The legendary Isle of Man TT was the first international race entered by Suzuki, so it's only right that it's there that we're celebrated our fiftieth year of racing. Many of you came and joined in our celebration events, met with famous Suzuki riders, saw classic racing Suzukis or hedged your bets to become king of the hill on the drag straight...
Thank you to those of you who helped us to celebrate and for those of you who couldn’t make it, see below to see what you missed.
A 1/8 mile drag straight that all bikers could “run what ya brung” against the clock. There were trophies for the fastest standard and fastest modified Suzuki’s as well as a display of bikes with a number of GSX-R related goody bags that were up for grabs throughout the day. If that was not enough there was also an opportunity to meet a host of other VIP guests.
Over the course of this years TT Suzuki took over the Manx Museum with a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of Suzuki success at the Isle of Man TT races. Featuring historic motorcycles, racing memorabilia, leathers and the memories of some of Suzuki’s top riders.
Current and past riders were present at the opening which was limited to 100 lucky visitors who could listen to a exclusive rider interview session.
The exhibition is running until Saturday 4th September so feel free to visit anytime before then. For more information please call 01624 648000.
A classic bike show with prizes being awarded in several categories including Best GSX-R in the Superbike class, Best Suzuki in the Japanese class, Best Classic Suzuki in the Japanese classic class and Best Suzuki in Show. There was also the opportunity to view some fantastic bikes and meet a number of Suzuki riders past and present.
A parade lap of the legendary Mountain circuit featured important motorcycles from the 50 years of history of Suzuki at the TT from both collectors and members of the public. If that wasn’t enough, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi took part in the lap, after his recent 300th GP race start.
As a crescendo activity in a week of celebratory events, we were delighted to announce a ‘first’ on the Island. Loris Capirossi’s 2010 GSV-R MotoGP bike took a lap of the famous TT course – the first ever MotoGP machine to lap the 37.73 mile course was piloted by 2008 TT winner Cameron Donald after the senior race. Cameron was not be hanging around and the noise was something spectacular!