Suzuki confirms 2021 off-road, dual-sport and sportbike lineup
Suzuki commemorated its 100th anniversary in various ways throughout 2020. From sharing nostalgic commercials to a special edition GSX-R1000R, the house of Hamamatsu spares no opportunity to recognize its centenary. Suzuki continues to celebrate its decorated history with the announcement of the brand’s 2021 lineup.
Saluting 60 years of racing, the GSX-R range receives a livery inspired by MotoGP. The blue and silver color combo pays homage to Suzuki’s 1960s Grand Prix machines with modern GSX-R and Ecstar branded touches. While a number of 2020 GSX-R1000Rs received the stunning new paint job, the 2021 GSX-R1000R, GSX-R750Z and GSX-R600Z will also sport the classic colors. The one-liter bike sells for $17,999 while the three-quarter-liter GSX-R goes for $12,699 and the 600cc Gixxer comes with a price tag of $11,599.
Suzuki RM-Z450 2021
Suzuki RM-Z250 2021
Off the tarmac, Suzuki’s motocross offerings are more diverse than ever. The flagship RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 gain the new MX-Tuner 2.0 which allows riders to control fuel injection and ignition systems with a mobile device. For those who are still developing their motocross skills, the RM85 two-stroke mill will suit junior racers or entry-level riders.
The user-friendly DR-Z50 and DR-Z125L act as Suzuki’s off-road entry point and complete the dirt bike family. All models receive new graphics for 2021 that modernize and unify the range. The 450cc will cost $8,999, the 250cc will set you back $7,899, and the 85cc comes with an asking price of $4,299. The affordable DR-Z50 and DR-Z125L sell for $1,799 and $3,349 respectively.
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2021 Suzuki DR-Z400SM
Of course, the DR-Z400 dual-sport and supermoto variants are back for another year. Considered by many to be a cockroach bike, the DR-Z range proves itself by returning among the ever-increasing emissions restrictions. Similar to previous years, Suzuki only changed the model’s colorway and decals. The DR-Z400S has an MSRP of $6,899 and Suzuki is charging $7,499 for the DR-Z400SM’s upgraded suspension and road wheelset.
Suzuki’s 2021 lineup may be lacking in surprises and technological innovations, but it still includes some of the most reliable and affordable models on the market. The company continues to favor evolution over revolution, but that’s what helped it reach its 100th anniversary. This is the first year of the next 100.