Suzuki showrooms in China are about to look a lot different in a couple of days, with the usual small-displacement single-cylinder motorcycles making way for a couple of big behemoths.
The Japanese manufacturer has joint ventures with four Chinese companies offering motorcycles and scooters, primarily small-displacement models. One of those joint ventures is Jinan Qingqi Suzuki Motorcycle Co., which offers models such as the GT125 standard or the QS150 cruiser. These models, though small by North American standards, suit the market’s need everyday transportation.
The Chinese market is changing however with the focus shifting from small utilitarian models to larger pleasure vehicles. To meet the change in demand, Suzuki will introduce two large displacement models offered internationally: the Hayabusa sportbike and the Boulevard M109R cruiser. Both models arrive in showrooms in Beijing and Shanghai on July 1. Continue Reading »