Team Classic Suzuki to build Katana endurance racer at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki will again adding to the live entertainment at this year’s Motorcycle Live, with Team Classic Suzuki building its latest race bike on the Suzuki stand throughout the duration of the show, as it assembles the GSX1100SD Katana it will campaign in next year’s Endurance Legends event at Donington Park.

Backed by Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme, the team will field a three-rider lineup that it hopes will take them to glory in the 4-hour race in May next year, onboard the hand-built GSX1100SD-engined machine.

Suzuki GB aftersales co-ordinator, Tim Davies, said, “This will be the third bike build to take place on our stand at Motorcycle Live; the TL1000S was our first and we celebrated the GSX-R750’s 30th anniversary last year with a restoration of an original F model.

“Both of those builds highlighted our commitment to our Vintage Parts Programme, but this year we’ll be stepping it up a notch with the race bike build. While we’ll be using plenty of parts from our programme, there will also be lots of performance and tuning parts being used, so it will be a really interesting build for show-goers to see develop and take shape.

“The classic racing scene is continuing to grow, evident by the increasing interest and popularity surrounding events such as the Classic TT. We backed Team Classic Suzuki this year, and enjoyed success on the Isle of Man with Michael Dunlop winning the superbike race. Hopefully we can look forward to some more success next year with our entry into classic endurance racing and the Endurance Legends event in May.”

Team Classic Suzuki’s live bike build will take place over the duration of this year’s Motorcycle Live, and can be found on stand E20 in hall 3.

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