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Suzuki Gixxer Wins Prestigious Indian AwardsAfter being launched in the Indian market, Suzuki’s GSX150 (Gixxer) has received numerous awards gaining appreciation for its distinguishing features such as stylish design as well as excellent driving performance and fuel economy. As the result, the model received a number of media awards including being named Bike of the Year at the Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards, the Bike India Awards 2015, the CNBC OVERDRIVE AWARD, the ET ZIGWHEEL AWARD 2015, the NDTV Car and Bike AWARDS 2015 and BBC Top Gear MAGAZINE AWARDS 2015.Gixxer is a flagship model boasting pioneering styling and sophisticated appear-ance, combined with exceptional driving performance and the best fuel economy in its class. Its sporty appearance embodying functional beauty is attractive to young riders. Its light and stiff frame combined with its newly developed 155cm3 engine provides the Gixxer with exceptional running performance with good low-speed response and smooth acceleration. Gixxer’s fuel economy ranks at the top among all 155cm3 sporty motorcycles sold in the Indian market. Suzuki Donates to Fight EbolaThe Ebola epidemic ravishing West Africa is one of the largest and most virulent in history and has sparked international relief efforts from around the world. Suzuki Motors and Liberian partner Chicri Brothers have been doing their part to help.In cooperation with the government, local communities and the Lebanese community there, they have donated 2 new Suzuki motorcycles as well as cash.Chicri Brothers, Inc. has been doing business in Liberia since 1961 and has always stood with the people in good years and bad. Suzuki Motor Corporation and Chicri Brothers Inc. believe that together we can make the world a safer and better place for all.Defending champions and 13-time winners of the Endurance FIM World Endurance Championship, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT), won the final round of the series at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in September, ending the 2014 season with a MOTORCYCLESWhat’s Goin’ On? SERT Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Endurance Finalestunning display of speed and consistency.The riders - Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle, Erwan Nigon and reserve rider Damian Cudlin, leaped from fifth place to second overall, with the maximum 60 points. The GSX-R1000-mounted team took the lead early on and thereafter was never passed, adding an extra 10 points at each of the eight and 16-hour stages in the race. SERT Team Manager Dominique Méliand remarked: “It’s a bit early to talk about 2015 but this win at the end of the season will open a few doors for us. We have already received congratula-tions from Japan!” Suzuki Announces New Suzuki Asian Challenge Suzuki has announced that it will inaugurate its own Asian series, the Suzuki Road Racing Championship in 2015.The new Suzuki Asian Challenge will run in conjunction with the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship and will be run on the Suzuki FU150. The series will provide a base for a structured program aimed at discovering and grooming riders from the Asian region. Yukio Kagayama, who has become a world renowned racing rider in races such as the World Superbike Championship, has been entrusted to manage the program. Suzuki is dedicated to building riding talent in the Asian region by providing experience that will make it possible for these riders to challenge world class events. Kagayama will also entry his team, ”Team Kagayama Suzuki Asia”, in the Supersports 600cc category. The Suzuki Asian Challenge champion for 2015 will have a chance to join his team to challenge the 2016 ARRC with the GSX-R 600.

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