Suzuki, 50 Years of Racing

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Suzuki, 50 Years of Racing

In a little known Japanese company entered the 125-cc TT in the (it was the company’s first international However, the record books do not Suzuki because, due to a misunderstanding registration, the bikes were as Colleda ‘s.

Although 1960 TT race didn’t the world by storm (the finished 15th, 16th and taking the manufacturers bronze it was the start of an illustrious international program that continues to day.

Along the way, Suzuki has some outstanding (classic) motorcycles, taken 15 constructors’ titles and 155 victories in the various

From an engineering perspective, the RK67 was outstanding. The 50-cc 2-… produced an incredible hp. To put that into perspective, level of power in a 1000-cc would be 350 hp!

Narrow Power

To get such a huge power the engine had a very narrow band—reportedly around 500 rpm. narrow rpm range necessitated a gearbox. Weighing just 128 (58kg’s), the bike had a top speed of than 109 mph.

After Ernst Degner from Eastern Europe in Suzuki was quick to employ the German rider and engineer experience of the factory MZ racers. His were behind a new generation of developed during the winter of which brought Suzuki 7th in 125-cc World Championships and the title in the 50-cc class. The bike was ridden by Degner, and the machine by New Zealander Hugh

Although Suzuki was very in the 50 and 125 classes; it was the 500-cc class blue ribbon of motorcycle championships) that the company to win. But it would be 1974 Suzuki started a serious in the top class.

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The new for 1974 RG500 (code name XR14) by Barry Sheene, took place at the opening round of the championships at Clermont-Ferrand in France. went on to finish 6th one place his teammate, Australian Jack

1975 saw Sheene become the rider for Suzuki. After a … crash at Daytona on a Sheene was racing in less seven weeks. After teething troubles, the RG500 Sheene riding) finally good in the Dutch TT at Assen Sheene scored the first win of his in the 500-cc class, and also the win for Suzuki in the big class.

Sheene and went on to win the World 500-cc in 1976 and 1977.

Suzuki‘s racing has not been restricted to 2-strokes. The has won many international races, in the 750 to 1000-cc production-based classes their GSXR machines. have won national championships in Britain, Australia and their own in along with the world championship in 2005 with Troy Corser.

The company’s in international motorcycle racing was to their brand name; them from a little company in the 1960s to the household it is today. Their participation to have worked.

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