2015 Suzuki GSX-R Lineup & Hayabusa PreviewSuzuki sportbikes have always had their roots in racing, and that lineage is evident in the 2015 lineup.
All models – the GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, GSX0R600 and Hayabusa (GSX1200FA dropped from 2015 lineup) arrive in 2015 as carryovers, though some updated graphics should produce some excitement – especially for Gixxer fans.The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is already a powerful and popular competitor in AMA Superbike competition, and in 2015, Suzuki will return to the premier racing class — MotoGP.Commemorating Suzuki’s return to MotoGP racing, the new GSX-R1000 is dressed in Metallic Triton Blue to express the Suzuki spirit and passion for racing.The GSX-R1000 is equipped with the unique S-DMS system, featuring three separate engine maps that let a rider adjust power delivery to suit personal preferences. A button on the left handlebar control module lets the rider instantly switch between the three maps, which are displayed as “A”, “B”, and “C” on the instrument panel.The “A” setting yields sharp throttle response throughout the throttle-opening range to realize maximal power delivery. The “B” setting yields relatively soft throttle response up to the middle of the throttle-opening range. The “C” setting yields relatively soft throttle response throughout the throttle-opening range by reducing engine power.The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is available in two color styles: Pearl Mira Red / Metallic Matte Black; and Metallic Triton Blue, both at a suggested retail price of $13,899.Suzuki has remained true to the GSX-R’s original concept with continued evolution the Suzuki GSX-R750.The 2015 GSX-R750 remains the top choice for those who appreciate a state-of-the-art 750cc engine combined with the compactness of a GSX-R600 sportbike. The GSX-R750 is designed to combine engine performance, crisp handling, compact size and light weight.The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R750 is available in two color styles: Pearl Moon Stone Gray / Pearl Bracing White; and Metallic Triton Blue, both at a suggested retail price of $12,299.The 2015 AMA SuperSport champion in the AMA Pro Road Racing series delivers a dominating performance on the street.The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R600 features an advanced, race-proven 599cc, 4-cylinder, and liquid-cooled engine; a responsive, agile, and lightweight chassis; compact wheelbase; and race-developed suspension.The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R600 is available in two color styles: Pearl Bracing White / Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray; and Metallic Triton Blue, both at a suggested retail price of $11,199. (Reduced by $500)For 2015 the Suzuki Hayabusa still delivers the kind of performance at any speed that helped it define the “Ultimate Sport Bike.” The Hyabusa combines radically original styling, sensational power, speed, smooth ride and overwhelming presence as it has since its introduction.The Hayabusa’s 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected engine uses dual overhead cams and liquid cooling, plus 16-valves and Suzuki’s Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC) to provides formidable power and broad torque.Standard on the Hayabusa is an Anti-lock Brake System* that enhances brake performance. The system monitors wheel speeds to match stopping power to available traction helping prevent wheels from locking up due to hard braking or to changes in road conditions. Front brakes feature Brembo radial-mount monoblock calipers that deliver exceptional controllability with immense stopping power.The 2015 Suzuki Hayabusa is available at a suggested retail price of $14,599, and in two color combinations: Glass Sparkle Black / Metallic Thunder Gray; and Pearl Vigor Blue / Metallic Mystic Silver.For more information, visit Suzuki.
Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!