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109 New or Updated Motorcycles for 2017 and 2018

Triumph Street Scrambler

Talk about an embarrassment of riches! More than 100 street motorcycles are all-new or significantly updated for the 2017 or 2018 model years. This bumper crop includes bikes from 16 manufacturers in 8 different countries, and the variety in terms of displacement, style, technology and performance is staggering. Here they are, in alphabetical order. 2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Major overhaul ...

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10 Pint-Sized Motorcycles for 2017

2017 BMW G 310 GS

During the “bigger is better” trend of the late ‘90s to mid-2000s, few street-legal motorcycles were less than 500cc, which meant that the lightness, affordability and playfulness that comes with small bikes were also in short supply. But in recent years—really, since the Great Recession of 2008—manufacturers have introduced a wide variety of small-displacement bikes. Here are 10 new or ...

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2018 Suzuki GSX250R | First Look Review

2018 Suzuki GSX250R

In an effort to attract new and young riders into motorcycling, over the past several years manufacturers have introduced a wide variety of small-displacement bikes. Suzuki’s pint-sized lineup includes the GW250 sport standard (with styling inspired by the mighty but long gone B-King) and two retro-styled models, the VanVan 200 and the TU250X (the latter is not available in California, ...

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2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z | First Look Review

Suzuki has updated its GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z naked sportbikes for 2018, making them Euro4 compliant and adding traction control and optional ABS.

Thanks to Europe’s stringent Euro4 regulations that take effect for 2017, California riders can now own Suzuki’s GSX-S750 naked bike. When it was introduced for 2016, it was offered only as a 49-state model because it didn’t comply with California emissions laws. Here’s the deal: Like all vehicle manufacturers interested in tapping the lucrative European market, Suzuki had to update ...

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000/ABS and GSX-R1000R ABS | First Look Review

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS

Suzuki is back as a serious contender in the sportbike game. The all-new GSX-R1000 for 2017 confirms that. Factor in Suzuki’s commitment to MotoGP and Superbike racing, and it feels like old times for Suzuki’s loyal contingent of sportbike riders everywhere. Three models will be offered—GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000 ABS and GSX-R1000R ABS—featuring an all-new engine and chassis. Much of the technology ...

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Retrospective: 1978-1979 Suzuki GS1000

1978 Suzuki GS1000.

There is horsepower, and there is handling. Beginning in 1969, the Japanese were quickly winning the horsepower wars, but the Europeans had a far better understanding of handling. The Japanese could win races, but a chassis suitable for a racetrack is vastly different from one that needs to be used for doddering around town and then careening through the curvy ...

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Suzuki Announces Pricing For 2017 SV650

The 2017 SV650 will be priced at $6,999, with the ABS version coming in at $7,499. (Photo: Suzuki)

Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has announced that the 2017 SV650 and SV650 ABS motorcycles will be available at Suzuki dealers in June, at suggested retail prices of $6,999 and $7,499, respectively. The 2017 SV650 (both standard and ABS models) features a 645cc liquid-cooled, 90-degree V-twin with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. Fed by Suzuki’s Dual Throttle ...

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Suzuki Offering Demo Rides at Road Atlanta

Suzuki will offer demo rides of its sport bikes, cruisers, street bikes and dual-sports at Road Atlanta. (Photo: Suzuki)

Suzuki Motorcycles will offer demo rides of its current lineup of 2016 motorcycles during the MotoAmerica Suzuki Superbike Shootout of Georgia at Road Atlanta this weekend, April 15-17. Spectators with a valid motorcycle license can sign up to ride a Suzuki GSX-R or Hayabusa sportbike, Boulevard cruiser, GSX-S750 or GSX-S1000 streetbike, or Suzuki’s dual-sport motorcycles. Suzuki will have an entire ...

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2017 Suzuki SV650 – First Look Review

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The original Suzuki SV650, introduced for 1999, was an unexpected hit. It was an affordable, lightweight standard powered by a liquid-cooled, 645cc, 90-degree V-twin possessed of unique personality and character, an entry-level bike so fun to ride that experienced riders couldn’t get enough of it. After a successful 10-year run, including naked and half-faired versions, and launching countless club racing ...

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