Suzuki has released details of its 2005 new model range, unveiling a host of exciting changes.
Suzuki's flagship machine, the GSX-R1000, has been extensively redesigned with cutting-edge performance and ultra-modern design in mind. The new GSX-R is physically smaller and lighter than any of its predecessors and engine capacity has been increased to 999cc.
The Bandit has never neglected its styling obligations and the new model is the best-looking yet, with angular new mudguards and a sleek, reshaped rear end. Likewise, the half-fairing of the GSF650S is redesigned, giving a fresh, contemporary appearance.
Suzuki burst in to the Supermoto market for 2005 with a machine derived from the ever popular DR-Z400. At just 134kg, the DR-Z400SM is ultra-lightweight and designed for nimble-handling road use.
Powered by an 805cc, V-twin motor, the bike has archetypal 'big-twin cruiser' styling, featuring a classic chrome and black finish. In the spirit of its class, the VZ800 offers torque-laden, progressive power delivery for laid-back riding and leisure touring.
For further details, images and specifications of all current Suzuki models and the new 2005 range, visit www.suzuki-gb.co.uk
Oulton Park, this weekend, is the penultimate round of the THINK! British Superbike Championship - a crucia l race for season-long leader John Reynolds and the Rizla Suzuki team.
Reynolds currently leads the BSB Championship by a margin of just 33 points. With 100 points still available, the championship isn't sewn up just yet. Honda's Michael Rutter has claimed three wins from the last four races and Kawasaki's Scott Smart lies in third. The encouraging news for Suzuki is that Smart will have to fight hard to stop fourth-placed Kagayama from snatching his place on the podium. Traditionally, Suzuki has run well at Oulton, where Reynold's teammate Yukio Kagayama took an emotional double victory in May this year.
Suzuki GSX-R Cup Heads For World Final At Road Atlanta
The Suzuki GSX-R World Cup final, held last year at Magny Cours, heads to the USA for this year's grand finale on October 17th 2004.
Three riders will represent Suzuki at the prestigious, single-model event. Current British Superstock Championship leader Tristan Palmer of Knotts Buildase won his place at the final with one qualifying round to go. Racing in the final with Palmer is twenty-two year old Ben Wilson of Vivaldi Racing and media qualifier Jon Pearson of Superbike magazine.
The final in Atlanta marks the end of the qualifying rounds that haven taken place in 12 countries across the globe. As in previous years, all competitors will ride stock Suzuki GSX-R750 machines.
Full news and updates from this year's UK qualifying rounds can be found at www.suzuki-racing.co.uk. For further details on the final and information about the cup final event itself, go to www.gsxrcup.com .