The Suzuki SV650: The Beginner Bike For Pros

It’s simple, it’s fun, it’s reliable, and it’s shockingly affordable. Ask any seasoned veteran to recommend a first bike and chances are they’ll point to the Suzuki SV650.  Perfect starter bike. Weekend club racer. Low maintenance commuter. And somehow the SV650 manages to be a great looking motorcycle as well.  How many motorcycles can wear as … Read more

1985 Suzuki GSX R750 Slabside

1985 suzuki gsx r750

2020 marked the 35th anniversary of the launch of the Suzuki GSX-R750 Slabside, and within that celebration there was more than just one bike to commemorate, there is the whole Gixxer line that followed and a whole new race-replica genre of sports bikes.  Some people to date when considering sports bikes draw the line with … Read more

Suzuki GSXR 1100 – History and Buying Guide

suzuki GSXR 1100

In 1986, a year after a thankful few got their hands on the fantastic GSX-R750, it was topped by the bigger and faster Suzuki GSXR 1100. More power from the larger 1052cc engine but like the GSX-R 750 it had the aluminium cradle frame, fairing, full floater rear swing arm and an air cooled four … Read more

Suzuki RG500 Gamma

The Suzuki RG500 Gamma, along with the Yamaha RD500LC mark the ultimate evolution of the two-stroke motorcycle. These mid 80s motorcycles are the pinnacle of what superbly performing two-stroke powered bikes could be.  The Suzuki RG500 wasn’t just a race replica, it had the performance to boot and was closer to the real race version … Read more

Original Suzuki Katana GSX1100S

Suzuki Katana GSX1100S

Like many of us I was excited by the release of the new Suzuki Katana in 2019 and when I later saw that glistening Samurai Sword displayed above the bike in my local dealer, all I could think was, it really isn’t that different from the original Suzuki Katana. So today let’s look back at … Read more

Motorcycles of the 80s – 25 Iconic Bikes of the Decade

For me, the standout memories of the motorcycles of the 80s was the fascination with turbo bikes, improved (faster) two stroke machines and the Japanese manufacturers stepping on Harley Davidsons toes with their own cheaper V-twin cruiser models. Kawasaki 80s Motorcycles As it was for all the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, the 1980’s were … Read more

Suzuki GT750 – A Buy to Ride Classic

The Suzuki GT750 was an oddball machine when it first made an entrance way back in 1971. Known as the Kettle, Water bottle or Water Buffalo, the GT750 rolled off the production line as Suzuki’s answer to the dawn of the superbike, but in the end it was best suited as a tourer. Let’s have … Read more

1980’s Motorcycles – My Personal Picks

1980's muscle bike

I was born in 1971, brought up in a motorcycling household, and as we grew older, bikes were just part of our life; Dad owned a very cool Bonnie, my eldest brother also owned a Bonnie, as did many of his friends, although fast Japanese stuff was just creeping in to the group – a … Read more