Honda and Suzuki Provide North American Debuts on Opening Day of AIMExpo 2016

14 10 2016

ORLANDO, FL – October 14, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The opening day of AIMExpo 2016 featured a variety of North American debuts inside Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, including Honda’s brand new 25th Anniversary CBR1000RR. The legendary sport bike underwent a major overhaul for 2017, dropping 33 pounds in weight and adding 10 horsepower, which results in a 14% improvement in power-to-weight ratio.


Since it was introduced in 1992, the largest CBR has continued to set the level of expectation for what a bike of its stature should be. The end result of the changes for 2017 is a track-ready machine that will serve as the basis for competition in World Superbike, MotoAmerica, and other road racing series around the world.

Suzuki provided North American debuts for a trio of motorcycles – the 2017 GSX-R1000, 2018 GSX-S750, and V-Strom adventure motorcycle in both 650cc and 1000cc variations.

The GSX-R line is the heart and soul of Suzuki, with the 1000 serving as the “King of the Sportbikes.” The brand’s design philosophies blend effectively with advanced electronics to provide a bike that can adjust to its environment and fine tune its performance to suit a rider’s intentions. A wide array of new features combine with the foundational elements that make this such an iconic motorcycle, making the newest generation of the GSX-R1000 Suzuki’s best yet.


Suzuki’s 2018 version of the GSX-S750 features improvements and updates to the brand’s line of naked bikes. With significant engine and chassis enhancements, the new GSX-S750 delivers energetic power that defines this model lineup. The bike inherited the heart and soul of the GSX-R750, which boasts 30 years of racing heritage to make it a new leader in its class.


The highly anticipated new edition of Suzuki’s V-Strom adventure series features thorough updates. 15 years after the bike was introduced to the Suzuki lineup, the V-Strom has evolved into a family of highly respected adventure bikes, appealing to long-distance riders, commuters, and weekend adventurers. The most prominent updates surround engine performance, electronic advancements, and rider comfort, not to mention aggressive styling.


Nearly 500 exhibitors will showcase the latest the powersports industry has to offer at AIMExpo. In addition to new product launches, the latest innovations being showcased on the show floor, and an expansive demo space outdoors, AIMExpo attendees will have the opportunity to connect with others throughout the industry at numerous networking events, while dealer attendees can take advantage of the unparalleled curriculum of the Powersports DEALER Seminars presented by Powersports Business during the two trade days of AIMExpo, October 13 & 14.

Source: American International Motorcycle Expo

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