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Suzuki Motorcycles -
From Fine Loom Manufacturers to Major Motorcycle Company
By Daniel Levy
Started in a small warehouse by Michio Suzuki back in
1909, Suzuki aimed at making better looms for the Japanese silk industry. It was only thirty years after its existence that the
company started thinking of diversifying into cars, motorcycles and related machinery. In fact, it was only after the collapse of
the cotton market in 1951, that Suzuki seriously got into the motorcycle and car industry.
Suzuki Celebrates Strong Lineup for
2008 Satellite Road Race Teams
Geoff May joins Aaron Yates on Jordan Suzuki squad
Calif., (Dec. 13, 2007) – American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) is excited to
factory support to its satellite road race teams for the 2008
season. Leading the charge this year are the Michael Jordan
Motorsports Suzuki team, the M4 EMGO Suzuki team and Matsushima
Performance Suzuki in AMA road racing, as well as the Vesrah
Suzuki team in WERA endurance racing. All of these teams include
impressive rosters of new and returning riders for 2008.
Suzuki’s 2006 QuadRacer
R450 ATV Captures Numerous “ATV of the Year” Awards
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
Mark Daley of
Thunder Struck Custom Bikes
By Cindy Quick Wilson
Most of us motorcycle enthusiasts, at one time or another, have thoughts—OK, some of us have serious dreams about building our own custom bike from scratch. With programs like American Chopper and Biker Build-off bringing this process right into our living rooms to further fuel this hunger, those of us inflicted with this dream wonder just what it would feel like to mold that metal or form that tank or modify that frame. We imagine color schemes, implementing our ideas of balance and style, adding those little touches that stamp it as our own. Some of us who take it even further might go on to imagine how it would feel to have some of the most renowned bike builders in the nation admire and compliment our work. After years of hard work and dedication to his craft, Mark Daley, owner of Thunder Struck Custom Bikes in Medford, Oregon, has made those dreams come true.
Tips in Preventing
by: Kay Zetkin
Safety in riding motorcycles in order to prevent
injuries is a very critical issue especially during the peak of motorcycle
season. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons are very much concerned about this issue since there are almost always a
lot of motorcycle accidents happening at least one every few days. Most injuries noted from the people brought in the Level
One Trauma Units range from serious musculoskeletal injuries, open fractures and head traumas from motorcycle accidents.
There is an incredible revolution in the motorcycle safety and ATV safety arena, Traction Control Brakes. This system, also referred to as TCB Braking, can help you avoid accidents by helping to avoid your wheels from locking.
Many riders today are hesitant to hit their brakes hard and/or do not use their back brakes for fear of locking the wheels up and dumping their bike.
Traction Control Braking
is an incredible solution.
'High on UNITE'
Dealer-turned-preacher now selling anti-drug message
through motorcycle association.
MT. VERNON - When Gary Linville preaches about the danger of drugs, he speaks from experience.
"I got delivered from drugs myself," said the 49-year-old pastor at House of Refuge Church in Rockcastle County.
Whether passionately pushing his message from the pulpit or sharing a sermon from the seat of his 1500 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle, Linville has become a self-proclaimed "activist against the forces of evil, trying to rescue people" from the danger of drugs.
SIX FINALISTS POSTED FOR ONLINE VOTING IN HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S "GET DOWN TO DAYTONA" CONTEST
Women Riders' Videos Share Inspirational Stories of Their
MILWAUKEE (November 28, 2007) - Six inspiring finalists in Harley-Davidson's Get Down to Daytona contest have been chosen and posted online today at
for online viewer voting to begin. Visitors to the site can view each video and vote on their favorite to help send that woman rider and a guest to Daytona Bike Week '08. Voting will end December 12, 2007, and three winners will be announced December 14.
Winter Bike Riding --
The Safe Way
by: Kay Zetkin
Are you one of those motorcycle riders that live in
northern climates where winters can be harsh and still choose to continue
riding when the bitter winter sets in? Well, everybody would say you’re dreadful to
even consider riding out in the snow. Contemporaries who are more protective of their bikes might even
say that you’re a brutal slave-driver of your beloved bike.
ILLUZIONZ PROMOTES MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH
Each year, May is designated by the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as Motorcycle Safety Awareness
Month. States and motorcycle organizations across the country conduct a variety
of activities to promote the importance of motorist awareness and sharing the
road with motorcyclists
Yamaha Motorcycles -
Creativity and Spirit of Challenge
By Daniel Levy
"If you are going to do something, be the
best" Ginichi Kawakami, Yamaha Motor Company First President.
Yamaha Motorcycles, under this motto, employing all its creativity, and with a very strong spirit of challenge, became
what it is now: one of the biggest players in the worldwide motorcycling scene.
Motor models to be displayed
at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 (Part
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is proud to
announce that it will be displaying 19 exhibition
models in a booth organized around the concept of
“The Art of Engineering” at the upcoming 40th
Tokyo Motor Show 2007 to be held over the 16 days
from Oct. 27 (Sat.) to Nov. 11 (Sun.) (Organizer:
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association; Venue:
Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.; Special invitation
day: Oct. 26).
Introduced here are outlines of 6 special
exhibition models in the fuel cell and electric
powered vehicle categories.