Suzuki History

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Suzuki Colleda CO

Although the loom side of the was still enjoying success, thought the time was right to so after studying the market, he that the way forward would be the of a car. In 1937, a development was launched, and within two years prototypes integrating a cast gearbox and crankcase had been

However, the company had a setback as the government declared civilian a non-essential commodity at the outbreak of War 2. When the war ended, Suzuki again concentrated on the production of as the US government gave the go ahead for the of cotton to Japan. The company for a short while as orders but the rug was pulled from underneath when the cotton market in 1951.

This could have the … knell for Suzuki’s but rather than call it a the company once again their eyes toward vehicles. At this time, had a dire need for cheap, transportation, and a number of companies had to produce a clip-on engine could be attached to a bicycle. breakthrough came with the of a motorised bicycle named the Free’.

Powered by a 36cc this unique vehicle was the to feature the double sprocket system, which allowed the to travel by pedal power engine assisted pedalling or only propulsion. So ground-breaking was the new that the fledgling democratic offered a grant to the Suzuki to assist research in motorcycle This was the birth of the Suzuki Corporation.

By 1954, 6,000 ‘Colleda CO’ were passing out of the factory every month. The Colleda was a cylinder 90cc machine, proved good enough to win a motorcycle race during its year of production. At this Suzuki also began of the ‘Suzulight’ automobile, which front wheel drive and independent suspension.

In 1955, Suzuki produced a offering in the form of the 125cc ‘Colleda COX’, and an improved of the two-… called the ‘Colleda The TT model, introduced in 1956 was in the forerunner of the Grand Prix By the standards of the day, the TT was regarded as a performance machine, capable of speeds in excess of 80 mph, and in its wake, machines with more power at their

This motorcycle also a touch of finesse and featured luxurious accessories, amongst were indicators.

By 1958, 50, 125 and motorcycles were available Suzuki, and the familiar ‘S’ logo was Many of you will know the logo is still being on motorcycles today. Engineering went hand in hand corporate branding, so when in Suzukis made their appearance at the Isle of Man, it was an milestone for both departments. By they had claimed their World Road Racing in the 500cc class.

In 1964, the company set its sights on Grand Prix, but enjoyed limited success.

1976 saw the of a range of four … such as the GS400, a 400cc and the 750cc GS750. The shaft GS850G came along in So called ‘Superbikes’ were to appear and the GS1000S was developed as contribution to this class.

In 1982, the turbocharged XN85 was and before the year was out, had claimed their eighth victory in the 500cc class.

fair to say that, had it not been for the World War and the later collapse of the market, Suzuki could have been solely a car today, or worse still, not in existence.

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