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Suzuki Motorcycles

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Founded: 1909
Age: 111 years
Country: Japan
Website: www.globalsuzuki.com
Total models: 85
Active models: 22
Discontinued models: 63
The bike that exudes power, and by all means symbolic of masculinity with its stunning looks has been in the heart of millions for decades, Suzuki was given its present status in 1952. Founded in Japan, Suzuki had won many laurels in the field of two wheel racing competitions Thus Suzuki earned its fame in the racing arena. But building motorcycles of championship mettle isn't what Suzuki is known for. They began their career in Japan's textile industry and then they began to produce engine that can be used on bicycles. These bicycles were means of transportation by the majority of people. Suzuki made its name in the two wheel market very early in its production and is even today is a thriving and successful company in the field of automobile and marine business worldwide. Suzuki is still innovating and experimenting and designing models with futuristic designs and holds the credit for starting the hypersports bike revolution in the 1999. Suzuki still produces many classic and vintage models with regard to their growing clientele.

Active models

Models
Produced
Variations
1989 - now
54
2004 - now
96
1999 - now
35
1999 - now
75
1980 - now
38
1987 - now
21
1984 - now
112
1979 - now
36
1999 - now
2
1998 - now
16
2016 - now
1
1985 - now
29
2005 - now
3
1997 - now
8
2004 - now
23
1978 - now
65
1991 - now
3
1984 - now
45
1997 - now
7
2001 - now
51
1972 - now
7

Discontinued models

Models
Produced
Variations
1972 - 1980
2
1975 - 1976
1
2007 - 2008
1
2001 - 2010
6
2004 - 2015
32
2004 - 2005
1
2007 - 2008
1
1999 - 2015
17
2005 - 2007
1
2003 - 2004
1
1985 - 1986
1
2008 - 2015
11
1980 - 2002
5
1978 - 1981
1
1983 - 1989
1
1976 - 2010
31
2005 - 2010
3
2011 - 2013
4
2014 - 2016
7
1970 - 1983
8
1984 - 1990
4
1997 - 2002
2
2011 - 2015
4
2005 - 2006
1
2002 - 2006
2
2002 - 2003
1
2005 - 2006
1
2008 - 2013
66
1986 - 2005
9
1984 - 1986
2
1986 - 1987
1
1986 - 1987
1
1977 - 1984
3
1974 - 1976
1
1992 - 1999
4
1992 - 1993
1
1978 - 1999
14
1985 - 1997
3
1984 - 1988
1
1972 - 2017
3
1991 - 1999
2
2015 - 2016
1
1978 - 1988
5
2004 - 2007
1
2005 - 2010
1
1992 - 1993
1
1989 - 1990
1
1965 - 1975
10
1970 - 1972
1
1997 - 2003
8
1969 - 2016
13
1988 - 1990
1
2013 - 2014
1
2005 - 2006
1
1999 - 2016
2
2000 - 2004
6
1984 - 2004
6
1990 - 1997
1
2002 - 2005
2
1978 - 1979
1
2001 - 2002
1
1997 - 2005
1
1982 - 1984
1

Company timeline

1909
  • Suzuki Loom Works established by Michio Suzuki
1920
  • Company is incorporated
1937
  • Project to produce small cars
1940
  • New plant established
1945
  • Plant closes due to war damage
1947
  • Head office moves to Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
1954
  • Name change Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.
1958
  • S mark adopted as logo
1960
  • New plant established
1961
  • Separation of loom machine division
1967
  • First plant outside Japan
1978
  • First 1000cc machine GS1000E
1981
  • Designer Hans Muth creates samurai sword to brand the original GSX1100S Katana
1985
  • Signature of contract to co-produce with Jinan Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd. in China
1990
  • Name change to Suzuki Motor Corporation
1998
  • Suzuki and GM agree to develop joint vehicles
2001
  • Zero-level of landfill waste
2009
  • VW buys 20% shares
2010
  • Volkswagen group concludes purchase of remaining shares
2018
  • Suzuki leaves China