Suzuki Live 2024 to Celebrate 25 Years of Hayabusa and SV650

Cadwell Park will reverberate to the sound of Suzuki motorbikes again this summer, as the Hamamatsu brand celebrates two of its most popular models


Suzuki Live 2024 will return to Cadwell Park this summer, as a 22-23 June slot is confirmed. The focus of this year’s event will be two legendary models, the Hayabusa and SV650.

That means any Hayabusa or SV650 owners will be getting the VIP treatment, as Suzuki is hosting a ‘show-and-shine’ display of the two models, with the owners of the best examples of each model taking home a new set of Dunlop tyres.

Aside from the best-in-show competition, Suzuki will also be bringing its vintage fleet to Lincolnshire, and several Team Classic Suzuki race bikes will be on display. On top of that, there will be stands from the likes of the Air-Cooled Suzuki Club, the Kettle Club, and the Suzuki Owners Club.

Not wanting to waste what is regarded as one of the UK’s best race tracks, Suzuki will be hosting track sessions for Suzukis old and new, with sessions scheduled for everything from classic RGs and RGVs to modern GSX-Rs and GSX-Ss. There will also be a host of bikes available to test ride on the roads around the venue, including the new GSX-S1000GX, the GSX-8R, the V-Strom 800RE and the third-generation Hayabusa. Those interested in the adventure-spec V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 1050DE can also enjoy off-road test rides in the SR75 Suzuki V-Strom Experience Zone.

When the track falls quiet, the off-track activities begin, with the globally renowned covers band, The High Rollers, playing a show-stopping set that will undoubtedly be the hot ticket of the decade. There will also be talk shows featuring VIPs such as John Reynolds, Steve Parrish, and Danny Webb, as well as tech talks from Dunlop and Furygan. Food and drink will be available from a variety of on-site vendors.

Suzuki GB marketing manager Jak Tyrrell commented, 

“We’re a little over a month away from Suzuki Live and it’s set to be the biggest one yet. While there will be plenty of track sessions for those taking part, there’s going to be even more to see and do away from the circuit action, starting with the two anniversary display areas. 

“25 years is a huge milestone for two motorcycling stalwarts: the SV has provided fun, affordable motorcycling for the masses since 1999, has been the first ‘big bike’ of so many riders, and still fills racing grids at club level. And, still, a quarter of a century later, nothing comes close to a Hayabusa. It’s very easy to overuse words like ‘icon’ or ‘legend’, but that is what the Hayabusa is.” 

Suzuki Live takes place on 22-23 June at Cadwell Park. Weekend tickets cost £15 and include access to the whole paddock area, plus free camping. More information can be found on the official website.