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Will Honda Build a Modern Cafe Racer, Too?

Sticking With the Trends We just reported on the fact that Suzuki filed a patent for a cafe racer, and now it seems that Honda could be working on a similar motorcycle. According to the Japanese publication Young Machine, Honda will consider bringing back the GB series of bikes in the form of a modern cafe racer.  As RideApart notes, the GB bikes were Japan’s attempt at they’re own British bikes. GB basically equals Great Britan, get it? Well, we got a few of those bikes here in North America, ...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Suzuki, Young Machine, Great Britan, Young Machine Honda


Is a Retro Suzuki Cafe Racer Coming?

Patent Suggests Maybe Suzuki recently filed a patent application for a new cafe racer bike that would be a nice addition to its lineup. The bike, if built, would likely fit in with some of the other retro-styled motorcycles, including the VanVan 200 and the TU250X. Although, it appears that this bike would have higher displacement than either of those bikes. This new cafe racer would be a welcomed addition to the Suzuki Cycles lineup. The two bikes mentioned above are excellent but a little on ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Café Racer, Suzuki patent, Patent Suzuki


Suzuki split on Maruti continuing diesel vehicles - Report

The leap from BSIV to BSVI emission norms will make the future of diesel...
Tags: Autos, Suzuki, Maruti, BSIV


Suzuki emulates MotoGP rival Honda, adds designated racing division

Suzuki has emulated rival MotoGP manufacturer Honda in creating a designated motorsport department, the Suzuki Racing Company
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Suzuki emulates Honda in setting up racing division

Suzuki has emulated rival MotoGP manufacturer Honda in creating its own designated motorsport department, the Suzuki Racing Company.
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New Suzuki DR Big model could arrive by 2020 - Report

At the 2018 INTERMOT show, Suzuki introduced the new 2019 Katana. The new model...
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Suzuki Files Patent for Unique Engine Placement

Just Flip It Around In a recent patent filing, Suzuki decided it would take the standard motorcycle engine placement and flip it on end. The company filed a patent for a bike with an engine that’s essentially flipped around with the cylinder heads of what appears to be a single-cylinder engine positioned almost horizontally and placed right up by the front fork.  According to Cycle World, the design can be used on single or inline motorcycle engines. The cylinders fit between the main frame rai...
Tags: Motorcycles, Patent, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Nembo, Suzuki patent, Suzuki Files Patent for Unique Engine Placement


QUICK AND THE DEAD. Exesor Motorcycles’ ‘Santoku’ ’76 SUZUKI GT250 Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson Let’s face it. The days of new road legal two-stroke motorcycles are fast being resigned to the scrap heap of history. Thankfully, the scrap heap is exactly where Christian Schwarzenlander gets the donors for his projects, he simply refuses to start a build with a bike that runs. The owner of Austria’s Exesor Motorcycles had stumbled across an old, dead smoker at a giveaway price and with a love for 1970’s racing it was the perfect chance to combine the two. The end ...
Tags: Austria, Motorcycles, Christian, Classic, Yamaha, CNC, Ural, Suzuki, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Exesor Motorcycles, GT 250, Christian Schwarzenlander, Exesor, Exesor Motorcycles Instagram Facebook, Herman Pillichshammer


Open Letter to Suzuki – A Road Map to Bring the Jimny to America

(The following is an open letter from contributor Seth Parks, who, like many of us, holds a special fondness for the rugged little Suzuki Jimny – a vehicle available almost everywhere … except North America. We’ve added photos for your viewing pleasure.) Dear Mr. Takuya Sato, As EVP of Suzuki Motor of America, you are […] The post Open Letter to Suzuki – A Road Map to Bring the Jimny to America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Editorials, Autos, North America, Overseas, SUVs, Suzuki, Seth Parks, Suzuki Jimny, Jimny, Takuya Sato, Suzuki Motor of America


Suzuki MotoGP bike showing 'incredible' pace on old tyres - Rins

Suzuki has showed "incredible" long-run pace during 2019 MotoGP pre-season testing so far, reckons rider Alex Rins
Tags: Sport, MotoGP, Suzuki, Autosport


Rins boosted by "incredible" Suzuki pace on used tyres

Alex Rins has taken encouragement from Suzuki's “incredible” pace on used tyres so far during the Sepang MotoGP pre-season test.
Tags: News, Sepang, Suzuki, Alex Rins


Could Suzuki Bring a DR Big Based on the V-Strom 1000 to Market?

Rumors Suggest It Is So Suzuki looks like it could soon be battling in the upper-middle-class adventure segment of the market. The bikemaker could revive the DR Big name with a bike based on the V-Strom 1000. According to DriveMag Riders, word on the street is that the model will come with 100 hp and be more off-road oriented than the V-Strom. DriveMag Riders cites information from a Spanish publication called Trailriders. In that article, the DR Big is suggested as an alternative to Honda’s Af...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Rumor, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Strom, Adventure Motorcycles, Suzuki DR Big


Suzuki third-quarter profit sinks to two-year low as India growth slows

Suzuki Motor Corp booked a 33 percent drop in quarterly profit as a depreciating rupee and higher selling costs mixed with sluggish sales growth in top market India to drive earnings to a two-year low.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Suzuki, Suzuki Motor Corp


Suzuki posts 33 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit

Suzuki Motor Corp on Tuesday reported a 33 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit, stung by the negative impact of depreciating emerging market currencies, particularly the Indian rupee, and higher selling costs.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Suzuki, Suzuki Motor Corp


Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza to be launched in 2020 or later - Report

As a part of Suzuki and Toyota?s partnership, their Indian subsidiary will...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Suzuki, Vitara Brezza


Suzuki series Round 2

Yesterday was round two of the Suzuki summer racing series, run at Manfield just a week after round one in Taupo.  It was a pearler of a day and a good opportunity to imitate Chillertek with my not as flash camera... I'm definitely no expert at photography but I do love getting the chance to have a bash and try and get some cool action shots. Dad and I rocked up just after ten as the [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorsport, Taupo, Suzuki, Andrew Thomson, Manfield


Suzuki reveals its livery for the 2019 MotoGP season

Suzuki has taken the wraps off its 2019 MotoGP livery in a digital launch, revealing a largely unchanged colour scheme
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British Superbike star Bradley Ray gets Suzuki MotoGP outing

British Superbike frontrunner Bradley Ray is set to make his debut on a MotoGP bike this weekend at Sepang
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2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT introduced in India

Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT in India,...
Tags: India, Autos, Suzuki, Suzuki Motorcycle India


Is a Suzuki Twin-Turbo Motorcycle on the Way?

A Forced Induction Force to be Reckoned With Back in the good old days of 2013, Suzuki showed off a new concept bike called the Recursion which featured a turbocharged system. Today that possibility sounds more plausible for a production bike. According to Cycle World, Suzuki recently filed new patent applications that show a motorcycle with a special turbocharged engine. The patent application was for the frame, but what makes this frame special is the application of the turbocharged XE7 engin...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, U S Patent Office, Motorcycle News, Turbocharging, Recursion concept, Suzuki Twin Turbo Motorcycle, Forced Induction Force, Cycle World


Is This the Exhaust System for the Next Suzuki Hayabusa?

Hopefully, It Makes Joyous Noise We reported a while back that Suzuki has a new Hayabusa in the works. Now we may be seeing the first patent for the next model. According to RideApart, the company has filed a patent for a new 4-into-2 exhaust system. It looks like it could be used on the next Hayabusa superbike. Crafting a new exhaust system is a delicate science. It has to sound good, but not be too loud. It also has to allow the engine to breathe enough to create good power without spewing to...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, U S Patent Office, Hayabusa, Motorcycle News, Suzuki Hayabusa, RideApart


5 Up, 5 Down From CHL Top Prospects Game

The CHL Top Prospects Game is not the be all and end all — nor is the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the Canada-Russia Series, the World Juniors or any other showcase involving draft-eligible players. Scouts do put a lot of stock in those best-on-best events, so a strong showing can certainly help and a not-so-strong performance can potentially hinder, but NHL teams are evaluating an entire body of work throughout the draft year — from start to finish, with plenty of hockey still to be played between now a...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Williams, Clarke, Rockets, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, NICK, Ottawa, Harley, Albert, Terry Wilson, Fisher, CHL


Suzuki has not given up on the Grand Vitara's successor - Report

Suzuki could be considering the next-gen Grand Vitara for India, as per a...
Tags: India, Autos, Suzuki, Grand Vitara


Production at Suzuki's second automobile plant in India commences

Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), a fully-owned subsidiary of Suzuki...
Tags: India, Autos, Suzuki, Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited SMG


Sleeker, third generation Suzuki Hayabusa rendered by Japanese magazine

Suzuki has pulled the plug off the Hayabusa nearly 20 years after introducing...
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Suzuki Is Working on a New VVT for GSX-R1000

Say Goodbye to the All-Mechanical Setup Suzuki’s current GSX-R1000 has a variable valve timing system it got from the GSX-RR Moto GP bike. It’s an all-mechanical system and a darn good one. However, it seems Suzuki will drop that tried and true system for a new hydraulic VVT system, according to Cycle World. The publication spotted some patent applications that suggest Suzuki is letting go of its current mechanical system in favor of a new hydraulic one. Why? Because a hydraulic VVT system coul...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ducati, Kawasaki, Suzuki, U S Patent Office, Motorcycle News, VVT, GSX-R1000, Variable Valve Timing


Barrie Colts Name New Captain

It has been a little more than a month since the Barrie Colts traded captain Justin Murray to the Saginaw Spirit. Since the deal, there has been a lot of talk regarding the captaincy moving forward. With the season more than halfway completed, there was uncertainty if the team would rush naming a new captain, or wait until next season.  The team has had 19 captains in its history and fans in Barrie were anxious to see the 20th captain named. Jason Willms Named Captain Now that the roster is ce...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Colts, Fisher, OHL, Tucker, Suzuki, Barrie, Barrie Colts, Hawerchuk, Willms, Justin Murray, Ryan Suzuki, Tyler Tucker


Sleeper: A subtle Triumph Bonneville from 2LOUD

We’ve profiled 2LOUD’s work for almost two years now. From day one, builder ‘Max’ Yicheng has consistently delivered elegant and harmonious machines from his one-man-shop in Taipei, Taiwan. In fact, his work is so tasteful and restrained, the ‘2LOUD’ moniker borders on ironic. Those are rare traits in today’s custom world, and they’re why we keep a close eye on Max’s output. And this custom Triumph Bonneville exemplifies the 2LOUD ethos. It’s so subtle that you’d be tempted to pass it over—bu...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, UK, Fcc, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Customs, Max, Pirelli, Taipei Taiwan, Alpina, CNC, Suzuki, Bonneville, LSL, Custom Motorcycles


5 Reasons Why I’m Considering Getting a Motorcycle

Recently, a few of my co-workers have invested in motorcycles and they’re really nice. After checking them out, I’ve talked to my wife about wanting to get one for myself. Of course, she wants me to make sure this is something I want. Honestly, I’ve been known to make spontaneous decisions and she thinks this is one of them. I’m sure there’s a lot of guys that’s in my current situation and trying to convince their significant others also. Below are some reasons why getting a motorcycle is well...
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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 13 January, 2019

Ever heard of the Suzuki XF650 Freewind before? Neither had we, but we love this custom scrambler from the Netherlands. We’ve also got a Buell M2 Cyclone that actually looks attractive, and a Honda CR750 racer priced at a quarter of a million dollars—and worth every cent. Buell M2 Cyclone by Officine Urgani Even the most ardent Buell fanboy would have to admit that the M2 Cyclone is an ugly bike, even by Buell’s admittedly variable standards. The M2 wasn’t a bad bike though, and with 91 hp...
Tags: Japan, Germany, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Las Vegas, Bmw, Honda, Scrambler, Harley Davidson, Joe, Eindhoven, Harley, Martin, Daytona, Brembo