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Suzuki Motorcycles

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Founded: 1909
Age: 111 years
Country: Japan
Website: www.globalsuzuki.com
Total series: 129
Active series: 26
Discontinued series: 103
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 series

Series
Produced
Variations
2016 - 2020
3
2005 - 2020
191
1998 - 2020
87
1980 - 2020
133
2000 - 2020
110
2020
1
2015 - 2020
10
1980 - 2020
163
1985 - 2020
157
2015 - 2020
49
2020
1
2000 - 2020
23
2000 - 2020
78
2004 - 2020
9
2009 - 2020
62
1978 - 2020
50
2005 - 2020
33
2020
1
2014 - 2020
5
2013 - 2020
6
2013 - 2020
6
1999 - 2020
66
2004 - 2020
94

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
2005
1
1970
1
2011 - 2018
6
2005 - 2019
23
1997 - 2003
6
1976
1
2008 - 2012
8
1991 - 2018
48
2016
1
2012 - 2015
2
2002 - 2008
4
2002 - 2003
2
2010
1
2016
1
1979 - 1988
2
2012 - 2018
3
1999
1
2001
1
1979
1
2013 - 2017
4
2011 - 2012
2
2010 - 2017
14
1980 - 2017
19
1982 - 1987
6
1963 - 1981
4
1983 - 1989
8
2002 - 2016
13
1976 - 2017
161
2016
1
2014
1
1995 - 2009
34
2006 - 2018
29
2015 - 2018
2
1971 - 1981
52
1985
2
1986
1
2013 - 2018
12
2003
1
1999 - 2016
18
2013 - 2018
7
2008 - 2011
2
2002 - 2017
12
2002 - 2018
8
2000
1
2012 - 2018
6
1986 - 2003
17
2016
1
2016
1
1998 - 2012
8
2013 - 2014
4
2013 - 2014
2
2009 - 2018
8
1989
1
2009 - 2011
3
2009 - 2019
26
2013 - 2017
9
1975 - 1976
2
1988 - 1999
12
1984 - 1993
14
1989 - 1993
4
2010 - 2019
9
1976 - 2005
14
2016
1
2004
1
1981
1
2009 - 2019
12
2003 - 2013
2
2009 - 2011
4
2005 - 2016
22
2014 - 2017
2
1978 - 1979
2
1980
1
1980 - 1981
2
2005 - 2018
9
2014 - 2018
3
1970 - 1974
9
1967 - 1973
4
2014 - 2018
4
2013 - 2014
2
1997 - 2003
11
1995
1
1999 - 2002
2
2014 - 2018
4
1974 - 2018
31
1979
1
1997 - 2019
15
1987
1
2005 - 2019
20
2016
2
1998 - 2003
11
2002
1
2004
2
1986 - 2003
35
1990 - 1997
11
1997 - 2003
7
2011
1
1997 - 2003
6
1969
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