Suzuki announces 2023 summer test ride tour dates

Suzuki has announced the dates and locations for its 2023 'summer test ride roadshow' with the bike selection including Suzuki's new 776cc twins.


Suzuki has announced the return of its ‘summer test ride roadshow’ for 2023, beginning next week in Newcastle. 

In total, there are 13 dates in Suzuki’s 2023 summer test ride tour, beginning at Mo-Tech Suzuki in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on 1-2 April, and ending at Fowlers Suzuki in Bristol on 9-10 September.

The ‘summer test ride roadshow’, as Suzuki terms it, offers people the chance to test ride a number of motorcycles from Suzuki’s 2023 range, including the new-for-2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE and Suzuki GSX-8S, featuring Suzuki’s brand new 776cc parallel-twin engine. It is important to note that the GSX-8S will not be available on the tour until 8 April*.

Also in the list of demo bikes are the Suzuki V-Strom 1050, Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE, Suzuki GSX-S1000, Suzuki GSX-S950, Suzuki GSX-S1000GT, Suzuki Katana, Suzuki Burgman 400, and the Suzuki Hayabusa.

Suzuki advises to speak to the dealer hosting the date you plan to attend in order to check availability in advance, since it can differ from one event to another. 

Suzuki GB’s head of motorcycle marketing, Ian Bland, said, “The test ride roadshows have become a staple part of our summer events’ calendar, and we’re looking forward to getting them underway again in 2023. 

“Not only can potential customers try a rich variety of Suzuki machinery on the day, it is also a great opportunity for us to spend time talking with existing and potential customers to better understand their motorcycling needs and habits. We’re travelling the length and breadth of the country, and it’s set to be another busy summer of motorcycling.”

For a full list of dates, see below:

  • 1-2 April, Mo-Tech Suzuki, Bridge House, Elizabeth Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1JS, 0191 265 9793
  • 8-9 April, McCrum’s Motorcycles, 48 Armagh Rd, Portadown, Craigavon BT62 3DR, 02838 868004
  • 15 April, St Neots Motorcycles, 29-39 St. Marys Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2TA, 01480 212024
  • 22 April, Thunder Road Motorcycles, Tremains Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1UA, 01656 661131
  • 28-29 April, Bulldog Suzuki, 267 – 269 Reading Road, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5AB, 01189 360725
  • 13-14 May, Crescent Motorcycles, 324-326 Charminster Road, Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RT, 01202 512923
  • 27 May, Groombridge Motorcycles, Mayfield Road Garage, Cross In Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0SP, 01435 862466
  • 3 June, Two Wheel Nation, 3 Pontefract Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1AJ, 01226 747669
  • 22 July, Bill Smith Motors, 30/36 Tarvin Road, Boughton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5DH, 01244 323845
  • 12-13 August, Two-Wheel Centre, 1-5 Priory Works, Priory Square, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 9LN, 01623 627600
  • 19 August, Powerslide Motorcycles Stoke, 962 London Road, Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent, ST4 5NQ, 01782 415298
  • 3 September, Orwells Motorcycles, Copdock Bike Show, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH, 01473 257401
  • 9-10 September, Fowlers Suzuki, 2-12 Bath Road, Pylle Hill, Bristol, BS4 3DR, 01179 770466

*This article was originally published on 24 March 2023 at 12:36, and was updated on the same day (24 March 2023) at 15:12, following an update from Suzuki issued on 24 March 2023 at 13:36 regarding the later availability of the Suzuki GSX-8S, which will not be available until 8 April, on the summer test ride tour.

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