Tag Archives: Suzuki Classic Bikes

Suzuki RGV250 Road Test

Everything about the RGV is lightweight and seemingly unsubstantial. Lifting it upright off the side stand for the first time has you over balancing as the bike literally flies out of your hands. The same with the kick start as…

 

Suzuki GT250 X7 Road Test

Ton up Teenagers There have been many races throughout the 20th century, but rarely one more hotly contested than the rush to get a quarter-litre road machine past the magical 100mph barrier. From the late 60’s on, many claimed to…

 

Suzuki GSX1000S Katana

The Katana range established a tradition of converting concept bikes into reality that continues to this day. By the late seventies Suzuki’s GS1000 was being pushed in the market place by revised models form Kawasaki and Honda. Suzuki’s answer, given…

 

1983-84 Suzuki GSXR1000

This factory bike took Suzuki GB rider Rob McElnea to two Isle of Man TT victories, the first in the 1983 Senior Classic and the following year in the 1984 Premier Classic setting a race record pace of 116.122 mph…

 

Suzuki Motorcycle History

In 1909, Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Company in the small seacoast village of Hamamatsu, Japan. Business boomed as Suzuki built weaving looms for Japan’s giant silk industry. Suzuki’s only desire was to build better, more user-friendly looms. In…

 

Suzuki T350 Road Test

A comfortable, dawd­ling commuter or a hair-raising hot-rod, a six-speed gearbox which transports you from a con­formist 30 miles-an-hour to a rebellious ton! These are the delights of Suzuki’s new 350 two-stroke twin, aptly named the Rebel. There is very…

 

Suzuki GT185 – New Old Stock

London based musician and record producer, Robbie Moore has a rather unique problem, following a honeymooning bicycle tour of Italy a decision was made that next time the trip would be much better on a powered machine. “We missed so…

 

Suzuki Collection

Suzuki’s humble beginnings in safe hands Anyone with a keen eye on trophy winners from the many classics will be familiar with the name Heidi Cockerton. 38-year-old Heidi has scooped many a prize in recent years with her stunning restorations…

 

Suzuki T500 Restoration

Late to the party but catching up fast Lincoln bricklayer, Ivan Brighty, may have caught the restoration and collecting bug relatively late on in life, but he is certainly making up for it now. Having been biking all of his…

 

Suzuki TR250 #10026

The TR using the engine design of Masanao Shimizu first emerged in 1967 as part of a factory effort for the TT of that year but its development dates back to the year before. The US received the first of the X6 race machine, heavily based upon the latest road going 250 of the same name, and a first in motorcycling because of its 6-sopeed gearbox, in time for the 1966 Daytona 100 race.