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!
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 - Jay Leno's Garage
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 . How fast could you go? Do the power-to-weight math:
155 at the rear wheel at 452 pounds...
Competition is fierce in the crowded realm of the literbike. So despite an
incredible record of consecutive AMA Superbike wins, Suzuki decided to go
back to the drawing board for a completely new soup-to-nuts redesign of the
GSX-R1000 for 2009. Suzuki Motorcycle's Garrett Kai jokes that the only
elements carried over from last year's model are the fuel tank cap and the
oil filter. The differences may seem subtle to the untrained eye, but to a
superbike aficionado, Suzuki has gone the distance to improve upon previous
The overall appearance of the Gixxer Thou is more aggressive and more
refined, and more compact than its forebear. Weight has been cut back six
pounds to a total net of 452 pounds. The redesigned 999cc inline
four-cylinder engine is over two inches shorter, which in turn shortens the
wheelbase for greater maneuverability, and allows for a longer swingarm,
yielding improved corner traction. Technology from racing's cutting edge
has informed most aspects of the bike's new design, including a new
cable-actuated clutch system, and big piston forks. Indeed, with 155 hp at
the rear wheel, you might want to have some racing experience before
attempting to tap this bike's potential. That's right, for a mere $12,899,
you too can enjoy grand prix performance in a two-wheeled street machine.
An avid Suzuki collector, Jay already has a 1975 RE5 and a 1966 X6 Hustler
among others in his collection, and was beyond thrilled when Suzuki
presented him with the first production GSX-R1000 as a thank you for his
support of the motorcycle industry. Jay will have to break his Gixxer in
easy for the first 500 miles, keeping it below 4000 rpm - where most cars
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HOW MUCH NITROUS ON A BIKE?!?
A few of the bike runs at Dallas Raceway near Crandall, TX - 8/26/11. The
green Ninja was spraying a pretty sick amount of Nitrous!
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Test drive: The new Suzuki Hayabusa
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Motorvision test drives the new Suzuki Hayabusa - with a real expert: Elmar
Geulen aka "Mr. Hayabusa".
First Suzuki Hayabusa Controlled Via Bluetooth by Motorcycle Boutique (daytime)
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Boutique custom built Suzuki Hayabusa, The Commander in Chief bike. Lots
claim this technology but they can not come up with a video to prove it..
Why, cause here at Motorcycle Boutique we came up with the idea FIRST,
after several months of planning the device now is out. This device has 16
channels upgradable to 32channels where you can start/stop bike, front and
rear air ride, full LED light kit, front/rear Nitrous purge, remote rear cowling, front seat,
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Big Dog Motorcycles Virtual Factory Tour
Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC, started production in 1994 and has since built
nearly 25,000 motorcycles, becoming the worlds largest manufacturer of
custom motorcycles. The companys entire line of five motorcycles uses a
V-twin 117 cubic inch engine (either carbureted or fuel injected), 6-speed
transmission, stretch one-piece steel tank, right side drive, super fat
tires, chrome components, steel fenders, and an extensive variety of custom
paint colors and graphics. The companys motorcycles are distributed through
100 dealers throughout the United States. Designing, manufacturing, and
distributing are performed at the companys 175,000 square-foot world
headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. DealerNews, a major industry publication
recently ranked Big Dog Motorcycles the Number One American V-twin
2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Laps Homestead-Miami Speedway! - On Two Wheels Episode 4
On this episode of On Two Wheels, Sport Rider's Bradley Adams heads to
Homestead-Miami Speedway to test out Suzuki's updated super bike, the 2012
GSX-R1000. Find out if the small changes made to this latest Gixxer equal
big improvements on the track.
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