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]
That’s what everyone wants, right? If your bike doesn’t have one hundred and fifty horsepower, while weighing less than four hundred pounds, you might as well peddle your Big Wheel back to your mom’s house. If you can’t do a buck eighty, what the fuck are you doing with your life? Why bother? Every year, the…
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]
I built a motorcycle, I bought a van and then I left...I left my job, my friends, my fiancée, my dogs and every other thing that brought me comfort.
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.
My automotive existence is a constant state of wrestling with an often-broken car with not very much space. This might be why I start drooling when I see Suzuki’s new van concept.
While the 300 horsepower Kawasaki H2R was great for headlines and internet buzz, the Suzuki Recursion Concept is the forced induction bike we want to ride. This month, that dream got one step closer to becoming a reality.
I left Wisconsin full of energy. I had left my job and loaded my bike and all my gear in the back of the van and said my goodbyes...I had started my journey.
“Why do you ride?” That’s a question that every motorcyclist has to answer at some point. The answers are as varied as they are clichéd.
I’ve been making mental notes of all the things I’ve done wrong on my first custom project and I want you to learn from my mistakes. Write these down, memorize them, print them and tape them on your wall because they are true and they will happen to you.