SUZUKI will mark 100 years of manufacturing motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, automobiles and outboard marine engines with a set of limited edition GSX-R bikes, featuring a MotoGP inspired livery.
Originally founded by Michio Suzuki in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works, the company was located in the small coastal village of Hamamatsu, producing weaving looms for Japan’s booming silk industry.
In 1952, Suzuki introduced its first auxiliary bicycle engine called the Power Free, which featured a 36cc 2-stroke engine. It became an immediate success with record sales and would lead to the release of the Diamond Free.
The company then evolved, and was re-branded Suzuki Motor Co Ltd on 1 June 1954. Fast forward to today, and the brand now produces a variety of products across three main categories; motorcycles, automobiles, and marine.
To celebrate the special anniversary, Team Suzuki Ecstar created a special retro-inspired livery for the 2020 MotoGP race season. This special livery was designed to pay homage to Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s.
To mark the occasion on the road, the Suzuki Motor Corporation have announced plans to offer a range of 100th Anniversary limited edition GSX-R models featuring the same retro-inspired livery from the GSX-RR MotoGP machine.
Available from January 2021, three models will feature, with just 30 examples of the 100th Anniversary Limited Edition GSX-R1000R. It’s expected to be priced at $26,990 ride away.
Joining it are the 100th Anniversary Limited Edition GSX-R750 and GSX-R600. Fifty GSX-R750 units will be available, and priced at $17,490 ride away. Just 10 GSX-R600 examples will be offered, and priced at $16,490 ride away.
With high demand and limited supply, Suzuki Australia will take orders for this range via the Build Your Bike feature on the Suzuki Motorcycles website. Online orders can also be completed at local dealerships.