Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia arrived late to the big bike party in the Malaysian market, only beginning to launch its street and sport models starting from March last year. The company has lined up a total of eight models as of this year, with the mighty Hayabusa guarding the front end. A much sensible and approachable… Read More
Like many car manufacturers, Suzuki started out with something not related to cars. Brand founder Michio Suzuki started the business by building automated weaving looms for Japan’s giant silk industry. He then decided to diversify the operation and began developing several compact prototype cars in 1937. The prototypes were powered by Suzuki’s own 800 cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-cylinder engine that produced 13 hp, which was respectable at the time. After the World War II, the need for reliable personal transport grew and Suzuki took the opportunity to come up with its first ever motorcycle called the Power Free – an easy-to-maintain two-wheeler powered by a 1-hp 36 cc one- cylinder engine.