The Suzuki Motor Corporation was founded by Michio Suzuki in 1909, as a manufacturer of weaving machines. From its base in Hamamatsu, the Suzuki Loom Works, as it was then known, supplied weaving equipment to hundreds of small fabrics manufacturers in and between Tokyo, Yokohama, and Nagoya. At the time, textile manufacturing was one of Japan's biggest industries. It provided a growing and stable market for the Suzuki enterprise. In 1920, Michio Suzuki took his company public and named the new firm Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company.
Surprisingly, however, 32 years later the heart of the new Suzuki product line was a small 36cc engine that could be used to motorize bicycles. Production of the moped, called the Power Free, began in 1952, prompting Suzuki to abandon weaving equipment entirely. In conjunction with the introduction of the new product line, the company changed its name to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. in 1954, the same year it introduced its first motorcycle, the Colleda.
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YOSHIMURA FACTORY TOUR - YOKOHAMA JAPAN
Quick little behind the scenes vid we did whilst shooting photos of the
factory for a number of magazines
HoonTV and AFG Moto were lucky enough to get a first hand tour of the
entire Yoshimura factory in Yokohama Japan with Fujio Yoshimura himself!
Suzuki GSX-R Transmission Install & crankcase assembly
Suzuki GSX-R Transmission Install & crankcase assembly. In order to get to
the gears the crankcase has to be deconstructed since it houses both the
engine & transmission. This video shows parts of the reconstruction
A Quick look at some crazy and cool concept bikes from the big and small
names. Music from incompetech.com, royalty free music site
Kawasaki Motores do Brasil, Manaus Factory [Promotion Video]
Inaugurada no dia 7 de outubro de 2009, a unidade industrial da Kawasaki
Motores do Brasil no Pólo Industrial de Manaus (AM) é um investimento
integral da Kawasaki Heavy Industries do Japão.
Na primeira fábrica própria de motocicletas Kawasaki em território
Latino Americano, os primeiros modelos produzidos são a naked
tetracilíndrica Z750 e a esportiva bicilíndrica Ninja 250R. Os primeiros
lotes de unidades 2010 já estão disponíveis na rede de Concessionários
Autorizados Kawasaki em todo Brasil.