Suzuki museum in Hamamatsu
Suzuki GP machines
at the Heartech Plaza
|Jeff Alexander, Ph.D. Student
in Vancouver, Canada, was kind enough to send us pictures he took
when visiting the Suzuki museum in Hamamatsu, Japan. There's hundreds
of Suzuki motorcycles and cars dating back to the 50's. Here's
a couple of the pictures. Enjoy!
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|Suzuki racers from the 60's. Photo: Jeff Alexander
|Suzuki racers from the 70's. Photo: Jeff Alexander
|Suzuki racers from the 90's. Photo: Jeff Alexander
|I study Japans domestic
motorcycle industry, and I recently met with Suzukis designers
and engineers at their manufacturing plant in Hamamatsu, Japan.
They were very helpful, and I took pictures inside their museum,
where they have hundreds of their motorcycles and cars dating
back to the 50's. Ive attached a few of the best ones here
for you. (Naturally, they didnt allow me to take any pictures
inside the assembly plant, and neither did Yamaha. That was all
Department of History
University of British Columbia
The museum, the Heartech Plaza, is not open to general visitors.
It's for Suzuki internal use only. You have to contact Suzuki
and be persuade them to open the doors for you if you want to
see all the interesting bikes in the museum.
Some owners clubs in Japan, RG Gamma, DR, GSX-R and so on, made
contacts to SUZUKI, and were permitted to visit the museum. The
reports can be found on the internet (in Japanese language) here.
The museum has no website and apparently can't be contacted by
The postal (snail mail) address of the Heartech Plaza is the following:
Heartech Plaza of Suzuki Motor co, Ltd.
300 Takatsuka, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka-Pref,
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