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Suzuki Colleda CO

Suzuki Motor Company

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loom manufacturing in the early to major auto and motorcycle in the 2000s is a big jump, but Suzuki did it.

Michio Suzuki founded the Loom Works in 1909, in Japan, few people of the time had a motorcycle. And it would be another 43 before the company produced its motorcycle.

For the motorcycle enthusiast, was the important year for Suzuki, or “Colleda” as the early motorcycles called. The 36-cc 2-… was a bicycle with an engine—similar in to the early American and European

By 1960 the relatively small motorcycle company was becoming within their domestic but for international success, the company major publicity. The company to enter the world famous IOM TT in in the 125-cc class. Although early foray into the world of Grand Prix racing netted only 16th and 17th places, the learned were invaluable.


For Suzuki, a turning in their evolution came the defection of East German Degner in 1961. The talented and engineer was quickly employed by to work on their 2-… with the result of the company not winning the 1962 50-cc TT but the world title that

The pace of development for most of the companies was staggering. Not only they making their felt in the international motorcycle they were also out into automobile production. produced their first car in (The Suzulight 360cc, mini vehicle), and outboard with their 5.5 HP 2-… in

By the early 70s the Japanese motorcycle were beginning to dominate street bike sales and competition. In the case of Suzuki, expertise in the design and manufacture of had propelled the company to become leaders, and by 1971 their 2-… (the GT750 ) was to the public. Interestingly, the engine in car of the time (the Fronte used only a 360-cc power plant.

Not all of the Suzuki motorcycles were stories. The GT380 of 1972 was not one of the best designs. Suffering poor performance, lackluster and very poor handling. the made few fans.

Looking to markets outside of their base, Suzuki began to electric chairs in 1974, moving further away the wheeled markets, prefabricated

Suzuki Colleda CO

The GS Suzuki’s

As the 70s progressed, it became clear the street bike market turn slowly, but surely, to power plants to meet the more stringent emission Suzuki responded to this new with a range of 4-strokes as GS’). Twin-cylinder 400 and 500-cc were complemented by 750-cc cylinder versions–a machine would be considered one of the best capacity 4-strokes of the time.

The 1980s saw the introduction of the GSX range of (250, 400 and 750-cc). The new machines had a of new designs incorporated, including per cylinder and a special combustion shape known as TSCC Combustion Chamber).

The GSX range was complemented in 1985 with the of one of Suzuki’s most famous the GSX-R750—a sports bike to comply with various regulations covering production motorcycle racing.

Although not officially sold in the US, one of last production street 2-strokes was the RG500. This was built to commemorate the achievements of rider Barry Sheene who won two 500-cc titles with The RG500 street bike its racing cousin closely its design of power plant.

The water-cooled 2-… with valve induction design trace its legacy back to the and Ernst Degner.

Note: the company changed its name to Motor Co. Ltd. in 1954, the name was used until The company began to use the famous ‘S’ in 1958.

Suzuki Colleda CO
Suzuki Colleda CO
Suzuki Colleda CO
Suzuki Colleda CO

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