Motorcycle Owners Achieve Guinness World Record
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
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.