Suzuki Announces 2011 Models

More 2011 announcements to come

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 19, 2010
Suzuki has announced its first 2011 models after opting against bringing any models to the U.S. in 2010.

The Japanese manufacturer did not release any 2010 streetbikes, deciding instead to continue selling its existing inventory as the entire industry struggled. Suzuki is back with new models, however, just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary of international racing.

“We are excited to launch a significant number of new units for the 2011 model year, while at the same time we celebrate a half-century of racing,” says Steve Bortolamedi, senior communications manager at American Suzuki. “Our products are truly the result of time spent on racetracks all over the world.”

2011 Suzuki Cruisers

The 2011 Suzuki Boulevard M109R will be available in a limited edition black with orange stripe.

Suzuki announced two 2011 cruisers, the Boulevard M109R and the entry-level Boulevard S40.

The 2011 Boulevard M109R receives a new instrument cluster with digital tachometer, LED indicator light and gear position indicator. The new instrument cluster has been moved to the top of the headlight cowl from its previous location at the handlebars. The M109R will be available in Candy Indy Blue or in a limited edition Glass Sparkle Black with a Candy Max Orange stripe.

Apart from color and graphic updates, the only change among the announced 2011 models is a new instrument panel for the Boulevard M109R.

The Boulevard S40 receives two new colors for 2011, Pearl Mirage White with Metallic Veil Silver and Metallic Fox Orange with Glass Sparkle Black.

2011 Suzuki Dual Sports

The 2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS.

For dual sport riders, Suzuki is offering an ABS-equipped V-Strom 650 as well as the DR650SE and DR-Z400S. The 2011 V-Strom 650 ABS will be available in a black and a new Pearl Mirage White finish. The DR650 SE and DR-Z400S get updated graphics.

2011 Suzuki Standards

Not only was the TU250 Pete's pick for beginner motorcycle, it also won our 2009 250cc Streetbike Shootout.

The Suzuki TU250 topped Pete Brissette’s list of motorcycles for beginners, and it will return for 2011 in a new black/gray color combo.

2011 Suzuki Sportbikes

The 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa.

On the other end of the spectrum from the TU250 is the 1340cc Hayabusa. Suzuki is bringing back the Hayabusa for 2011 with two new colors: Pearl Nebular Black with red trim and Pearl Mirage White with gold trim.

Expect further announcements of new models soon, but for now, take a look at our gallery of 2011 Suzuki models.