Testing time as Dale puts new Suzukis through paces

Putting the latest Suzuki motorbikes through their paces is a testing task but our sales specialist Dale Allaton relished it.

He travelled to Mallory Park, in Leicestershire, for a Suzuki dealer test day riding six new and updated models.

He rode the new GSX-8S naked middleweight and V-Strom 800DE sport adventure tourer, along with the latest V-Strom 1050DE, on the road.

It was also his first track experience and what a way to make his debut riding the latest Hayabusa hyperbike and naked GSX-S1000 and GT sports tourer.

“It was brilliant,” said Dale. “The GSX-S1000GT was great on track and the new GSX-8S was the best on the road for me.

“The GT just did everything – the engine, the handling, the comfort. I couldn’t fault it.

“The GSX-8S was easy to ride and comes with everything you want as standard including quickshifter and TFT dash.”

It was not only Dale’s first experience riding on track, but also his first Suzuki dealer day, so he was glad to have three-time British Superbike champion John Reynolds there to give riders tips and show them the racing line.

The GSX-8S is proving a hit with customers too with half a dozen sales in just two weeks. Two of our team have also bought one.

Check out the full Suzuki range at orwell.co.uk/suzuki/new-suzuki-motorcycle-range