Suzuki Motor America today sent our first view of the 2018 Suzuki GSX-R600, 2018 Suzuki GSX-R750, and 2018 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycles – now before you get too excited, they are exactly the same as last year’s models (save for some bold new graphics).
This is of course all according to plan. We have already written about Suzuki’s plan to bring new middleweight GSX-R600 & GSX-R750 sport bikes to market, as well as a new Hayabusa.
As such, we expect still to see new sport bike models debuting from Suzuki at this year’s EICMA show in Milan, and all three bikes should arrive mid-2018, as 2019 model year machines.
It has been a long road for Suzuki since the recession – the Hamamatsu brand being hit the hardest out of the four Japanese motorcycle companies – but things are starting to turn around for the “King of Sport Bikes”.
The first signs of life came in the form of the all new, and very potent, 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Now, the GSX-R1000 is set to see its sibling machines get an update as well, with both the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 getting the “all new” treatment.
With the supersport landscape relatively unchanged since the recession, an all new set of models from Suzuki should lineup very well – though, we should note that we hear that Team Green will be updating the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R very soon as well.
Meanwhile, Honda still appears to have no interest in the 600cc supersport market. Sad trombone.
2018 Suzuki GSX-R750
2018 Suzuki Hayabusa
Source: Suzuki Motor America