Suzuki Motorcycle – History of the Brand
The Suzuki Motorcycle brand started in 1920 under the leadership of Michio Suzuki. The success of the ‘S’ brand started when one of its motorcycles climbed Mt. Fuji. Since then the company has been known to create powerful and sturdy motorcycles.
In 1962, the first Suzuki Motorcycle became the Grand Prix champion. The year after, they started selling their bikes in the USA and UK market and in 1966, the X-6 Hustler, the most powerful 250 cc motorcycle has been released, then after a while they made the GT 750 model, a two-stoke bike that reached 110mph. Suzuki made history when they took the World Motocross championship in the years 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975,1976 and 1982. In 1978, the first flagship model of Suzuki GS- series, the GS1000E, came into being. The company did not stop there; in 1980 they started upgrading to four valves by adopting the Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber. Then, they introduced another line of vehicles, the cruiser, starting off with the Boulevard model. To date, Suzuki is still known to be the best producer of the fastest performance motorcycle with the GSXR 1300 Hayabusa as the leading model in this lineup.
How to Look for Genuine Suzuki Motorcycle Parts
If you want to have your Suzuki Motorcycle parts replaced because you can no longer salvage the old parts, for sure you would find it hard to look for genuine replacement. Motorcycle owners may find it hard to determine whether they are getting genuine parts. But before anything, let’s define what are motorcycle parts.
Part or parts are usually thought of as the same with accessories, however, there is really a distinction between the two. Parts are usually needed in order for a motorcycle to work. They also require expertise and experience in order to be installed in the vehicle. These are usually the ones up for repair with the help of a mechanic using a set of special tools. Wheels, tires, batteries, pipes, cables, seats, filters, engines and exhaust systems are just some examples of them.
The best way to know where to find the best parts is to check with your dealer. Tracing your local dealer and asking them where to find OEM parts is often the ideal way. More often, they also have some parts in stock and you can even find vintage parts of your Suzuki Cavalcade through them as they have direct access to Suzuki manufacturers.You may also want to look into your motorcycle’s manual, they may have websites or addresses where you can check for parts, this for sure are OEMs or original as they have been recommended in the manual. There are also online information such as new spare parts locator, forum and fiche where you can compare and read reviews of products. Offline, you can check motorcycle salvage yards and aftermarket.
Where to Buy Suzuki Motorcycle Accessories
If parts are needed, accessories are something that you buy just because you want it. Although your motorcycle will also have it when you first buy it, you might want to change it to a more beautiful or to a much more classic-looking one. Some examples of accessories are the bike’s body, seat cover, decals, windshields, jacket, apparel and helmets.
Buying accessories is not as difficult as finding parts. If most people want OEM for parts because it’s really hard to replace a Suzuki motorcycle engine or battery with a fake one, it’s not the same as buying covers or jackets as these can be sold by virtually anyone in good quality. Racing accessories can be found in shops offering motorcycle service, even malls sell custom motorcycle accessories. There are also a lot of online catalog and shops selling anything from helmet to filter to synthetic motorcycle oil. One one of them is www.suzukipart.com.
Is it Okay to Buy Used Suzuki Motorcycles?
Either you want to have 2009 model of Suzuki Motorcycle or your friend is selling you his 2000 Suzuki DR- Z400E motorcycle, it does not matter, we know that what comes to your mind before deciding to purchase is whether it is okay to buy used ones.
Most forums and online information will tell you that if there is a brand that you can buy used, it is Suzuki. With its durability and widely available parts, it is easy to maintain even old models of this ride. It is the best manufacturer of motorcycles, that is, why even if you buy the real old 70s models, these will still work well. Thankfully, you can find repair manuals online even for these these as there are people who still collect the vintage models.
The Internet is filled with free information on where to buy used cheap Suzuki motorcycles; you can even get it through someone with a huge discount. Just be diligent and patient in searching. Dealerships may still have used motorcycles for sale, you may also ask them if you are interested.
Locating Suzuki Motorcycle Dealers
It is fairly easy to locate Suzuki dealership in different areas. The company came up with websites catering to various countries, these websites are equipped with dealer locator which also help them in making sales easily. In other countries, there is Suzuki Philippines website (Suzuki.com.ph), India (Suzukimotorcycle.co.in) and Ontario, Canada (moto.suzuki.ca). If you are from Florida (FL), Hawaii, Colorado, Houston, Jacksonville, Michigan, Ohio, Orlando, Pennsylvannia (PA) or any other state or city in the US, you can locate dealers through (Suzukicycles.com). Most of these dealers offer financing and insurance and you can talk to a sales representative directly about the finance scheme and other conditions you want.
2010 Suzuki Motorcycles in the USA
In 2010, Suzuki decided not to release new street bikes in US. Despite this decision, sales were still brisk and it added to the excitement of the motorcycle enthusiasts for the newer 2010 and 2011 models.
The Best Suzuki Motorcycles For Sale
The first quarter of this year has been a great time for Suzuki in terms of sales. It is reported that there is a positive sales of 1.2% compared to the same period in 2010. The best-selling Suzuki motorcycles are DR-Z400E, DR650SE, GSXR 600 and in the ATV category, the KingQuad 500AXi and KingQuad 400ASi led the sales. The 2011 Boulevards are also making its share on the increase of Suzuki’s numbers.
When you think of motorcycle staging and exhibitions, the motorcycles that got the thumbs up of owners and buyers alike are Suzuki GSVR- 800, Suzuki RE-5 Rotary, 2011 Suzuki Bandit, 2011 Suzuki Intruder and Suzuki Katana.
Whatever you choose to buy as long as it is Suzuki, for sure you will never go wrong. The brand has been proven to withstand wear and tear and is expected to run for quite a numbers of years. Suzuki motorcycles are not only about high-performance and quality, they are also known for their beautiful yet manly designs that motorcycle enthusiasts can’t help but admire.