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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History of the Suzuki GSX-R
2010 is the 25th anniversary for the GSX-R. This is a little documentary
about its history, from the beginning year of 1985 to the present model.
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.
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 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