Suzuki Samurais are not only lightweight, but they’re tough as nails, and have the approach, departure and breakover angles to climb and crest even the gnarliest hills. But most importantly, they’re small. Really small.
Remember that time Suzuki threw a GSX-R engine into a lightweight concept roadster? That would have been fun.
You may know that the El Camino style car-with-truck-bed (“ute”) is the unofficial national vehicle of Australia. It’s common to see Ford and GM variants dialed in for huge performance. It’s not common to see a Suzuki Mighty Boy at all, let alone one this... angry.
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If seeing that a vehicle has a zero-star safety rating isn’t enough to frighten a person out of his or her mind, seeing said vehicle in a wreck probably is. Five cars designed for India—which has minimal safety requirements for vehicles—just received that number in crash testing, and videos from the test show why.
It’s Friday! Prepare for your grand escape!
After a suspect in a police chase damaged a fellow motorist’s motorcycle while attempting to steal it, Kawasaki arranged to have a brand-new bike sent to the rider. The bike isn’t the same brand as his old one and took some street fighting with a police suspect in order to get it, but hey—a free bike is a free bike,…
The hardest part about leaving any relationship is the memories—the thoughts of all the good times you’ve had together. The hardships, the triumphs.
I know two things when Craigslist ad starts with “Hey there junior badass, ever feel like there’s a caged animal trapped inside of you?” First, the answer is yes. Second, I can’t wait to read the rest. Unlike the stuff peddled on these ubiquitous “funny” Craigslist posts, this is also a great bike and you should…
Every time a car reviewer calls some new 3,000+ pound sports car “light,” think of this new Suzuki Ignis hatchback. It’s lighter than them all. In fact, the upcoming Ignis lighter than any carbon fiber hypercar available today.
The “tiny car” Japanese makers, Suzuki and Daihatsu, really focused on outdoorsy themes at the Tokyo Auto Salon this year. I feel like the production model of the new Suzuki Ignis wore it best. I’d definitely take it to Lake Haruna and make curry next to it. But I admit, I see it more as a spaceship than a camper.
The livery clad Suzuki Alto Works GP and matching motorcycle are shown off by a model in similar attire on the Suzuki stage at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 [Image: Kat Callahan/Jalopnik]
While it’s true that I’m not much of a video gamer, I have clearly found the classic Super Famicom (Super NES) game for me: Kat’s Run Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken. Not only is it named after me, and involves kei cars I want and/or have owned, but it even has a joke from my favorite anime in the opening segment!
Engineers in racing have one primary task: come up with the best possible package within the scope of the rules. And it looks like Suzuki’s clever engineers are doing just that, exploiting a loophole in MotoGP’s “no Variable Valve Timing” rule. Here’s what they’ve come up with for their new GSX-R1000.
This is the Suzuki Alto Works, with a turbo three-cylinder engine, a five-speed manual transmission, and optional all-wheel drive. Soon it will be on sale for about $12,500, just not to you.
My biggest problem with most bike builds is that they’re done purely for show, with no thought given to riding the damn thing. Such is not the case with this Suzuki XR69, which is headed to the most dangerous road race on the planet.
[This '91 Suzuki Alto Hustle (a high-roof Alto) approaches critical levels of adorability. Photo: Suzuki]
There have been superchargers, surprises, and scramblers galore at EICMA - but let’s talk about some real excitement. Some news for the people. The SV650 is back!! How about that internet, your darling has returned. Oh wait, it hasn’t?
Of the four Japanese brands, Suzuki were the ones hit hardest by the recession, which is why they’ve been the slowest to update or release new models. But, they’re back with a bang with the all-new GSX-R1000—the first superbike to use variable valve timing technology.
Suzuki showed a turbocharged motorcycle engine. Kawasaki a supercharged bike that’s definitely not the flagship H2R, and Yamaha a leaning three-wheeled trike. But, what’s it all mean? Let’s explore the bikes (and more) of the Tokyo Motor Show.