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Suzuki Motorcycles
Suzuki Motor Corporation logo.svg
Years Active 1952 - Present
Nationality Flag of Japan JPN
Appears in Tourist Trophy


Suzuki Motorcycles is a Japanese motorcycle company, and a wholly-owned subsidary of Suzuki Motor Corporation. Suzuki started manufacturing motorcycles in 1952, the first models being motorized bicycles. From 1955 to 1976 the company manufactured motorcycles with two-stroke engines only, the biggest two-stroke model being the water-cooled triple-cylinder GT750.

This Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has so far only appeared in Tourist Trophy.

List of MotorcyclesEdit

Suzuki in MotorsportsEdit

A large factor in Suzuki's success in two-stroke competition was the East German Grand Prix racer Ernst Degner, who defected to the West in 1961, bringing with him expertise in two-stroke engines from the East German manufacturer MZ. The secrets Degner brought with him were the work of Walter Kaaden, who combined three crucial technologies for the first time: the boost port, the expansion chamber, and the rotary valve. Suzuki hired Degner, and he won the 50cc class FIM road racing World Championship for them in the 1962 season. Suzuki became the first Japanese manufacturer to win a motocross world championship when Joel Robert won the 1970 250cc title. In the 1970s, Suzuki established themselves in the motorcycle racing world with Barry Sheene and Roger De Coster winning world championships in the premier 500cc division in road racing and motocross respectively.

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