Your Top 10 Suzukis revealed

Here are your top 10 Suzukis, as voted by you! We've taken all Suzukis from our huge database, then averaged out owners' detailed ratings on the Engine, Brakes, Handling, Comfort and Build to arrive at a final score. The higher the score, the more highly rated the bike. Remember, this list is based on owner's reviews.

=9. TL1000R (1998-2003): 4/5

Suzuki's answer to the Ducati 916, the R ended up being a flop mostly due to bad timing. When prices dropped and people saw the R for what it was, they became more popular. The huge tail unit and heli-pad sized front end still divides opinion but most owners appreciate the styling abnormalities. The R is thirsty and has a short 100-mile tank range. On the positive side, it gives you a good reason to show off that 135hp booming V-twin on the petrol station forecourt. The R's brother, the TLS, was nicknamed the Widow Maker. That can only be cool, right?

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=9. RF900R (1994-1999): 4/5

It's cheap, will hit 160mph, shares engine parts with the GSXR1100 and you can buy one in purple. What's not to like? We found one online for £1,400 in mint condition. It'll do almost everything you could want a bike to do, just not in as much style as newer machines. Japanese reliability, long gearing and 125hp on tap makes this a perfect winter commuter and summer tourer.

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8. GSX1300R Hayabusa (2007-Present): 4.07/5

Guaranteed to get you to your destination before you've even left, this 194hp rocket ship is lightning fast. Stopping power on the first gen 'Busa was lacking but Suzuki have fitted powerful radial brakes to the newer models that make a huge difference. The GSX1300R is comfortable, effortlessly fast and handling is acceptable for the chunky 215kg dry weight figure.

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7. GSXR1000 K1-K2 (2001-2002): 4.08/5

The first GSXR to get the 1000 sticker on the side, this was faster and lighter than the GSXR1100 that came before it. The GSX-R1000 has a bulletproof engine that puts out 145hp, not bad for a 13-year-old bike that can be had for £2000. As with most older bikes, brakes are prone to fading and different pads and braided lines wouldn't go amiss. Also, the gold-coloured coating flaking off the forks is something to look out for.

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6. Burgman AN400 (1998-Present): 4.15/5

The first scooter in the list, the 400cc Burgman has been in production since 1998, showing just how popular they are. With 62 litres of underseat storage, a DC power outlet and good weather protection, it's practicality on wheels. Pre 2007 bikes tend to burn oil. However, the single-cylinder engine will thump along all day at 70mph and return 70mpg+. It does everything so easily, you'd better be careful not to fall asleep. It just makes sense.

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5. GSXR750 Y-K3 (2000-2003): 4.23/5

The blend of useable power, size, handling and noise of a 750 make it an 'all things to all people' kind of bike. The 2000 GSX-R750 Y-K3's 121hp engine howls through the mid-range and top-end to its 170mph top speed. Despite being smaller in both size and capacity to its 1000cc brother, the 750 is spacious and comfortable. The poor brakes can be sorted by fitting braided hoses and different pads. Unfortunately not much can be done about the flaking paint they are prone to. Still, a nice one can be bought for only £1500. 

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4. DL650 V-Strom (2004-Present): 4.26/5

The V-Strom is function over form in the truest sense. It won't win any prizes for speed or looks but it gets the job done, and gets it done well. The engine is borrowed from the tried and tested SV650 and delivers a reliable 72hp. With its decent 220-mile tank range and great touring capabilities, the V-Strom's ace is its mile-eating ability.

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=2. B-King (2007-2011): 4.29/5

Ironically sounding like a well known burger joint, this is effectively a Hayabusa on a diet. The B-King is a deceptively fast bike due to its 181hp, smooth, linear engine. The bike handles well for its size and doesn't disappoint in the braking department either. The most upset comes from the underseat exhausts that protrude out like giant binoculars, making small children and fashion-conscious men cry. Suzuki have fitted the ignition on the tank, meaning you can't use just any universal tank-bag.

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=2. GSXR750 K6-K7 (2006-2007): 4.29/5

It's described by one of our reader's as having an engine "Smoother than a greased badger wrapped in silk and covered in KY jelly", and we're inclined to agree. The 133hp engine sits in a 600cc sized package that weighs only 163kg. Suzuki hit the nail on the head with this one and we're not sure why it took so long for other manufacturers to jump in the ring with their own modern middleweight sportsbikes. A bike that does almost everything well and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to do it.

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1. Burgman AN650 (2004-Present): 4.45/5

Who thought a maxi-scooter would take the number one spot? Well, you lot love it apparently. Very similar to its 400cc brother, the Burgman 650 lets you sweep through traffic or do long motorway hauls in utter comfort, with just a bit more power. The bike's 54hp parallel-twin engine will see you to a genuine 100mph and 160 miles between fill ups. The semi-automatic mode can seem like extra work for no gain. The automatic 'Power' mode feels just as fast and a 277kg scooter is not likely to win many drag races anyway. If you can get past the fact that nobody will think you look cool, the Burgman 650 is a really capable machine, like a middle-weight tourer in maxi scooter clothes.

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Expecting to see your bike here but it didn't make the cut? Remember, the bikes in this list are rated on your owner reviews so go to our bike reviews section, find your bike, and get reviewing!

Or alternatively, check out some of our other Top 10's:

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