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2011 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive Road Test

2011 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive front action

Greg Drevenstedt
October 6, 2011

Over the past few years we’ve tested quite a few machines with “automatic” transmissions: the SE5-equipped Can-Am Spyder, the electric-shift Yamaha FJR1300AE, the dual-clutch Honda VFR1200F DCT, the hydromechanical HFT-equipped Honda DN-01, as well as CVT-equipped scooters and the Aprilia Mana... Read more »

First Look: 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Right Side

Rider Magazine
July 8, 2011

In addition to the end of the Mayan calendar (and perhaps the end of the world?), 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, a V-twin adventure tourer that was Rider‘s 2002 Motorcycle of the Year. Two years later, Suzuki released the V-Strom 650, essentially the same motorcycle... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test

Suzuki V-Strom 650 right side beauty

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test Comparison was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] When we first tested the V-Strom 650 in 2004, and for several years thereafter, Suzuki had the middleweight, multicylinder adventure... Read more »

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA Road Test

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA

Rider Magazine
June 14, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA Road Test was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA Many new bikes are awash in technical innovations. Today you can buy a motorcycle with keyless ignition that—by pressing a button—will reveal its... Read more »

2009 Suzuki TU250X Road Test

2009 Suzuki TU250X

Arden Kysely
June 22, 2009

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2009 Suzuki TU250X Road Test was originally published in the August 2009 issue of Rider magazine] 2009 Suzuki TU250X A whirring sound from beneath the gas tank as you switch on the Suzuki TU250X tells you this is no ordinary 250-class runabout. Poltergeists, perhaps?... Read more »

2009 Suzuki Gladius 650 Road Test

The 2009 Suzuki Gladius will soon come to be known as a simpler, lighter midsized Suzuki with one heck of a fun factor.

Bill Stermer
April 28, 2009

[This 2009 Suzuki Gladius Road Test originally appeared in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] If you’ve been around motorcycling for a few years, you no doubt recall the heyday of the Suzuki Katanas. Introduced in the early ’80s these bikes (in various displacement sizes) were named for... Read more »

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Road Test

This sporting cruiser can still tour: Suzuki offers both tall and low windscreens as accessories. The Sport low ’screen ($439.95) shown here is nicely engineered and installs easily in about an hour.

Gabe Ets-Hokin
February 4, 2009

[This 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Road Test originally appeared in the March 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The other day I looked at my bike’s tires after a long and briskly paced street ride and was surprised at how narrow the bands of virgin rubber, sometimes called “chicken strips,”... Read more »

2008 V-twin Touring Cruiser Motorcycle Comparison

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, Honda VTX1800T, Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT, Star Motorcycles Stratoliner S, Suzuki C109RT

Bill Stermer
September 15, 2008

[This V-twin touring cruiser motorcycle comparison review features the 2008 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, 2008 Honda VTX1800T, 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT, 2008 Star Stratoliner S and 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C109RT was originally published in the September 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Cruisers... Read more »

2008 Honda VTX1300T, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Suzuki Boulevard C50T, Star V Star 1100 Silverado Motorcycle Comparison

Windscreens, backrests, bags and V-twins: Beyond that, they’re all different.

Bill Stermer
July 8, 2008

[this middleweight touring cruiser comparison review features the 2008 Honda VTX1300T, 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, 2008 Star V Star 1100 Silverado and 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, and was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider] You’re a cruiser rider, and you like to travel,... Read more »

Rider Magazine’s 2008 Motorcycle of the Year and Best of Class

2008 Motorcycle of the Year: Kawasaki Concours 14

Rider Magazine
June 26, 2008

The new bikes for the 2008 model year have all been revealed, and it’s time once again to name our three Best-of-Class winners. From that trio we have picked one for Rider‘s Motorcycle of the Year award that we think succeeds best at its intent, satisfies like no other and lengthens the list... Read more »

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