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Suzuki Adds Three to 2014 B.O.S.S. Family

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Suzuki has unveiled three additional blacked-out Suzuki Boulevard cruisers—the Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., the Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S., and Boulevard C50 B.O.S.S. Suzuki stripped away the C90T touring bike’s windshield and factory-issued hard bags to deliver a new Blacked Out Special Suzuki (B.O.S.S.) in classic fashion. The Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. features black treatments on wheels, fork, exhaust, engine covers and more. The ...

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Suzuki Motor of America Inc. Introduced

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Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) has been announced as the sole distributor of Suzuki motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, marine outboard engines and automotive parts and service in the contiguous United States and Alaska. This announcement comes following the restructuring of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC). “We are pleased to announce this new company,” said Suzuki’s Motorcycle/ATV Vice President, Larry Vandiver. ...

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Suzuki Celebrates 50 Years in the U.S. Market

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Suzuki is kicking off of a series of customer appreciation promotions to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the U.S. market. Suzuki officially entered the U.S. market on August 16, 1963. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic date, Suzuki will be offering customers the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including motorcycles, ATVs, and Genuine Suzuki Accessories every ...

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2013 Suzuki Preview: Three Dandy Dozen

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American Suzuki recently took the tough step of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and ceasing auto sales in the U.S., which will allow it to focus on its motorcycle and marine business in this country. The plan has already resulted in its powersports lineup swelling from just 10 bikes and ATV models in 2010 to 47 for 2013, including 36 ...

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Rider Comparo: Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

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Mid-size bikes make a lot of sense. Not only because they tend to be less expensive and lighter, but also because they have become so competent. Considering competence, this trio of liquid-cooled, 650cc-class twins each has a 6-speed transmission, chain final drive and some gravel-road pretensions (though we did not test them in that environment). Two have been around for ...

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test

With 645cc of V-twin goodness and a solid chassis, the "Wee" Strom offers superb balance and agility in a rugged package.

Remember the SV650? When it debuted in 1999, Suzuki’s small-fry naked bike wowed the press and public alike despite having modest power, budget components and no wind protection. Why? The SV650 had that special something not all bikes have. It can’t be bolted on and it doesn’t show up in spec charts. Character, soul, mojo, whatever you call it, the ...

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Suzuki GSX-R750: The First Generation 1986-1987

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In the mid-1980s the Japanese got deadly serious about their sportbikes. When the 750cc size became the competition class of choice, everybody piled in, with Interceptors, Ninjas, FZs…and Gixxers, the first generation of GSX-R750 models, which have continued to this day, except that what cost $4,499 back then has a price tag of $11,699 in 2009. Suzuki was promoting this ...

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Retrospective: Suzuki GT185 Adventurer: 1973-1977

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(This Retrospective article was published in the December 2007 issue of Rider.) STORY and photography BY CLEMENT SALVADORI Get on this little Adventurer, turn on the gas, flip the choke, push the button, and that cheerful two-stroke burble comes out the well-muffled exhaust. Cruise down the suburban street, out into the country, engine warmed, drop the five-speed tranny down two ...

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