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Old 23-05-24, 09:35 AM   #1
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I had an interesting couple of hours wandering around the 3-floor museum. Level one is souvenirs and a small selection of competition winning bikes. Level 2 is Suzuki and Hamamatsu history along with a walkthrough of the car design and production process, which was really interesting. Level 3 is exhibits from bike and car history, which stops around the mid-nineties. Strangely enough, no SV in any of it's guises.
I didn't know that Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki all began here in Hamamatsu and that before moving in to bikes, Michio Suziki began as a loom maker whose claim to fame was inventing a loom that would cross stitch fabric for making sarongs.
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First bike from 1952. A36cc engine with a double sprocket wheel allowing a switch between the motor and pedal power.
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Old 23-05-24, 09:41 AM   #2
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Old 23-05-24, 09:54 AM   #3
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TS90 Hustler. Suzuki's first off-road model.





The last GSX1100S Katana off the production line. Serial number 1100.



Intruder. Wouldn't fancy trying to keep this clean.



And finally, a concept bike from 2007. An air cooled fuel cell system, generating electricity from hydrogen fuel and running on a motor fitted into the rear wheel.

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The first Suzuki Nanahan. Water cooled 3 cylinder two-stroke.
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Old 23-05-24, 02:14 PM   #5
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Interesting pics - thanks
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Old 23-05-24, 06:41 PM   #6
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Interesting looking place and some nice pics.

The GSX650EZ was interesting to me as I had the 250cc version of it back in the day.
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Great photos. The blue and silver racer is the same bike that Barry Sheene started his career on. I had a GT750 back in 1976 cost me 970 new from Eddie Grimsteads in East London.

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