2021 COLOURS REVEALED FOR SUZUKI’S 650 RANGES

Suzuki has revealed new colours for its 2021, Euro5-compliant 650 V-twin ranges, with updates to the ever-popular V-Strom 650 and SV650 machines.

The adventure-ready V-Strom 650XT, with spoked wheels and handguards plus traction control and low RPM assist, comes in a fresh version of Suzuki’s motocross yellow, complete with gold rims, paying homage to the off-road racing from the Japanese manufacturer.

Gold rims also adorn a new white edition, with gold and black accents on the tank, while a new black and red version plus a grey and blue model are also available.

The standard V-Strom 650 will come in red, white, and grey in 2021.

The middleweight naked SV650 is available in gloss black next year with a gold frame, or for those looking to stand out further from the crowd, a white model comes with a striking red frame and red wheels and black seat unit. Another matt black option is offset by a blue frame and blue wheels.

With dropped bars, a headlight cowling, and ribbed seat as standard, the café race-inspired SV650X comes in gloss black with a gold frame, but also swaps the chrome tipped exhaust and silver footrest hangers of the standard machine for all black items.

The 2021 V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT plus both variants of the SV650 are available from January.

COVID STATEMENT -MESSAGE FROM SUZUKI GB

We want to assure you that Suzuki GB is following all Government advice and working responsibly with our dealer network to support you and our staff during the current Regional and National COVID restrictions. In light of the latest Government announcements, we would like to update you on how we are remaining open for business to support you through this period.

What sales and aftersales support can you expect from Suzuki and our dealer network during a period of enhanced COVID restrictions?

First of all, the safety of our customers and dealer colleagues is of utmost importance and as such Suzuki dealerships are operating with COVID safe working practices and have been since the National lockdown earlier this year.

The vast majority of our service departments remain open and continue to provide you with all the services you may need.  Staff will be taking safety precautions in a COVID secure way.

Depending on Regional legislation and Government lockdown guidance, some showrooms may be closed for physical appointments, however most of our dealers are still very much open for business (albeit digitally in some cases).

Suzuki dealers pride themselves on customer service and have sales teams on hand who can remotely discuss your requirements either by telephone, via video and on social media. Many can share video walk arounds of new and used bikes or send videos directly to you so that you can explore our products in your own time.

Bike deliveries and handovers continue to be carried out in a COVID compliant and safe manner, with social distancing observed. Should you wish to explore alternative delivery solutions (for example to your home), our dealer network can support this. New Suzuki machines will be prepared in advance and sanitized prior to handover.

Thank you for your understanding, and for helping us to ensure our dealerships are a safe place to visit and work. We are still open to serve you but please call our dealers first to discuss your specific needs and make an appointment.

BLACK AND ORANGE GSX-R1000R JOINS 2021 SUZUKI RANGE

Suzuki’s British Superbike and Superstock 1000 race-winning GSX-R1000R is available in a new black colour scheme for 2021, complemented by orange and grey accents and bold, grey, SUZUKI lettering, as a nod to the firm’s now well-recognised race bike livery.

Available in dealerships now, the GSX-R’s variable valve timing-equipped engine produces 202PS and features a comprehensive electronics package including a 10-mode, lean angle-sensitive traction control system, a quickshifter and auto-blipper, and launch control.

The new black and orange variant of the GSX-R1000R – which joins the 100th anniversary edition in Suzuki’s range in 2021 – is also available with £1000 off its RRP as part of Suzuki’s £1 per cc offer, meaning it can be had for just £15,999.

SAVE UP TO £1000 WITH SUZUKI'S £1 PER CC OFFER PLUS NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED

Suzuki’s popular £1 per cc offer will return this autumn, which will see customers able to enjoy savings of up to £1000.

Buyers of the British Superbike and Superstock race-winning GSX-R1000R – with its MotoGP-derived variable valve timing system and comprehensive suite of electronics – as well as the GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000F, and the new Katana will benefit from a £1000 saving.

Meanwhile there is £750 to be saved on the GSX-S750, plus a £650 discount on the V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT, SV650, and SV650X.

In addition, all models are available on both PCP and Hire Purchase finance with no deposit required, making it even easier to make the switch to a new Suzuki.

SUZUKI RELEASES NEW COLOURS FOR GSX-S750

Suzuki has released two new colour options for its popular GSX-S750 naked, which includes a new blue and black edition with fluro accents as well as a grey and black version with striking blue wheels.

A reimagined blue and black livery sees a black tank, mudguard, seat unit, and belly pan complemented by blue radiator shrouds and side panels, all offset by standout fluro accents around the headlight and on the belly pan, plus the 750 graphic on the seat unit and rim decals.

Retaining the same black elements is a variant that swaps the blue to a subtle, classy grey, which is finished with blue details and blue wheels.

Adorning the tank and radiator shrouds of both models is a large GSX logo, reminiscent of the SUZUKI logo on the firm’s GSX-R machines.

The GSX-S750 produces 114PS from it’s GSX-R-derived engine, which is tuned for more street-focussed performance. It features a three-mode traction control system, plus Suzuki’s practical easy-start and low rpm assist aids.

And currently available with £750 off it means the GSX-S750 comes with an RRP of just £7249, and with a £2000 deposit or trade-in can be ridden for £60.30 per month on a three-year PCP deal.

V-STROM 1050XT WINS MOTO JOURNAL 

MOTORCYCLE OF THE YEAR AWARD

The new V-Strom 1050XT has picked up Moto Journal's award for motorcycle of the year, with a rating of 91 out 100.

The respected French title handed the award of moto de l'année to the new-for-2020 Suzuki V-Strom after a thorough evaluation focussing on the bike's ability, spec, and price.

The new V-Strom 1050XT uses the proven 1037cc V-twin engine from Suzuki, but meets Euro5 emissions regulations while increasing peak power to 107.4PS (79kW), a 7% increase over the previous generation.

And while the design harks back to the original and iconic DR Big and pays homage to that original adventure machine – both bikes were designed by the same person – a thoroughly modern and comprehensive suite of electronics dubbed Suzuki Intelligent Rider System (SIRS), sees the V-Strom 1050XT equipped with cruise control, lean angle-sensitive ABS, two ABS modes, slope-dependent control, load-dependent control, and traction control, plus a ride-by-wire throttle and three power modes.

FREE CITY PACK KIT WITH NEW V-STROM 1050

Suzuki is offering a free City Pack accessory kit with the new V-Strom 1050.

The pack – which usually retails for £549 – includes a spacious 55-litre top box, all the necessary mounting kit and a centre stand.

It means the V-Strom 1050, already lauded as one of the best-value adventure bikes on the market thanks to its RRP of just £9,999, now offers even more practicality. The free City Pack makes the true all-rounder an ideal tool for both weekend getaways and the daily commute, with plenty of space to keep your clothes and laptop for work while avoiding crowded public transport.

Launched this year the V-Strom 1050 uses Suzuki’s 1037cc V-twin engine which has been upgraded for Euro5, making 7% more power (107PS) whilst delivering strong liner torque from tick over to red line and 57.65mpg, giving an impressive 250mile range from its 20L tank. There are three power modes and three traction control settings to keep everything in check, plus the ability to turn the traction control off. It also gets Suzuki’s easy start and low RPM assist, which aids setting off and makes light work of town riding.

SUZUKI TO HOST SUPER 70 TEST RIDE WEEKEND

With the impending release of the ‘70’ registration plate in September Suzuki has announced a Suzuki Super 70 Test Ride weekend on 11-13 September, plus the chance to win one of three V-Strom 1050-themed Arai Tour-X4 helmets worth £649.

With almost all of Suzuki’s on-road dealer network taking part there will be no shortage of models to demo, including the new-for-2020 V-Strom 1050 – which currently comes with a free City Pack – and V-Strom 1050XT. Both bikes have the latest Euro 5 version of Suzuki’s fabled 1037cc V-twin, which now puts out 107PS. They also get a three-stage traction control system and three engine power modes. The XT adds cruise control, hill hold assist, load and slope-dependent control linked brakes, two ABS modes plus lean angle-sensitive ABS.

Those that take a test ride can enter a prize to draw to win one of the Arai adventure helmets by posting a picture of themselves with the new V-Strom to the SuzukiBikesUK Facebook page or by tagging @SuzukiBikesUK on Instagram or Twitter, and using the hashtag #SuzukiSuper70.

With a host of other offers running across the range there is also something for everyone. Suzuki’s ‘2-3-4’ offer – which allows customers to choose from either a two, three, of four-year PCP or HP deal with an APR to match – is available on the range-topping GSX-R1000R and the GSX-R1000, the GSX-S1000 super-naked and the faired GSX-S1000F, plus the middleweight GSX-S750, V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT, and the Katana.

Many models are also eligible for a £500 discount when taken for a test ride, including the GSX-R1000R, GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000F, Katana, V-Strom 650, SV650, and SV650X. Those looking for a 125cc solution can also enjoy £500 off the GSX-R125 and GSX-S125 machines.

HAYABUSA LEGEND RE-LIVED ON LATEST INSIDE LINE PODCAST

The legend of the Suzuki Hayabusa is the latest topic to be discussed on the Inside Line podcast, as host Chris Moss talks to two other journalists that were on the launch of the original, a tuner, a race car builder, and a long distance traveller.

Martin Child talks to Moss about his attendance on the world launch for Bike Magazine, while Mark Hoyer dials in from the USA to talk about his experiences, plus the US Busa culture.

Sean Mills from Big CC reveals just what's possible from the Hayabusa's engine, and tells us about his 1000bhp Busa that's good for nearly 300mph, before Radical Sportscars Will Brown explains just why the Hayabusa engine is a perfect fit for their racing exploits.

Sushanth Shetty then showcases how the Busa is not just good at going fast, but good at going far, too, by recounting his trip from London to India.

SUZUKI OFFERS ADDITIONAL £500 OFF ON TOP OF EXISTING 0% APR FINANCE CAMPAIGN

Suzuki GB is offering customers an extra £500 off the RRP of selected models this spring, in addition to its current four-year 0% APR Hire Purchase finance deal that is currently available.

The money-saving offer follows the most recent government announcement, allowing dealerships to take orders online or over the phone and deliver new bikes and parts to customers, in line with social distancing measures. It means those looking for a new bike this spring can still take delivery and start planning those post-lockdown rides.

Available with both an additional £500 off and included in the 0% APR offer is Suzuki’s championship-winning GSX-R1000R and the GSX-R1000, along with the Katana and V-Strom 650 and 650XT. The GSX-S range – the 750, 1000, and 1000F – is also included.

Suzuki is also offering £500 off its SV650X and S650, taking their RRPs to £6099 and £5499, while extending its current £500 off campaign on the entry-level GSX-R and GSX-S125 machines, bringing the cash prices down to £3899 and £3599 respectively.

Suzuki GB head of motorcycles, Jonathan Martin, commented, “This is obviously a unique time for everyone. However, we’re also acutely aware that people want to look beyond the current situation, plan for the future and look forward to riding motorcycles again. By extending our offer into the start of summer we’re giving more people a chance to take advantage, put a new bike in the garage for less, and get ready to ride when the current restrictions are lifted.”

Terms & Conditions: 0% APR Finance available on Hire Purchase with £500 minimum deposit. £500 customer saving is available with or without finance.Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Suzuki Finance, a trading style of Suzuki Financial Services Ltd, St. William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH.

SUZUKI DEALERSHIPS TO OPEN ON JUNE 1

Suzuki's dealer network is set to re-open on June 1, and with the new V-Strom 1050XT in showrooms and a host of offers available across the range, it's the perfect time to head in.

Of course, despite the country's lockdown rules relaxing to a degree, Suzuki's dealerships will be following strict guidelines and practices around cleanliness and social distancing, plus the adoption of PPE where required, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both customers and staff alike.

Yet with the new V-Strom 1050XT and V-Strom 1050 beginning to arrive in showrooms just prior to the lockdown coming to force, the re-opening will give many potential suitors their first chance to try one for size and take a test ride.

Suzuki is also currently offering 0% APR HP finance across much of its big bike range, as well as knocking £500 off the RRP to help customers get on a new Suzuki this summer.

Terms and Conditions:

0% APR offer applies to purchases of all variants of the GSX-R1000R, GSX-R1000, GSX-S1000F, KATANA, GSX-S1000, GSX-S750, and V-Strom 650/XT purchased from a participating Suzuki Dealership. HP finance only. Minimum deposit required: £500. Credit is available to UK residents aged 18 and over, subject to status. Suzuki Finance is a trading style of Suzuki Financial Services Limited. St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. The purchase and registration of the motorcycle must take place between 01/02/2020 and 30/06/2020. This offer may be extended or withdrawn at any time.

 †To qualify for the £500 purchase contribution, simply contact your preferred Suzuki Dealer directly. Purchase and registration of your chosen motorcycle must take place between 27/04/2020 and 30/06/2020. £500 purchase contribution is available to both finance and non-finance customers. Offer may be extended or withdrawn at any time.

SUZUKI ANNOUNCES WINTER OFFERS INCLUDING 0% APR FINANCE ON GSX-R1000R AND KATANA

Suzuki has announced its winter offers, which run until the end of March 2020 and include 0% APR finance on a number of key models in its current on-road range, plus £500 off its 125cc motorcycles.

Suzuki’s headline offer of 0% APR HP finance over 48 months is available on the range-topping GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000, the new-for-2019 Katana, the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F, GSX-S750 as well as the standard and XT variants of the V-Strom 650 – all with a minimum deposit of just £500 required.

As a result, some of Suzuki’s most popular models are now available with even more affordable monthly repayments, plus there’s the added benefit that you’ll be the owner of the bike once you’ve paid all the monthly repayments.

Those looking for a learner or A1 licence-friendly machine can benefit from £500 off Suzuki’s GSX-R125 and GSX-S125 models, which lowers prices to £3,899 and £3,599 respectively until the end of March. Both bikes use a free-revving DOHC single-cylinder engine, with styling that echoes their larger GSX-R and GSX-S siblings.

For more information on the latest Suzuki promotions, visit our promotions page. 

Terms & Conditions: £500 minimum deposit. HP finance only. Credit is available to UK residents aged 18 and over, subject to status. Suzuki Financial Services Limited, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. This offer may be extended or withdrawn at any time.

THREE V-STROM 1050 ACCESSORY PACKS ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF SPRING ARRIVAL

Suzuki has announced three accessory packs for its hotly anticipated V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT ahead of their arrival in March, and knowing everyone’s idea of adventure varies, Suzuki has tailored its new kits to suit.

A fully-loaded Explore pack equips the DR-Z-inspired V-Strom 1050XT with full aluminium luggage, engine bars, LED fog lamps, aluminium bash plate, and heated grips. Ideal for those looking to cover big mileage and conquer rougher terrain, the Explore pack comes with an RRP* of £2,499 and represents a saving of £626 over the cost of the individual items.

For customers plotting weekends away the Tour pack comprises full aluminium luggage and costs £1,299, meaning a saving of £316.  Those looking to exploit the V-Strom 1050s capabilities as a city tool can opt for the City pack which includes a spacious 55-litre top box and centre stand for £549, saving £115 in the process

Suzuki GB’s national motorcycle marketing manager, Ian Bland, commented, “We know a lot of owners want to add a personal touch or tailor their V-Strom to their specific needs, and by offering three different accessory packs that is now not only easier but also more affordable, too. The packs can also be fitted at the point of sale, and benefit from the same three-year warranty we offer across our range.”

The new V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT use an updated version of Suzuki’s 1037cc V-Twin engine, the Euro5 version of the popular power plant producing 7% more power than the previous iteration. Both machines also get a three-mode traction control system and three selectable engine power modes.

An enhanced electronics package on the V-Strom 1050XT boasts Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which, with a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) at its heart, includes lean angle-sensitive ABS with two settings, linked brakes that can detect and adapt to load and inclines, plus hill hold control and cruise control.

*RRP excludes fitting.

Explore and Tour packs available on both V-Strom 1050XT and V-Strom 1050. City pack available on V-Strom 1050 only.

NEW V-STROM 1050 AND 1050 XT AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW – PRICES START FROM £9,999.

Suzuki has announced pricing for its new DR-Z inspired adventure machine, with the V-Strom 1050 available for £9,999, while the flagship V-Strom 1050XT comes with an RRP of £11,299.

Both machines use an updated version of Suzuki’s proven 1037cc V-Twin engine, which produces 7% more power than the outgoing V-Strom 1000 while meeting Euro5 regulations. Peak power is now 107PS. They also get a three-mode traction control system, that can be turned off, and three selectable engine maps.

The V-Strom 1050XT’s electronics package is enhanced thanks to Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which features an inertial measurement unit (IMU), lean-angle sensitive ABS with two settings, linked brakes that can detect and adapt to load and inclines, plus hill hold control and cruise control.

The XT also swaps the V-Strom 1050’s cast aluminium wheels for spoked items, and boasts hand guards, engine bars, and a centre stand as standard.

Announcing the pricing, Suzuki GB’s head of motorcycles, Jonathan Martin said, “Suzuki’s V-Strom range has always delivered exciting and dependable performance you can enjoy every day and everywhere while offering great value, and the new V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT continue to do that.

“Available from just £9,999, it means it is the most competitively priced adventure bike over 1000cc, and means customers can enjoy all the benefits of the new V-Strom 1050s plus still afford to take off on some adventures on their new bikes.”

The new V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT are currently on display at Motorcycle Live, which is taking place at Birmingham’s NEC until Sunday 24 November.

SUZUKI STAY WARMER WITH SUZUKI WITH 25% OFF HEATED GRIPS

Suzuki is helping riders stay warmer this winter, by offering 25% off all heated grips from 1 November 2019 until the end of February 2020.

Genuine Suzuki heated grips are available for the firm’s V-Strom range, as well as the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F, plus the entire scooter lineup, from Burgman 400 to Address 110.

The offer can mean a saving of over £80, depending on the model.

Suzuki’s genuine accessory range also includes items such as centre stands, hand guards, top boxes and panniers, and taller screens.