Suzuki Motorcycles - History | Full Documentary


Steve bogert
Steve bogert

The 250 cc Hustler was not impressive compared to the Kawasaki Samurai 250 twin. Their 500 cc Titan got a reputation more for reliability than for performance especially compared to the Kawasaki Mach 3, so did their 2 stroke triples! By then Yamaha had begun to sell 4 stroke models. Suzuki was the last to sell 4 stroke bikes, they did get to learn a lot by watching their competitors. Presumably that is why the first GS 750 was so exceptional. The early GSXR was described as 'air cooled'. in fact they were liquid cooled by engine oil! Like other brand's 600 sport models, the GSXR 600 was always related to the GSXR 400, a model popular in Japan but not in the west.

Vor Stunde
ray Nic
ray Nic

I can't believe they referred to the original GSXR 600 more than once, that bike was a dog and a commercial failure. I think it was released in '92 or '93

Vor 9 Tage
holee phuk
holee phuk

Wannabe rebel..

Vor 16 Tage
mateoblatywacz
mateoblatywacz

21:08 234mph? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_GSX-R1100

Vor 17 Tage
rexhep NIKQI
rexhep NIKQI

a way out with combustion Engines Electric will rule.!

Vor 21 Tag
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Global Autocare Agency

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Vor 23 Tage
Ian Podmore
Ian Podmore

Couldn't watch after showing a GT750, while talking about a GS750

Vor 28 Tage
Kareem Hadee
Kareem Hadee

No mention of the Busa or B-king. This is a documentary of the GSXR, not Suzuki motorcycles.

Vor 29 Tage
John Smith
John Smith

Built a moped. Built the Hayabusa. Don't need to watch anything else.

Vor Monat
sid B
sid B

Mladin was very generous when he said the street bike is "just" 3 seconds slower than the GP bike :P...this documentary was made to convince new riders to get a gixxer :)

Vor Monat
Tom The Plummer
Tom The Plummer

I was at Daytona when Wes Cooley won on the GS1000 in the 200. This race history was omitted.

Vor Monat
Tom The Plummer
Tom The Plummer

Water buffalo is my favorite. I got to ride my neighbor’s new bike and I was just 13.

Vor Monat
andy zman
andy zman

In 76 they came out with the 750?... lol Honda had the cb750 way before that.

Vor Monat
John Smith
John Smith

Their first four stroke, You dumb cunt

Vor 12 Stunden
Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone

It's not a documentary of Suzuki, It's a gsxr evolution story and factory floor promotion

Vor Monat
Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone

Nice document but missing 15 year of RG and other two stroke stunning machines which weened most bikers onto gsxr, And the backbone of Suzuki future programs, I'm sad you missed their 2strokes. I AM NOT ALONE ON THIS MESSAGE. AM I RG500 FANATICS .. AND THE 10 YEAR PRODUCTION OF RGV250s???

Vor Monat
John Smith
John Smith

No mate. You are right. That shit gets forgot.

Vor 12 Stunden
jabcon2
jabcon2

The German guy helped suzuki by stealing the design and theory behind the tuned 2 stroke pipe. Suzuki helped him get him and his family across the Berlin Wall in return for him stealihg the plans from his old race team and original designer.

Vor Monat
bruce baldy
bruce baldy

Could've used a little info on other than GP models,I was curious about the obsolete rotary engine that only they used.

Vor Monat
Bruce Kirk
Bruce Kirk

My 78Gs1000 is filthy fast not many newer bikes can keep up still.

Vor Monat
John Smith
John Smith

No it's not. Big slow pig is what you have. Bet your wife is a pig too! Hundred bucks?

Vor 12 Stunden
GroovyVideo2
GroovyVideo2

no dirt bikes = Joel Robert - Roger Decaoster

Vor Monat
SAMUEL NUTAS
SAMUEL NUTAS

The Suzuki revolution!! Great video!!

Vor Monat
Arlo Cordell
Arlo Cordell

i miss u ellie, joanna and melissa!!! its so strange how i take for granted living and growing up with asian hottiez!!! not really important though...its cool that ppl like ya'll just try to stay one step ahead and memorize the streets!!! good luck!!!!!!!!!!

Vor Monat
thebones
thebones

nowhere near the 'history' of Suzuki.

Vor 2 Monate
Deny izzi
Deny izzi

Vintage SUZUKI TRACK JACKET >>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/223214074100

Vor 2 Monate
Bruce Brilliant
Bruce Brilliant

I stopped watching this farce after they spent almost a full minute lovingly panning over a beautiful GT750 TWO STROKE, all the while describing all the wonderful advantages of the FOUR STROKE GS750. The whole thing just lost credibility right there.

Vor 2 Monate
Joseph Howard
Joseph Howard

They did 230 plus mph in the 80s and down to 175 in the 2000s? Would like to have seen more models, not just the GSX. I really liked my 78 gs750.

Vor 2 Monate
tastelessjunkie
tastelessjunkie

Not a single mention of the Hayabusa, I'm wounded

Vor 2 Monate
triple6racin1
triple6racin1

what about the king HAYABUSA

Vor 2 Monate
Harry Ir
Harry Ir

Where is the King of GSXR. (GSXR1300R)????

Vor 2 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

It's NOT a GSXR. It's a GSX1300R

Vor 10 Tage
Julie Moser
Julie Moser

So very disappointed that no mention of mine and my husbands bike the 82 GS 1100E, We had two, first one in 82, his first bike ever, until he was hit by a red light runner. I found our Suzi 2 13 years later, much joy was had many faster rides than anyone else we knew, sadly he went one night without me, and never made it back home, I miss riding so much, I'm a grandmother 56 years old, haven't had a shared adrenaline rush in five years, enjoy every ride you get,you never know when it could be your last,so remember to go faster than everyone else,keep it shiny side up :-)

Vor 2 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

So sorry for your loss. If you were in New Zealand I would gladly take you for a hoot on the 'busa.

Vor 10 Tage
ohbogey
ohbogey

AWESOME thank you so much!!!

Vor 2 Monate
harry viking
harry viking

where is the hayabusa!!

Vor 2 Monate
harry viking
harry viking

they showed the GT750 3 cyl two stroke as a GS750! Shape up! And the GT750 came in 1972!

Vor 2 Monate
xj5523
xj5523

Forgot a very important model. GS1100E.

Vor 2 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

Why was it important? I remember it as being too fat

Vor 12 Stunden
Joshua Campbell
Joshua Campbell

Who gives a shit about the GSX-R! Where's the TL1000R!

Vor 2 Monate
Abdul Mirzazada
Abdul Mirzazada

Busaaaaaa

Vor 2 Monate
Mike Dench
Mike Dench

What a load of bollocks! Whoever made this piece of crap wasn't doing Suzuki any favours. The 2 strokes deserve much more than this, what about the rotary? Suzuki have made several odd but interesting machines. My personal favourites are the X6 and T500 I've ridden my Titan for decades thats how good it is! I'd love a GT750 too.

Vor 2 Monate
steven mays
steven mays

My first sport bike that I ride was a 1991 gsxr750 in 1991 and it was a rush when your not use to riding power like that

Vor 2 Monate
Cajon Jackie
Cajon Jackie

My relationship with Suzuki goes back to the very early 70's. After the 50cc my brother and myself JUMPED up to the 500cc then the 750cc which got bored out to an amazingly fast almost 1000cc Cafe Racer after being push into a swimming pool by unknown vandals for unknown reasons. After that I bought the 550 cubic centimeter GSL which, with wheels instead of spokes, a step seat instead of a flat bench, slightly pulled back, instead of almost straight across, handle bars and a "Fat Bob-esque" gas tank instead of what they were before 1980, that bike, which had rarely ever been seen by anybody out there, got me shit loads of complements. I always answered by "Thanks, I built it myself." Well, marriage made me slow down a bit so I took up Sport Fishing but continued my relationship with Suzuki by buying one of their outboard motors. What can I say? They were outstanding motors which were very forgiving for the forgetful. Like when Brother-in-law forgot to put any oil in the gas. It started choking sputtering coughing then died. It was then I discovered the problem but I guessed "It's too late, the engine is blown" but, after adding the 2 cycle engine oil to the gas and giving it a few shakes to mix it that Suzuki 50 HP started on the first crank. I as amazed, to say the least! I'm still not done with my "I Love Suzuki Anythings" story because, after Outboard motors for fishing, my wife wanted "A NEW car instead of my husband giving me another hand-me-down Silverado while HE gets a Brand New Silverado which, because I'm short, I can't see across a trucks hood anyway SO I WANT A CAR "I" PICKED OUT" She did, the Suzuki Areo, a tiny car, but a shit load of fun after driving trucks for so long and it had a tiny price tag which made me happy still with her selection. Well, this story don't turn out as this story might indicate because I became disabled by a genetic disorder called CMT disease that put me in a wheel chair and the Areo became just too small for a large man, a small wife, a child and a wheel chair. Then? LOL the shit REALLY hit the fan for my wife by her getting, not one, but 3 types of cancer. So I'm disabled with a disabled wife and now own the most expensive Suzuki I ever bought, a 26,000$ Grand Vitara that the Areo helped pay for, and GOD the Vitara is a big pile of shit that just keeps breaking down, again and again with MAJOR problems such as Blown head gaskets and the last time it broke down Suzuki denied it was their problem at all (Stalling), their excuse being "It's in the cooling system", then, after ensuring it wasn't the cooling system but rather, another blown head gasket, which I KNEW and suspected they knew all along (MORE stalling), I had the vehicle carried by towing truck to Suzuki, with my mechanic in-tow to testify to the facts as he knew them, only to find out that Suzuki Automobiles of America was gone, vamoosed, No longer in business, forget about getting any help from Suzuki because we, "Suzuki Automobiles of North America" don't have any business's left in North America!! So, bottom line and without even an apology or reach around from Suzuki, and though the Vitara had THREE YEARS of warranty left to run on it, I had to trade in the Suzuki getting NOTHING as trade in value and now I have a monthly car note I can barely afford to pay. They're right, you know? There IS a thin line between Love and Hate and I'm going to my grave HATING THOSE MOTHER FUCKER AT Suzuki for fucking over, during our greatest need for honest business and businessmen, my cancerous wife and diseased self, then, for as long as I live I'll tell people "Don't buy anything from Suzuki, you'll get fucked in the ass, I DID AND LET ME TELL YOU HOW"

Vor 3 Monate
Nancy Blanchard
Nancy Blanchard

The Yamaha video didn't mention rossi so this better talk about the goat

Vor 3 Monate
petar juric
petar juric

Respect suza

Vor 3 Monate
Sir Jhonson
Sir Jhonson

MUCH LOVE

Vor 3 Monate
King Brilliant
King Brilliant

i had a new gixxer thou a few years ago..totally boring and uninvolving...i got it in november, but april I'd got rid. Suzuki bore me almost as much as Kawasaki...

Vor 3 Monate
i_tupac_ shakur_
i_tupac_ shakur_

I'm #2Pac is IS is Stamped is IS is ...

Vor 3 Monate
690 ADV
690 ADV

great vid, way cool!

Vor 3 Monate
J Moore
J Moore

all the soapy hero music is getting to me..

Vor 4 Monate
Fonzie Bulldog
Fonzie Bulldog

And i drive the meanest of them all, GSXR 1340 Hayabusa. GREAT motorcycle.

Vor 4 Monate
Milan Zlatkovic
Milan Zlatkovic

No history on Suzuki motorcycles except few basic facts. Just a story about GSX R

Vor 5 Monate
SoyBoySigh
SoyBoySigh

I love how they jump from T500 straight to the GS750 and we're all "Wha..." but then they start showing PICTURES of the far more awesome GT750J - I was all "OH YEAH!" Ha-ha. If they're going to talk about interesting Suzuki models, imho, they could've mentioned the T125 Stinger, the GT750, the early KATANA especially the wire-spoke version from down under - Then IF we're going to talk about the GS750 and the GIXXER we should be taking a good hald-dozen to dozen-odd steps to show the evolution through each year's Bol D'Or racers & privateer FIM Endurance mounts, through the Harris framed XR69, and on up through the other AMA Superbikes & the MORIWAKI relationship of course, talk about the hybrid racers' engines which were part GS1000 and part GSX1100 etc etc. 'Cause these are FAR far more interesting than the changes from one Gixxer to the next.....

Vor 5 Monate
Tony French
Tony French

Amazing

Vor 6 Monate
steersman 1812
steersman 1812

Went to school on a T20 and a T500 III Titan. Loved em both . Later i had a Honda CB750 Four .I liked the Suzuki's better.

Vor 6 Monate
Michael Mastropietro
Michael Mastropietro

Suzuki has the worst customer service ever and won't stand by their product!

Vor 6 Monate
CPU UK
CPU UK

GT750 (pictured) is not the same as GS750 (mention) you muppets. Oh, you totally missed the RG (Gamma) series , you know, the bikes that Barry Sheene won on, you remember Barry Sheene right ¬_¬

Vor 6 Monate
Fonzie Bulldog
Fonzie Bulldog

I wont watch this one when i understand they didnt show the GREAT Suzuki GSX 1300R. What a shame and thumbs down.

Vor 6 Monate
Vinay Kumar
Vinay Kumar

The latest one produces 200 HP and is a hooligan.

Vor 6 Monate
Dan DanDanDan
Dan DanDanDan

A gsxr1100 went 236 mph? I don't think so.

Vor 6 Monate
Freedom First
Freedom First

The GS series, was one of my favorite motorcycles growing up.

Vor 6 Monate
Jay Moto
Jay Moto

Jeez, I couldn't watch anymore after the narrator talked about the GS750, while showing the GT750. The whole point of that segment was about the production of their first real sales hit of a 4 stroke, and they show a 2 stroke the whole time. I couldn't take the documentary seriously anymore after that.

Vor 7 Monate
blackbirdxx928
blackbirdxx928

Thats a 750 cc water buffalo...and they missed the gt 185 380 500 and 550...owned all of them and gs 550 katana gs 750 gs 1000 gs1000 stage 2 yosh and a 1000 katana abs a gs 1100 2 valve and a gs 1100 4 valve

Vor 7 Monate
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson

This is a do over!! Bad Bad Bad. The change from GS To GSX refer to change from 8 to 16 valve.Dont show the GT when you are talking about the GS.

Vor 7 Monate
John Kennedy
John Kennedy

Your showing the GT750 2 stroke and saying it's the GS 750 4 stroke. Do your homework.

Vor 7 Monate
yootoob
yootoob

Did dude just scratch his balls at 6:16? Lol

Vor 7 Monate
Jeff Tilghman
Jeff Tilghman

I guess Suzuki doesn't make cruuser or touring bikes either, according to your documentries. Only Honda does. Very dissapointing these documentries not guving the full histories of these Japanese companies except Honda.

Vor 7 Monate
Tim Mayeaux
Tim Mayeaux

can't wait to see how bad the BMW video is messed up

Vor 7 Monate
Steve McLaughin
Steve McLaughin

I had a Suzuki X-6 Hustler. It was a remarkably good motorcycle. And fast. The Titans were vastly under rated. and the Water Buffalo closed the door on 2 strokes for nearly everyone. What happened to those excellent Katana's ? Of course the Gixxers changed everything. And the Hayabusa? Where is it?

Vor 7 Monate
Mohd Javed
Mohd Javed

What is price

Vor 7 Monate
ruca428
ruca428

Wish they did add the tl1000r

Vor 7 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

And the TL1000S

Vor 12 Stunden
LookattheBiggerPic
LookattheBiggerPic

Sad to me that the "Water Buffalo" was shown but not really mentioned, save incorrectly as GS750 - I had a Water Buffalo and later also a GS750, I liked and enjoyed both but the Water Buffalo was a joy outside of some high speed issues, it was wonderful with a unique sound and vibration that just encouraged me to ride all day... Mine lasted well, no breakdowns, I finally sold it with about 55,000 miles on it still working beautifully!

Vor 7 Monate
Michael Polkabla
Michael Polkabla

When did Suzuki Burgman come into play?

Vor 8 Monate
Adrian Niles
Adrian Niles

RG500 oh yes...I'm an old school GSXR man these days.

Vor 8 Monate
Nikos Sofos
Nikos Sofos

HONDA POWER THE BEST OF THE BEST

Vor 8 Monate
Ken Munoz
Ken Munoz

How can they talk about Suzuki without discussing the Quad??? They invented this entire segment! The modern ATV industry was created from it...WTF?

Vor 8 Monate
Stevie Jeff
Stevie Jeff

No mention of BARRY. Produced by americans blowing smoke up their own asses.

Vor 8 Monate
Windsteps
Windsteps

35:43 why are they drivng a toyota?? Are their own cars so bad that they don't use them at their own testing facility??

Vor 8 Monate
Riding Japan
Riding Japan

Windsteps that's what I thought xD

Vor 7 Monate
Justin Marinkovich
Justin Marinkovich

Bloody fantastic! covered the bare bones of a good motorcycle! love this kind of thing...not enough time to cover everything but at least the basics got put in there! bloody good i think.

Vor 8 Monate
A I
A I

the best bike i ever owned was a K6 600

Vor 9 Monate
J
J

I love Japanese bikes, wish Suzuki would focus on better, lighter, drz400-500 true Enduro machine w/ trick suspension adjustment. And build 2stroke Enduro machine beating ktm on performance and price. But I believe Suzuki has missed the market not Enduro machine Market and Light adventure Touring bike. Suzuki needs to focus on R&D on Enduro motorcycles

Vor 9 Monate
Jonathan Little
Jonathan Little

Disrespectful @ the lack of SRAD fotage while discussing the 90s

Vor 9 Monate
mark van son
mark van son

first there was the suzuki gsx 400e and gsx 400f, the gsx-r is just the race version of those bikes, not an experimental gs

Vor 9 Monate
Mark Ali-gilkes
Mark Ali-gilkes

Love the Japanese bikes, kwack,honda,Suzuki, Yamaha from 1970's to early 90's. Present; 2015 Suzuki bandit 1250s, Suzuki 1400 sports, Yamaha 1300. Kwack chopper!

Vor 9 Monate
Smiley O
Smiley O

Suziki staff member drives and shows off their test track in a Toyota van?

Vor 9 Monate
Smiley O
Smiley O

Get it right the first GS750 Water Bus was a 2 stroke not a 4 stroke.. I know because I used to flog them on my Mach 4 H2-750 Kawasaki.also called the Widow Maker. They were the only bike that came colse to matching the H2-750 Kawasaki.

Vor 9 Monate
Mark Howarth
Mark Howarth

The Picture of the Gs750 original was actually a Gt750 2 stroke...it doesn't have valve gear.Triple 2 stroke kettle!! I agree..too much GSX and not enough Suzuki history!

Vor 10 Monate
moreno franco
moreno franco

Listen to the change ... Suuu... Zuu.. Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii................Gone!

Vor 10 Monate
Gixxerman 001
Gixxerman 001

Little or nothing on T's, GT's, GS's or GSX's nor the RG's....& nothing on the RE5 which almost broke the company, pity. The explaination for GSX ('X' for experimental) doesn't match my memory or understanding. The 'X' was for 4 valve....being the main engine advance on the GS. XR was the 'experimental racer' but they were nothing to do with street bikes....even the production racing RG500's nor the RG500 street bike didn't get an 'XR' designation. The real shame is that there's a decent video yet to be done on all (or preferably each) of the main Suzuki types. Suzuki have always been at the front of motorcycle development & for enthusiasts it's an interesting story (as they all are, whether it's the Japanese or European or American companies).

Vor 10 Monate
FutonShop PleasantHill
FutonShop PleasantHill

DUNLOP LATEX MATTRESSES, MOONLIGHT THE MATTRESS FOREVER

Vor 10 Monate
Jeremiah Wilson
Jeremiah Wilson

Honda was the true innovator of Jap motorcycles. The other 3 basically copied Honda. They also were the only one of the 4 that was dedicated motorcycle manufacturers from the start. Suzuki basically built sewing equipment. Kawasaki built boats and heavy industrial machinery. And Yamaha built cheesy musical instruments.

Vor 11 Monate
Calvin Huang
Calvin Huang

Honda started out building piston rings for Toyota (which they failed at initially). What a company starts out doing doesn't really matter. Lamborghini was initially making farming equipment. BMW started off making airplane engines. Samsung initially sold groceries and dried fish. And Nintendo used to make playing cards.

Vor 9 Monate
james jezinvedn
james jezinvedn

Quality is terrible .

Vor 11 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

Fuck off. Have you owned one?

Vor 12 Stunden
Abdul Mirzazada
Abdul Mirzazada

THE bilde for the best and the are

Vor 2 Monate
pbkayakyer
pbkayakyer

So much was left out or barely glossed over in this video. Suzuki pioneered the fuel injection of motorcycles. Other than one or two motorcycles early in the eighties, fuel injection was unheard of for motorcycles. 1996 Suzuki GSXR750 SRAD introduced modern fuel injection of motorcycles, then Suzuki followed that success on the TL1000S in '97. Suzuki was worlds ahead of any other motorcycle manufacturers thanks to their extensive experience in fuel injection.

Vor 11 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

You cunts are full of shit. Kawasaki KZ1000H. Then the GPZ1100.This was early 80s . Ducati was fucking around with injection before Suzuki.

Vor 13 Stunden
ray Nic
ray Nic

+Jesus H Christ I knew guys that raced the '98s and pulled out the fuel injection and went back to the carbs. My '99 was pretty scary twitchy when turning on the power in first gear, it really f-up my lap times on first gear hair pins.

Vor 2 Tage
Jesus H Christ
Jesus H Christ

Yeah 96-97 GSXR-750 carbies, 98 on injected.

Vor 2 Tage
ray Nic
ray Nic

Broham, it wasn't on the GSXR 750 until '98, at least stateside and it wasn't considered that well sorted out. I had the '99 and that was an improvement.

Vor 10 Tage
John Smith
John Smith

Loved the 97 TL.

Vor Monat
Paul Giuliano
Paul Giuliano

Total Crap. So poorly done.

Vor 11 Monate
Aditya Abhishek
Aditya Abhishek

How can the history of Suzuki be complete without the mighty Hayabusa (GSX 1300R)

Vor 11 Monate
richard casey
richard casey

Your video incorrectly shows the GT 750 triple water cooled 2 stroke Water Buffalo as the GS 750 4. Shame!

Vor 11 Monate
iOn-Christopher DiMeglio
iOn-Christopher DiMeglio

14:00m BIG GAFF - they really got green and are totally conflating the 2-stroke "water-pumper" GT-750 with later 4-stroke GS-750. Sheesh - history I can trust. Anyone who knows anything at a glance can tell it's a 2-stroke. And those who know the history know that GT-750 was the big innovation. Not even a mention of it - just wrong bike in the pictures.

Vor 11 Monate
The Nutters Workshop
The Nutters Workshop

I like that the models there talking about dont match the video! No gamma's no busa..... Half arsed!

Vor 11 Monate
Hildton McConnell
Hildton McConnell

I want road bikes that is what I ride and would like to see the history on them not racing. There is a lot more people buying road bikes. I like shaft drive cruisers I do think that Suzuki makes them as that is what I ride. When I look up history of Suzuki I want to see it all not just the racing side.

Vor 11 Monate
Kim Windsor
Kim Windsor

Hayabusa all the way

Vor 11 Monate
Tim Huber
Tim Huber

As an owner of a K7 Gixxer 600, it was really cool to see this. I didn't know about any of the company's history prior to the first GSXR in the mid '80's

Vor 11 Monate
Tedd Akdag
Tedd Akdag

wish these were in HD, but other than that great upload!

Vor 11 Monate
Dave xjs
Dave xjs

Yes the 750 was a two stroke in the film (the kettle) not a four stoke after that I stopped watching and gave a thumbs down

Vor year
SOL BADGUY
SOL BADGUY

Yeah the Suzuki GSX-R is a great bike!!!

Vor year
Larry Fry
Larry Fry

Yeah, showing the GT750 (two-stroke triple) while talking about the GS750 (four-stroke four cylinder) was a bit much.

Vor year

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