A week off from racing has given Suzuki a moment to reflect on the 2010 season so far. Thanks to a stable of championship-winning motorcycles and ATVs, Suzuki’s status as the race season heats up is looking strong. With an unmatched six titles in 2009, and as the 2010 race season kicks into full swing, Suzuki’s lineup of motorcycles and ATVs are hard charging toward the finish line.
In the AMA Supercross series, Ryan Dungey is taking his fuel-injected RM-Z450 to the top. Dungey currently owns the Supercross series points with a solid lead that will be tough for competitors on other bikes to overcome. Dungey has scored four wins thanks to his powerful RM-Z450, captured many holeshots, and has led a ton of laps.
As proved by Dungey on the track, the RM-Z makes great power and it pulls in really key areas to keep him ahead of the pack. In the Eastern Regional Lites Class, Austin Stroupe and his all-new, fuel-injected RM-Z250 have been at the front of the pack all season. Stroupe has a firm grasp on the second spot in overall points in the class.
The RM-Z450 is a great bike no matter what the conditions. To prove that, Josh Strang has been dominating the GNCC pro class with his trail blazing RM-Z. Strang is currently leading the series, and has gone three for three so far thanks to his race-ready RM-Z450. Also making its mark in the GNCC class, the all-new RMX450Z is in the lead. Rodney Smith has won once so far this year, been on the podium twice, and is currently the points leader in the Sportsman A class.
Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 is once again in the lead of the AMA American Superbike Series. With an impressive double win in Daytona Beach, Fla., Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Jake Zemke put himself atop the points board in the first round of racing with his Suzuki GSX-R1000. The second race of Round 2 in Fontana, Calif., saw Tommy Hayden take his championship-winning GSX-R1000 to the top of the podium, and eight of the top-10 riders in the class were aboard a GSX-R as well.
Zemke is currently leading the class in points, and Hayden is right behind him in second. Suzuki has dominated the Superbike series for the last 7 years, and the quick and responsive GSX-R1000 is doing well on the track in 2010.
Also on track to a great season, the GSX-R600 is making a strong showing in the AMA Daytona SportBike class. Danny Eslick won the pole position at the legendary Daytona 200 with the bike, and has had strong showings so far this season. He finished second in Fontana to another GSX-R600, which was piloted by Martin Cardenas. Eslick is currently second in overall points for the season, and both he and Cardenas are poised to have a solid 2010 in the AMA Daytona SportBike class.
Suzuki is just as good on four wheels as it is on two. The ATV MX season opener in Alabama showed why back-to-back champion Dustin Wimmer and his QuadRacer R450 have won more ATV MX races than anyone in recent history. Wimmer is leading the points chase, and he is looking to put in many great performances in 2010. Also aboard the QuadRacer R450 is 2009 GNCC champion Chris Borich. Borich has two wins in the GNCC series so far this season, and he shows no sign of slowing down with his powerfully fast machine.
The best part of Suzuki taking an early hold on all these different racing disciplines is that it helps in developing the perfect bike for everyone. The GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600, the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, the RMX450Z, and the QuadRacer R450 are spectacular, and they’re available right now at your local Suzuki dealership. The same bikes that are winning championships could be in your garage.