Updates on my site
January 2021


Here follows the list of the new or updated stuff on my site. I try to keep this page up to date and write here every update on my Suzuki site that might interest you.


January 1:
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Happy New Year! It's been 20 years now since I started to fill my site with all kinds of Suzuki motorcycle stuff: specifications, photos, brochures, magazine ads... There wasn't any similar sites on the Internet back then – what I know of. Now there are a few similar sites out there, but most of them don't have any good stuff of the vintage models. I believe I'm still one of the largest, if not the largest size on the Internet including ALL Suzuki motorcycle models. I hope some people think it's also the best. I am trying...
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The fact that it was 20 years ago when I put this website together also means that I made the layout suitable for desktop computers, not for iPads or smartphones (there wasn't any back then). Also, an average computer display was 15 inches large, 27 inches or more is not uncommon these days. The images I uploaded back them (using a 56K dial-up modem) were often very small. ”Even larger picture” back then could be 560 pixels wide. Now it's usually 2400 pixels wide, when I have decent material to work with. Back then, images needed to be small, otherwise people didn't manage to show them on their slow computers with slow Internet connections.
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I still use the same layout I created in 2001. It still works, but the text is on the smaller side and can be difficult to read on some devices. To change the layout on this site with over a thousand different pages would mean a lot of work for me. It's not broken so I won't fix it unless I have to. I'd rather spend the time adding more Suzuki studd on the site than making the site look more modern.
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I have got loads of help from the vistors on my site during the years. In the beginning it was often essential, there wasn't as much material on the Internet as it is now. People svanned their brochures at their homes and mailed the material to me. Seeing the brochures is not only fun, but it is often the only way to be sure that the infomation is correct. The errors often multiply on the Internet, webmasters copy information from each other. I've mistakes I made on my site being copied to several other sites.
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Please notify me if you find any errors on my site, either techical or if there's uncorrect information about the motorcycle models. It is an enormous task to tell everything about every Suzuki motorcycle ever made. I will probably never get there, but I'm working on it...
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And do keep on sending brochure scans to me! Please check first if I already have the brochure here on my site. And don't make the scans too small. The bigger, the better! Here's the e-mail address:
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January 1: Updated pages: I have found more pictures to the C50 Boulevard model history page. I will add them to web page one by one, as soon as I find the time to process them.
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January 4: Updated pages: C50 Boulevard brochures (2012 Global Suzuki).
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January 5: New page: VS600 Intruder brochures (1995 Global). Updated pages: VS1400 Intruder brochures (1993 Global, 1995 Global, 1998 UK), VL125 Intruder brochures (2004 UK), VS800 Intruder brochures (1991 UK, 1994 UK).
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January 6: Updated pages: VS750 Intruder brochures (1988 International), VL1500 Intruder brochures (1998 International, 1998 UK, 1999 International), GSX250F Across brochures (1990 Japan, 1991, 1992, 1993 International). I also updated the GSX250F Across model history page (new 19911993 pictures, the story).



Sometimes I get mail from people who complain that their favourite model is not on my site. In many cases they haven't even bothered to look properly or used the search engine. But there are still many models missing. I'm doing my best and will fill in the gaps as fast as I can. This is not my profession; I'm doing this in my spare time. I could use some help to be able to get more things done. Please send me pictures, brochures and specs or complete model histories... Anything at all that can make the site more complete. Here's more info.

One more thing: PLEASE visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) pages before sending me questions about your bikes, manuals etc. I would love to help you all but I haven't got enough time to do it anymore. You may find an answer to your question on the FAQ pages, check it out! Frequently Asked Questions


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