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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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 process.
BMW Motorcycle Production at Berlin Plant
The first BMW car, was built in Berlin: on 22 March 1929 the first BMW 3/15 PS's left the production hall rented by BMW near Berlin-Johannisthal Airport. The first BMW motorcycle, the R 32 featuring an air-cooled twin-flat engine and shaft drive, was presented a few years earlier in 1923 at the German Car Show in Berlin. The BMW Plant Berlin was part of the team almost from the start: the history of BMW AG started with the production of aircraft engines in Berlin.
The first BMW motorcycle built in Berlin - a BMW R 60/2 -- came off the assembly line in 1967, but the motorcycle of the Berlin Plant in the former aircraft engine plant started much earlier back in 1949 with production of the first parts for motorcycles still built in Munich back then. Over the years, motorcycle production was shifted step-by-step from Munich to Berlin. And to this day, Berlin remains the only production plant for BMW motorcycles the world over. Nearly all parts and components required for this purpose were manufactured at the Plant, with a total workforce of not quite 400 employees working in motorcycle production back then. Apart from consistently modernising the facilities, motorcycle production as a whole was substantially expanded in 1983 upon the introduction of the K-Series, BMW AG investing some DM 500 million in an entirely new assembly building and system, as well as a highly automated production line for engine components. Ten years later the Company modernised and expanded the Assembly Hall and the Machining Shop for engine and chassis components upon the introduction of the new Boxer generation. And to assemble the single-cylinder F 650 models built at the Berlin Plant since spring 2000, an additional assembly line was installed to provide the capacity required.
Today a total of 1,923 employees build up to 540 motorcycles a day in BMW's three model series -- motorcycles with a single-, two- or four-cylinder power unit. To achieve the growth targets set by the Company in the highly competitive motorcycle market, the BMW Group invested a total of more than Euro 117 million in the expansion of motorcycle production in the years 2001-2003. In February 2002 the Berlin Plant opened a brand-new production building for motorcycle assembly which, with its "intelligent" C-hook system, is absolutely unique throughout the worldwide motorcycle industry. Ultra-modern five-directional machining centres, a high-tech 10-directional laser cutting system, and a valve seat force-fit machine developed exclusively by BMW for production purposes are further examples of truly outstanding efficiency and flexibility -- and, at the same time, serve to guarantee premium quality.The same premium quality is ensured by the new Engine Assembly Shop with its highly flexible assembly system and high-tech testing equipment, which successfully entered operation in September 2003. Since November 2003 the BMW Plant Berlin has been painting motorcycle parts in a new Paintshop, using trendsetting technologies and working to the highest standards of environmental protection. In all, this makes BMW's Motorcycle Plant in Berlin one of the most modern motorcycle plants in the world. Apart from motorcycles, the Berlin Plant has been manufacturing components such as brake discs for car production ever since 1979. Accordingly, Berlin plays an active role within the BMW Group's production network, supplying automotive parts.
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Kawasaki ZX-14R vs Suzuki Hayabusa! - Head 2 Head Episode 2
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Super Streetbike's Dave Sonsky heads to the drag strip with the new 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R and the updated Suzuki Hayabusa. Find out which sport bike takes the title of baddest straight-line stallion on the planet!
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A 2011 KTM RC8R 1190 is born! (KTM factory visit)
First run of a KTM RC8R 1190 in Mattighofen, fresh off the assembly line. Watch and hear the first time the engine is started while being a "complete" motorcycle, after which the bike is ridden on a testing bench and run trough the gears. More at www.nieuwsmotor.nl
Kumamoto, Watch the VFR1200F being assembled
Birthplace of the VFR 1200F
Kumamoto The mother ship of Honda motorcycle factories
One of the most modern and environmentally factories in Japan.
Watch the VFR1200 being assembled
Production line is 130 meters long producing one motorcycle every 90 seconds
SHANGHAI JMSTAR MOTORCYCLE CO., LTD.
JMSTAR was founded in the biggest industrial city SHANGHAI in 2000, and attention was focused on it because of its unique advantage.
Shanghai JMSTAR Motorcycle Limited Company is located in Shanghai, Fengjing industrial district. This district is adjacent to the Shanghai - Hangzhou speedway, Jiaxing city, Shanghai port and Hongqiao airport. There is also a 320 national highway to the south. These convenient transportation systems and a pleasant environment are very good for enterprise development.
JMSTAR 's facilities cover 46,700 square meters, and 28,000 square meters are occupied by buildings. Moreover, JMSTAR has modern factories, 5 motorcycle lines, 2 application lines, the capability of producing 300,000 Motorcycles, Scooters, Hybrid power scooters, Electric scooters and Electric bikes per year.
JMSTAR insists on advanced management systems and equipment to insure the quality of products. In order to provide quality products to customers, JMSTAR also learns from global motorcycle manufacturers.
JMSTAR is a growing brand. We are never satisfied with temporary success because we know we are on the road to lasting success.
SHANGHAI JMSTAR MOTORCYCLE CO., LTD.
Fengjing Industrial Park, Jinshan District, Shanghai, China 201501
Phone: 0086 21 67355894
Fax: 0086 21 67356093