Could you believe it? It’s been 30 years since the GSX-R line of Suzuki sportbikes first appeared on the market. That very first machine was the 1985 GSX-R750, and it changed everything – the world of sportbikes would never be the same.
Suzuki will host 10 anniversary events throughout the summer to celebrate the riders that made this heritage possible – “GSX-R 30 Years of Performance.” And it all begins this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin during the opening round of 2015 MotoAmerica, which runs in conjunction with the second round of MotoGP.
“We look forward to hearing the stories of Suzuki riders – especially GSX-R riders – during this ‘30 Years of Performance’ celebration,” said Steve Bortolamedi, Communications Manager for SMAI.
“And we want to hear from Suzuki riders nationwide, so we’ll host similar events in conjunction with MotoAmerica races throughout the summer. The next ’30 Years of Performance’ event after Austin will take place April 18-19 at Road Atlanta, a favorite Suzuki venue.”
Suzuki says riders of Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles, and all Suzuki motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs, are welcome to visit the Suzuki Hospitality area at the COTA circuit where they and a guest can watch the racing action and talk Suzuki motorcycles and racing with like-minded enthusiasts and Suzuki staff. To enter this exclusive Suzuki Hospitality Area, riders need to present either a Suzuki vehicle key, or their insurance or registration card that shows ownership.
Those fans riding their Suzuki motorcycles to the event are encouraged to plan their route through Waco, Texas, roughly 100 miles north of the event site. Barger’s Allsports, Suzuki’s authorized dealer in Waco, will host the first Suzuki Pit Stop in conjunction with the MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suzuki owners will be greeted with a free fuel fill-up station and quick service check, plus they and a guest can enjoy food and drinks before finishing their ride to Austin, Texas.
Additional event-schedule details will be announced soon.