Updates on my site
May 2022


Here follows the list of the new or updated stuff on my site. There's always some gaps to fill, brochures ti find, stories to tell. It's a never ending job.
I hope you appreciate my efforts.

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I'm still here... It's been over 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. 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 over 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 2000 pixels or moer. Back then, images needed to be small, otherwise people didn't manage to show them on their small screens, with slow computers and slow Internet connections.
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It's still basically the same layout I created in 2001. I have tweaked it a little, tried to make the pictures and even the text a bit larger, but it's still basically the same layout as the one I created back in 2001. To change the layout completely would mean a lot of work for me. There's thousand of pages to recreate. It's not broken so I won't fix it, unless I have to. I'd rather spend the time adding more Suzuki stuff on the site than making the site look more modern and more smart phone friendly.
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I have had loads of help from visitors to my site. People have scanned their Suzuki brochures and mailed them to me. Examining brochures is not only fun, but it is often the only way to find correct information. The errors often multiply on the Internet, webmasters copy information from each other. I've noticed that mistakes I've made have being copied to other websites.
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Please notify me if you find any errors here, either technical or if there's uncorrect information about the motorcycle models. Any problems at all. I do read all the messages although I sometimes react slowly. It is an enormous task I've committed to, telling everything about every Suzuki motorcycle ever made. I will probably never get there, but I'm working on it...
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Please keep on sending brochure scans to me! Don't make the scans too small. The bigger, the better! Here's the e-mail address:
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May 3: Updated pages: GSX-S1000 model history (More L5 pictures, updated layout), GSX-S150 brochures (M0 Indonesia), GSX1300R Hayabusa brochures (M2 Thailand), C50 Boulevard brochures (M0 Thailand), C800 Intruder brochures (K9 Global, L5 Germany), M1800R Intruder brochures (L5 Germany), C1500 Intruder brochures (L5 Germany), M800 Intruder brochures (L5 Germany), and VL125LC Intruder brochures (L5 Germany)
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May 4:
Updated pages: GSX-S1000 brochures (L6 Global, L6 Taiwan, L8 Thailand, L8 Australia, M2 Australia), GSX-S1000F brochures (L6 Global, L6 Taiwan, L8 Thailand, L8 Australia), GSX-R1000 brochures (L7 Australia, L7 Taiwan, L9 Thailand), GSX-S1000GT brochures (M2 Australia). New pages: GSX-S1000 accessories (M2 Australia), GSX-S1000GT accessories (M2 Australia)
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May 5:
I'm still tweaking the layout on the pages on my site, one by one, trying to make the text a bit larger and easier to read om modern devices. Just a little bit larger – so I have to rebuild the entire site (too much work for one man). I hope you find that the layout is getting better.
Updated pages: SV650 brochures (L8 Taiwan, L8 Australia, L8 Global), SV650 model history and all the other SV model pages (layout changes and cleaning html code)
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May 6:
New page: Visitors' Suzuki pictures, page 140 ('82 GSX750E, '82 GS750T)
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May 7:
New page: Burgman Street brochures (L9 India, M0 India, M1 India, M2 India). Updated pages: DR-Z400 brochures (K3 Germany), DR200SE brochures (M2 New Zealand)
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May 9:
Updates: During the last two days I have spent many hours with cleaning and updating the html code in the YEARS section. I started with the 2022 and work towards 1952. I hope I'm done with all the year pages tomorrow. My aim is to make the text displayed larger when browsing the pages with iPhone or other handheld device. Also, I want to make the layout uniform, use commas and dots and such in similar way all across the site. It has been a mishmash of using European, US and whatever standards with lengths and other measures, the data coming from different decades and different parts of the world. It takes time, be patient.
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May 10:
Updates: I have now finished with updating the html code of ALL of the pages of the YEARS section (1952–2022). I took me three days. I hope the pages look a lot better now when browsing with handheld devices. One of the updgrades is that I put large buttons on every page to navigate with (previous page, next page, previous year, next year).
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May 11:
Updated pages: A50 brochures ('79 International). I also updated some of the pages on the YEARS section. I uploaded new, better pictures of the 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955 models, to start with. Now there's commentary text on the pages as well.
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May 12:
I continued updating pages on the YEARS section. I have now uploaded bigger pictures and added text to the rest of the 1950's pages, that will say the 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959 pages. New page: 1960–1969 Suzuki lines in Germany ('66 range). Other updated pages: RV50 brochures ('80 Germany), RV90 brochures ('80 Germany), GS850G brochures ('84 Germany)
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May 13:
I keep on updating pages on the YEARS section, now working with the 1960's pages. I have found new, better pictures and even new models to following pages: 1960, 1961, 1962. I also added the Mini CRO 50 and Mini CRO 75 models to the 1975 page.
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May 14:
To be able to tell a story, you often need to do a lot of recearch. I have spent hours after hours fine combing the Internet and searching for information; texts, brochures, magazine ads, pictures... During the last few days I have been looking for info of the early models – and find a lot more than I could find 20 tears ago when I started building this site. I have been building my library of Suzuki information, but also updated some pages: 1963 and 1964 on the YEARS section have got some new pictures but even new bike models. And I keep on filling the gaps whenever I find the time and energy.Germany)
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May 15:
I still keep on updating pages on the YEARS section, finding lots of interesting stuff on the Internet when digging deeper... Many hours passed when I was vacuuming the Internet for Suzuki material. I did make some updates on the 1965 year page and will work later even with the other 1960's models.
While I was searching for information and new pictures I found a rare Selpet M30/M31 brochure from around 1964 Tokyo Olympics (the flag was showing in one of the photos) that I uploaded to both the M30 brochures and and the M31 brochures pages. To find stuff like that makes me glad.
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May 16:
Updated pages: GSX750S Katana brochures ('84 UK), RM-Z250 brochures (L9 France), RM-Z450 brochures (L9 France), T250 brochures ('72 France), SV650 brochures (L9 France), GSX1250FA brochures (L0 France), TS185 brochures ('72), TS250 brochures ('72)
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May 17:
New pages: TS80X/RH80X brochures ('84 France, '84 Germany, '85 France, '86 France, '87 France), TS125X/RH125X brochures ('84 France, '85 France, '86 France), TS240X/RH240X adverts ('86 Canada, '86 France, '88 Canada), TS240X/RH240X brochures , '86 France, ('88 France), TS250X/RH250X brochures ('84 Global, '85 France, '86 France, '87 Global). Updated pages: TS250X/RH250X model history (new photos)
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May 18:
New pages: GP100 brochures ('84 Malaysia). Updated pages: SV650 model history (more L9 photos and info), DL250 V-Strom model history (more photos and info).


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 some 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 of how you can contact me.

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 or knowledge to do that — perhaps you can find an answer to your question on the FAQ pages? Here's the link: Frequently Asked Questions


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