Suzuki motorcycle reintroduces itself into the Malaysian market with a big bang, unleashing a line-up of six new motorcycles, announcing a new brand custodian and establishing a network of more than 70 experienced sales and service dealerships nationwide.
Marking a new era for the brand, and underlining a clear ambition to become a major player in Malaysia’s motorcycle market, the brand has simultaneously launched the 2021 generation of the GSX-R1000 and GSX -R1000R super sport; the iconic Katana; the GSX-S 750; V-STROM 650XT sport adventure tourer; and SV650 street bike.
Taking over from Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia, Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd is now the sole and exclusive importer, distributor and assembler for Suzuki Motorcycles, ATV, Spare Parts and Accessories in Malaysia. The business is being spearheaded by Group Executive Chairman – Encik Ahmad Faez bin Tan Sri Yahaya and led by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Lim, the General Manager and Director of Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Together, the management
team has more than 33 years’ experience in the motorcycle industry to support the Suzuki brand.
“This is an exciting new beginning for Suzuki. We are not just back, but we are here with an even bigger commitment, one that will not only offer customers the very latest and most advanced motorcycles Suzuki has to offer but to elevate their riding and ownership
experience to an even higher level,” says Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Lim, the General Manager and Director of Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
“We understand that many Suzuki fans were eagerly waiting for the launch of these new models. Suzuki Malaysia had plans to release the products earlier into the market but due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to do so.
Finally, we have arrived today to kick start the Suzuki brand with six latest models and a complete array of over 70 experienced dealers and after sales network,” Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Lim explains.
“Suzuki Malaysia will have three categories of dealers to serve the market but for the time being, we are commencing the business by selling the fully CBU models. We will be announcing more exciting range of products soon,” Encik Ahmad Faez reveals.
To enhance the reach of our customer, Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd has established 3 categories of dealer’s network. It explains as below:
Suzuki Big Bike World
This is a Suzuki Exclusive Concept Shop and dealers under this category will have full fledge showrooms which display and sell complete range of Suzuki motorcycles.
Under Suzuki Big Bike World, these Elite dealers are the cream of Suzuki dealership, which offer excellent customer service and proficient sales advisors who are experienced to furnish all aspects of the machines to the customers.
Suzuki Station Plus
This category of dealers are located strategically nationwide and they have the product knowledge to help customers in choosing the suitable Suzuki models that meeting their requirement and budget.
Suzuki Station Plus dealers will sell Suzuki models up to 800cc. (Engine category is subject to review)
This category of dealers will have wider network coverage and serve the mass market. The dealers will target at budget conscious customers who are looking for economical motorcycle for commuting purposes.
Suzuki Station dealers are selling Suzuki models up to 250cc.
Suzuki motorcycle owners will also be provided with two categories of aftersales support to ensure their machines will be in the optimum condition. Apart from the usual maintenance service, these centres will also be able to handle warranty claims and product updates.
Suzuki Exclusive Service Centre
Dedicated to provide complete aftersales service to all Suzuki models, all Suzuki Exclusive Service Centres will be handled by experienced and well-trained Suzuki technicians in order to provide the best care for all Suzuki models.
The Centres are also well equipped with a complete facility, tools and equipment, all in a spacious and conducive Service Centre environment.
Suzuki Service Corner
Similar to Suzuki Exclusive Service Centres albeit at a smaller scale, the Suzuki Service Corner is targeted to ensure more accessibility by the customers at numerous locations.
Workshop under this category will have a portion of their existing service area to service Suzuki motorcycles, with competent technicians and well versed on the products.
“Our many years of experience in handling modern superbikes have not only allowed us to create a vast network of spare part stockists, but one that ensures our customers will be provided with only genuine spare parts at value for money.
We are rolling out the brand with a strong aftersales support which include the necessary network of spare part stockists throughout the nation,” Encik Ahmad Faez concludes.
Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd headquarters is situated at Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park in Shah Alam, Selangor, same location as Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
Suzuki Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has confirmed the specification and colour options of the six new models which are now available at its Authorised Dealers’ showrooms nationwide.
“These are the models which we hope will be able to cater to all genre of motorcycle aficionados. With its latest in two-wheel technology, plus new colours and graphics relevant to the current trend, we believe they are more than enough to excite any motorcycle fans out there,” Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Lim, the General Manager and Director of Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd says.
The six models introduced range from high performance, urban lifestyle, dual-purpose and mid-range street machines.
Below are the detail information for all the models currently being offered by Suzuki Malaysia.
- RM99,289.00 and RM110,289.00 (suggested retail price without insurance and registration)
- Metallic Triton Blue / Metallic Mystic Silver (GSX-R1000R only)
- Metallic Matte Black (GSX-R1000/GSX-R1000R)
Racing pedigree is strong in the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R which is more compact and has a lighter engine with class-leading power capable of delivering power across a broad rpm range.
With a reworked aerodynamics package, the twin-spar aluminum frame is now lighter and more compact than the previous generation with the frame’s adjustable swing arm pivots enabling riders and racers to tune the chassis for race track performance. Even its LCD multifunction instrument panel is heavily-inspired by the GSX-RR MotoGP dash.
The GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R’s compact, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999.8cc, inline-four-cylinder engine is designed with a high level of top-end performance plus strong low- to mid-range power. Key enhancements to the 2021 model include a 76.0mm bore x 55.1mm stroke that is narrower than the prior generation; and the engine rotated back and positioned in the frame to create optimal chassis
dimensions for precise handling and to balance the motorcycle’s weight. The GSX-R1000 and GSX- R1000R also features Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing System (SR-VVT) to increase high engine rpm power without losing low- to mid-range power.
Featuring a six-speed close-ratio transmission, the motorcycle has a lower primary gear ratio compared to its predecessor for stronger acceleration. The cassette-style transmission meanwhile, give riders the flexibility to precisely match the gear ratio to their riding condition, and is easily removed to facilitate gear changes for the race track. Both the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R are equipped with the Suzuki Bi- Directional Quick Shift System that allows for clutchless up shifts and down shifts when the motorcycle is used in competition. In addition, the shift linkage can also be easily set up for reverse pattern, enabling GP-style shifting even with the quick-shifter in use. A programmable shift light on the main instrument panel meanwhile, sends out a visual alert to the rider to shift when a certain engine rpm is reached.
The GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R are further equipped with the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) multi- plate, wet clutch which acts as a slipper clutch during downshifts and increases pressure on the plates during acceleration to smoothen engine braking and lighten the clutch lever pull. Other advanced electronic rider aids exclusive to the GSX-R1000R include launch control and a motion track brake system to increase street and race track performance.
Advanced Showa Balance Free Front Fork (BFF) and rear suspension reaffirms the GSX-R1000 and GSX- R1000R’s outright performance, with optimum stopping power coming from Brembo four-piston, radial- mount front brake calipers and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
- RM77,989.00 (suggested retail price without insurance and registration)
- Metallic Mystic Silver
- Glass Sparkle Black
There cannot be a more iconic motorcycle than the Katana. The 2021 and latest reincarnation of the Katana honors its predecessor that had created an overwhelming sensation with its radical styling and invoked the spirit of the traditional Japanese sword of the Samurai when it was first introduced in 1981.
Built upon the extraordinary performance of the GSX-R1000 engine and the proven stability of the GSX- S1000 chassis, the modern Katana is a bold expression of both excellence in styling and performance, designed to deliver an exciting riding experience. Craftsmanship of the Katana, like the making of the sword it is said, was the result of dedication to detailed execution in the design, manufacturing and finishing of every component seamlessly blending the strict traditions of the past with the expectations of today’s state-of-the-art technology.
Paying homage to the original design, the Katana’s pronounced bodywork rests upon a twin-spar, aluminum alloy frame, and Superbike-type braced swing arm to provide great road holding performance. Its front appearance is punctuated by a sharp face with LED headlight and LED front position lights, while in the rear LED combination lights complete a clean and simplistic design. The Katana also features a multifunction instrument cluster.
It is powered by a 147-horsepower (110kw) liquid-cooled 999cc inline-four engine with a long-stroke configuration to infuse smooth throttle response and immediate as well as controlled acceleration for a more fulfilling ride. Like the GSX-R1000R, it also features a Clutch Assist System (SCAS) drive line for smooth shifting and engine braking.
Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System meanwhile, offer riders four distinct modes (1, 2, 3, and OFF) that can be adjusted while stationary or on the fly via a handlebar-mounted control. Control, comfort and maneuverability are also enhanced with a fully adjustable inverted front fork. Stopping power comes in the form of dual floating front brake rotors and Brembo Monobloc brake calipers, assisted by an Anti- lock Brake System (ABS).
- RM40,989.00 (suggested retail price without insurance and registration)
- Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Sparkle Black
- Metallic Oort Gray / Glass Sparkle Black
The GSX-S750 sports aggressive styling and posture with its street-fighter inspired bodywork, and powered by a torque-rich fuel-injected 749cc four-cylinder engine, distinguishing itself as one of the best value for money middle weight performance motorcycles in its class on the market.
The motorcycle’s architecture draws from Suzuki’s racing experience in MotoGP and the brand’s 30-year heritage of the GSX-R750. Its unique chassis integrates the best qualities of a tubular girder street bike frame and a twin-spar sport bike frame, and is fitted with KYB suspension to provide precise handling.
Engine upgrades include throttle bodies with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system that has been designed to unleash better throttle response and torque at the low- to mid-rpm range, while still producing peak performance. Specially-designed camshafts meanwhile, deliver a dynamic wave of smooth torque and strong acceleration. Combined with the use of a race-proven, six-speed, close-ratio transmission, the GSX-S750 accelerates quicker than its predecessor yet maintains the same top speed.
The GSX-S750 is also equipped with Suzuki Advanced Traction Control offering four modes of riding (1, 2, 3, and OFF) with changes easily adjustable via a handlebar-mounted control. Braking performance is enhanced with the use of front Nissin Monobloc, four-piston brake calipers and twin, wave-style brake rotors with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
- STROM 650XT
- RM37,989.00 (suggested retail price without insurance and registration)
- Candy Daring Red / Glass Sparkle Black
- Champion Yellow
Reminiscent of Suzuki’s iconic DR-BIG rally motorcycle, the V-Strom 650XT builds on versatility, reliability, durability and value created for the rider seeking out an adventure both on and off road.
The latest generation V-Strom 650XT is both lighter at 216kg, and more maneuverable, powered by a liquid-cooled, 645cc, 90-degree, V-twin engine that delivers strong torque in the low- to-mid rpm range, and an even stronger rush in high rpm power via a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle is also
equipped with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System, an Easy Start System, Low RPM Assist feature, and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
With a subtle and unimposing fairing design, the V-Strom 650XT’s touring-ready trim features vertically stacked headlights, a three-way adjustable windshield, a combination of an analog tachometer and digital speedometer for enhanced visibility, a DC charging outlet, hand guards, a protective lower engine cowl, wire-spoked tubeless wheels and a 20-litre fuel capacity. The V-Strom 650XT also sports 170mm ground clearance, and its strong and light chassis is built with integrated mount points for luggage that is designed to easily clip on and off.
- RM37,289.00 (suggested retail price without insurance and registration)
- Pearl Brilliant White / Glass Sparkle Black
A lighter chassis, a sportier personality and a spirited 645cc engine defines Suzuki’s all-new SV650 middleweight contender. Since making its debut in 1999, the SV650 has continually evolved to build on its sporty personality, and the latest generation promises not only an even more exciting ride but an outstanding performance.
The SV650 continues to build upon a trellis-style frame constructed of high-strength steel tubes for lower weight and rigidity coupled with slim bodywork to provide a visually stunning motorcycle. Suzuki engineers also repositioned the SV650’s muffler to further increase lean angle when cornering.
Powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree, dual spark, V-Twin 645cc engine, the SV650 achieves perfect primary balance to smoothly pull away with authority from idle up to its 10,000 rpm redline. The new engine also produces greater efficiency, better fuel economy, and cleaner emissions. An advanced
electronic fuel injection system which includes Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature seamlessly adjusts engine speed during take-off and low-speed running for smoother power delivery and optimum combustion
efficiency. The motorcycle’s close-ratio six-speed transmission meanwhile, makes the SV650 extremely adept for commuting or spirited riding.
The SV650 features dual four-piston Tokico front brake calipers with 290mm fully floating stainless-steel rotors and is equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) for great stopping performance.
The above 6 models are available at Suzuki Big Bike World while Suzuki Station Plus will have GSX-S750, V-Strom 650XT and SV650. Suzuki motorcycles come with a 2-year or 20,000km standard warranty (whichever come first).