QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF BUSA AND SV CELEBRATED AT SUZUKI LIVE

2024 marks the 25th anniversary of both the legendary Hayabusa and the cult classic SV650. Both launched in 1999 to do very different jobs, their birthdays will be celebrated at Suzuki Live, which takes place at Cadwell Park on 22-23 June.

Suzuki is inviting owners to bring their bikes along to the event, with dedicated parking and display areas in the paddock reserved for ‘Busas and SVs. 

The show-and-shine style display areas will be sponsored by Dunlop, with a free pair of tyres up for grabs for the owners of the best examples on display.

Over the two days there will be track sessions for Suzukis old and new, with sessions scheduled for everything from classic RGs and RGVs to modern GSX-Rs and GTs. There will also be a host of bikes available to test ride on the surrounding Lincolnshire roads, including the new GSX-S1000GX, the GSX-8R, and the V-Strom 800RE, as well as the third generation Hayabusa. Those interested in the latest V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 1050DE can enjoy off-road test rides in the SR75 Suzuki V-Strom Experience Zone.

Suzuki GB marketing manager Jak Tyrrell commented, “We’re a little over a month away from Suzuki Live and it’s set to be the biggest one yet. While there will be plenty of track sessions for those taking part, there’s going to be even more to see and do away from the circuit action, starting with the two anniversary display areas.

“25 years is a huge milestone for two motorcycling stalwarts: the SV has provided fun, affordable motorcycling for the masses since 1999, has been the first ‘big bike’ of so many riders, and still fills racing grids at club level. And, still, a quarter of a century later, nothing comes close to a Hayabusa. It’s very easy to overuse words like ‘icon’ or ‘legend’, but that is what the Hayabusa is.”

Suzuki Live takes place on 22-23 June at Cadwell Park. Weekend tickets cost £15 and include access to the whole paddock area, plus free camping. 

Spectator tickets and track day spaces can be booked here

SUZUKI REVEALS TWO NEW COLOUR OPTIONS FOR GSX-R125

Two new colour options are now available for Suzuki’s GSX-R125, including a retro-inspired blue and white livery that pays homage to the GSX-R lineage and history.

A blue tank and nose sit above white side panels and belly pan, which are adorned with the familiar blue stripes running from the front up onto the seat unit. Lightweight blue wheels complete the look.

It is joined by a more subtle all-black version, which is is accented by red decals and red wheels.

The learner-friendly race replica boasts an incredible power-to-weight ratio in the class with a free-revving, DOHC single cylinder engine, plus keyless ignition and low-rpm assist.

BAG A BARGAIN WITH £500 OFF SUZUKI GSX-R AND GSX-S125

Suzuki has announced a new offer on its GSX-R and GSX-S125 machines, with customers able to save £500 off the learner-legal machines.

Launching this bank holiday weekend and running until 30 June, it makes it even easier for those looking to get onto two wheels this summer.

As a result, the GSX-S125 street bike costs £4,499, with its racier sibling costing £4,699 OTR.

Both bikes produce an L-plate-friendly 15PS to adhere to licence laws, with a single-cylinder engine that revs cleanly and freely to its top end thanks to its DOHC design.

Housed in a featherweight chassis – the GSX-S weighs just 135kg, wet – both bikes are sporty and agile, as well as being confidence-inspiring and easy to manage.

The GSX-R125 uses keyless ignition, both are equipped with Suzuki’s easy-start system, and come with a three-year manufacturer warranty. 

Terms & Conditions
£500 offer applies to the purchase of a new GSX-S125 and GSX-R125 from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The purchase and registration of the motorcycle must take place between 04/05/2024 and 30/06/2024. This offer includes a £500 saving off the OTR price. Offer is valid in the UK only and may be extended or withdrawn at any time. There is no cash offer, credit or other alternative offered. Promoter: Suzuki GB PLC, Steinbeck Crescent, Snelshall West, Milton Keynes, MK4 4AE.

V-STROM 800RE TOUR JOINS SUZUKI LINEUP

Suzuki has added a V-Strom 800RE Tour to its lineup, which comes with 112 litres of aluminium luggage and a saving of £706.94.

Buyers can choose from either silver or black three-piece luggage, comprising a top box and panniers, and with an OTR price of £11,199, customers will save £706.94 over equipping the standard V-Strom 800RE with the individual accessories.

Available in blue, matt steel green, or black, the V-Strom 800RE Tour expands Suzuki’s V-Strom 800 range to four models, all of which use the firm’s new 776cc parallel twin engine with its 270-degree crankshaft design, delivering an abundance of smooth low-down drive and midrange thrust.

The 800RE models come with 19” and 17” cast aluminium wheels and Nissin radial calipers. Aluminium, rubber-covered footpegs are set 14mm further rearward and 7mm higher than the V-Strom 800DE, and aluminium tapered handlebars are 13mm lower and 23mm further forwards. They’re also 15mm narrower. A taller and wider screen offers more weather and wind protection on longer rides. Like the DE, suspension comes courtesy of Showa, but with a focus on superior on-road performance there is 150mm of travel front and rear.

A bi-directional quickshifter comes as standard, and there are three selectable power modes and three choices of traction control settings, which can also be switched off. All the information is displayed via a colour TFT dash, nestled behind a large, wind-cheating screen.

SUZUKI BRINGING NEW V-STROM RANGE TO 2024 ABR FESTIVAL

Suzuki is bringing its new V-Strom range to this year’s ABR Festival, which takes place at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on 27-30 June, with a comprehensive display of bikes plus on and off-road demo rides available.

On display at the UK’s premier adventure bike show for the first time will be the new V-Strom 800RE. Using Suzuki’s new 776cc parallel twin engine, it follows hot on the heels of the V-Strom 800DE, and comes equipped with three engine modes and three traction control settings, a colour TFT screen, and a bi-directional quickshifter as standard.

While the 800DE comes with an additional off-road traction control mode and ABS that can be disengaged at the rear, plus 21 and 17” spoked wheels, 220mm of suspension travel, and 220mm ground clearance, the 800RE is tailored to adventure on-road. 150mm suspension travel, a wider, 19” front wheel, radial brakes, and revised ergonomics provide superior road holding and a plush ride for long distances in the saddle. There’s also a taller screen and lower seat height.

Visitors can test ride the new 800RE over the course of the show, as it forms part of Suzuki’s on road test ride fleet, alongside the 800DE, which can also be taken around the event’s off-road loop.

Both the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050DE will also be on display and available to test ride over the duration of the festival.

In addition to the firm’s V-Strom range, show-goers can also test ride the new GSX-S1000GX sports crossover, which comes with a comprehensive suite of electronics, topped by semi-active suspension from Showa, the GSX-S1000GT sports tourer, and both the GSX-8S and GSX-8R machines.

Displayed on the Suzuki stand in the exhibitors’ area will be various V-Strom models, including Tour variants that are equipped with three-piece aluminium luggage as standard. Also shown will be the V-Strom 650XT, and the GSX-S1000GX+ and GSX-S1000GT+, which come fitted with two 36-litre panniers.

Supercross team and off-road bike building specialists, SR75 Suzuki, will display an RM-Z450 race bike, and a project V-Strom 650XT and V-Strom 800DE. Team owner and former racer Geoff Walker will also be hand to talk all things Suzuki and off-road for the full four days.

Representing Suzuki’s off-road heritage will be a DR800S.

Test rides can be booked from the Suzuki display on a first come, first served basis. Those wishing to take part will need to provide their driving licence and national insurance number. 

For more information and tickets, click here.

SUZUKI OFFERS 4.9% FINANCE AND £0 DEPOSIT ACROSS THE RANGE

Suzuki has announced an attractive low rate finance offer across a selection of models from its sport, street, and adventure bike classes, with no fewer than 18 models available with 4.9% APR finance over three years, with no deposit required. Running until 30 June 2024, customers can also choose between PCP or HP.

Available with the new low rate of finance are the newly-launched GSX-S1000GX and the pannier-equipped GSX-S1000GX+ – with their semi-active suspension from Showa and comprehensive suite of electronics that includes lean angle-sensitive ABS, multiple engine and traction control modes, cruise control, and a colour TFT screen with smartphone connectivity – and the new-for-2024 GSX-8R and V-Strom 800RE, both of which use Suzuki’s new 776cc parallel twin engine and also benefit from engine and traction control modes, a bi-directional quickshifter as standard, and a colour TFT display.

Also included is the iconic flagship hyperbike, the Hayabusa, along with the 25th anniversary special edition model, as well as the GSX-S1000GT and GSX-S1000GT+, which match superbike performance with all-day comfort. 

 Street bike customers can choose from four models: the Katana, GSX-S1000, GSX-S950, and the award-winning GSX-8S.

 Alongside the V-Strom 800RE from the adventure bike stable, customers can also choose from the V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 800DE Tour, the latter equipped with full aluminium luggage as standard. The DE models use the same new 776cc parallel twin engine, but add off-road ability courtesy of long-travel Showa suspension, a 21” front wheel and spokes all round, plus an off-road electronics package that includes a gravel traction control mode and the ability to disengage the rear ABS.

In addition, adventure bike seekers can choose from the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050 Tour, as well as the V-Strom 1050DE and V-Strom 1050DE Tour.

 For more information on Suzuki’s offers and to use the finance calculator, click here.

 Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay. PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new GSX-8S, GSX-8R, V-Strom 800DE, V-Strom 800DE Tour, V-Strom 1050, V-Strom 1050 Tour, V-Strom 1050DE, V-Strom 1050DE Tour, Katana, GSX-S1000, GSX-S950, Hayabusa 25th Anniversary, Hayabusa, GSX-S1000GT+, GSX-S1000GT, V-Strom 800RE, V-Strom 800RE Tour, GSX-S1000GX and GSX-S1000GX+ only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

SUZUKI LIVE 2024

22.06.2024 — 23.06.2024

Following a successful Suzuki Live weekender at Cadwell Park last summer, Suzuki has announced dates for the 2024 event. This year, Cadwell Park will again play host, with the Lincolnshire circuit set to be turned blue on 22-23 June. 

Over the course of the two days there will be track sessions for Suzukis old and new, plus parades of very special race and road machinery. Suzuki will bring along a fleet of demo machines as well as a comprehensive display including vintage race bikes such as RGs, RGVs, and GSX-Rs, and classic road bikes ranging from TLs to GTs and Bandits. 

There will be test ride opportunities across many bikes in the current range, including the new GSX-8R and GSX-S1000GX. There will also be an off-road loop for test rides on the V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 1050DE.

The likes of Steve Parrish, John Reynolds, and Taylor Mackenzie joined the lineup of famous faces at this last year’s event, with a roster of celebrities set to join in again in 2024. 

For those wandering the paddock, there will be displays from an array of clubs and organisations. 

Evening entertainment will again be provided, with talk shows, live music, plus food and beverages available, with all track day spaces and weekend tickets including camping. 

Suzuki GB’s Tim Davies said, “We’ve been hosting our events at Cadwell Park for several years now and we cannot wait to get back there again for Suzuki Live 2024. To ride, it’s one of the most iconic circuits in Britain, and is great fun regardless of what you’re riding. For those not riding, there are plenty of excellent vantage points to watch the variety of machinery in action. The paddock, too, turns into a Suzuki village for two days, with all manner of bikes on display from every decade. 

“With this last year’s event providing an excellent weekend of entertainment, we’re excited that booking is open now for this year’s event. We’ll be announcing more information in due course, including special guests and attractions.” 

Full weekend track day sessions for Suzuki Live 2024 cost £279 and can be booked here

Single day track sessions are also available costing £159 for Saturday only and £149 for Sunday only, book now.

Weekend visitor passes are £15 if booked in advance, while day tickets are £10, or £12 on the gate. Advanced tickets can be purchased here

Keep up to date with all Suzuki Live announcements by following Suzuki Bikes UK across social media, including on Facebook and Instagram

GSX-8R

Available from £79 per month at 4.9% APR Representative

GSX-8R  PCP Representative Example

36 Monthly Payments: £79.00
Optional Final Payment²: £5,126.00
Customer Saving Cash Price³: £8,899.00
Customer Deposit: £1,831.88
Total Amount of Credit: £7,067.12
Purchase Fee: £10.00
Total Amount Payable: £9,801.88
Duration of Agreement: 37 Months
Representative APR: 4.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.74%

Includes option to purchase fee² – Representative example based on annual mileage off 4,000 miles per annum

Offer Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay.

PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new GSX-8R only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

GSX-8R

GSX-8R

£8,899.00

GSX-S1000GX

Available from £139 per month at 4.9% APR Representative

GSX-S1000GX  PCP Representative Example

36 Monthly Payments: £79.00
Optional Final Payment²: £5,126.00
Customer Saving Cash Price³: £8,899.00
Customer Deposit: £1,831.88
Total Amount of Credit: £7,067.12
Purchase Fee: £10.00
Total Amount Payable: £9,801.88
Duration of Agreement: 37 Months
Representative APR: 4.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.74%

Includes option to purchase fee² – Representative example based on annual mileage off 4,000 miles per annum

Offer Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay.

PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new GSX-S1000GX only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

GSX-S1000GX

GSX-S1000GX

£14,799.00

V-STROM 800RE

Available from £89 per month at 4.9% APR Representative

V-STROM 800RE  PCP Representative Example

36 Monthly Payments: £89.00
Optional Final Payment²: £5,249.00
Customer Saving Cash Price³: £9,699.00
Customer Deposit: £2,191.00
Total Amount of Credit: £7,508.00
Purchase Fee: £10.00
Total Amount Payable: £10,644.00
Duration of Agreement: 36 Months
Representative APR: 4.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.75%

Includes option to purchase fee – Representative example based on annual mileage off 4,000 miles per annum

Offer Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay.

PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new V-Strom 800RE only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

V-STROM 800RE

V-STROM 800RE

£9,699.00

GSX-8S

Available from £89 per month at 4.9% APR Representative

GSX-8S PCP Representative Example

36 Monthly Payments: £89.00
Optional Final Payment²: £4,255.00
Customer Saving Cash Price³: £8,299.00
Customer Deposit: £1,648.79
Total Amount of Credit: £6,650.21
Purchase Fee: £10.00
Total Amount Payable: £9,107.79
Duration of Agreement: 37 Months
Representative APR: 4.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.75%

Includes option to purchase fee – Representative example based on annual mileage off 4,000 miles per annum

Offer Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay.

PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new GSX-8S only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

GSX-8S

GSX-8S

£8,299.00

V-STROM 800DE

Available from £109 per month at 4.9% APR Representative

V-STROM 800DE  PCP Representative Example

36 Monthly Payments: £109.00
Optional Final Payment²: £5,724.00
Customer Saving Cash Price³: £10,999.00
Customer Deposit: £2,411.80
Total Amount of Credit: £8,587.20
Purchase Fee: £10.00
Total Amount Payable: £12,059.80
Duration of Agreement: 37 Months
Representative APR: 4.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.78%

Includes option to purchase fee Representative example based on annual mileage off 4,000 miles per annum

Offer Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay.

PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new V-Strom 800DE only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

V-STROM 800DE

V-STROM 800DE

£10,999.00

SUZUKI FINANCE

YOUR PASSION, OUR PROMISE.

We're here to help you purchase the Suzuki you desire at a monthly repayment you can afford.

We have years of experience and expertise in providing finance to bikers. We understand that as riders, we all have different needs and we pride ourselves on providing flexible, straight forward finance options that fit them.

Read on to discover our available options and how they can work for you. 

PCP EXPLAINED

PCP, or Personal Contract Purchase, is a finance plan that allows you to spread the cost of your vehicle with lower monthly repayments than a Hire Purchase (HP) product as a large proportion of the amount you repay is deferred into an optional final repayment. You will pay more interest on a PCP agreement than a HP agreement for the same loan amount, as your balance reduces more slowly due to the optional final repayment. 

PCP STEP 1:

Agree an initial deposit and term with the dealer and then decide how many miles you’ll travel each year.

PCP STEP 2:

The dealer will then work out the monthly repayment amount and optional final repayment amount, which is based on the anticipated value of the motorcycle at the end of the agreement.

PCP STEP 3:

At the end of your agreement, you can part exchange the motorcycle, return the motorcycle (return conditions apply) or pay the optional final repayment and own the motorcycle.

PCP STEP 4:

Black Horse buys the motorcycle on your behalf and owns the motorcycle for the duration of the finance agreement.

PCP STEP 5:

At the end of your agreement, you have three options: 

 Part Exchange: Subject to paying off your existing agreement in full, you can part exchange the motorcycle at the end of the term or any time during the agreement. New credit agreements are subject to status.

Return: You have the option to return the motorcycle to us at the end of your agreement.

Own: You can chose to own the motorcycle outright by paying the optional final repayment. A purchase fee of £10 is included.

 

GET YOUR PCP QUOTE

Use our online PCP finance calculator to see what your payments could look like…

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HP EXPLAINED

HP, or Hire Purchase, is a finance plan that allows you to spread the cost of the vehicle by making monthly payments over an agreed term. You make higher monthly payments than with a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) as there is no optional final payment. . But when you come to the end of the agreement, and you’ve made all the repayments including any interest, you’ll own the vehicle. 

HP STEP 1:

You’ll agree an initial deposit, your agreement term and your monthly repayments with the dealer.

HP STEP 2:

Your deposit is taken from the price of the motorcycle.

HP STEP 3:

You’ll then pay the remaining balance plus interest in equal monthly repayments over the agreed term.

HP STEP 4:

Black Horse buys the motorcycle on your behalf and owns the motorcycle for the duration of the finance agreement.

HP STEP 5:

After you’ve made all the repayments including any interest, you will become the owner of the motorcycle.

 

GET YOUR HP QUOTE

Use our online HP finance calculator to see what your payments could look like…

Get a HP quote

Terms and Conditions:
*Subject to settlement of your existing contract; new contracts are subject to status. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Credit is provided by Suzuki Financial Services Limited.  Suzuki Finance is a trading style of Suzuki Financial Services Limited, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH.

V-STROM 800RE

V-STROM 800RE

£9,699.00

V-STROM 800DE TOUR

V-STROM 800DE TOUR

£12,499.00

V-STROM 1050 TOUR

V-STROM 1050 TOUR

£14,999.00

V-STROM 1050DE TOUR

V-STROM 1050DE TOUR

£15,499.00

V-STROM 800DE

V-STROM 800DE

£10,999.00

V-STROM 1050DE

V-STROM 1050DE

£13,999.00

V-STROM 1050

V-STROM 1050

£13,499.00

V-Strom 650

V-Strom 650

£8,399.00

V-Strom 650XT

V-Strom 650XT

£8,999.00

GSX-S1000

GSX-S1000

£11,049.00

GSX-S950

GSX-S950

£10,599.00

GSX-8S

GSX-8S

£8,299.00

KATANA

KATANA

£12,699.00

SV650X

SV650X

£7,999.00

SV650

SV650

£7,399.00

GSX-S125

GSX-S125

£4,999.00

Burgman Street 125EX

Burgman Street 125EX

£3,199.00

Address 125

Address 125

£2,799.00

Avenis 125

Avenis 125

£2,899.00

Burgman 400

Burgman 400

£7,199.00

Hayabusa 25th Anniversary

Hayabusa 25th Anniversary

£18,249.00

Hayabusa

Hayabusa

£17,849.00

GSX-S1000GX

GSX-S1000GX

£14,799.00

GSX-S1000GX+

GSX-S1000GX+

£15,899.00

GSX-8R

GSX-8R

£8,899.00

SUZUKI ANNOUNCES GSX-S1000GX+

Suzuki has announced a GSX-S1000GX+, a pannier-equipped version of its new-for-2024 GSX-S1000GX which comes with an OTR price of £15,599, just £1,100 over the GSX-S1000GX.

For customers looking for the added carrying capacity the GX+ offers, it represents a saving of £175 over the individual cost of the panniers and fitting. Moreover, including the genuine accessory panniers as part of the standard specification and price means even better value for customers buying on finance, too. 

Two colour-coded, 36-litre panniers provide plenty of storage space, with each pannier capable of accepting a full-face helmet.

The panniers represent additional practicality for a machine built with all-day distance and riding comfort in mind. Topping the spec sheet is semi-active suspension from Showa, which has an automatic rear preload setting or three selectable options for solo riding, a rider and pillion, or rider and luggage. Riders can also select from soft, medium, and hard damping settings.

Cruise control features alongside seven traction control settings, encompassed within which is a roll torque control that uses a six-axis IMU to govern available power output when the bike is at lean. The IMU from Bosch also enables cornering ABS. There are three selectable power modes, and a bi-directional quickshifter.

All the information for which is displayed on a 6.5” colour TFT screen, with smartphone connectivity via the free Suzuki mySPIN app.

152PS and 106Nm of torque are provided by Suzuki’s revered, superbike-derived, 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, which is housed in a twin-spar aluminium frame.

NEW SUZUKI GSX-8R PRICING ANNOUNCED

Fresh from its reveal at Eicma in Milan, Italy, earlier this month, Suzuki has announced UK pricing of the new GSX-8R: the new middleweight sportsbike will come with an OTR price of £8,899 when it arrives in dealerships in February.

The GSX-8R uses Suzuki’s new 776cc parallel twin engine, with its 270° crankshaft providing a V-twin-esque feel and soundtrack. Thanks to its long stroke design it produces an abundance of torque throughout the rev range, peaking at 78 Nm at 6800rpm. Peak power is 82.9PS at 8,500rpm. 

While the main chassis is shared with the GSX-8S, suspension comes from Showa, and there are lower handlebars to provide a sportier riding position, with riders tucked behind the new, GSX-R-inspired full fairing. 

As standard there is a bi-directional quickshifter, three power modes and three selectable traction control modes, with all information displayed via a 5” colour TFT screen. 

NEW SUZUKI GSX-S1000GX & GSX-8R REVEALED AT EICMA

Suzuki has pulled the covers off two more new models for 2024, with the reveal of a new GSX-S1000GX crossover and GSX-8R middleweight sportsbike today at Eicma, in Milan, Italy.  

  • With the GSX-S1000GX Suzuki steps into a new segment for the first time, offering a new sports crossover machine with a comprehensive suite of electronics.  
  • Electronic suspension from Showa tops a spec sheet that also includes IMU-governed ABS and other braking systems, anti-wheelie, a new Roll Torque Control system, traction control, cruise control, selectable power modes, a bi-directional quickshifter and smartphone connectivity, accessed via a 6.5” colour TFT screen. 
  • A 999cc inline four-cylinder delivers an abundance of power and torque throughout the rev range, peaking at 152PS and 106 Nm. 
  • With an OTR price of £14,499, first customers can have their bikes by Christmas.  

Also revealed, the new GSX-8R is the fourth new model to be launched on Suzuki’s new 776cc parallel twin platform, which features a DOHC and 270° crankshaft design and delivers punchy drive throughout the rev range.  

  • New Showa suspension provides more support and increased damping force over the GSX-8S to account for the increased from weight bias and delivers a controlled, sporty ride. 
  • Lower handlebars also contribute to a sportier riding position, with more of the rider’s weight over the front end. 
  • The package is wrapped in new, angular, GSX-R-inspired bodywork. 
  • There are selectable power modes, traction control, and a bi-directional quickshifter as standard, with all information displayed on a 5” colour TFT dash. 

 

GSX-S1000GX 

With a design and product concept of the ultimate sports crossover, the GSX-S1000GX is set to become the benchmark in the category, as Suzuki moves into the crossover sector of the market for the first time. 

It boasts Suzuki’s most sophisticated electronics package to date, with a number of new and innovative systems enabled by a six-axis Bosch IMU and electronic suspension from Showa.  

The GSX-S1000GX is the first Suzuki to adopt Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES). The GX gets 150mm front and rear suspension travel to create an upright riding position, broadening the rider’s field of view and providing all-day riding comfort. The longer suspension travel also helps the GX smooth out bumps when riding over uneven surfaces. 

There are four selectable modes of SAES: hard, medium, soft, and a customisable user setting which offers +/- three increments on the selected base setting of hard, medium, or soft.    

Further helping smooth out those bumps and undulations is Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilisation (SRAS). An original Suzuki system, in use for the first time on the new GX, it detects uneven road surfaces based on input from the IMU and wheel speed sensors, and, if required, triggers the Suzuki Floating Ride Control (SFRC) to help smooth out the ride. As part of the SFRC it also adjusts the electronic throttle valve settings to deliver softer, more controllable throttle response.  

The rear suspension’s spring preload settings are also electronically controlled, making it easy for a rider to use a handlebar switch to quickly choose between auto or one of the four available modes they find best suited to their immediate needs or preferences.  

Riders can select between single rider, single rider plus luggage, or tandem (with or without luggage). In addition, the preload setting for auto mode can be adjusted by +/- three increments and the three manual modes can be adjusted by +/- four increments to match the rider’s needs more finely.  

The GSX-S1000GX also uses an alpha version of the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector. SDMS-a provides three riding modes: active, basic, comfort. Those three integrated riding modes control power output characteristics, as well as the level of traction control, which, on the GX, is integrated with Lift Limiter (anti-wheelie) and Roll Torque Control, and electronic suspension settings. Riders can opt to use the default settings of many of those systems or customise them to match their needs or preferences more closely. There are seven selectable modes of traction control – integrated with Roll Torque Control and Lift Limiter – and three selectable throttle maps.  

Making its debut on the GX is Suzuki’s new Roll Torque Control. Based on data received from the IMU and wheel speed sensors, this new system calculates the bike’s lean angle and speed to predetermine what level of power output and acceleration is optimal at that time, for example, when exciting a corner. It then reduces torque output before the motorcycle exceeds the amount of power the system deems necessary to clear the corner effectively. One key benefit of this system is a smooth operation and uninterrupted drive. With regular traction control the system is reactive, cutting in when rear wheel slip is detected. This can create a jerkiness or 'on and off' feeling as the power comes in and out. It can also cause the rear suspension to compress and rebound. This is reduced significantly with the introduction of Roll Torque Control, as the torque ceiling is set, and then raised as the bike exits the corner and as speed increases and lean angle decreases. It is an extra layer of pre-emptive protection that operates silently in the background, with its settings determined by the level of traction control selected. 

Completing the GX’s comprehensive suite of electronics is a ride-by-wire throttle, bi-directional quickshifter, cruise control – updated on the GX to allow the system to continue operating when the rider changes gear – lean angle-sensitive ABS, Slope Dependent Control, which prevents rear wheel lift when braking downhill, easy start, and low RPM assist.  

Monitoring all of the GSX-S1000GX’s electronic systems is done via a 6.5-inch colour TFT screen, which also offers smartphone connectivity, allowing riders to access maps, view contacts and make and receive phone calls, see their calendar, and play music. All this is done via the free Suzuki mySPIN app. A USB socket in the side of the instrument cluster makes for easy phone charging.  

Powering the new GSX-S1000GX is Suzuki’s creamy smooth, 999cc, inline four-cylinder, superbike-derived engine. Known for its abundance of lowdown and midrange power, it produces 152PS at 11,000rpm and 106 Nm of torque at 9,250rpm. 

That engine is housed in a twin spar, aluminium frame mated to a race-proven aluminium swingarm from the GSX-R range and a lightweight subframe.  

All of that is wrapped in new, aggressive bodywork, with full LED lighting front and rear. Hand guards and a spacious luggage rack add extra practicality. Luggage capacity can be increased with genuine accessory 36-litre panniers.  

With an OTR price of £14,499, the GSX-S1000GX is available to order now, with first customers able to take delivery in time for Christmas. It will come in Suzuki’s trademark Metallic Triton Blue, Glass Sparkle Black and a new Pearl Matt Shadow Green. 

 

GSX-8R 

Immediately highlighting the R element of the new GSX-8R is its full fairing, wind tunnel-tested to increase aerodynamic performance and provide weather protection for the rider. Bold 8R logos adorn the side panels, while fairing-mounted mirrors also aid in reducing drag.  

Perched in the middle of the angular face is the recognisably GSX series stacked LED headlight, topped by an LED position light. The rear combination light is also full LED, as are the indicators.  

At the heart of the new GSX-8R is the 776cc parallel twin engine – which it shares with the GSX-8S – with its long stroke and 270° crankshaft design providing an abundance of low-down torque, usability, and flexibility, while a free-revving nature comes from a DOHC and four valves per cylinder. Peak torque is 78 Nm, delivered at 6800rpm, with peak power of 82.9PS coming at 8500rpm.  

The 270° crankshaft also provides a power delivery, character, and rumble reminiscent of Suzuki’s much-lauded V-twin ranges, while a patented cross balancer design ensures a smoothness, as well as aiding in a compact, lightweight engine design.  

A two-into-one exhaust system with dual-stage catalytic converter keeps the 8R conforming to Euro 5 emissions standards, and ends in a short, underslung silencer further enhancing the compact, slimline look.  

All of that is housed in a steel frame engineered for direct handling characteristics. Those handling characteristics are further enhanced by low, forged aluminium handlebars that provide positive control and a sporty riding position, placing more of the rider’s weight over the front wheel. Bolted into the rear of the steel frame is a lightweight aluminium subframe and lightweight aluminium swingarm,   

Dealing with the increased weight bias towards the front, Showa provides the suspension, with SFF-BP* (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted forks and monoshock in the rear. Mounted radially to the forks are Nissin four-piston calipers, providing stopping power by biting 310mm discs. Tyres are Dunlop Roadsport 2s.  

Aiding rideability, usability, and flexibility is a suite of electronic systems that includes a bi-directional quickshifter as standard, three selectable engine power modes, and three selectable traction control settings, plus the ability to disengage the system entirely. There’s also Suzuki’s low RPM assist and easy-start function.  

The GSX-8R’s settings are easy to navigate via a single rocker switch on the left-hand handlebar, with the information displayed clearly on a colour 5” TFT screen.  

Three colour options will be available when the GSX-8R arrives in dealerships in early February 2024: Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matt Sword Silver and Metallic Matt Black No.2. 

GSX-S1000GT + 

Available from £139 per month at 4.9% APR Representative

GSX-S1000GT + PCP Representative Example

36 Monthly Payments: £139.60
Optional Final Payment²: £6,938.00
Purchase Fee: £10.00
Total Amount Payable: £15,202.33
Total Amount of Credit: £10,638.67
Duration of Agreement: 37 Months
Representative APR: 4.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.78%

Includes option to purchase fee Representative example based on annual mileage off 4,000 miles per annum


Offer Terms & Conditions

Suzuki GB PLC is a credit broker and not a lender. Suzuki GB PLC introduces you to Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as lender. Suzuki GB PLC will be paid a share of any profits made by Suzuki Financial Services Ltd as result of this introduction. The share of the profits will be the same, no matter what interest rate that you pay.

PCP Finance offer applies to the purchase of a new GSX-S1000GT+ only from a participating Suzuki Dealership. The motorcycle must be purchased and registered between 02/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 to qualify for the offer. £0 minimum deposit required. Credit subject to status, UK residents aged 18+. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St.William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 4,000 miles per annum. With PCP, once you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments you have the option to: 1. Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded 16,333 miles, a charge per excess mile will apply of 6p plus VAT will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay, 2. Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle, or 3. Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status.

GSX-S1000GT+

GSX-S1000GT+

£13,149.00

GET THE RIGHT WINTER BLUES WITH 2.9% OFFER FROM SUZUKI

It might be getting colder but Suzuki is making it easier to get the right sort of winter blues by offering 2.9% APR finance on a number of models. Available over four years on both PCP and HP, the offer includes the Hayabusa – including the new 25th anniversary edition – both the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050DE, the GSX-S1000, and both the GSX-S1000GT and GT+.

There’s also £500 off the GSX-R125 and GSX-S125, plus £750 worth of free accessories available on the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050DE. All three offers run until 31 January 2024.

As a part of the 2.9% finance deal, the flagship, 25th anniversary special edition Hayabusa – complete with its legendary 1340cc inline four-cylinder engine, sophisticated electronics package that includes power modes, cornering ABS, traction control, anti-wheelie, a bi-directional quickshifter, multiple engine braking settings, launch control, and cruise control, and striking bodywork – can be ridden for £149 per month on a four-year PCP deal, with a £4,210.48 deposit.

Or, those looking to cover big miles on a big adventure bike can pick up the V-Strom 1050, with its similarly all encompassing suite of electronics, DR Big-inspired style, and punchy 1037cc V-twin motor, for £109 per month over the same period with a £2,711.30 deposit, while also equipping it with their choice of complementary extras.

New riders or those looking for the perfect tool to tackle city congestion and keep running costs to a minimum can also enjoy £500 off the GSX-S125 and GSX-R125.

Jonathan Martin, Suzuki GB head of motorcycles, said, “The clocks have gone back, the nights have drawn in, and the temperatures have dropped, but it’s still a good time for riders to put a new Suzuki in the garage for less this winter. We understand that monthly payments remain key for our customers and by offering an incredibly low 2.9% through the winter we believe more customers will take advantage now and not wait until spring to ride away on a new Suzuki.”

NEW V-STROM 800RE TO ENHANCE SUZUKI ADVENTURE BIKE LINEUP 

Following the launch of its all-new V-Strom 800DE earlier this year, Suzuki has announced a new V-Strom 800RE that will further expand its adventure bike stable, ensuring the V-Strom range is truly ready for any terrain, any horizon, any adventure. 

Born to roam, the V-Strom 800RE will provide a more road-focussed offering than its more off-road-ready sibling. With DE denoting the V-Strom 800DE’s positioning as a dual explorer, the adoption of RE for the latest V-Strom 800 model highlights its abilities as the road explorer. 

Arriving in November, the new V-Strom 800RE will come with an OTR price of £9,699.  

At its heart, the new V-Strom 800RE uses the same new 776cc parallel twin engine as its stablemate, with its double overhead cam and 270° crankshaft design delivering a broad spread of torque throughout the rev range – peaking at 78Nm at 6800rpm – and a rumble and character more akin to Suzuki’s famed V-twins. Peak power is 84.3PS at 8500rpm.  

It also uses the same steel main frame, engineered for a balance of straight-line stability and agile handling. The narrow steel tubes also help maximise fuel tank capacity, which comes in at 20 litres. However, the new V-Strom 800RE differs from its more rugged counterpart most notably by swapping 21” and 17” spoked wheels and tubed tyres for 19” and 17” cast aluminium wheels, wearing Dunlop tubeless tyres.  

Like the V-Strom 800DE, high quality suspension is still provided by Showa, but with a focus on delivering superior on-road performance. 150mm of travel at the front and rear comes courtesy of preload-adjustable inverted front forks and a  link-type monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping, delivering sure-footed roadholding and a plush ride for long days in the saddle. Stopping power comes from radially-mounted four piston Nissin calipers.  

Further underlying the V-Strom 800RE’s prowess as the tool to explore all roads it comes with a seat height of 825mm, while aluminium, rubber-covered footpegs are set 14mm further rearward and 7mm higher than the V-Strom 800DE, and aluminium tapered handlebars are 13mm lower and 23mm further forwards. They’re also 15mm narrower. A taller and wider screen offers more weather and wind protection on longer rides.  

Nestled underneath the screen is a 5” colour TFT screen with dual display modes for day and nighttime riding. All the navigation of menus and features is done via a simple, easy-to-use rocker switch on the left-hand handlebar. There’s also a handy USB port located on the left-hand side.  

Displayed on the bright, clear screen is all the information required by the rider, including the current setting selected from its three-mode traction control system – which can also be switched off – and the current power mode selected, from Active (the more sportier and direct throttle map), Basic (ideal for cruising or city riding), and Comfort (perfect for wet or cold conditions). There are also two ABS settings, providing differing levels of intervention.  

A ride-by-wire throttle connection provides a natural feel and connection to the rear wheel, while a standard-fit bi-directional quickshifter – allied to a slipper clutch – makes gear changes slick and seamless. There’s also Suzuki’s low rpm assist and easy start function.  

Sharing a similar DR Big-inspired look as the 800DE, complete with iconic beak and full LED lighting front and rear, the V-Strom 800RE will come in Pearl Vigor Blue, Metallic Matt Steel Green, and Glass Sparkle Black.  

There will also be a full suite of genuine accessories available including a choice of three-piece aluminium or plastic luggage, heated grips, and a centre stand.  

V-Strom 650XT adventure to Arctic Finland

V-STROM 650XT ADVENTURETO ARCTIC FINLAND

The call of the open road, the thrill of exploration, and the allure of far-off destinations have always been the hallmarks of motorcycle adventures. Gordon Stuart has been lucky enough to travel some of the world’s greatest roads by motorcycle, from the Dalton Highway in Alaska, The Verdon Canyon in South East France, to the Lofoten Islands in Norway and the F roads across Iceland.   

As part of his ongoing quest to ride across The Arctic Circle in every country possible, at the start of 2020 Gordon settled on the V-Strom 650XT as the perfect bike for his next planned adventure to Arctic Finland as well as plenty of day trips around his native Northumberland, and weekend runs to Scotland.

Gordon had ambitious plans, 4,000 miles in nine and half days from home in Newcastle to Arctic Finland via Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, popping into Norway on the way home just because. Utilising his personalised champion yellow V-Strom with silver Givi outback trekker side cases, Gordon set off from Newcastle to catch the ferry to the Netherlands from Hawrich in Essex, some 326 miles away.

After the rest of an overnight ferry, Gordon docked early into Rotterdam at 8am on day two, ready for what turned out to be a punishing day in the saddle. Blitzing through the picturesque Dutch countryside and the distant cityscapes of Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Apeldoorn, Gordon was in Germany before noon with 150 miles in the bank. It was another 280 miles across Germany to the Northern town of Puttgarden where he would catch a ferry to Denmark.

Progress was stalled upon hitting major roadworks on the Bundesautobahn 1. Sweltering in the sun, low speed filtering became a chore, slowing progress, making the arrival into Denmark late. Even though the sun was starting to sit low in the sky he pressed on for Sweden, crossing the iconic Øresund Bridge from Copenhagen into Malmo, offering breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea – entering Malmo around 10pm, 545 miles done and 30 shy of the planned mileage.

The final leg of the journey North took him into the wilderness of Finland. The landscape evolved from lush forests to vast tundras and crystal-clear lakes, and not a motorway since Germany. The weather in Finland was cold and wet, up there with some of the worst conditions he had ridden – on par with Iceland in 2018 and Norway in 2011.

Thankfully the final day north saw the weather ease but the roads narrow. This northern wilderness was bathed in perpetual daylight, creating a surreal atmosphere, especially witnessing the midnight sun inside the Arctic Circle, which marked the pinnacle of this adventure and the fourth time Gordon had crossed the Arctic Circle by motorcycle.

The route home took in more of the delights of Finland, as well as the seemingly never-ending forests of Sweden, and a small visit into Norway to enjoy some of the amazing roads and landscapes.

Gordon said of the trip, “My V-Strom 650XT was the perfect motorcycle for the trip and never missed a beat. There was a great amount of power and range in the engine, even when fully loaded with my camping gear, and it was light and nimble enough to really enjoy the Scandinavian roads and mountain passes. The fuel-economy was fantastic which was a helpful benefit considering current fuel prices across Europe. Comfort was good, too, with some long days in the saddle. Needless to say, I can’t wait for my next V-Strom adventure.

Find out more about the V-Strom 650XT.

NEW AND ICONIC SUZUKIS SET FOR MOTORCYCLE LIVE

Suzuki is bringing a fleet of new and iconic models to Motorcycle Live 2023, which takes place from 18-26 November at the NEC in Birmingham.

The firm’s entire product range will be on display, including its new-for-2024 models, alongside the fresh metal that joined the lineup this year.

That includes the award-winning GSX-8S and its adventure-shaped sibling, the V-Strom 800DE, both of which use the new 776cc parallel twin engine with a 270° crank, with an abundance of torque, and a comprehensive suite of electronics.

Both flavours of V-Strom 1050 – the 1050 and 1050DE – will also populate the adventure bike section of the stand, as will the venerable V-Strom 650XT, while the 8S will be joined by the GSX-S1000 and SV650 in the street bike section.

Powered by the same superbike-derived inline four-cylinder engine as the GSX-S1000, the revered GSX-S1000GT sports tourer will make an appearance, shown in its new colours for 2024, as will the iconic Hayabusa, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024.

Making up the scooter section will be the trio of new 125s – the Avenis, Address, and Burgman 125 Street EX – and the Burgman 400, the original maxi scooter. Flying the yellow flag in the off-road corner will be RM-Z machinery, including race bikes from renowned supercross team and bike builders SR75 Suzuki. Their special, supercross-inspired V-Strom 650 will also be on display.

Visitors to the show will also be able to test ride a number of the models on display, with a fleet of Suzuki’s learner legal machines available in the Try Ride section, while experienced riders can sample the delights of much of the range out on the roads.

Harking back to Suzuki’s heritage will be a number of icons from the firm’s vintage fleet,, including the Team Classic Suzuki Katana and GSX-R1000 K1 endurance racer, with famous faces stopping by throughout the show, including BSB legend John Reynolds.

 

During the show Suzuki can be found in hall four, on stand 4D20.

Tickets can be purchased here.

GSX-8S named as the MCN naked bike of the year 2023

GSX-8S NAMED AS THE MCN NAKED BIKE OF THE YEAR 2023

Against stiff competition the all-new Suzuki GSX-8S came out on top to be named as the MCN naked bike of the year for 2023 in their annual MCN Awards, as chosen by the road test team.
When announcing the 8S as the winner, MCN described its naked bike of the year as “ticking all the boxes”, while being “novice friendly, suited to daily commuting, good value, and offering performance that will satisfy experienced riders too.” Road tester Chris Newbigging also commented how “on paper, the new GSX-8S looked like it could miss the mark… Bike bikes aren't ridden on paper.”
Summing up, MCN said, “it manages to pull off the old: 'the whole is better than the sum of its parts' trick and then some.”

Launched alongside the new V-Strom 800DE at Eicma in 2022, the GSX-8S is a brand new bike in every sense, featuring an all-new parallel twin engine, new chassis layout and futuristic styling. A tubular steel subframe, aluminium swingarm, 43mm upside down front forks and rear shock from KYB, lightweight aluminium wheels, and wide aluminium ‘bars provide the perfect blend of stable roadholding, agility and all round manoeuvrability.

At the heart of the 8S is the long-stroke 776cc twin providing punchy torque with three rider modes to match the rider's style and a bi-directional quickshifter allowing for crisp changes. The patented cross-balancer system and 270-degree crank ensure that the GSX-8S suppresses vibrations creating a smooth riding experience, while also delivering a V-twin esque character and feel, while the 5-inch colour TFT dash, aggressive looks and agile handling complete what MCN have dubbed “the new middleweight king”.

Suzuki rolls out ‘click-to-buy’ on 125cc scooter range

SUZUKI ROLLS OUT 'CLICK TO BUY' ON 125CC SCOOTER RANGE

Suzuki has rolled out a new ‘click-to-buy’ scheme on its 125cc scooter range, giving customers the opportunity to buy online via the official Suzuki website, with orders fulfilled by their local dealership.

Making the buying process quicker and simpler, the scheme is available on the newly-launched Address 125, Avenis 125, and the Burgman Street 125EX, with just a £99 deposit required.

Hitting the ‘click-to-buy’ option from the respective model page or by visiting buy.bikes.suzuki.co.uk, customers enter their postcode before selecting their preferred colour option, after which they will be prompted to choose their nearest dealership with their choice of model and colour in stock and available.

Once the customer has added their details and payment information for the £99 deposit, the order will be fulfilled by the dealership in the usual way.

All three of Suzuki’s new 125cc scooters are engineered to provide comfort, practicality, and outstanding urban performance while also delivering excellent levels of economy and efficiency, but they do so in their own way and with their own style, giving customers the option to enjoy their city, their way.

They are powered by the proven Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) engine; the air-cooled, single-cylinder powerplant that currently powers over five million Suzuki models worldwide. All three scooters allow customers to ‘go further on a fiver’ by achieving an impressive 148.67mpg* fuel consumption figure and produce just 44g/km of CO2 emissions. At the same time, they still deliver powerful acceleration, with peak horsepower and maximum torque delivered at low rpm.

For more information on Suzuki’s scooter range, click here.

*Official WMTC figure.

SUZUKI SUMMER TEST RIDE ROADSHOW BACK FOR 2023

Suzuki GB will again embark on a test ride roadshow this summer, when it brings an additional fleet of demo machines to a number of dealerships nationwide. 

The first of 14 events will take place on the 1-2 of April at new Suzuki dealer Mo-Tech Suzuki, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, with a test ride fleet including the all-new V-Strom 800DE middleweight machine, powered by a new 776cc parallel twin and equipped with a quickshifter, colour TFT dash, power modes and multiple traction control modes including an off-road mode, plus switchable ABS. The list of demo machines also features the new V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050DE; which also feature a quickshifter, colour TFT dash, power modes and multiple traction control modes. The V-Strom 1050DE also gets switchable ABS and an off-road traction control mode. 

The summer’s list of demo machines also includes the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S950, as well as the GSX-S1000GT – the best-selling sports tourer of 2022 – the updated Katana, the Burgman 400 maxi scooter, and the iconic hyperbike, the Hayabusa.  

Joining the test ride fleet from the 8th April will also be the all-new GSX-8S which features a new 776cc parallel twin and equipped with a quickshifter, colour TFT dash, power modes and multiple traction control modes.  

(Note that bike availability will differ from one event to another. Customers are advised to speak to their local dealer in advance of the event to check availability and to pre-book.) 

Away from the test rides, Suzuki staff will be on hand to provide information on the firm’s full range of models and current offers and incentives. Additionally, individual dealerships will also provide extra entertainment and activities on the day, such as refreshments, special guests, offers on clothing and accessories, and motorcycle health checks.

Suzuki GB’s head of motorcycle marketing, Ian Bland, said, “The test ride roadshows have become a staple part of our summer events’ calendar, and we’re looking forward to getting them underway again in 2023. Not only can potential customers try a rich variety of Suzuki machinery on the day, it is also a great opportunity for us to spend time talking with existing and potential customers to better understand their motorcycling needs and habits. We’re travelling the length and breadth of the country, and it’s set to be another busy summer of motorcycling.” 

For a full list of dates, see below, or visit the event’s calendar

SUZUKI LIVE RETURNS FOR 2023

Suzuki Live will return for 2023, with a full weekend of activity planned at Cadwell Park on 15-16 July, including track sessions, a new adventure bike zone, trade stands and displays, plus special guests.

Spread over both Saturday and Sunday, the event will again bring together track sessions for classic and modern machines, with novice, intermediate, and experienced groups available for pre and post-2000 Suzukis. There will also be a number of classic race bike parades across the two days.

A new adventure bike zone will give V-Strom owners the chance to take their bike off-road, as well as test ride the new V-Strom 1050DE and all-new V-Strom 800DE. The zone – free to enjoy over the weekend – will include expert tuition, a skills area, and a test ride loop through woodland and undulating terrain.

Out on the roads local to Cadwell Park, visitors will be able to test ride other models in Suzuki’s on-road range, including the new GSX-8S, GSX-S1000GT, GSX-S1000, and the iconic Hayabusa.

Joining in the fun will be the likes of three-time British Superbike champion John Reynolds, former National Superstock 1000 champion Taylor Mackenzie, and former 500 Grand Prix racer and British champion Steve Parrish.

Suzuki GB’s head of motorcycle marketing, Ian Bland, said, “Last year’s Suzuki Live event took place in glorious sunshine and was a spectacular day out for us and for everyone that joined. So much so, we couldn’t wait to extend it to a full weekend of track activity, parades, displays, and entertainment., and also add a new adventure bike zone. It’s going to be a full weekend of Suzuki-themed fun, and we’re excited to join our customers on road and track this summer.”

Track day sessions for the full weekend are available for £229, with race bike parade spots costing £199, and both all include camping and evening entertainment on Saturday night, which will feature trophy presentations, lively stories from the star guests, and a live band.

Traders and clubs can also book display space.

Places can be booked here.

Watch the video from the 2022 event, here.