Suzuki to demo restored Barry Sheene bikes at Cadwell Suzuki Live event

Suzuki is inviting owners and enthusiasts of its motorcycles to Cadwell Park for Suzuki Live this June, which will feautre track sessions and Suzuki racers.

Suzuki Live classic bikes. - Suzuki

SUZUKI has announced that its event, Suzuki Live, will take place this June at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. 

Specifically, Suzuki will take over Cadwell on 10 June, and “will celebrate both old and new models alike,” according to a Suzuki press release.

Suzuki RG 500 Barry Sheene. - Suzuki

There will be track sessions for visitors, and also a collection of restored Barry Sheene bikes. Suzuki says, “The day will bring together track sessions for bikes of all ages, test rides, special guests, classic bike displays, and a special parade lap for five of Barry Sheene’s iconic race bikes, recently restored by Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme.”

On the track sessions, Suzuki states that there will be 111 spaces available across the day, spread over three sessions. There will also be three classes: “Classic Novice for those new to track days or riding older classic machines, Classic Intermediate for those more familiar with track days or riding a classic model, and Open Advanced for the experienced riders on the latest Suzuki machinery,” according to a Suzuki press release. The price of a track session will be £135, regardless of which class you are entered in.

Test rides will be available on some of Suzuki’s current roster, such as the GSX-S1000GT and GSX-S1000, as well as the third-generation Hayabusa. “Those wishing to take a test ride must present a valid licence and produce a DVLA check code or National Insurance number,” Suzuki says.

There will also be special guests present, with racing stars of past and present, such as former three-time British Superbike Champion John Reynolds, and Sylvain Guintoli, both slated to head over to Cadwell on 10 June. 

For Guintoli’s part, he won the WorldSBK championship with Aprilia in 2014, and, since joining Suzuki, he has raced the Suzuka 8 Hours for them, been their factory MotoGP test rider since 2017, won a BSB race for them at Assen in 2018, won two Le Mans 24 Hours with SERT Suzuki, and the 2021 Endurance World Championship with SERT. Of course, Guintoli’s time as test rider for the GSX-RR project will soon be coming to an end, after Suzuki confirmed on Thursday that it is in discussions with Dorna to end its involvement with MotoGP.

Entrance to Suzuki Live is free of charge, including for test rides, unless you are booking one of the aforementioned 111 track sessions. You can register for Suzuki Live here.