Suzuki motorcycles include the GSX-R family of sportbikes such as the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600 and the high-powered Hayabusa, cruisers such as the Boulevard M109R, Gladius and Bandit 1250S streetbikes, and the Burgman 650 scooter. Suzuki’s off-road motorcycles include DR-Z400E enduro and RM-Z450 motocross bike.
Suzuki has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1952 and was all about two-stroke engines for more than two decades. In fact, Suzuki didn’t introduce a motorcycle with a four-stroke engine until the GS750 was produced in 1976. Just two years later Suzuki unveiled the GS1000E, which became the flagship model of the GS series and Suzuki’s first ever literbike. The United States was introduced to the esteemed GSX-R750 in 1976, hailed by some as the most important new motorcycle in a decade. The popular platform is alive and well today and received a full makeover for model year 2011. Suzuki also has a storied racing history, highlighted by Joel Robert who gave Suzuki (and Japan) its first World Motocross championship in 1970.