SUZUKI CONFIRMS PRICING ON NEW COMMUTER MODELS
Suzuki has confirmed pricing for its new Address 110 and Inazuma 250F models, with the economical commuter-targeted machines priced at £1,799 and £3,999 respectively.
The Address 110 defines urban practicality, with its impressive 145MPG* figure, a kerb mass of just 97kg, and over 20 litres of under-seat storage. The stylish new scooter also boasts cutaway footboards, making it easy to stop around town, a rear brake locking system for use when parked, and an ignition cover which aids in security.
Performance comes from a new fuel injection system and redesigned piston skirts, while cast aluminium wheels with hollow cores boost handling capabilities.
The new scooter comes with an RRP of £1,799 while a number of optional accessories are also available, including a top box, hand guards, and tall windscreen.
The Inazuma 250F joins Suzuki´s on-road range for 2015, following the success of the naked Inazuma 250 launched at Motorcycle Live 2012.
The new F variant adds a fairing and screen for improved weather protection on longer journeys, all wrapped around an economical 248cc parallel twin capable of 85MPG* while also delivering enough punch for a spirited ride out of town.
The Inazuma 250F is available with an RRP of £3,999. Both the Address 110 and Inazuma 250F are expected in dealers in March.
*Data resulting from tests made by Suzuki in compliance with WMTC. These tests were conducted by a single pilot with no additional optional equipment. Fuel consumption may vary depending on your riding style, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tyre pressure, the presence of accessories, the load, the weight of the crew and many other parameters
SUZUKI V-STROM 650XT NOW IN DEALERS
Suzuki´s new V-Strom 650XT is now available in dealerships nationwide, with pricing confirmed at £7,499.
Based on the popular V-Strom 650, which has been the best-selling mid-capacity dual-purpose motorcycle over the last decade, the new XT version boasts lightweight DID wire spoke rims, designed to improve performance on unpaved roads, while a new beak takes design cues from the V-Strom 1000 and iconic DR Big and improves airflow to the radiator.
Hand guards, aluminium sump protector and engine bars complete the look and add to the V-Strom 650XT´s rugged presence.
Suzuki GB Marketing Manager Rob Cooper commented, “The XT version of the popular V-Strom 650 builds on the original bike´s proven platform as a comfortable and capable adventure-tourer, but adds new levels of practicality with the wire wheels and other added extras, helping maintain the V-Strom´s position as the best dual-purpose machine in this sector of the market.”
The V-Strom 650XT is available in authorised Suzuki dealers now with an RRP of £7,499. Additional accessories, including aluminium luggage and Vario touring screen, are also available.
WATERS AND IDDON JOIN HALSALL SUZUKI FOR 2015 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Double British Superbike race winner Josh Waters and World Superbike EVO front runner Christian Iddon will join the Halsall Racing Team in 2015, spearheading Suzuki’s official entry in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.
The move will see Waters continue his long relationship with Suzuki, having taken two Superbike titles for the Japanese marque in his native Australia between 2009 and 2012. In 2014, the 27-year-old took the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to two race victories and secured a brace of top six results.
Having spent two years racing on the world stage, Iddon will return to Britain in 2015 for what will be his first full season in the MCE British Superbike Championship. The 30-year-old is no stranger to success in the UK having taken two victories on his way to fifth place in the 2012 British Supersport Championship. The nine-time British Supermoto Champion also impressed by taking pole position in a wildcard appearance at the Assen round of British Superbikes last year.
Last month Halsall Racing announced a partnership with Suzuki GB which sees the Bolton-based outfit become Suzuki’s official British Superbike representative from the 2015 season.
“I’m excited to be back in British Superbikes for a third year in 2015. It’s great to be staying with Suzuki and I’m really looking forward to moving into the Halsall team. I really enjoyed riding a couple of rounds for Martin in 2013 and Jack Valentine has such great experience with Suzuki so I can’t wait to get working with him.
“The team has a good plan to make the bike as strong as possible for 2015 and I can’t wait to ride it for the first time later this year. There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to start this season where I left off at the end of 2014”.
“I’m really excited about joining Halsall Suzuki for 2015. The bike has clearly got pedigree; two years ago it finished second in the championship and last year Josh won races on it. With the added experience of Jack Valentine, I’m really confident about this package.
“It has to be said the Halsall team have had a meteoric rise in the championship, just a few years ago they were in in the Superstock 1000 class and now they are a factory supported British Superbike team. I originally stopped doing Supermoto with a view of winning a championship, so I expect to be running at the front!”
Martin Halsall – Team Owner:
“It is looking really exciting for the Halsall Team as we embark on our new adventure with Suzuki. We’re really looking forward to working with Josh Waters and Christian Iddon; they both have a lot of promise and I think they will fit in great with the team. We’ll be doing our best to put together a great package for the pair of them and can’t wait to get started in a couple of months’ time.”
Jack Valentine – Team Manager:
“I’m really pleased we’ve signed Josh and Christian to ride the Halsall Suzuki in 2015. Josh has a wealth of experience with the GSX-R and he’s already highlighted some of the areas he’d like to improve. His strong end to the 2014 season shows the bike has got potential and he is determined to get the most out of it.
“Christian joins us having spent two years racing brand new bikes in World Superbikes, impressing with podiums and front-row starts on the Supersport MV Agusta and strong EVO results on the Bimota BB3. He showed the kind of results he is capable of rocking up at Assen last year with an unproven bike only to go and take pole position. I’m confident he’ll get on really well with the GSX-R.
“In Josh and Christian we’ve got a really strong line-up; one that I believe is capable of taking Suzuki back into the British Superbike showdown.”