Suzuki History


How it started

Suzuki started manufacturing motorcycles in 1952, the first models being motorized bicycles. During the 1950s, 1960s and the better part of the 1970s, the company manufactured motorcycles with two-stroke engines only, the biggest two-stroke model being the water-cooled triple-cylinder GT750.

Racing

A large factor in Suzuki's success in two-stroke competition was the East German Grand Prix racer Ernst Degner, who defected to the West in 1961, bringing with him expertise in two-stroke engines from the East German manufacturer MZ. Suzuki hired Degner, and he won the 50 cc class F.I.M. road racing World Championship for them in the 1962 season. Suzuki became the first Japanese manufacturer to win a motocross world championship when Joel Robert won the 1970 250 cc title. In the 1970s, Suzuki established themselves in the motorcycle racing world with Barry Sheene and Roger De Coster winning world championships in the premier 500 cc division in road racing and motocross respectively. Suzuki continues to compete in MotoGP and last won the title in the 2000 season. Since 2006, the team is sponsored by Rizla and is known as Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team. On 18 November 2011, Suzuki announced that the GP racing was suspended, partly due to natural disasters and recession, until 2014.

It was not until 1976 that Suzuki introduced its first motorcycle with a four-stroke engine, the GS400 and GS750.
 
In 1994, Suzuki partnered with Nanjing Jincheng Machinery to create a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer and exporter called Jincheng Suzuki.

Motorcycles

Madura series (85,86 only)   Cruiser
TS series - Two Stroke Dual Purpose   Dual-sport/off-road
RH72   Motocross
TM series   Motocross
DR Series - Four stroke   Motocross/Off-road/Dual-sport
DR-Z Series - Four stroke   Motocross/Off-road/Dual-sport
RM/RMX series - Two stroke   Motocross/off-road
RM-Z Series - Four stroke   Motocross/off-road
TC series - Two Stroke Dual Purpose w/dual range transmission Off-road
Address V125 Police Scooter   Scooter/Moped
AN Burgman series   Scooter/Moped
SJK Mini Free MF1 (1954)   Scooter/Moped
Suzuki Suzumoped   Scooter/Moped
FX110   Scooter/Moped
Sixteens   Scooter/Moped
Suzuki Gemma 250-Scooters   Scooter/Moped
GSX-R series   Sport
Satria series   Sport
GN series   Street
GS series   Street
GSF / Bandit Series   Street
GSX series   Street
GSX-F / Katana series   Street
X7   Street
Crosscage - Fuel Cell   Concept/Prototype
Stratosphere   Concept/Prototype
GSR400   Concept/Prototype
Skywave Type-S   Concept/Prototype
Boulevard M109R   Concept/Prototype
Address V50G   Concept/Prototype
GSX-R/4   Concept/Prototype
Biplane   Concept/Prototype
Nuda   Concept/Prototype
G-Strider   Concept/Prototype
FA50 (Suzuki Shuttle) 49 Scooter/Moped
RV 50 VanVan 50 Dual-sport/off-road
SMX50 50 Dual-sport/off-road
TS50 Gaucho 50 Dual-sport/off-road
JR50 50 Minibike
MT50 Trailhopper 50 Minibike
PV50 EPO 50 Minibike
RB50 GAG 50 Minibike
RM50 50 Motocross/off-road
DS50 50 Off-road
AY50 Katana 50 Scooter/Moped
FR50 50 Scooter/Moped
FS50 50 Scooter/Moped
FZ50 50 Scooter/Moped
FY50 50 Scooter/Moped
M30 Mokick (Suzy 50) 50 Scooter/Moped
GSX-R50 50 Sport
OR50 50 Street
RG50 50 Street
M31 (Suzy 55) 55 Scooter/Moped
RM60 60 Motocross/off-road
RM65 65 Motocross/off-road
RV 75 75 Dual-sport/off-road
TS75 75 Dual-sport/off-road
TM75 75 Motocross
TS80 80 Dual-sport/off-road
RM80 80 Motocross/off-road
RM80X 80 Motocross/off-road
DS80 80 Off-road
FR80 80 Scooter/Moped
RM85 85 Motocross/off-road
RV 90 Rover 90 Dual-sport/off-road
TS90 90 Dual-sport/off-road
TC90 90 Off-road
T90 Wolf 90 Street
SP100 100 Dual-sport/off-road
TS100 100 Dual-sport/off-road
TM100 100 Motocross
RM100 100 Motocross/off-road
DS100 100 Off-road
TC100 100 Off-road
AX100 100 Street
GT100 100 Street
RV 125 VanVan 125 Dual-sport/off-road
SP125 125 Dual-sport/off-road
TS125 125 Dual-sport/off-road
TM125 125 Motocross
RM125 125 Motocross/off-road
DS125 125 Off-road
TC125 125 Off-road
TS125R 125 Street
GN125 125 Street
GS125 125 Street
GT125 125 Street
RG125 125 Street
T125 Stinger 125 Street
EN 125cc 2a 125 Street
FXR150 150 Street
GS150 150 Street
GS150-R 150 Street
RG150/RGV150 150 Street
Raider 150 150 Street
RS175 175 Off-road
TS185 185 Dual-sport/off-road
DS185 185 Off-road
TC185 185 Off-road
GT185 185 Street
RV 200 VanVan 200 Dual-sport/off-road
SP200 200 Dual-sport/off-road
TS200 200 Dual-sport/off-road
TC200 200 Off-road
GT200 200 Street
RG200 Gamma 200 Street
T200 Invader (also known as X5) 200 Street
SP250 250 Dual-sport/off-road
TS250 250 Dual-sport/off-road
RGV250 250 MotoGP
TM250 (also known as RH67) 250 Motocross
RM250 250 Motocross/off-road
RMX250 250 Motocross/off-road
RM-Z250 250 Motocross/off-road
RS250 250 Off-road
TC250 250 Off-road
SW-1 250 Scooter/Moped
GSX-R250 250 Sport
GF 250 250 Street
GN250 250 Street
GS250 250 Street
GSX 250 250 Street
GSX 250F (also known as Across) 250 Street
GSX 250S Katana 250 Street
GT250 250 Street
RG 250 250 Street
T10 250 Street
T20 "Hustler" (also known as X6) 250 Street
TU250/ST250 250 Street
GS300 300 Street
TC305 305 Off-road
T305 Raider 305 Street
T350 Rebel 350 Street
SP370 370 Dual-sport/off-road
RM370 370 Motocross/off-road
GT380 380 Street
SP400 400 Dual-sport/off-road
TS400 400 Dual-sport/off-road
TM400 400 Motocross
RM400 400 Motocross/off-road
GSX-R400 400 Sport
GN400 400 Street
GS400 400 Street
GSX 400 400 Street
GSX 400S 400 Street
GSX 400S Katana 400 Street
RG400 400 Street
GS425 425 Street
RM-Z450 450 Motocross/off-road
GS450 450 Street
RM465 465 Motocross/off-road
SP500 500 Dual-sport/off-road
RM500 500 Motocross/off-road
GS500 500 Street
RE5 500 Street
RG 500 500 Street
GS550L 550 Street
GT550 550 Street
SP600 600 Dual-sport/off-road
GSX-R600 600 Sport
GSR600 600 Street
SV650 645 Sport
DL 650 V-Strom 645 Touring/sport touring
Boulevard S40 (LS650 Savage) 650 Cruiser
GR650 Tempter 650 Street
GS650 650 Street
GSX 650F 650 Street
XN85 Turbo 670 Sport
GS700 700 Street
GSX 700 700 Street
GSX-R750 750 Sport
GS750 750 Street
GSX 750 750 Street
GSX 750F 750 Street
GSX 750S Katana 750 Street
Boulvard C50 (VL800 Volusia) 805 Cruiser
Boulevard M50 805 Cruiser
Boulevard S50 (Intruder) 805 Cruiser
VX 800 805 Street
GS850 850 Street
GSX-R1000 1000 Sport
SV1000(S) 1000 Sport
TL1000R 1000 Sport
TL1000S 1000 Sport
GS1000 1000 Street
GSX 1000 1000 Street
GSX 1000S Katana 1000 Street
DL 1000 V-Strom 1000 Touring/sport touring
GSX-R1100 1100 Sport
GSX 1100F 1100 Street
GSX 1100S Katana 1100 Street
GSF 1200 Bandit 1200 Street
GSX 1200 Inazuma 1200 Street
GSX 1300 Hayabusa 1300 Street
B-King 1340 Street
Boulevard S83 (Intruder VS1400) 1360 Cruiser
GV1400 Cavalcade (85-90) 1360 Touring
GSX 1400 1400 Street
VL 1500 Intruder LC / Boulevard C90 1460 Cruiser
Boulevard M90R (Intruder M1500R) 1462 Cruiser
Boulevard C109R (Intruder C1800R) 1800 Cruiser
Boulevard M109R (Intruder M1800R) 1800 Cruiser
 

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