SUZUKI REVEALS 2015 BIKES
2015 Suzuki Bandit 1250SSuzuki head into the New Year with a host of new models that are bound to excite any fan of quality Japanese motorcycles.
Here's a quick look at what they've got in store for us in the next year. Where do we start?
We at Colin Appleyard are excited by the news that the Bandit is back for 2015, with the iconic machine making a return in the New Year. The original had a cult following, and the new model will feature Suzuki's 1,255cc inline four-cylinder engine. The styling's different, too, bringing it bang up to date. Riders will be pleased to hear that the new Bandit has gone through all kinds of rigorous testing, and the end result is a much improved machine that's more aerodynamic, whilst giving better wind and weather protection.
Next up is a new version of the V-Strom. The 650XT is an improved design with lightweight wheels and better shock absorption, making it an ideal adventure bike. Still unmistakably a V-Strom, the "beak" design is earning itself a cult following among riders. With a bit of luck and a following wind, this one could be in our showrooms before Christmas, so you had better get it on your list for Santa.
Coming in the spring are to great new additions to the Suzuki line that are already creating a store. Unveiled at the Intermot show comes the GSX-S1000 ABS and its sister model the GSX-1000F ABS. The super-naked GSX-S1000 ABS is – Suzuki says – a machine that sells the GSX-R spirit in a naked streetbike. Nimble and agile, Suzuki reckons it's going to be filled with low-down torque and bursting with mid-range power, along with a traction control system.
2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000FWhat does the extra R in the GSX-1000F ABS get you? This model is the same as its sibling, but with a new fairing to provide better weather protection. So, the choice is yours – a road bike with sheer naked power, or one that keeps you dry. With the British weather in mind, we dare say the S1000F is going to be a popular choice.
Other models expected in our showrooms some time in 2015 include the Address 110 scooter, boosting a whopping 139 mpg on a 5.2 litre fuel tank. Lightweight and with a full 20 litre storage capacity, it looks like it's going to be an ideal choice for the commuter.
Another bike with great consumption figures coming your way is the Inazuma 250F. An A2-licence friendly machine with an added fairing, it makes the already popular model even more comfortable for the rider. At 85mpg, that's economy that can't be ignored on a great-looking bike. Available early 2015.
If any of these grab you, call Colin Appleyard, and we'll arrange a test ride once they arrive. Great Suzuki bikes, all at great prices.