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Kevin Schwantz Honoured At Suzuki Gixxer Cup Finale

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Suzuki‰Ûªs 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Kevin Schwantz was the celebrated guest of honour at the final round of the 2015 Suzuki Gixxer Cup Championship at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, India at the weekend.

Texan Schwantz was invited to the fifth round of the all-new Suzuki one-make series by Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), met the riders and mingled with more-than 800 Suzuki race fans - who rode to the circuit on their Gixxer SFs - before trying-out the Suzuki Gixxer SF and then a more-familiar GSX-R1000 Superbike around the 3.1km circuit.

‰ÛÏFor Suzuki as a manufacturer to be involved and supporting a series like the Gixxer Cup, what an opportunity this is for kids that ‰Û÷wanna race to come and get on a bike and get on track." Schwantz: said. "Suzuki is making it so cost-effective for young kids to get on a bike.

"Anytime you're riding a bike that's prepared by a factory, you are being watched by them too. When you go fast - and you dominate a race - there's a lot of potential opportunity that could come to a bunch of Indian kids out of this program for sure.

‰ÛÏThis was my first time riding a Gixxer 150, and it was a lot of fun! I wish I could have done more laps on it. And riding a GSX-R1000 is always just unbelievable; it wheelies all the way down the straightaway at 200-220kph on the back wheel and 290kph down the back straightaway!

"The power, the handling, the ability of that bike is amazing!‰Û

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