Suzuki Motorcycle Road Tests
Suzuki Motorcycle Guide
Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, automobiles and 4x4 vehicles, marine engines, wheelchairs and small internal combustion engines. Suzuki motorcycle road tests and guides praise the company’s cruisers (Boulevard M109R, Boulevard C50T and others), sportbikes (Hayabusa, GSX-R1000, GSX1250FA and others), adventure tourers (V-Strom 650/1000), ual-sports (DR650SE, DR-Z400S) and dirt bikes (RM-Z450, DR-Z125 and others). Outstanding Suzuki motorcycle reviews led to the brand winning Rider’s Motorcycle of the Year in 2002 with the V-Strom 1000.
March 5, 2007
A lot of riders look at these three motorcycles, scratch their heads, and wonder just what they’re meant for. Anybody who desires a good dirt bike can make a choice from a big selection, and a street rider has an even greater variety. Why get one of these machines, these compromises intended for... Read more »
January 25, 2007
Very interesting. I’d just gassed up the Suzuki Boulevard C50T for the first time, and when I went to reset the tripmeter it read 110.8 miles, but the odometer only read 109. This is exactly the kind of inexplicable weirdness that keeps me awake at night-like why does Hawaii have interstate highways? Fortunately,... Read more »
Mark Tuttle Jr.
January 1, 2007
[This 2006 Honda 599, Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Suzuki SV650S and Yamaha FZ6 Motorcycle Comparison was originally published in the April 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Photography by Rich Cox/Slide Action These middleweight motorcycles sure look nice as a pack... Look at the middleweight motorcycle class and... Read more »
June 21, 2006
(This Retrospective article was published in the June 2006 issue of Rider.) This is one man’s view of how his motorcycle should look—it is a true custom. Many people talk about having customized bikes, but for the essential meaning of the word “customize” we should take a look at Webster’s... Read more »
June 1, 2006
About a year ago I rode one of those big V-twins made by a low-volume alternative or “clone” manufacturer, a 100-incher with about 100 horsepower, torque like an earthmover and a rear tire wider than the ones on my van. At idle it would sit there going rump-rump-rump, and you could feel the pulses... Read more »
July 1, 2005
When the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom came out in 2002, this magazine anointed it Bike of the Year—an excellent choice. Two years later the DL650 V-Strom appears, and therein lies this little comparo. Two models, the only significant difference being the displacements. Both of these engines are liquid-cooled,... Read more »
February 3, 2004
When many of us started riding, there were just two kinds of motorized two-wheelers: scooters and motorcycles. Heck, even the line between street and off-road machines was pretty blurry. Things changed a little after the Japanese began selling motorcycles in this country, but it was still quite a while... Read more »
Mark Tuttle Jr.
December 28, 2002
(This article was published in the December 2002 issue of Rider magazine.) By Mark Tuttle Jr. Hope you’re hungry! There’s a veritable feast of new motorcycle models rolling out of the kitchen for 2003. Some are here already, others are on their way to dealers across the country. Most of the manufacturers... Read more »
May 15, 2002
by Bill Stermer, photography by Rich Cox/Slide Action There was a time was when motorcycles were just sizes and numbers. You started on a 90cc or a 125cc, then graduated to a 250cc or a 350cc. If you were really serious you wound up on a 500cc or a big 750cc! If you wanted to cruise, you added a stepped... Read more »
Mark Tuttle Jr.
December 1, 2000
The article The Stars of 2001 was published in the December 2000 issue of Rider magazine.) by Mark Tuttle Jr. Ready? Cue Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the theme from 2001, A Space Odyssey. Now, open the pod bay doors please, HAL—the new street motorcycle models rocketing their way to the U.S. for ’01 are... Read more »