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Suzuki’s 2006 QuadRacer R450 ATV Captures Numerous  
“ATV of the Year” Awards  

QuadRacer also boasts WPSA championship

  Suzuki QuadRacer

BREA, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2006) Since the recent launch of the 2006 Suzuki QuadRacer R450, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has collected several top honors and “ATV of the Year” Awards for its race-ready, high-performance ATV, proving its significance in the marketplace and on the racetrack. 

The new QuadRacer was awarded 2006 Sport ATV of the Year” by ATV Sport Magazine, “2006 Sport ATV of the Year” by ATV Rider Magazine, “2006 ATV of the Year – Sport” by ATV, “2006 Best Pure Sport ATV” by All-Terrain Vehicle Magazine and “2007 Sport ATV of the Year” by The ATV Guide. 

“We’re thrilled to receive such high honors from top industry publications that truly have a pulse on the ATV market,” said Glenn Hansen, American Suzuki communications manager.  “These editors have all come to the same conclusion: the QuadRacer R450 is the best ATV in its class.”  

2006 Sport ATV of the Year, ATV Sport Magazine (June 2006)

“In an industry that has been afraid to go racing and to build high-performance ATVs, Suzuki is pushing the edge of progress.  Giving racers a “race-ready” product will drive more people to enjoy this sport and sell more units.  For that, we applaud Suzuki and give it this award.” 

2006 Sport ATV of the Year, ATV Rider Magazine  (November 2006)

“Suzuki hit the nail on the head with this one … we think history was made with this model …”   

2006 ATV of the Year – Sport, ATV

“Suzuki once again showed that they are leaders when it comes to building next generation ATVs.” 

2006 Best Pure Sport ATV, All-Terrain Vehicle Magazine (Winter 2006)

“The Suzuki QuadRacer 450R hasn’t just raised the bar; it’s changed the game! 

2007 Sport ATV of the Year, The ATV Guide

“It has state of the art technology and is born to compete.” 

The accolades keep coming for Suzuki’s new QuadRacer R450.  In August, Team Suzuki Yoshimura rider Doug Gust, who played a major role in developing the new race-ready ATV, clinched the championship title in the World PowerSports Association (WPSA) ATV Series Championship, Super Quad 450 Pro Division.  Suzuki was also awarded the WPSA Manufacturer’s Award for 2006, largely due to the QuadRacer R450.   

“This was a big win for me and Suzuki,” said Doug Gust.  “It was an honor to help design this awesome machine.  And, to see all of my hard work pay off on the track made it all worthwhile.” 

About the QuadRacer R450

Suzuki’s QuadRacer R450 is a race-ready ATV designed, developed and tested by a team of dedicated Suzuki engineers working with multi-time champion Doug Gust.  The QuadRacer R450 is powered by a fuel-injected 450cc four-stroke engine based on the race proven RM-Z450 four-stroke engine, designed to deliver broad, smooth power.  This high-performance ATV comes complete with fuel injection, vibration-reducing counterbalancers, a five-speed transmission and electric start.  It also boasts a low-slung, wide track racing chassis with long-travel suspension, a high-tensile steel swingarm and heavy duty steering stem and rear axle.  The QuadRacer R450 – ready to race when you are. 

About American Suzuki

The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation.  ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states.  ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines.  Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.


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