Suzuki-Logo-11-6-12BREA, Calif. April 02, 2013 –Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), has been announced as the sole distributor of Suzuki motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, marine outboard engines and automotive parts and service in the contiguous United States and Alaska. This announcement comes following the restructuring of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC).

“We are pleased to announce this new company,” said Suzuki’s Motorcycle/ATV Vice President, Larry Vandiver. “This is a turning point for our brand and we look toward the future as we continue to offer industry-leading products as Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.”

SMAI is firmly committed to the motorcycle, ATV, scooter and marine industry and will focus on long-term growth in the American market.  SMAI aims to bring the excitement of its product line into the powersports marketplace this spring and summer as it launches several exciting new products.  The company is planning over 20 consumer events over the next several months, giving customers firsthand experience to try out its full lineup of sportbike, cruiser, touring, scooter, dual-sport, motocross, and KingQuad ATV’s.  In addition, SMAI will also be cheering on its championship-winning riders at Supercross, motocross and roadracing events throughout the country!

Beyond the Finish Line is a new series of videos that follows the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Racing and other Rockstar Energy team riders on and off the track as they take on the 2013 AMA/ FIM Supercross and Motocross seasons.

Get a behind the scenes and see what it takes to be the best; and the perks that come with it. More episodes will be produced every two weeks starting this month and running through the entire Supercross and Motocross seasons.

To watch the video, check out the link below:

BREA, Calif. November 7, 2012 – American Suzuki is pleased to announce the return of the “Take Your Pic” Thanksgiving Weekend Giveaway. Due to the great success of the promotion last year, Suzuki is continuing the Thanksgiving tradition of the “Take Your Pic” Thanksgiving Weekend Giveaway – the ultimate promotion that offers customers a chance to win their dream Suzuki motorcycle, ATV or scooter.

“We are excited to bring the ‘Take Your Pic’ Thanksgiving Weekend Giveaway back for a second year” said Suzuki’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “The contest is easy to enter and offers customers a great opportunity to win their dream Suzuki motorcycle, ATV or scooter!”

Production of the new 2012 Rockstar Energy Suzuki MX1 and MX2 team video has just been completed.

Filmed on location at Geboers Racing Promotion HQ in Belgium during the recent Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 and Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe MX2 teams’ official 2012 Photo Shoot by top filmographer Mikey Neale, the High Definition production is a must-watch documentary-style production for all motocross fans.

The in-depth look at the team is a unique view of everything that goes on behind the scenes.

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich had plenty to celebrate after this weekend’s round of the 2011 Grand National Cross Country Series. With one round remaining, Borich clinched his third consecutive XC1 Pro GNCC Championship after racing his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to victory at the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, IN.

“It’s been a pretty stressful year and it feels good to finally wrap it up,” said Borich. “The Suzuki QuadRacer and the Yoshimura motor are just an awesome combination, and we had plenty of power to rip right up the nasty hills. I can’t thank my Rockstar Makita Suzuki team enough for giving me equipment I can win on.”

At the drop of the flag, Borich got a solid fourth-place start and then put his Rockstar Makita Suzuki into a battle for the lead. But at the midway point of the two-hour race, Borich dropped back a bit after being held up on one of the Ironman’s notorious hill climbs. Fortunately, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider put his head down and once more came from behind on the final lap to take the win and the championship.

Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki celebrated a podium finish at the inaugural running of the Monster Energy Cup Supercross at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday as Brett Metcalfe raced his Yoshimura-equipped Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 to third overall.

This new stand-alone Supercross race capped off the 2011 season and incorporated both Motocross and Supercross styles in the lengthy track as well as the racing format. The hybrid track was the longest Supercross track ever built, and the format included Supercross heat races and main events, but the scoring was all Motocross: three 10-lap Open Class main events combined to provide riders with one overall best score.

“This was a really exciting race,” said Metcalfe. “The whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team worked great. It was really awesome to see the bike become better and better over the course of one day and seeing the team making all these changes in one race was incredible. We had a few practice sessions, and I was feeling pretty comfortable. The track was different than what I’m used to, so it was a little challenging at first. But by race time that night, I was ready to go.”

The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider started the night on a positive note by putting in an impressive ride in the first heat race. He got a great start on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450, led all the laps before making a small mistake at the end of the heat and finishing second. In the three main events, Metcalf continued to ride aggressively and focused races, finishing fourth in the first main, third in the second main and third in the final main. All of these results combined to hand Metcalf an impressive third-place finish overall.

“All through the heat race, I led every lap until the last lap,” said Metcalfe. “Then I spun out and lost a position. But I felt good going into the main events. I knew to do well and get up on the podium it would be key to get good starts. I was able to get three pretty good starts and really come out of the first corner in a good position each time. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 was unreal out there; it worked awesome for me and I’m happy with third overall. Now we have the off-season to prepare for Supercross next year. We learned a lot this weekend that we can put to use in testing and come out ready next year.”

Metcalfe and the Yoshimura Suzuki team will return for the start of the 2012 AMA Supercross season on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Monster Energy Cup Open Class Overall Results:

1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Martin Davalos
5. Eli Tomac
6. Kyle Chisolm
7. Nick Wey
8. Jimmy Albertson
9. Jake Weimer
10. Mike Alessi

BREA, Calif.  –American Suzuki Motor Corp. is pleased to announce the kickoff of a new website, “Suzuki NOW,” a one-stop destination for customers who want quick, easy access to the latest Suzuki news, information, events and special offers.

From the kickoff of 2012 products, such as the recently introduced 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS and championship-winning RM-Z and RM motocross lines, to special Suzuki events such as the BusaBeats MC Battle and limited time $100 Jordan Card promotion with Michael Jordan Motorsports – Suzuki NOW is the best way for customers to stay connected to all the current Suzuki events, news and special offers.

In addition to new products and special offers, Suzuki NOW features countdowns and links to upcoming race events in the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series, as well as local events at nationwide Suzuki dealers.

“With all the great Suzuki events and programs going on this summer and beyond, Suzuki NOW offers customers a one-stop destination for all the latest news and information,” said American Suzuki’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “from the recent new product introductions to the BusaBeats MC Battle and our race teams dominating on racetracks around the world, there is plenty of Suzuki activity right now and our customers can stay connected and ride through the summer with Suzuki NOW. “

Suzuki NOW was officially introduced during a customer appreciation event held at the Blue Fin in Monterey, Calif. during the MotoGP weekend the 2011 Red Bull Grand Prix MotoGP weekend, where Suzuki introduced Suzuki NOW and celebrated the beginning of the 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle with original BusaBeats winner J.PIGG, radio personality Big Tigger and Michael Jordan Motorsports team riders Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden.

For more information about Suzuki Now, please visit: http://suzukicycles.com/suzukiNow

MILLVILLE, MN  – Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki showed its true championship-winning colors at round seven of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN on Saturday. Minnesota native Ryan Dungey powered his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki RM-Z450 to the overall win on his local track, while Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Brett Metcalfe carded a solid sixth-place result.

Despite heavy rains the day before, the Spring Creek soil was in good condition for the first 30-minute moto. Local favorite, Dungey, and his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 put on a good show for the fans, with Dungey getting a good start and powering into the top three early on. By the time the moto was over, Dungey had notched an impressive second-place finish. In moto two, Dungey got another good start on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 and was running firmly in second place before reeling in the leader to take the win and the overall victory. This result is Dungey’s second overall victory of the season and his fourth win in a row at Spring Creek. Additionally, he’s now just one point shy of second and seven out of first place in the overall championship standings.

Millfield, OH (July 10, 2011) - Paul Whibley (right) used a dramatic last-second pass to claim an exciting win at the Wiseco John Penton GNCC, round nine of the 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Series in Millfield, Ohio.

The New Zealand off-road star put his Am Pro/FMF/Yamaha YZ450F into the lead at the start of the race, claiming the $250Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the process, and then proceeded to lead most of the three-hour contest. However, heading into the final hour, FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell drew even with Whibley, as the two locked into a battle that would see them trade the lead several times over the next two laps.

Russell held the advantage heading into the motocross section for the final time, which made up last few hundred yards of the course. However, with two turns to go before the finish, Whibley made a spectacular pass over the final jump to steal the lead – and the win – away from Russell.

The win was Whibley’s third of the year and it helped to tighten up the three-way battle for the 2011 series title.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 7, 2011) –   What does it take to make it to the podium in the ATV Nationals?  For most racers, it’s your mechanic – the guy, girl or parent under your tent who not only tunes your bike, but also your racing style and attitude. In Episode #3 of “ATV-24/7,” viewers get a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes to learn what it takes to compete in the pits.

Episode #3 of “ATV-24/7” airs this Saturday, July 9th, at 4:30 p.m. EST on the Versus network.

Filmed on location during Round 5 at the famed Sunset Ridge track in Walnut, IL, the episode also profiles the up-and-coming rookies who have raced their way into the top five of the pro ranks.

2011 sponsors of “ATV-24/7” include Can-Am, DWT Racing, Suzuki and Amsoil.  The show is co-produced for Racer TV by Long Haul Productions and Mainstream Media Group, Inc.

The episode will air online at www.atv247.com after the broadcast.