Suzuki motorcycles

  • Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

    Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

  • Suzuki Stinger by Air-Tech

    Suzuki Stinger by Air-Tech

  • Wesley Reyneke Classic Motorcycles ,,

    You’ve probably admired Kent Riches’ work before without knowing it. That’s because his company, Air-Tech Streamlining, has been producing high quality bodywork since the ’80s—for everyone from garage builders to factory race teams. Kent is a prolific racer himself—with fourteen world records to his name—and… Read more »

  • Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

    Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When we heard that Motohangar had ripped the bodywork off a Suzuki Katana, we were dismayed. After all, the Katana is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. But then we found out that Patrick Jones and crew were revitalizing a 2006 Suzuki Katana,… Read more »

  • Suzuki GSX1200 x Holographic Hammer

    Suzuki GSX1200 x Holographic Hammer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Sylvain Berneron is a BMW Motorrad designer who is particularly passionné about customs. This is ‘Tzar,’ his personal Suzuki GSX1200 Inazuma—and it’s even faster than it looks. At the Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz last June, Tzar took on all-comers and won the hotly-contested… Read more »

  • Suzuki T500 Titan

    Suzuki T500 Titan

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Michigan-based Shoemaker Vintage creates beautifully finished ‘real world’ road machines—functional as well as good looking, like this 1971 Suzuki T500 Titan. Proprietor Ralph Spencer has been a gearhead from an early age. He’s spent his life designing and fabricating for the military defense industry, specializing… Read more »

  • Suzuki GN400 custom

    Suzuki GN400 custom

  • James McBride Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This 1981 Suzuki GN400 is one of those increasingly rare custom motorcycles that was built for under $1,000—without actually looking like it was built for under $1,000. The donor bike was an old GN400 thumper that old friends Chris Errecart and Adam Bendig found on… Read more »

  • Suzuki GS550 custom

    Suzuki GS550 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    New Zealand has a remarkably strong motorcycle culture, as befits an island blessed with wonderful country roads and a strong do-it-yourself nature. But the focus is usually on classic rather than custom motorcycles: you’ll see a lot of old British iron at moto events, but… Read more »

  • Suzuki ST400 by Speedtractor

    Suzuki ST400 by Speedtractor

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Tokyo has one of the world’s most vibrant custom motorcycle scenes. It’s dominated by names like An-Bu, Ritmo Sereno, Sanctuary and Sundance. But here’s a new entrant worth keeping an eye on—Speedtractor. This Suzuki ST400 Tempter is one of Speedtractor’s first builds, and it’s a… Read more »

  • Suzuki Thunder 125 custom

    Suzuki Thunder 125 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    In 2012, just over seven million new motorcycles were sold in Indonesia. To put that into perspective, it’s around fifteen times as many bikes sold in the USA. But Indonesia’s 240 million inhabitants are still poor by Western standards: most earn less than US$2 a… Read more »

  • Suzuki DR650 by Extemporae

    Suzuki DR650 by Extemporae

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the fastest-growing custom workshops in Italy is Extemporae, based in the Varese region that’s also home to MV Agusta and Husqvarna. The company’s first two builds, a Yamaha TT600 and a XT550, were published in the influential Italian magazine Riders in 2011—and from… Read more »

  • Suzuki GN: The Cariblanco

    Suzuki GN: The Cariblanco

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Every now and then, I’ll be catching up with a friend who’s just returned from a vacation in a developing country. And there’s a recurring theme to the conversation: they hired a bike, “nothing special” and had a blast on it. The bike is invariably… Read more »

  • Suzuki Katana by AC Sanctuary

    Suzuki Katana by AC Sanctuary

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    I remember being dumbstruck when the Suzuki Katana was launched back in 1980. And after a period of distaste, I now find those angular looks growing on me again. They say that retro fashion moves in 40-year cycles, so maybe the second coming of the… Read more »

  • Suzuki DR650 by Deus Bali

    Suzuki DR650 by Deus Bali

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Motorcycles can be capricious creatures. But there are a handful that are essentially bulletproof—simple machines that are simple to fix, and cheap to run. One of those is Suzuki’s venerable DR650, which has been around for at least twenty years. The stock bike is as… Read more »

  • Yoshimura GS1000R Cooley/Crosby

    Yoshimura GS1000R Cooley/Crosby

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Japanese motorcycle culture is full of little side streets and half-hidden diversions: it probably has more depth than anywhere else in the world. And when the Japanese get into something, they really get into it. The scale model motorcycle scene is typical: it’s huge over… Read more »

  • Suzuki T500 racer

    Suzuki T500 racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Suzuki’s T500 was a rare beast: a large-capacity two-stroke road bike that sold in big numbers in the US. And it’s not hard to see why. For a late 60s motorcycle, it was light, fast, and blessed with agile handling. And more reliable than most… Read more »

  • Suzuki GT550 custom “Honduki”

    Suzuki GT550 custom “Honduki”

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The best custom motorcycles have a coherent look—a visual balance and flow that literally stops the traffic. And the modifications should perform on the road as well as in front of the camera. So this bike, a mix of Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki parts from… Read more »

  • Suzuki GSX-R1100 streetfighter

    Suzuki GSX-R1100 streetfighter

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    For most of the bikes we feature here, performance is relative. (There’s even the odd replica Grimeca drum brake.) There’s no true answer to ‘how much is too much’, but in the streetfighter world, you can never have too much. Most streetfighters leave me cold,… Read more »

  • Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma

    Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We don’t see many Suzukis here. Of the Japanese big four, Suzuki is probably the least represented in the custom motorcycle world. But this classy machine shows what can be done with a bread-and-butter model—in this case, the GSX750 ‘Inazuma’ of the late 90s. At… Read more »

  • Sims Motorsports Hayabusa

    Sims Motorsports Hayabusa

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This is not the sort of bike you’d normally find here. But we’ve never featured a Hayabusa before, and this one is projected to do a remarkable 230 mph—or 370 kph, depending on where you live. To put that into perspective, BMW’s all-conquering S1000RR tops… Read more »

  • Suzuki RK67

    Suzuki RK67

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    Today’s guest post is by Richard Fowler of Motorsport Retro. This amazing piece of machinery was the last of the purebred 50cc Suzuki racebikes built in 1967. And it’s a technological as well as aesthetic masterpiece: the engine was tuned to an extraordinary 350hp per… Read more »

  • Suzuki Katana custom

    Suzuki Katana custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A couple of weeks ago, there was a Suzuki Katana in my local motorcycle workshop. And it was a magnet for everyone passing by, despite the presence of some very high-end modern machinery. This was the first time I’d seen the legendary Katana up close,… Read more »

  • Speedweek: Brett Destoop

    Speedweek: Brett Destoop

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Brett Destoop is an interesting guy. He doesn’t own a road-registered bike, but a few days ago, he became the first man in Australia to go faster than 230 mph (370 kph) on a sit-down motorcycle. At the Lake Gairdner Speedweek meet, he rode his… Read more »

  • Suzuki GS1000S Cooley replica

    Suzuki GS1000S Cooley replica

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    Today’s guest post is by Mitch Boehm, Editor & Publisher of Moto Retro Illustrated. It’s a common thread with us ’70s/’80s superbike guys. We either owned (and sold) or wanted one of the streetbikes we saw sliding around Laguna or Daytona beneath guys like Wes… Read more »

  • Barry Sheene tribute motorcycle

    Barry Sheene tribute motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    UPDATE 19 August 2010: Icon has revised the styling of the Sheene. The latest images are on the Icon website. By guest writer Tom Stewart. Looking for the world’s most powerful and expensive production road bike? Well look no further, because according to the newly… Read more »

  • Suzuki GSX1100 custom

    Suzuki GSX1100 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This bike is three decades old, but I’m willing to bet that there are few modern machines that could keep up with it. Suzuki launched the GSX1100E right at the end of the 70s, pitching it as a heavyweight musclebike for the touring market. And… Read more »

  • Suzuki GT750S Vallelunga

    Suzuki GT750S Vallelunga

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Some motorcycles from the late 60s and early 70s seem to look more beautiful as each year goes by. It makes me wonder which contemporary bikes we’ll be coveting in 2045. Right now, I’m in love with the Suzuki GT750S Vallelunga. It was based on… Read more »

  • Suzuki Nuda

    Suzuki Nuda

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    One of the stars of the 1986 Tokyo Motor Show was the Suzuki Nuda concept. The styling attracted a huge amount of attention, and unlike most 20-year-old concept studies, still looks fresh today. The Nuda was reputedly operational and rideable, propelled by the DOHC in-line… Read more »