The 2010 UK racing season was a very positive one for Suzuki Great Britain (GB), so the UK’s official Suzuki distributor is planning on making 2011 even better. Next season’s Suzuki racing assistance program has officially been announced and participation is expected to be very widespread indeed. The purpose of this program is to make racing a bit more affordable for up-and-coming British Superbike and Supersport – even select club-level – riders who chose to race motorcycles from the Japanese marque.
The newly redesigned Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 are scheduled to start arriving at British Suzuki dealers early next year. The smaller GSX-R has been heavily updated with a new Showa Big Piston Fork, Brembo Monoblock braking system and a weight-loss program which shed a claimed 19.8 pounds compared to the previous generation. The new 600 joins the GSX-R1000 in the assistance program, giving Suzuki a laudable two-pronged assault on the English racing scene.
The GSX-R1000 could be said to have dominated the British Superbike Championship in 2010 – with the help of Bruce Anstey on the Relentless Suzuki by TAS bike – by being the best represented Superbike in the final phase of the series.
The GSX-R750, all-new with the same upgrades as the 600, and the Gladius 650 will also be included in the program depending on the series in which they are campaigned. Your local UK Suzuki dealer will handle any and all enquiries about the program and will be the central point of contact for the interested racer. For more info: www.suzuki-gb.co.uk
Written by J.C. Current, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com