The 2013 edition of Motorcycle Live will get an extra jolt of ‘live’ thanks to Suzuki this year,as the Japanese manufacturer celebrates 50 years in the UK with some special attractions direct from its show stand.
Making its UK debut after completing a comprehensive test programme will be Suzuki’s very latest MotoGP prototype machine. Ridden in private and official tests by established French star Randy de Puniet, the 1000cc Suzuki will debut on the Suzuki stand from the opening Saturday, taking centre stage until Wednesday before being shipped off to its next major event.
Adding yet more spectacle to Suzuki’s 50th celebrations will be a special ‘Live Fire-Up’ on selected days duringMotorcycle Live, where key classic race machines from Suzuki’s rich racing history will be started and revved-up on the show stand – a first for any manufacturer atthe show.
Suzuki GB’s George Cheeseman, commented, "To celebrate our 50th year in the UK and repay our customers’ loyalty we really wanted to do something a little different at Motorcycle Live this year. To get the MotoGP bike here so early in the project’s development is a real coup for us, but to get key classic race machines together like Barry Sheene’s 1975 RG500 and Kevin Schwantz’s 1994 RGV500 and gain permission to start them up on the stand, is really special and something we hope all who attend will enjoy."
Special race machines that will be started on the display will include:
GSX-R1000 (K4) – John Reynolds – 2004
RGV500 (XR84) – Kevin Schwantz – 1994
RG500 (XR14) – Barry Sheene – 1975
TR50 -Dick Sullivan, Dave Goddard -1967
Join Suzuki on stand 3B30 to see the classic display.
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