A black-clad rider on a white 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa on a track
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The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa Is Fit To Fly Again

Since the first rumors of the Hayabusa’s return hit the Internet, Suzuki’s reborn superbike has prompted significant speculation. What kind of engine would it use? Would it still be as ridiculously fast? Well, those questions can finally be answered, because Suzuki has officially revealed the 2022 Hayabusa. And from the looks of things, ‘Busa fans …

A black-clad rider taking a corner on a red 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa
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Suzuki Is Letting the Hayabusa Fly Once More

While bikes like the BMW S 1000 RR can out-handle the Hayabusa, the Suzuki sportbike wasn’t really about corner carving. No, it earned its reputation on its ludicrous levels of speed. Unfortunately, regulation changes meant Suzuki had to clip the Hayabusa’s wings, seemingly for good. But based on some recently-released videos, it seems the ‘Busa …

Jay Leno on his red 1975 Suzuki RE5
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Jay Leno’s Rotary 1975 Suzuki RE5 Is Smooth but Unsuccessful

While the return of the rotary to Mazda’s US lineup is great news for the engine’s fans, it’s worth pointing out that it’s not the only automaker to use it. And cars aren’t the only motor vehicles to feature the ‘spinning Dorito.’ A small handful of motorcycles used rotary engines in the past. And recently, …

Chris Maschauser rides an ATV to cut off a heard of goats from Mascauser Vineyards and Ranch in California
Marine & RVs

NADA Has Taken the Stress Out of Shopping for a New ATV

Cars are expensive to own and maintain, but ATVs offer a more affordable way to get some off-roading thrills. Many states don’t even require ATV drivers to have a license, making these vehicles more accessible. However, the process of buying a new or used ATV is often just as extensive as purchasing a car. You …

A turquoise-tanked 1978 Suzuki GS750
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The Suzuki GS750 Is a Refined and Underrated Classic Bike

Modern bikes may have better technology, but it’s important to remember that what we call classic motorcycles were once cutting-edge machines. And even if bikes like the BMW K1 didn’t always sell well, they did at least introduce new features. But there’s something to be said about taking an idea and honing it. Such is …

Two people drive an ATV through a muddy creek.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Fun Used ATVs for Under $3,500

If you’ve ever ridden an ATV through the forest or on a sandy trail, you get it. If you haven’t, there’s a good chance you’d like to give it a go. Some of them are crazy expensive. But you don’t actually have to spend ridiculous cash to have a little 4×4 fun in the dirt. …

Motorcycle Scrambler Suzuki
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This Suzuki TU250 Scrambler Is an Unpretentious Work of Art

Custom motorcycle builders are responsible for some of the coolest things on two wheels. However, they can garner a certain air of pretension. The pretension can come from the bikes they choose to customize, the lengths at which they customize them, and the small circles they often run in. Although Kengo Kimura runs in those …

Trucks & SUVs

Why is the Suzuki Jimny Banned in the U.S?

Have you seen the Suzuki Jimny? It’s the adorable 4×4 SUV that’s beloved worldwide. It could be the boxy Jeep Renegade that we actually want. But unfortunately, the 2020 Suzuki Jimny isn’t available in the United States.  Why isn’t the Suzuki Jimny available in the U.S.? The Suzuki Jimny is the much safer successor to …

Nato green colored New Suzuki Jimny 4x4 is seen in Otomin
Trucks & SUVs

This Japanese 4×4 Is the Most Endearing Off-Roader Ever Made

The Suzuki Jimny has been a staple in the Japanese motoring culture for many decades. Similar to the Jeep Wrangler in the states the Jimny’s roots stretch back to a crude military machine that sacrificed everything for simplicity and practicality. Although the Suzuki Jimny has changed a good deal over the years, in spirit, it’s …

A red 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S next to a white-and-blue 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in front of the setting sun
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A 15-Year-Old Suzuki GSX-R1000 Can Keep up With a Ducati Panigale V4

While its motorcycles aren’t the most expensive, Ducati’s bikes are arguably some of the most desirable. Especially its Panigale line of sportbikes. The V2 model is quick in its own right and keeps the manufacturer’s L-twin tradition alive. But if you want the closest thing to a commuter-friendly Desmosedici RR, you’ll need the Ducati Panigale …

Hybrids & Electrics

You Would Want the 2021 Suzuki Ignis If It Came To US

Suzuki has some great products besides the Jimny. Primarily subcompact territory, there are not a lot of competitors in this class in the US. But when you look at the overall spectrum of vehicles offered here they are expanding in opposite directions while the sweet spot in the middle is covered. On the one side, …

A blue 1st-gen Suzuki SV650
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Is the Suzuki SV650 Really a Good Beginner Motorcycle Recommendation?

Typically, many recommended beginner motorcycles are small-capacity machines. Bikes like the Kawasaki Ninja 400, or the Honda Grom and its 125cc cousins, the Super Cub and Monkey. However, there’s another bike, with a noticeably larger engine, that’s also often recommended to newer riders: the Suzuki SV650. But is it actually suitable for beginners? The Suzuki …

a red BMW leaning deep into a chicane
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The Suzuki Hayabusa Trails Behind the BMW S1000RR

Both of these incredibly fast motorcycles are fan favorites. The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300 R motorcycle is a bit dated now, however, and the BMW S1000RR motorcycle has just been redesigned. While the ‘Busa remains a faithful steed for high-speed riding, the BMW has received numerous updates that give it more modern agility. Though there …

A red 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa against a lighter-red 'Hayabusa' kanji background
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The Suzuki Hayabusa Was Too Fast for the Rule-book

It’s possible to be too fast—that’s why the Dodge Demon was banned from drag racing, after all. But there’s car fast, and there’s motorcycle fast. In the 50s and 60s, café racers tried their best to do ‘the ton’: 100 mph. It’s hard enough, on very windy days, to stay on my relatively modern Street …

a red, white, and blue CBR1000RR-R sport bike racing down the street
2 Wheels

Honda Fireblade vs. Suzuki Hayabusa

The Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle has long been a favorite among American thrill junkies. Now, with the Honda Fireblade motorcycle finally coming to the US, buyers of street-legal racers may find themselves facing a difficult decision between these two bikes. How do these two sportbikes compare? The Honda Fireblade motorcycle is also known as the CBR1000RR-R. …

Black-and-orange 2020 KTM 790 Adventure R power-sliding through the desert
2 Wheels

The Best New ADV Bikes Under $15,000

It’s definitely possible to have a great off-road bike adventure without going broke. But, as with cars, paying a bit more for a motorcycle, especially an ADV, sometimes does mean getting a few extra appreciable features. That doesn’t mean that you have to go for a company’s range-topping flagship motorcycle, though. In fact, $15,000 can …

Motorcycle race showing a motorcycle handling a tight turn.
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Why Are Ducati Motorcycles so Expensive?

In an article about Ducati motorcycles on The Things, the difference between other bike prices and Ducati prices is posed as being the same as the difference between “I like it” and “I love it.” If you are willing to pay more for an Italian machine, you’ll end up with something fast built for long …

a red BMW leaning deep into a chicane
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2020 Motorcycles: The Leading Liter Bike

When it comes to 2020 motorcycles, liter bikes are the most exciting. Each of these superbikes boasts a powerful 1 liter-displacing engine and trickle-down race technology. But we already know all of these sportbikes are fast. Which ones are the fastest and baddest of all? Here are the leading liter bikes of 2020. Everyone has …

Used 2013 BMW F 800 GS motorcycle with saddle bags
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The Best Used Off-Road Motorcycles Under $10,000

There are a number of excellent affordable motorcycles that you can take off-road. However, some may be nervous about bringing a brand-new bike to get banged up off-pavement. However, as is the case for most beginner bikes, the simple solution is to get a used motorcycle. It’s likely already been beat-up a bit. Plus, buying …

2020 KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle sliding through the desert
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The Best New Off-Road Motorcycles Under $10,000

Off-roading on 2 wheels can be tricky—but it doesn’t have to be expensive. There’s a wide selection of modern affordable motorcycles with a degree of off-road prowess. But the best-suited are adventure motorcycles and dual sports. And, if you thought off-road adventures were outside your budget, the bikes described below sticker for under $10,000. Best …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Top 5 ATVs of 2020

Whether you need one for tough jobs and mobility in all-terrain situations or you just want one to load up and take to the trails, there is an ATV that fits your needs. These top 5 2020 ATVs––or quads––are some top dollar machines designed to do whatever you want. ATVs are one of the most …

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Trucks & SUVs

Would the Suzuki Jimny Really Fit in on US Roads?

Although it’s now primarily known in the US for motorcycles, Suzuki did once sell cars here. And elsewhere in the world, it still does. One, in particular, the Suzuki Jimny mini-SUV, has been remarkably well-received. It’s been tuned, turned into Bronco look-a-likes, and taken on heavyweights like the G-Wagon. However, it’s still not available in …

2020 Suzuki Katana and 1982 Suzuki Katana
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Does the New Suzuki Katana Carve as Well as the Original?

Retro is big right now, especially with motorcycles. Honda’s brought back classic models like the Super Cub, Hunter Cub, and Monkey, for example. Indian has the Scout Bobber. And British manufacturer Triumph has a whole line of neo-classic bikes. Now, Japanese brand Suzuki has also joined in. Although Suzuki still sells cars like the Kizashi …

Kawasaki Ninja H2R
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Busa Flies, Ninja Dies

After an absolute rollercoaster ride of whether or not Suzuki would discontinue the Hayabusa or unveil a new touring speed machine, we’ve been over here sort of scratching our heads. The Kawasaki Ninja hung on and produced a new 2020 ZX-14r even after rumors of Hayabusa’s retirement which began in 2018. Though the Busa has …

2 Wheels

Hayabusa vs. ZX-14r: Which is the Superior Sportbike?

Since the 1990s, sportbikes have brought something to the motorcycle industry that is all their own. Sheer speed and incredible power to weight ratio is the name of the game and neither of these beasts is playing around. Not recommended for the inexperienced rider, the Hayabusa and the ZX-14r are motorcycles designed to maneuver long …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Want a Cheaper Nissan Frontier? Buy a Suzuki Equator

Much to the consumers’ advantage, platform sharing between brands has been commonplace over the past few decades. Do you want a Mercedes-Benz SLK, but don’t want to shell out the extra money? Buy a Chrysler Crossfire. Want a Nissan Frontier, but don’t want to spend an extra couple grand? Then buy a Suzuki Equator. A …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Do Not Cross a Pedestrian Bridge in an SUV

One of the things taught in driver’s education classes around the nation is that when traveling on the highway and missing an exit, do not back up. Instead, continue with traffic to the next exit and find a way around. This will avoid unnecessary danger to travelers and the occupants of the vehicle that missed …

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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The Fastest New Modern Café Racer Motorcycles

There’s a whole host of neo-classic motorcycles available today. Customers can choose from scramblers, bobbers, cruisers, a modern Honda Cub, and hand-built carbureted models based on 50s British bikes. Arguably, though, what kick-started this trend was the rise in café racers, previewed by the Ducati Sport 1000. Even Harley-Davidson is working on such a bike. …

1992 Autozam AZ-1
Cars

The Autozam AZ-1: Supercar Design in a Tiny Package

There’s no shortage of quirky vehicles in the world if you look hard enough. From Britain, there’s the Morgan 3-Wheeler. France produced the 4-wheeled Lazareth LM10 motorcycle. From the US, there’s the pint-sized AMC Mighty Mite. And arguably, the rear-engine Porsche 911 also counts. But it’s perhaps Japan that’s best known for building unconventional cars. …

Classic motorcycles in the Netherlands
2 Wheels

Can You Ride a Classic Motorcycle Daily?

It’s not just classic trucks and SUVs that are gaining popularity. Classic motorcycles are also on the rise, especially café racers, scramblers, and bobbers. And classic bikes like the humble Vespa scooter can sometimes venture far outside their comfort zone. But does that mean you could, or should, use a classic motorcycle as a daily …

Trucks & SUVs

Top 10 SUVs Everybody Hates-Nobody Wants

The SUV is dominating not only America but all over the globe. It is such a huge segment now that most US vehicle manufacturers have dumped their car lines to make more SUVs and pickups. Nobody saw that coming except the beancounters. They saw the rise and decided it was more profitable to make SUVs …

2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro
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Fastest Dual Sport Motorcycles

Dirt bikes can be a great introduction to motorcycling. They’re easy to repair, and not quick enough to really get you into trouble (apart from the racing versions). But, they’re generally not street-legal, which means you’ll have to haul them to a trail or course. Some touring bikes can go off-road, but they’re really more …

Suzuki Samurai
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 90s Scandal Consumer Reports Hopes You Forgot About

The automotive world is no stranger to scandals. Some are the result of genuine product flaws or company misrepresentation, such as with Takata’s airbags and Volkswagen’s diesel vehicles. Others, though, like Audi’s unintended acceleration debacle, stemmed from driver error as much as product design. Which begs the question: which category does the Consumer Reports scandal …

2020 Suzuki S-Cross | Suzuki
Trucks & SUVs

Why Can’t We Get The S-Cross In The US?

With the US being the second-largest vehicle market in the world you would think we would get every kind of SUV. But no, we don’t. A case in point is the S-Cross SUV, also known as the SX4. The S-Cross is an SUV crossover made by Suzuki. We know that Suzuki flew the coop in …

2019 Suzuki Jimny
Trucks & SUVs

Everyone Wants A Suzuki Jimny-Sounds Like Jeep Is Listening

Everybody loves the Suzuki Jimny and we don’t even get them here in the US. We don’t get any Suzuki cars and trucks anymore. It would seem anecdotally there is a market in the US for these super-mini Jeep-like little bombers. Now from Auto Express comes word that Jeep will be bringing out something like …