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Meet Barry McBride and his beautifully restored 1973 Factory Suzuki RN73 for Roger DeCoster
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Meet Barry McBride and his beautifully restored 1973 Factory Suzuki RN73, an enthusiast and his own perfect piece of motocross history. There are certain times you come across a motorcycle and it’s obvious that someone poured his heart and soul into building it. Barry McBride’s 1973 Suzuki RN73 is not only a shining example of […]

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Yoshimura Limited Edition Suzuki GSX-R1000 (very cool video!)
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Yoshimura and Suzuki team up and turn out a limited edition literbike that begs the question: Is buying a showroom custom better than putting one together yourself? Something about a black tie just makes everything feel a little more important. And if there ever was a statelier superbike, we don’t recall it. Yoshimura’s Limited Edition […]

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FIM bans Motocross Superstar James Stewart for 16 months!
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James Stewart’s 2015 won’t include any racing action. James Stewart is a three-time FIM World Supercross and two-time AMA Supercross champion, but he won’t be winning any titles next year. It’s been confirmed that the iconic rider won’t be taking part in either the AMA Supercross or outdoor National MX divisions, as he usually does. […]

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Sources say James Stewart OUT for all of 2015! FIM Punishes James Stewart
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Stewarts punishment severely affects 2015 season. It appears that James Stewart will not compete in either the 2015 AMA Supercross or outdoor National MX Series. In a release issued by his Yoshimura Suzuki Team, Stewart was notified that he will be punished regarding his anti-doping violation, but did not reveal any specifics of the penalty […]

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Inside Ken Roczen’s Life
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Take a look inside the life of RCH/Soaring Eagle/Suzuki’s Ken Roczen. It’s not easy becoming a champion. Sacrifices need to be made to obtain such goal, and until you see the results, you question yourself why you even put yourself through such pain. For Ken Roczen, a jump into the premiere class meant a longer, […]

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2015 Suzuki MotoGP Announcement Video
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Team Suzuki Press Office – October 3. Team Suzuki has posted a new video on site from Tuesday’s Press Conference at the INTERMOT International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair in Cologne. Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Mr. Toshihiro Suzuki, Executive Vice President, joins Suzuki MotoGP Team Manager Davide Brivio to outline Suzuki’s involvement in 2015, its new […]

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Suzuki Motorcycles to double capacity
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Suzuki Motorcycles India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, is planning to double its production capacity to a million units over the next three years. Atul Gupta, executive vice-president (sales & marketing), said, “We plan to sell over a million two wheelers in the next three years. We currently produce 540,000 units at […]

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Year Five Update
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Regular readers of STM may have noticed that there was a complete absence of my annual V-Strom report in 2013. There is a reason for this and it is largely due to British Superbike at Oulton Park last May – now over 12 months ago. Carol had gone to reserve a place for us at […]

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Kevin Schwantz Visits Suzuki HQ
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Team Suzuki Press Office – July 6. Former 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz recently visited Japan to take part in the official test for the 2014 Coca-Cola Zero Suzuka 8-Hours. Schwantz, who last year finished third at Suzuka riding for Team Kagayama, is part of the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance Legend Racing Team and will […]

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2015 Suzuki RM-Z450, RM-Z250 and RM85 motorcycles
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BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) introduces the new 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450, engineered with new race-proven features to boost riding and racing performance from the gate drop to the checkered flag. Suzuki also announces the return of the Suzuki RM85 for 2015, as well as the Suzuki RM-Z250. The new 2015 RM-Z450 […]

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Why Ricky Carmichael Doesn’t Ride a KTM! And more…(Video Interview)
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Good video with the GOAT! So a few weeks ago we uploaded a ‘question time’ film with Greatest of all time, Ricky Carmichael where we gained an insight into the mind of one of the best to ever throw a leg over a dirt bike.Many of you wanted more of this kinda stuff… so we […]

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Stewart Injures Knee at New York Supercross
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Team Suzuki Press Office – April 29. The first-ever AMA/ FIM World Supercross race at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was a tough one for Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart. The two-time Supercross Champion came into the penultimate round of the series second in the overall championship points. But after turning-in two […]

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What Are You Waiting For Suzuki? Randy de Puniet Laps Austin MotoGP Race
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After former champ Kevin Schwantz stepped off the Suzuki MotoGP prototype machine following several laps of the Austin circuit earlier this week, he said the bike is good and Suzuki should start racing . . . now. Suzuki’s fastest test rider also put in several laps at Austin following the race, posting a best of […]

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GoPro: James Stewart Battles Ryan Villopoto – 2014 Monster Energy Supercross St. Louis
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Awesome video footage! James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto go head to head during the main event in St Louis at the Thirteenth round of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross.

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