The Suzuki stand at this year’s Motorcycle Live is set to provide enthusiasts with more action and entertainment than ever before, as the Japanese brand debuts seven new models, showcases its 2015 MotoGP machine, starts classic Suzuki race bikes live and even builds a brand new classic superbike from scratch on the stand.
Following the worldwide debut at the Intermot Show in Cologne, the GSX-S1000 will make its UK debut at Motorcycle Live. Using an engine based on the long-stroke motor found in the revered GSX-R1000 K5, the new GSX-S1000 also utilises an all-new lightweight frame and features three-mode traction control. It will be on display alongside its faired sibling, the GSX-S1000F, with both bikes expected in dealers in late spring.
On display alongside the GSX-S range will be the V-Strom 650XT, unveiled at Intermot with wire-spoke wheels and updated styling, and the popular V-Strom 1000 Adventure. The new Address 110 scooter, Bandit 1250S and faired Inazuma 250 will also make their UK debuts. The GSX-R1000, which is available with ABS and a new MotoGP livery for 2015, will also be shown along with the rest of Suzuki’s comprehensive model range.
Returning for this year’s show will be Suzuki’s Live Fire-Up display. A popular attraction at last year’s event, four race bikes from Suzuki’s decorated history will be started twice a day throughout the course of the show, at 11:30 and 14:30. They include Barry Sheene’s XR14, Randy Mamola’s XR45, the RGV500 ridden by 2000 MotoGP World Champion Kenny Roberts Jr, and the XR69 replica ridden by Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT.
Adding more live features to Motorcycle Live will be the complete build of a brand new TL1000S. Being built to highlight the number of Genuine Suzuki parts still available for older models, the renowned V-twin sportsbike will be assembled from boxes of parts tbefore being fired into life on the final weekend. It will then be auctioned off to raise money for the Riders for Health charity. Suzuki’s Project GSX-R1100 will be on display alongside the TL1000S, a restoration project being completed by the young apprentices at Suzuki’s state-of-the-art Apprentice Centre.
Suzuki GB Marketing Manager, Rob Cooper, said, "Motorcycle Live looks set to be another big show this year and we’re all looking forward to being a part of it. We have lots of new and exciting bikes on display for people to try for size and get closer to, and we’re especially pleased to have both the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F for the first time in the UK plus all of the other new models released at Intermot.
"We were delighted to bring a feature-packed stand to Motorcycle Live in 2013 and I’m pleased to confirm we’ll be doing just that again this year. With live fire-ups, bikes built on the show stand and our World Superbike racers in attendance too, we won’t be short of activities for show goers to soak up this year."
For race fans Suzuki is pleased to confirm the attendance of the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki pairing of Alex Lowes and new teammate Randy de Puniet. Randy will be stopping by on Saturday 22 November and Alex will be meeting and greeting fans on Saturday 29 November.
Suzuki can be found on stand 2D30 in hall 2. Motorcycle Live takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 22-30 November.
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