|11 June, 2013 - Pharaonic Suzuki Hayabusa - Weird?|
|#Suzuki #Hayabusa #Weird - Some people have strange ideas what to do with their precious motorcycles. I'll admit taste is personal thing, one thing of beauty might be one thing of ugliness for anther person.|
But transforming a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle into this Pharaoh based theme is a bit OTT for me.
|10 June, 2013 - An Idiot Got Bored - Travelling On A Small Motorcycle 25K Kms|
|#Adventure #RTW - There are literally thousands of people travelling around the world or long distance adventures rides on their motorcycles that it has become so commonplace that I don't notice them anymore. The days of Ted Simons, Tiffany Coats and even the likes of Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman riding their motorcycle around the world have become very common.|
But sometimes you see someone who is going to make such a trip, and she/he is going to do it differently than all the others. One of those is Will Moore. Will is planning to ride his motorcycle (more about that later) from London all the way to Johannesburg in South Africa. That's 25,000 kilometers and he's doing it to support British servicemen who got wounded in action.
So a noble cause. But now let's talk about his motorcycle...........
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|28 March, 2013 - Spain: Last Suzuki Motorcycle Leaves Factory - End of Era|
|#Suzuki #Spain - That's it. No more Suzuki motorcycles will be built in Spain for the foreseeable future. The last one rolled out and got hauled away by truck, and now the Suzuki factory in Spain is closed. |
|27 March, 2013 - India: Suzuki In Trouble There As Well|
|Things haven't been going smoothly for Suzuki lately. Suzuki Cars in the USA are in trouble, Suzuki motorcycle factory in Spain closed down, and now India, they're having labor troubles.|
It looks like there's a strike coming, and that because Suzuki management suspended 3 union workers for beating up senior management in the factory..........
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|24 September, 2012 - Video: Suzuki and Bigfoot|
|A TV commercial from way back, 1976 to be exact. It's the kind of advertisements you used to see in those days, bland, often humorous, and nothing about the motorcycle.|
The motorcycle company is Suzuki, and it's all about having fun. Three young guys are out searching for Bigfoot. At the end they find him, and then the tag line says that Suzuki motorcycles are reliable.... not bad.
|13 September, 2012 - Video: Suzuki Motorcycles vs Suzuki Car Commercial|
|Nice TV commercial for Suzuki, for both their motorcycles and cars. A beautiful woman (Natalie Denise Sperl) rides her Suzuki motorcycle while her friend/husband races her in his Suzuki car.|
The car is a four-wheel, so you can guess what he's going to do.
Guess who wins...
|4 September, 2012 - Video: Suzuki Rotary Engine Motorcycle|
|The rotary (or better known as Wankel) engine used by Suzuki for their new motorcycle was short lived. A different type of engine could have been a blessing to many people in 1974, but the new motorcycle engine never took. |
Despite that, they managed to run a TV commercial back in 1975. Not exactly an advertisement that will get people to flock to buy the bike...
|7 March, 2012 - Suzuki Nuda Concept - Take 2 - Add A Canopy|
|English designer Phil Pauley redesigned the incredible Suzuki Nuda concept presented in 1986 in Tokyo. He added a canopy, and called the new motorcycle the Crossbow Canopy Concept. |
Although it has some good points, it's not a practical motorcycle. But it does look great, and should do good in the movies...
|10 February, 2012 - Who Cares About The Snow and Ice On A Motorcycle?|
|Just because there's snow and ice, doesn't mean you can't go and have fun on your motorcycle. And it doesn't even have to be an off-road bike with big studded tires, just some spikes in your tires will do the trick (just look at the spikes on the tires...). |
|31 October, 2011 - X-Rated Ad For Suzuki Motorcycles|
|I saw this funny, X-rated, print advertisement in a French motorcycle magazine for the Suzuki Gladius. |
The tag line reads "Position Number 1: Take advantage of your agility to surprise the four cylinders"....
|14 September, 2011 - New Suzuki Motorcycle: Urban X-Over Unveiled|
|Suzuki unveiled at the Frankfurt car exhibition their latest motorcycle, the Urban X-Over. |
Based on the V-Strom 650, the motorcycle has a complete new look & feel.
|4 February, 2011 - Video: 2 Laps On The New Suzuki GSX-R750 Motorcycle|
|Here's a video which our Dutch colleagues from MotoKlik magazine made while testing the brand new Suzuki GSX-R750 sports motorcycle on a Spanish circuit. |
Situated in-between the 600 and 1000, the motorcycle is a demon. Just watch the video, and judge yourself.
|22 November, 2010 - Hayabusa Racing The 2011 Dakar Rally|
|Even if you've not been following the famous Dakar race, or just not interested in it, you'd know that a Hayabusa motorcycle is totally not the motorcycle to use in the Dakar. But still... |
Two Dutch motorcycle racers (one of them being the former MotoGP racer Jurgen van den Goorbergh) are going to take part in next year's Dakar in a Hayabusa. Except it's not a motorcycle....
|14 October, 2010 - YAFM #7632 (Yet Another Ferrari Motorcycle)|
|Yawn... another Ferrari motorcycle. This one is actually nicely done, making it look like a Ferrari F1 race car. |
It's from Japan, and it's based on a Suzuki Hayabusa 1300, so it'll be pretty fast as well.
|21 June, 2010 - 44 Concept Motorcycles From Japan|
|Concept motorcycles are a must for any motorcycle manufacturer, and the Big Four from Japan, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha do not spare money when designing new models. |
Here are 44 photos of Japanese concept (or prototype) motorcycles.
|10 March, 2010 - Video: Suzuki Office Life Ad|
|Here's pretty cool ad that has been running in Europe for a while during the MotoGP races. It's from Suzuki motorcycles, and it shows people in an office, who just love riding their motorcycles. |
|2 March, 2010 - 45 Suzuki Motorcycle Ads from Around The World|
|Suzuki are advertising really hard. Not only their small cars, but there are a lot of motorcycle ads out there. |
Here are 45 Suzuki motorcycle print and billboard ads I have found from around the world.
|11 December, 2009 - Christmas 2009: Suzuki Motorcycle Gift Ideas|
|Not only does Suzuki have a comprehensive merchandising program, but you can also, at least in the USA, buy their gear on-line at their site. The UK has nicer stuff, but there you need to go to the dealer. |
Here's a bunch of Christmas gear ideas for the Suzuki owner or lover out there.
|9 December, 2009 - Volkswagen Done It! Bought 1/5 Of Suzuki Motorcycles|
|In a surprise move, Volkswagen purchased 1/5 of Suzuki motorcycles for US$2.5 Billion. |
The surprise wasn't that fact that VW bought a motorcycle company, but the rumor was that it might be Ducati.
|19 November, 2009 - Suzuki India Doubles Motorcycle Production Capacity|
|Suzuki India have announced that they are doubling their motorcycle and scooter production capacity. End of the year, will see 300,000 units made yearly. |
By March, they will reach 25,000 units per month. Not bad.
Looks like they are getting the reverse effect of the economic downturn.
|23 October, 2009 - Suzuki Introduces New Burgman Scooter With Fuel Cell|
|Suzuki have introduced a prototype hydrogen fuel cell scooter based on the popular Burgman scooter. |
10 liters will get you a maximum of 300 kms range, but that only under special circumstances.
|22 September, 2009 - USA: Renting A Suzuki Hayabusa Motorcycle|
|Not exactly a motorcycle you'd find easily available for rent, specially in the USA, but there you go, it's possible. |
WeRentMotorcycle.com in California rent out Hayabusas... but... you need to have 15 years riding experience, and part with US$199 per day for the pleasure. But it's extreme pleasure...
|15 May, 2009 - All The Info You Ever Wanted On Suzuki Motorcycles|
|If you're into Suzuki motorcycles, and want to find out more about a specific model, from ANY year, here's the web site for you! |
SuzukiCycles.org is a treasure chest full of info, technical, ads, magazine and even microfiche going back to the very beginning of Suzuki.
An incredible site, for any lover of Suzuki motorcycles.
|7 May, 2009 - Video: Suzuki "Nice Ride" Ad|
|Suzuki is using their motorcycle image and products to sell their cars. |
You ever see a motorcycle rider compliment a car driver for their car??
|27 April, 2009 - Suzuki Gives Jay Leno A GSX-R1000 Motorcycle|
|Good old Suzuki North America "gives" a free GSX-R1000 motorcycle to Jay Leno. |
The gift is because he's done so much for motorcycles in the US. But here's a man richer than God, with more motorcycle in his garage than most big motorcycle dealers have in their showroom.....
Not fair... but good for him..
|17 December, 2008 - XMAS 2008: Suzuki Mug|
|Christmas 2008 Ideas |
You love Suzuki motorcycles, or you have one, or both ?
Show it, drink your coffee, tea or whatever from this mug.
|1 December, 2008 - Suzuki Hayabusa In India?|
|One of world's fastest motorcycles, the Suzuki Hayabusa, goes on sale in one of world's most crowded countries, India! |
Where can they ride it?????
|6 November, 2008 - Suzuki Green Goblin Motorcycle|
|Someone took a perfectly working Suzuki GSX R-1000 motorcycle and transformed it into the Green Goblin. |
Then he put it up for sale last year on eBay.
Not my kind of a bike...
|15 October, 2008 - Overview: Suzuki Gladius Motorcycle|
|Suzuki presented the entry-level motorcycle, the Gladius at Intermot. |
The SFV 650 comes in several bright colors, and looks a bit like a "Monster".
|6 October, 2008 - Intermot 2008 - Suzuki Motorcycles|
|First press conference is done, and here's what it looked like. |
Several motorcycle celebrities, 1 real new motorcycle, and 2 updated models. 800 people, music and loads of motorcycles.
|14 February, 2008 - Video: Suzuki TL1000R (1998)|
|Here's a Suzuki ad dating back to 1998. Apparently it didn't run (the ad) that much. |
So, it's a novelty...
|25 January, 2008 - Ads: French Suzuki Print Ads - Part 2|
|Here's the 2 part of 3 parts showing the print ads for Suzuki that can be found in French magazines. |
Funny and clever play with words.
|24 January, 2008 - Ads: French Suzuki Print Ads - Part 1|
|This is part 1 of a 3 part series of French print ads for Suzuki. |
The French Suzuki ads are fun, and quite clever. I've put translations where possible...
|7 January, 2008 - Art, Pure Digital Art|
|Look at this! Isn't this beautiful? |
Pure art.... words couldn't explain the concept of a Hayabusa, this digitally rendered photo can...
|11 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Suzuki Gift Ideas|
|Suzuki has buried their merchandising gifts inside their models range, so you'll need to dig a bit before finding a gift for a Suzuki motorcycle lover. |
Here's our selection of gifts.
|29 September, 2007 - Paris Mondial 2007: Suzuki|
|A quick return to the Paris Mondial for a look at the products I missed yesterday. |
Here's Suzuki's new products.
|10 May, 2007 - Video: Suzuki 125’s French TV Ads|
|Here are a couple of French TV publicity for Suzuki 125 cc motorcycles, either general or specific models. 125 cc models have become very popular in France. |
|16 March, 2007 - Video: Suzuki Smash - Thai TV Ads|
|Five TV ads from Suzuki Thailand selling their Smash scooter. Lots of "erotic" and humor, though not openly since the product is aimed at young kids. But I doubt that these ads would run in Europe or USA.|
|19 December, 2006 - Motorcycle Christmas: Suzuki Style|
|Suzuki, like the other Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, aren't big into merchandising. |
Here's what we found for you.
|9 November, 2006 - On-line Motorcycle Manuals|
|With all that information that's available on the internet, it's strange that there aren't more sites like this one. |
Cyclepedia offer very comprehensive motorcycle maintenance manuals on-line. Using step-by-step photo explanations and instructions, it's every budding mechanics' wet dream.
Can it be made any easier ? It's like having your private wrench !
|19 October, 2006 - Leveraging Motorcycle Performance For Cars|
|You don't often see print advertisements for cars where a motorcycle is shown as the role model. |
Suzuki are one of these few (if not only) companies that are leveraging their motorcycles to sell cars !
Try that Mr. BMW or Honda !
|10 October, 2006 - 2nd Hand Motorcycles in the USA|
|To my shock, Suzuki USA announced the first warrantee program for pre-owned (=2nd hand) motorcycles in the USA. Does that mean that normally 2nd hand motorcycles are not protected even if you buy them from a dealer ?|
|4 August, 2006 - 4 Year Old Stolen Racing Motorcycles Mystery Solved|
|5 GP Racing Suzuki motorcycles (Barry Sheene, Kevin Schwantz, Scott Russell, Kenny Roberts Jr.), that were stolen 4 years ago, have been found. It was an inside job !! The butler did it !|
|20 April, 2006 - Suzuki Diesel Motorcycle|
|Here's a person called Crazy Jerry who converted a Suzuki motorcycle into a diesel running motorcycle. |
On his website he's selling a CD with the instructions on how to do it yourself. Tired of high gas prices ?? Here's your chance!
|30 September, 2005 - Paris 07: Suzuki|
|Suzuki didn't have any press conferences, but they did have some nice motorcycles. |