1. The Suzuki SV650 (S)
Even though later on, Suzuki Motor Corporation develops similar models to the Suzuki SV650, none of them can have good sales as this model. Until present, the Suzuki SV650 remains as one of the most commercially successful bikes from Suzuki.
The Suzuki SV650
2. The Suzuki TL1000 S
The Suzuki TL1000 S was produced from 1997 to 2001. It was famous for its V-twin engine, which is still used in modern models of Suzuki. This model was widely loved during its time.
3. The Suzuki SV1000 (S)
The Suzuki SV1000 (S) was developed in 2003 to compete with the Super Hawk model of Honda. It is considered the “big brother” of the SV650. It has many parts in common with the SV650; however some parts like the main frame or the forks are different.
4. The Suzuki TL1000 R
The Suzuki TL100 R is considered as a sibling of the popular model TL1000 S. It is a full fairing motorcycle model which is designed to be racing oriented, especially in American races and World Championships. The model was produced from 1998 to 2003.
5. The Suzuki GSX600 F Katana
The Suzuki GSX600 F Katana is a classic sport bike developed during 1979 – 1980 by Suzuki. It is the first model with the name “Katana”. This name was later on used for many other sport bike of Suzuki. The Suzuki GSX600 F Katana was born as an ambition of Suzuki. They wanted to update the brand’s image and hired a styling ex-chief from BMW, Hans Muth, to design a new bike. Later on, a team named “Target Design” team was formed with three members: Hans Muth, Hans-Goerg Kasten and Jan Fellstrom. This team was in charge of designing this model. They had worked through several variations before the final design was released. When the Katana was introduced, Suzuki claimed that it was the fastest bike in the world and strongly promoted its look as well as its performance.
The model was indeed very commercially successful. It also had strong and long-lasting impact on bike design. Many modern motorcycle models have similar features to this Katana model.
Suzuki GSX600 F Katana
6. The Suzuki GSX1300 R Hayabusa
The Suzuki GSX1300 R Hayabusa (shortly Suzuki Hayabusa or GSX1300 R) is perhaps one of the most famous Suzuki bikes ever produced. It was made by Suzuki Motor Corporation since the year 1999. Right after its release, the Suzuki Hayabusa was claimed as the fastest production motorcycle model in the world. Its top speed is from 303 to 312 km per hour. It was later even claimed as the fastest production motorcycle of the century. However, the speed is not all that the Suzuki Hayabusa has. It is also famous for an all-round performance. Almost every quality that people can require from a bike is included in this model. That is why the Suzuki Hayabusa is always highly appreciated by reviewers.
The first generation of this bike was shown in 1999 to the press. It immediately created a deep impression for breaking all the previous top speed records.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is abundant when it comes to engine power. At no matter which speed, the abundance is still there. As a result, riders can easily ride the bike. The rider’s choice for gear selection is wider than ever.
In 2008, Suzuki Motor Corporation released the second generation of the Suzuki Hayabusa. The bodywork was restyled a little. The engine was also changed and the new engine brought about a large increase in horsepower.
The Suzuki Hayabusa, whether in its first or second generation, attracts many buyers and is one of the greatest successes of the Suzuki Motor Corporation. What surprises market researchers is that year by year, the sales increases and increases; which is a totally reversed pattern for motorcycle sales (normally, the sales is good in the first year and gradually decreases in following years). Until today, many market researches have been conducted in order to discover the reason behind the Suzuki Hayabusa’s enormous success.
The Suzuki Hayabusa