incredible as well.

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Video: Hayabusa vs. Harley Drag Race

Video: Hayabusa vs. Harley Drag Race

Only One question: Why?

Drag racing is brilliant: a celebration of pure speed and acceleration, an explosion of noise. But sometimes you have to wonder at some of the races that take place.

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