Do you know the history of Suzuki bike, the inexpensive means of transport that became a global conglomerate? Suzuki developed their first motorized bicycle in 1952 using a 36cc 2-stroke engine that was attached to the frame of a conventional pushbike. Years after, Suzuki gained their first Isle of Man TT victory in 1962 through their 50cc machine.
Ernst Degner, an East German rider gave Suzuki its first victory and proceeded to win the 50cc world championship in the same year to give Suzuki its first world title. Five more titles were won by the 5occ in the next 6 years.
In 1976, Barry Sheene gave Suzuki its first 500cc world title on the RG500. Meanwhile, the GS750 was released as Suzuki’s first 4-cylinder motorbike. This was followed by a series of class-defining motorcycles that included the GSX1100S Katana in 1981, GSX-R750 in 1985 and the GSX1300R Hayabusa in 1999. By 2012, Suzuki has managed to sell one million motorcycles with the distinctive GSX-R logo and continued to sell more motorcycles.
Because of the popularity and reputation that Suzuki was able to acquire, a vast array of Suzuki models are now available in the market from the adventurers to the sports bikes and everything in between. There is certainly a Suzuki bike that will meet your taste like the GSX-R1000 that has been at the forefront of superbike design for the last 20 years.
The GSX-R1000 looks uncompromising and extreme in nature but it is roomy and a good option for the road. According to Michael Neeves, MCn’s Chief Road Tester, he took the machine on multiple cross-country rides. The seats were rider-friendly while the bars do not feel like you are doing a handstand on it. Neeves observes that the pegs are a little too high for tall riders. He suggests adjustable pegs on the GSX-R600 and GSX 750 for happier knees.
Due to its reliable nature, the Suzuki bike is the favourite of both new and experienced riders across continents. A wide range of Suzuki bikes are available for daily commutes or riding through back roads. There are also parts and accessories available from the Suzuki dealers.