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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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2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition – First Look Review

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The original 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750 brought an unparalleled level of racing technology and performance to the street and helped create the modern sportbike category. In the three decades since, Suzuki has improved, expanded and refined the GSX-R concept and its sportbikes–available in 600cc, 750cc and 1,000cc displacements–have been favorites among road racers and enthusiasts alike. Suzuki says the 2016 Suzuki ...

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2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000/F ABS – First Ride Review

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Photography by Enrico Pavia Sportbikes fall into one of two categories. Track-focused sportbikes are engineered for all-out performance and make few concessions to rider comfort, with low clip-on handlebars and high, rearset pegs that make them ideal for strafing apexes but lousy for everyday riding. Street-oriented sportbikes, on the other hand, are easier to live with. Their engines are tuned ...

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Comparison: 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT, 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS, 2015 Yamaha FJ-09

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Adventure-styled motorcycles have proliferated in recent years, with many new or extensively updated models introduced by European and Japanese manufacturers. Some are true all-terrain machines, with 19- or 21-inch front wheels to roll over obstacles, sturdy guards and bash plates to protect vital components, and dual-sport tires that cling to virtually any surface. Others embrace the popular look and creature ...

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Suzuki Celebrates 30 Years of GSX-R with Anniversary Events

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This year marks 30 years of performance heritage for the Suzuki GSX-R sportbike. To celebrate the brand and the owners who’ve helped make it so popular, Suzuki Motor of America is hosting “GSX-R 30 Years of Performance” events throughout the summer – 10 Anniversary events total – with the first event set for April 11-12 at the Circuit of the ...

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2015 Suzuki GSX-S750 – First Ride Review

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For years, sportbikes powered by 750cc in-line fours were considered the ideal compromise, with lightness approaching that of middleweights and power approaching that of liter bikes. But when racing regulations changed in 2003, 750s were abandoned by three of the four Japanese manufacturers. Suzuki has been the exception, continuing to build and refine its venerable GSX-R750 to the present day. ...

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New for 2015: Big Bangs for the Buck

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The 2015 crop of new bikes is a big one, with lots of all-new or significantly updated models. We’ve covered the new stuff from EBR, Harley, Honda, Indian and Victory in previous issues. Here’s a brief overview of what’s coming down the pike from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Star, Suzuki and Zero. Unless otherwise noted, pricing is TBD. BMW The R ...

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2014 Suzuki Boulevard C50T Review

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CRUISER COMFORT Suzuki’s Boulevard cruisers, which have model names that identify engine displacement in cubic inches rather than cubic centimeters, range in size from the entry-level, 652cc S40 to the ground-pounding, 1,783cc M109R B.O.S.S. (Blacked Out Suzuki Special). In between are the 1,462cc C90/M90 and 803cc C50/M50 models, where C stands for Custom and M for Muscle. Of the middleweight ...

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Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero

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Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new or significantly updated models from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, ...

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Four Ferries on Two Wheels—Tour Testing the 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

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“Wow, that’s a big scooter you’re on. I ride a Honda 1800 Goldwing, myself,” said Captain Rick Turner, pilot of the Ohio River ferry Loni Jo. “See all the motorcycles on here? It’s like this most weekends. Motorcycle riders love a ferry.” Indeed. Chugging towards the Kentucky shore, the barge’s deck was packed with motorcycles and trikes—plus a single 2013 ...

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