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Motorcycle Owners Achieve Guinness World Record


Suzuki motorcycle drivers gather to set the new Guinness World Record.
Suzuki Belgium sponsored and assisted establishment on 1 October of a new Guinness Book of World Records for the longest parade of motorcycles of a single brand. The event in Flanders, featuring participation of 915 Suzuki motorcycle riders invited to participate by Suzuki clubs and dealerships, was widely covered by both television and print media.
   The parade was the idea of a group that organizes a guided tour in the area every year, and was promoted by a dynamic Suzuki dealer. The financial proceeds were donated to a children’s charity. Participants came mostly from Belgium, but included a large number of Suzuki riders from the Netherlands and France.
   Previous records in the category were held by a Honda event in the Netherlands with 884 motorcycles, and a Suzuki parade that broke that record on 1 October of last year in Hamme-Zogge, Belgium, attended by 915 motorcycles.


Suzuki Wins MCN 2006 Manufacturer of the Year Award

The Suzuki GB Motorcycle Division members display the GSX-R750's Best Sports Bike Over 699cc award.
2006 MCN Manufacturer of the Year Award
The largest international two-wheeled vehicle exhibition in the United Kingdom (UK), the NEC Birmingham Show held 27 October through 5 November, included a host of premieres. Among the highlights was the UK launch of brand new Suzuki models featuring appearances by leading international racers.
   Crowds at the show applauded the unveiling of the GSX-R1000 and the dramatic launch of the B-King. Biking personality Janie Omorogbe and Suzuki Sales and Marketing Manager Nick Palmer introduced the 1,300cc B-King, a brand-new bike designed to create a class all its own.
   During the evening of the Show’s opening day, the annual Motor Cycle News Awards (MCN Awards) were presented. Owned by the E-MAP media group — Europe’s largest, covering automobiles, motorcycles and the leisure field — MCN is the most influential motorcycle magazine in UK. As always, the Award ceremony enjoyed wide participation from the media, as well as bike manufacturers, distributors, parts and accessories manufacturers, importers and racing enthusiasts.
   Suzuki won the 2006 Manufacturer of the Year award, the leading prize honouring the manufacturer or importer with the most outstanding record of all-round performance within the UK market. The judges evaluated Suzuki’s new GSX-R600/750, GSR600 and INTRUDER M1800R models, citing the company for “impressive marketing”, “exceptional offers” and “being closer to customers”.
   The Suzuki GSX-R750 also was named Best Sports Bike Over 699cc, in consideration of the model’s easy handling for novice riders, as well as the high performance and crisp manoeuvrability appreciated by expert riders.