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November 03, 2015

2015 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS Quick Look

Think all scooters are weak and boring? Then you need to take a look at the all-black and almighty 2015 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS, a larger-than-life scooter inspired by touring motorcycles and designed for wherever the open road will take you - especially with the 15L tank. [more]

November 01, 2015

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS Review

Suzuki's newfound approach to technology has the Japanese manufacturer adding a new 1,000cc naked bike to its GSX family. [more]

October 18, 2015

Top 10: Most Versatile 2015 Bikes

Shopping for a new motorcycle can be daunting, particularly if you expect a lot from it. [more]

September 29, 2015

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS SE Review

Suzuki takes on the ultra-competitive full-size adventure bike segment with the 2015 V-Strom 1000 ABS SE. [more]

September 22, 2015

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650X ABS EXP Review

The pioneer of the crossover segment gets a lifting and a few equipment upgrades for 2015. It proves more luxurious and more mature, perfectly integrating the beak-like front fairing that characterizes most adventure bikes. [more]

September 01, 2015

2015 Suzuki GSX-S750A Review

We've been waiting for it since 2011, and here it is: The brand new 2015 Suzuki GSX-S750A, a naked bike with a 4-cylinder engine derived from the 2005 GSX-R. [more]

July 19, 2015

Top 5: Performance Cruisers of 2015

Today's top performance cruisers go beyond engine power to include steering precision, ride quality, ground clearance, and braking power. They offer nimble handling and other great dynamics including a proper riding position and favourable balance. [more]

July 07, 2015

2015 Suzuki Burgman 200 ABS: New

The 2015 Suzuki Burgman 200 ABS is the ultimate tweener. Not only does it stand halfway between small and large (maxi) scooters, but within the middleweight segment it also slots between 150cc and 300cc models. [more]

April 26, 2015

Top 10: Highest-Performing Bikes in 2015

Don't let machines like the Kawasaki Ninja H2R fool you: Performance isn't just about engine power and straight-line acceleration times; it also involves sharp handling and cornering, excellent braking, and other confidence-inspiring dynamics -- as evidenced by the Honda CBR1000RR SP and others. [more]

March 25, 2015

Top 10: Best Beginner Bikes in 2015

To help you learn the ropes of motorcycle riding, the ideal beginner bike must handle safely and predictably through a sharp and lightweight chassis, and supply just enough power to get you out of tough spots. It must also be low enough to allow you to put both feet on the ground at idle, and preferably feature ABS technology for more confidence on the road. [more]

February 22, 2015

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650X ABS EXP Preview

Since 2004, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 has won over many enthusiasts thanks to its versatility and easy riding dynamics, not to mention its reasonably low price and ownership costs. It now follows in the footsteps of its big brother and offers new features designed to tackle all types of terrain. [more]

February 15, 2015

2015 Suzuki GW250F Preview

The small, fully faired Suzuki GW250F crosses the Pacific after three years in its domestic market (the GW250 naked bike arrived in Canada in 2013). Finally, there's an interesting alternative for novices looking for a small-displacement engine and big-bike looks. [more]

January 12, 2015

2015 Suzuki GSX-S750A Preview

Suzuki unsuccessfully tried to counter the FZ8, FZ-09 and Z750 with the small SFV 650 Gladius. Now, after a long wait, the highly anticipated 2015 GSX-S750A naked bike is ready to hit the Canadian market. [more]

December 02, 2014

Top 10 Best New Bikes of 2014 tested every new 2014 model available in Canada and crunched all the notes and numbers to bring you a list of the most impressive packages money can buy. [more]

October 21, 2014

Shifting issues lead to recall on Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R750

Suzuki is recalling 2,443 motorcycles in Canada to correct some problems with the transmission. Affected models include the 2009-2014 GSX-R1000 and 2011-2014 GSX-R750. [more]

October 19, 2014

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 SE Review

Part of the appeal of Adventure Touring is the ability to go pretty much anywhere, anytime. If a gravel road just happens to be an alternative route to where you're heading to chances are you'll take it. Why the heck not? [more]

August 19, 2014

Top 10 Bang-for-the-Buck Street Bikes of 2014

The best-value motorcycles are not exactly the cheapest ones. In addition to pricing, there are several aspects to consider including fit and finish, styling, performance, riding dynamics, ergonomics, comfort, and safety. [more]

August 05, 2014

Top 10: 2014 Beginner Bikes

So, you've just obtained your rider's licence? Congratulations! To help you become a better rider, the ideal beginner bike must handle safely and predictably with a sharp and lightweight chassis, and supply just enough power to get you out of tough spots. [more]

July 14, 2014

Top 5 supersport bikes of 2014

Lightweight and nimble like a ballerina, yet sharp and precise like a scalpel, supersport bikes that come directly from international racing series are a treat for hardcore riders who look for a compact and affordable machine that's easily tamed. [more]

June 09, 2014

Top 10 Highest-Performing Bikes on the Market in 2014

Performance isn't just about engine power and acceleration times; it also involves sharp handling and cornering, excellent braking, and other confidence-inspiring dynamics. What's more, the latest electronic aids, which are trickling down from top-level bikes to more mainstream models, now elevate performance, control, and safety to unprecedented levels. [more]

May 12, 2014

Top 10 Most Versatile Bikes in 2014

Shopping for a new motorcycle is no easy task, particularly if you expect a lot from it. First, you must identify and rank your various needs because no single bike can meet all of them at once. [more]

November 12, 2013

2014 Suzuki Quadsport Z90 Preview

Designed for adult-supervised riders age 12 and older, the 2014 Suzuki Quadsport Z90 includes many convenience and safety features, such as an automatic CVT and a simple, screw-type throttle limiter allowing parents to control the maximum speed that make the learning experience both fun and safe. [more]

October 30, 2013

Major recall on Suzuki superbikes

Suzuki Canada is recalling 13,112 motorcycles since corrosion could form inside the front brake master cylinder, potentially causing a spongy brake feel and leading to extended stopping distances. [more]

August 25, 2013

Top 10 highest-performing bikes on the market

Performance is a word that's thrown around a lot for marketing purposes, leaving the average bike enthusiast confused as to which models really live up to it. You have to remember that performance isn't just about engine power and acceleration times; it also involves handling, cornering, braking, and overall riding dynamics. [more]

August 18, 2013

2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T Review

Suzuki fills a gap between the C50 and the exuberant M109R with a new light-touring cruiser dressed in black. Low and long, with features like a windshield, a wide handlebar, a sculpted seat, and a pair of hard saddlebags, the 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T looks anxious to gobble up miles of open road. [more]

July 23, 2013

Suzuki releases online video interview with V-Strom 1000 designer Tomoya Murakami

The new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website is now live at, and fans can watch an interview with the bike's main designer, Tomoya Murakami. [more]

June 17, 2013

Top 10 Best Value 2013 Road Bikes

Trying to determine which bikes offer the best value for your money is no easy task. The least expensive bike isn't necessarily the best investment. [more]

April 01, 2013

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa Preview

The iconic Hayabusa needs no further introduction. A true powerhouse, this Japanese monster has long been synonymous with brute force and 300 km/h speeds, obliterating every other superbike on the quarter mile for more than a decade. [more]

March 26, 2013

Suzuki to stop new automobile sales in Canada

Suzuki Canada Inc. (SCI) today announced in a press release that it will stop selling new automobiles after the 2014 model year. However, all of SCI's warranties will be honoured. Moreover, automobile parts and service will continue to be provided to customers without interruption through SCI's warranty and service dealer network. [more]

February 12, 2013

2013 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi Preview

The Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi dominates the Japanese manufacturer's sport utility ATV lineup and is engineered to tackle the toughest jobs and nastiest trails without breaking a sweat. [more]

December 04, 2012

2013 Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom Preview

At the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair in Cologne, Germany, Suzuki unveiled a concept that clearly foreshadowed the future DL 1000 V-Strom. The completely redesigned dual-purpose bike will mark a radical departure from its predecessor and even the current, warmed-over DL 650 V-Strom. [more]

December 02, 2012

2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 Review

The new 2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 is still easy to live with on weekdays, a big part of why it's so attractive. Less radical than a 600, its 750cc four-cylinder engine delivers quicker sprints at low and medium revs while proving much more rider-friendly on the road. [more]

November 04, 2012

2012 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius Review

I'm always excited whenever I get an opportunity to test ride the SFV 650 for a weekend. I never grow tired of this compact, naked-style bike that was designed as a genuine street fighter. [more]

October 28, 2012

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Review

The Suzuki V-Strom has built a rock-solid reputation in a market segment defined by compromises -- road vs. trail, ride vs. handling, freedom vs. protection, etc. [more]

October 01, 2012

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Review

The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 may not have received a complete overhaul, but the evolution of its powerplant and chassis is undeniable. In fact, the new one-litre Gixxer behaves so differently that you'll forget all the weak points of the 2009 design. [more]

September 24, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: supermoto bikes

Supermotos, are becoming more and more popular in these parts, although there is a limited selection of them on the market - all but five European and Asian models are available, with an engine capacity somewhere between 250 and 650 cc. [more]

August 19, 2012

2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Review

Eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor, a stronger engine, reduced inertia, equipped with a beefier Showa suspension, and powerful Brembo brakes: The engineers at Suzuki gave it their all when designing the new GSX-R600, allowing it to reclaim its rightful place on the highest step of the podium without sacrificing the driveability that we've come to expect from this model. [more]

June 27, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: Standard bikes (up to 800cc)

Standard bikes (often called roadsters) are nimble, versatile and racier than ever. They prove to be almost as fun to ride as sport bikes without feeling rough and uncomfortable. [more]

June 17, 2012

2012 Suzuki GSR 750: why not in Canada?

With wicked looks and superbike attitude, the latest Suzuki GSR 750 ranks among the world's sharpest standard sport bikes. Slotted between the outrageous B-King and the sensible GSX-650F, it's an athlete through and through. [more]

May 30, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: 600cc supersports

Lightweight and nimble like a ballerina, yet sharp and precise like a scalpel, superbikes that come directly from international racing series are a treat for hardcore riders who look for a compact and affordable machine that's easily tamed. [more]

May 23, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: 1,000cc superbikes

Designed for thrill seekers and pure performance addicts, 1,000cc superbikes use world-class technology and components that come straight from their racing equivalents. These machines can propel you from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds and reach F1-like top speeds. [more]

May 09, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: Beginner bikes

Beginner bikes are defined by accessibility, a low engine displacement, overall weight and seat height (allowing the rider to put both feet on the ground when idling) as well as safe riding dynamics. All that at a fraction of the price of a medium-displacement bike. [more]

March 02, 2012

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650A Preview

If you're after an affordable and rider-friendly motorcycle that not only does it all but also stands out from the pack of plain-looking tourers, the revised 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650A will certainly please you. The new model boasts fresh styling, upgraded powertrain components as well as a more effective and comfortable chassis. [more]

February 24, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - Tonight at Palais des Congrès!

Après le Salon de la Moto de Toronto et celui de Québec, Montréal livre du tangible ce week-end, avec la totalité des nouveautés 2012 du monde de la moto. De nouvelles machines, de nouveaux équipements, des programmes de financement, des tonnes d'accessoires et la présence d'une foule d'associations de tourisme et de journées d'essais en piste (track day). [more]

February 21, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - February 24-26

The Montreal Motorcycle Show returns to Palais des Congrès from February 24th to 26th, 2012. As the largest and most anticipated event of its kind in Quebec, it will once again put a record number of models under one roof. [more]

January 17, 2012

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Preview

The new and improved 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 arrives with superior handling, a more responsive engine at medium revs, as well as greater fuel economy and fewer emissions. [more]

January 05, 2012

Ghost Rider giving his Hayabusa away

For once, the mysterious man known worldwide for his extraordinary cool (or idiocy, you choose) isn't making the news for his latest two-wheel antics. [more]

November 14, 2011

MotoGP: Suzuki in MotoGP - Over?

According to reports in the press, Suzuki is about to announce officially that it is pulling out of the MotoGP series with a possible return in 2014. [more]

November 01, 2011

2011 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius Review and Follow-Up

Suzuki served up the SFV 650 Gladius in 2009, an Italianesque bike boasting contemporary styling, an efficient frame - to say the least - and, especially, an engine that's the envy of the competition. And an engine that's easier to live with on a daily basis than any of the Italian twin-cylinders, but one that's got heaps of attitude nonetheless. [more]

October 18, 2011

2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 Review (video)

This year Suzuki is retaliating in the mid-size sportbike segment with the brand-new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. Suzuki's engineers pulled no punches to make the new Gixxers the best of the current crop. Redesigned, lightened and optimized down to the slightest detail, these bikes are determined to whoop some serious ass. [more]

September 16, 2011

2011 Suzuki Burgman ZA400 ABS Review

There are many types of motorcycles out there, one for every purpose. A superbike like a Suzuki GSX-R might get your adrenaline pumping, but as a daily rider, it's pretty marginal. A touring bike such as a Honda Gold Wing is great for heading down to Florida with the spouse, but it's heavy - and expensive. [more]

August 26, 2011

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 Review (video)

If at first glance the 2011 GSX-R600 looks exactly the same as the outgoing model, it isn't actually the case. These past two years, Suzuki's engineers have made every possible effort to make sure the Gixxer is the very best bike in the current catalogue. Lighter, wickeder, boasting more efficient suspensions and brakes, it's raring to go and ready take on its main rivals, the CBR600RR, R6 and ZX-6R. [more]

August 16, 2011

2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS review

Suzuki brings us a more equipped and more fine-tuned version of the V-Strom, the people's choice for venturing far from home without breaking the bank. A very popular ride among Canadians, backed by an impressive resume. [more]

July 12, 2011

Suzuki TU250 2011 Review

Available in Europe for nearly five years now, the diminutive TU250 has finally landed in Canada, to the delight of novice and seasoned riders alike. The naked, retro-styled newcomer is reminiscent of those British bikes that dictated the sporty standard genre in the 1960s, like the Royal Enfield C5 and Triumph Bonneville. Its pure styling cues and ergonomics highlight an exceptionally user-friendly machine. [more]

July 01, 2011

2011 Suzuki Boulevard C50T Review

The cruiser models from Hamamatsu, Japan fall into three categories: 'M' for Muscle, 'C' for Custom and 'CT' for Custom Touring. Mechanically similar to the two others, the latter serve as more luxurious variants whose ergonomics and comfort levels meet the needs of long-distance riders. The 2011 Suzuki Boulevard C50T is one of those mile-hungry steeds. [more]

June 17, 2011

Top 10 bang-for-the-buck street bikes

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Superlow: Like any good Harley, the Sportster 883 Superlow is mainly about styling and mechanical thrills. This model neatly preserves the soul of the original H-D motorcycles with a clean and much-appreciated low profile backed by the charismatic vibrations of a rocker engine. The Superlow enhances the Sportster family's nostalgic theme with successfully-executed retro looks, sophisticated fit and finish, as well as a sweet character rooted in a rich tradition - all for less than $9,000. [more]

May 08, 2011

Top 10 Best Beginner Bikes

Accessible in terms of pricing and handling, the perfect beginner's road bike should first and foremost offer sound dynamics via a modern frame and have just enough power to get you out of trouble. [more]

August 18, 2010

Suzuki launches V-Strom 650 XPEDITION

Suzuki's popular and highly effective V-Strom 650 dual purpose line has just gained a new family member, the V-Strom 650 XPEDITION, just announced today as a 2010 model in Suzuki 650-loving England. [more]

August 13, 2010

2010 Suzuki GSX1250FA ABS Review

Derived from the much acclaimed Bandit 1250, the new 2010 GSX1250FA is decked out in a full fairing and front air intakes and vents, as well as a triangular headlamp reminiscent of the 2006 GSX-R1000. I commend Suzuki for this simple and very effective way of transforming and improving one of their best and most popular models. [more]

July 16, 2010

2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Review

For 2010, the smallest member of the successful Suzuki M cruiser family gets a facelift clearly inspired by its larger mean brothers, the M90 and M109R, while preserving some of its original uniqueness. Sleek and striking, the new M50 hides its smaller drive train nicely under a combination of burnt orange metallic paint and chrome bits, to the point that it takes a keen eye to differentiate this 800cc cruiser from the 1800 and 1500cc ass kickers. [more]

April 15, 2010

Volkswagen and Suzuki - Much to come from this alliance

An interesting article at talks about the strategies and products that are expected to come out of this alliance between a small vehicle specialist and the most important car manufacturer on the planet. [more]

February 23, 2010

Volkswagen buys 20% of Suzuki - What happens to the bikes in this deal?

In a transaction that will likely move VW up to Number 1 car manufacturer in the world, the German omnivore has just entered into a "Sharing" partnership with Suzuki, focusing for now on an exchange of strengths - technical from VW, and small car excellence from Suzuki, especially in high growth markets. [more]

February 19, 2010

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z Preview

Suzuki introduces the new 2010 RMX450Z, a full-blown enduro bike destined to tackle extremely-challenging long-distance trails competition, day and night. After a two-year absence from the segment (the last offering was the 2007 DR-Z250), the Japanese manufacturer strikes back with a machine largely derived from its motocross queen, the 2009 RM-Z450. [more]

January 08, 2010

2010 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi Electronic Power Steering Review

Since coming back into the Suzuki product line in 2005 after an absence of over 20 years, the KingQuad family has become a key player in the large-displacement utility ATV segment year after year. [more]

December 04, 2009

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 Long-Term

While my garage is already well stocked (snowmobile, jet ski, race car and ATV), one particular toy was still missing -- an exciting sportbike for Track Days. [more]

November 04, 2009

Suzuki GSX1250SEA and FA

Suzuki offre pour 2010 un nouveau modèle qui s'approche du tourisme sportif contemporain, avec la nouvelle GSX1250SEA pour 2010, une machine retravaillée à partir de la bien-aimée Bandit 1250 de l'an dernier. La nouvelle machine arrive avec un tout nouveau carénage complet, [more]

November 03, 2009

2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Suzuki Canada has announced an extensively restyled Boulevard M50 for 2010. The stylish middleweight cruiser shares the distinctive front end styling of the larger M109R and M90 models from Suzuki. Under the new bodywork, mechanical and chassis features remain much as last year. [more]

September 18, 2009

2009 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Review

The Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom model has been around since 2002. Positioned by Suzuki as a dual purpose machine, it comes with an exciting litre V-Twin inherited from the TL1000 sportbike, the original anti-Ducati model from Suzuki, built to take advantage to the 250cc displacement bonus twins had over 4-cylinder machines in Superbike racing in the late 80s to 2000 period. [more]

August 28, 2009

Suzuki Burgman 650 2009 Review

We all know how well scooter sales have been doing these years, despite the current financial bumps on the road, with small machines selling like hotcakes for urban users. [more]

July 28, 2009

2010 Suzuki Boulevard C50

New colour for 2010 version of this small cruiser released in Australia yesterday. [more]

July 24, 2009

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Review

Struggling to beat Harley-Davidson in one of its strongholds, metric cruiser manufacturers have turned to performance cruisers, a segment in which The Motor Company's response is the odd V-Rod models and the juiced-up CVO family with their engines pushed closer to their mechanical limits to produce 110hp. By contrast, Japanese brands are using efficient, more modern engines that achieve much higher levels of performance than the standard Harleys [more]

July 17, 2009

2009 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius Review

Every manufacturer is looking to offer the ideal entry-level and second-purchase bike, to attract new riders and keep them in the sport, preferably on one of their machines. [more]

July 10, 2009

2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Review (video)

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is all new for 2009, with a shorter and 5-kilogram lighter frame, a is 32-millimeter longer swingarm, a fork boasting larger valves and stiffer settings, and a shorter-stroke engine producing even more power than the 2008 machine. A true tuner's bike, the 2009 GSX-R1000 is now more track-ready than ever. [more]

March 14, 2009

Two-wheel fun and performance that's perfect for city commutes and touring adventures!

FSE scooters are selling like hot cakes these days, not only because of their modest prices and operating costs but also their increasingly interesting performance. They represent a smart choice for those who want to buy an exciting two-wheeler without having to sell their house! [more]

January 19, 2009

New motorcycle models for Canada - Part 1 (video)

The Toronto Motorcycle show gave us a glimpse at several new models that will soon be in our showrooms. Come in and check out the Hyosung Aquila 650 Trike, Suzuki Gladius and Boulevard M90, KTM RC8, and BMW S1000RR. [more]

December 26, 2008

2009 Suzuki ATV Preview

Suzuki made a fresh start at the beginning of the decade. The goal was to design an all-new lineup of more contemporary and competitive ATVs. Since 2001, the Japanese manufacturer has completely revamped its lineup by introducing a new machine every year. For 2009, Suzuki is launching a new model in the mid-size ATV market, improving a flagship model and entering the era of electric steering assist like most of its Japanese rivals. [more]

December 12, 2008

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Preview

Suzuki is introducing the M90, a new performance cruiser to bridge the gap between the 805-cc M50 and the 1,783-cc M109R. Derived from the latter, the long-stroke engine promises just as many thrills as on the bigger bike, at a more affordable price. Attention torque lovers! [more]

December 01, 2008

2009 Suzuki Gladius SFV650 Preview

Suzuki introduces the new-for-2009 Gladius SFV650, a nearly naked middleweight featuring Suzuki's celebrated 650cc V-Twin engine, and unique styling in a user-friendly package, as well as a low buyer-friendly price. [more]

November 27, 2008

2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Preview

Sticking to the two-year life cycle for high end Japanese sportbikes, Suzuki hits the showroom and Superbike championships for 2009 with an all-new version of the beloved Gixxer. [more]

October 23, 2008

2008 Suzuki GSX-650F Review

For 2008, the Bandit gets a fresh new look and three letters that have made Suzuki famous in the sportbike segment. The machine displays a full fairing with styling cues taken from the high-performance GSX-R, like the triangular headlight and the front air vents. This new fairing, which delivers full protection and striking looks, allows the 2008 GSX-650F to stand on its own. Talk about an easy yet effective way to transform one of the company's best-selling models! [more]

September 15, 2008

2008 Suzuki KingQuad 450 Review

In addition to a good reputation in the compact SUV market, Suzuki is first and foremost a world leader in motorcycle and ATV manufacturing. Delivering legendary performance, the Japanese company once again allowed us to put one of its newest ATVs to the test: the 2008 KingQuad 450 FWD. Styling is very important at Suzuki and the KingQuad is no exception. The design is ultra-sporty, maybe even aggressive, which gives it a unique character. The black-painted wheels add to the vehicle's aggressiveness while creating a stealthy look. [more]

July 23, 2008

2008 Suzuki KingQuad 450 Review (video)

Since 2000, Japanese manufacturer Suzuki has completely revamped its ATV lineup by introducing a new model year after year. Some of them have been named "ATV of the Year" by various websites and magazines. In 2005, the KingQuad made a comeback in the fastest-growing segment at the time: large-displacement utility ATVs. The KingQuad 700 even became an "ATV of the Year" thanks to unique characteristics, sporty dynamics and a very competitive price. [more]

July 10, 2008

2008 Suzuki GSX-R1300 Hayabusa Review

While it looks a lot like the previous model, the Hayabusa has been entirely reworked for 2008. Historically, except for a few minor improvements here and there, plus multiple color changes (more or less successful), the most powerful GSX has stayed exactly the same. This Suzuki wasted no time conquering the hearts of high-performance enthusiasts and becoming a true speed legend. However, the competition has evolved considerably and a couple of 1,000cc motorcycles have taken center stage. In fact, the Kawasaki ZX 1400 now leads the GSX R1300 in terms of pure performance and top speed. [more]

October 14, 2007

2008 Suzuki GSX 650F Preview

When Suzuki engineers wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of the Bandit, they came up with a new liquid-cooled engine, more precisely a DOHC 4-cylinder mated to a catalytic converter that meets the stringent Euro 3 emission standards. This mill was also livelier, smoother and, most importantly, more fuel-efficient than its liquid/air-cooled predecessor. Up until now, this engine was exclusive to the Bandit 650S; for 2008, though, Suzuki decided that it would also power the new GSX 650F, which is nothing more than a slightly sportier Bandit with full fairing. [more]

October 02, 2007

2008 Suzuki B-King 1300 Preview

With an exuberant powertrain and a futuristic design that seemingly comes straight from a comic book, the new and highly anticipated Suzuki B-King 1300 has everyone talking. Except for the GSX 1100 Katana of the '80s, the DR 750 with its beak-shaped front end and the peculiarly styled Hayabusa, Suzuki designers are usually very conservative when drawing a new model. [more]

August 27, 2007

2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S Road Test

The Suzuki 1250S is part of a segment in which the motorcycles can do whatever they're asked to, providing satisfying results without flinching. For 2008, the big Bandit comes back with all the features that made it so popular. [more]

July 19, 2007

2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Road Test (video)

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 has been spectacular ever since it hit the market in 2002. The Japanese manufacturer specifically designed this superbike to battle its domestic rivals for the highly coveted first place. Suzuki keeps evolving this road machine by making it even more fabulous. The finesse of the 185 horsepower and the riding precision impressed me from the very beginning of my road test. [more]

July 01, 2007

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Preview

Introduced in the late nineties, the GSX-R1300 Hayabusa remained, up until now, one of the rare motorcycles that had never been redesigned by its manufacturer since hitting the market. Indeed, except for a few minor improvements here and there, plus multiple color changes (more or less successful), the most powerful GSX stayed exactly the same throughout the years. It is true that every superlative has been used to describe this bike. However, the competition has evolved and a couple of 1,000cc motorcycles have taken the lead. In fact, the 193-hp Kawasaki ZX 1400 must have deeply hurt the ego of the big Suzuki. [more]

June 15, 2007

2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Road Test

Redesigned for 2007, the Suzuki Burgman 400 is more spacious and more pleasant to ride in the city than the previous model. Introduced in Asia and Europe in 1999, this large scooter finally landed on Canadian shores in 2004. Suzuki had started the trend in 2003 by launching the Burgman 650 in North America and, motivated by the surprising success of this mega scooter, the company struck again with the 400. In my mind, the latter's only true competitors are the Yamaha Majesty 400 and the Piaggio BV500. [more]

May 25, 2007

2007 Suzuki Bandit 650S Road Test

The Suzuki Bandit 650S is a European-style sports bike that is very popular in Quebec. Comfort, styling and versatility are the key ingredients of any motorcycle aiming for success in this category. Upon its introduction on the Canadian market, the Bandit 600 was the lone queen in the standard sports bike category. It was attractive, comfortable, easy to ride and priced to sell. A lot of Bandit 600s found takers thanks to their simple and affordable package. But the competition, which became more [more]

May 08, 2007

2007 Suzuki SV650S Road Test

Usually, sports bike enthusiasts are more excited about larger displacement or inline four-cylinder engines. However, Suzuki managed to refine a sporty-looking machine that offers the features and functionality of a touring motorcycle. Skeptics will be speechless as this gutsy little bike delivers the kind of performance that makes bigger ones catch their breath -- all this at a ridiculously low price. [more]

April 10, 2007

2007 Suzuki DR650S Road Test

The dual-sport segment, which includes motorcycles like the DR650S, has been one of the least innovative over the last few years -- at least in the Quebec market. In Europe, dual-sport and supermoto bikes are extremely popular; manufacturers invest huge amounts of time and money to develop them... and the competition is very fierce. Meanwhile, Quebec consumers are still highly influenced by their neighbors of the South and they rarely purchase single-cylinder bikes. [more]

December 05, 2006

3 ATV models tested (video)

The team at went to Duhamel, Quebec, a small town located halfway between Lake Simon and Lake Gagnon, to try out three new 2007 ATV models. Here, we had the opportunity to evaluate these machines in actual riding conditions. We encountered many different types of terrain, from simple gravel roads to demanding muddy trails filled with obstacles. [more]