BREA, Calif. – When opened in 2001, the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation (SMAC) created hundreds of jobs in Rome, Ga., to assemble Suzuki’s 400cc and 500cc ATVs. Now celebrating 14 years of ATV assembly, the facility today has expanded to cover more than 130,000 square feet on a 35-acre site in the suburb northwest of Atlanta. Workers there now handle metal fabrication, injection molding, and engine assembly in the process of assembling Suzuki’s complete line of award-winning KingQuad ATVs. “The SMAC facility has produced over 400,000 ATVs that have been distributed not only here in the U.S., but also to our Suzuki distribution partners around the world,” added Rod Lopusnak, Director, Operations Head, Motorcycle/ATV Sales Operations.
San Diego, CA – “It has been a roller coaster since I started racing pro at the end of 1999 at Millville,” says veteran racer Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco in announcing his retirement from RCH Soaring Eagle Suzuki this weekend. “I have had a lot of success… and a lot of failure. However, the one thing I can do is to walk away from this deal knowing I gave it my all every time I got on my motorcycle. In the end that’s all you can ask of a person — give it your all.”
Brea, CA – Suzuki Motor of America Inc., (SMAI) is excited to announce the Suzuki Star Spangled Sales Event as we head into the summer season! The industry leading retail finance rates continue to be the anchor of our retail programs with 2.99% financing for 60 months on almost every new Suzuki model, plus Customer Cash options up to $1,500!
SMAI is also pleased to announce the return of our popular SFV650 Yoshimura Exhaust promotion included in our new Suzuki Star Spangled Sales Event now through August 31, 2014. Suzuki SFV650 customers can choose a Yoshimura Exhaust muffler or $350 in Customer Cash along with our Industry leading 2.99% financing for 5 years or $700 in Customer Cash and financing as low as 7.99%!
Last week just before earning his second of back-to-back Supercross wins, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing extended the contract with multi-time Supercross/ Motocross Champion James Stewart for another year.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart captured his first win of the 2014 AMA/ FIM World Supercross season at round six of the series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on Saturday night.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart turned in an outstanding performance at round four of the 2014 AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland, California on Saturday night.
After finally getting over the cold that has plagued him for the last few rounds, Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to second place and picked-up his second podium-finish of the season.
ANAHEIM, CA – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated his first podium finish of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross season on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Although Stewart still struggled with lingering illness, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider pushed through it and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a well-earned second place at the second of three Anaheim rounds.
Although Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart wasn’t 100 percent all day, he still qualified third fastest in the premier 450 class. He went on to get a good start in his six-lap heat race and pulled into the lead right off the bat. Taking advantage of a clear track, Stewart pulled a gap and rode six perfect laps on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to claim his first heat race win of the season. In the 20-lap main event, Stewart again got a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and slotted quickly into second place. He went on to lead the race and fend off aggressive attacks from the competition before eventually finishing second.
CHINO, CA – Check out the behind the scenes action of the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team at the second round of the 2014 AMA FIM Supercross Championship in Phoenix, AZ. James Stewart’s Suzuki RM-Z450 required a near complete rebuild after crashing out of the last qualifying session of the day.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., (SMAI) announces the appointment of Takeshi Hayasaki as President. Mr. Hayasaki, a long-serving executive of Suzuki Motor Corporation, has many years of experience in the motorcycle/ATV industry, and began his new position December 16. The company also announced that Takao Kudo has been named Executive Vice President and will oversee the new After Sales Operations group.
“Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., is well-positioned right now for growth,” said Mr. Hayasaki, “with a new company focused on the recreational Powersports industry and exciting new models for 2014. I’m eager to work with Suzuki staff and dealers to continue this growth and brand momentum. We are creating opportunities for Suzuki dealers and Suzuki enthusiasts nationwide.”
PHOENIX, AZ – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart bounced back in a big way from last weekend’s crash to turn in a first-class performance at Saturday’s round two of AMA/FIM Supercross at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. Although the Yoshimura Suzuki rider was feeling under the weather, Stewart stepped it up for the main event and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to an impressive fourth-place result.
“I’ve had some good luck at Phoenix in the past,” said Stewart, one of only two riders to win in both the 450 and 250 classes at this venue. “So Phoenix has been pretty good to me.”