Category Archives: New Suzuki Motorcycles

2012 Suzuki Dirtbikes – Just Announced

Motocross fans will be happy to know that Suzuki will be releasing a wide variety of dirtbike models in 2012, including the RMZ450 that has allowed Ryan Dungey to maintain 3rd place in the current AMA supercross standings.  While only the RMZ250 and RMZ450 were released in 2011, both of these models along with the popular RM85 and RM85L two strokes for kids will be produced for model year 2012.

The fuel injected four stroke RMZ race bikes have been wildly popular the last couple of years and are going to be even beter in 2012.  Suzuki’s production of these motocross monsters was dramatically cut back in 2011 and we expect the same for 2012. Contra Costa Powersports was only allocated two each for the RMZ250 and RMZ450.  With production still low, we expected to receive only the same number of 250’s and 450’s this year. If you are thinking of a 2012 RMZ250 or RMZ450, don’t delay.

The RM85 and RM85L were last produced in  2009 and 2008 respectively.  While other manufacturers have gotten away from the two stroke market, Suzuki still sees a demand,

RM85L Given away by Contra Costa Powersports on January 25, 2011.

especially for the younger riders. That is why thye have brought back the 2012 RM85 along with the 2012 RM85L.

Feel free to contact a sales associate at Contra Costa Powersports to get more information about the 2012 lineup of Suzuki dirt bikes.

Tips for Buying a Motorcycle in the Bay Area – Part 1

We’ve all been there when deciding to purchase a motorcycle; “Should I buy new or used?”.  This post is the first in a three part series that will discuss the benefits of purchasing a new motorcycle. Parts two and three will discuss the benefits of purchasing a used motorcyle.

The following are the advantages or benefits of purchasing a new Honda motorcycle or new Suzuki motorcycle from a dealership such as Contra Costa Powersports:

1. Brand New Motorcycle – There is nothing better then the smell and feel of a brand new motorcycle.  Whether it’s the nubs on the tires of your new 2011 Honda CBR600rr or the smell of the kosmolene (the special preservative installed on new engines that burns off the first time the motor is heated up) coming from your new 2011 Suzuki GSXR750, you’ll know that every mile put on the bike was with you in the seat.  You won’t have to worry that the scheduled maintenance wasn’t done or that some cheapskate put off brand 87 octane gasoline in the tank.  It’s your bike and you can maintain it how you like. In addition, some models, such as the Honda CBR250r are so new that there are very few used ones on the market so you ahve to buy a new one.

2. Factory Warranty- All new Honda motorcyles and Suzuki motorcycles sold at Contra Costa Powersports come with a full one year factory warranty.  The warranty is comprehensive and essentially covers all parts of the motorcycle except for “wear type” items, or items that would naturally wear out under normal operation of the motorcycle, such as tires, brake pads, fluids, etc.  The warranty has a zero deductible, is good for unlimited miles, is fully transferable if you decide to sell your motorcycle and covers repairs at any authorized dealer. Up to four years of exteded warranty can also be purchased from the dealer.

3.  Incentivized Bank Financing – Suzuki and Honda are offering amazingly low finance rates right now.  Buyers can currently receive fixed rates as low as 1.99% on approved credit.  This is not a low teaser rate for the first two years that will skyrocket to 18-20% as some manufacturers are offering.  With Suzuki and Honda, the rate you are approved for is the same rate you will have throughout the loan. These incredibly low rates will save you thousand of dollars over the term of the loan. You can even get pre-approved for financing thru a secure online credit application.

4.  Newest Technology/Styling – There’s just something cool about having the newest motorcycle on the market.  Whether its the new 2011 GSXR600 boasting a new swing arm design and a dry weight that’s 22 lbs less than the 2009 version or the new 2012 Honda Goldwing with redesigned luggage and an upgraded premium sound system, you won’t be disappointed with a new Honda or Suzuki.

If you choose to purchase a new motorcycle, you won’t be disappointed.

Save money with fuel efficient Suzuki motorcycles

Just in time for the spring riding season, and with gas approaching $4 per gallon, Suzuki has come out with some incredible incentives on 200cc and 400cc street bikes.  The street legal Suzuki DR200, which is regularly $4,199 is on sale for $2,899. With a seat height under 32 inches and weighing just 278 pounds, the Suzuki DR200SE offers quick, agile handling. The four-stroke engine has a wide powerband and smooth acceleration to help build your confidence while you learn to ride

If you’re looking for some adventure on the road and a great bargain, the DRZ400SM may be just what you need. Regularly priced at $6,699, this powerful super motard is on sale for $4,999. Based on the renowned DR-Z400 off-road bike, the DR-Z400SM offers outstanding acceleration in every gear. But the dirt-ready knobbies are replaced with pavement-gripping street tires mounted on 17-inch wheels. The SM delivers all the thrill of a SuperMoto competition in a road-friendly package. Only two of each model are available so don’t delay in contacting Contra Costa Powersports if you’re interested.  Getting pre-approved  for financing is just a click away !!

Suzuki Motorcycles on Sale – $1,000 off Popular Motorcycles

Just in time for the Spring riding season, Suzuki has made it easier then ever to get a new Street bike, Dirt bike or Scooter.  From February 15 thru March 31, use the $1,000 Customer Coupon to take $1,000 off the most popular Suzuki motorcycles such as the DR200 dualsport, C50 cruiser or the sporty GS500 sport bike. 
If you’re not comfortable shifting thru the gears or looking for something with great gas mileage, the Burgman 650 or Burgman 400 are just for you.  These freeway legal scooters can handle two people and still get over 60 miles per gallon.  In addition, you can finance the purchase for 60 months at rates as low as 1.99% (oac). Contact our sales associates at (925) 687-7742 for more information or get pre-approved thru our secure online credit application.

Suzuki 2011 RMZ450 with Ryan Dungey

For 2011 Suzuki has taken the reigning FIM/AMA Supercross Championship winning RM-Z450, and fine-tuned it into an even more potent machine. For MX enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than this. Check out Ryan Dungey below on the brand new 2011 Suzuki RMZ 450:

The 2011 RM-Z450 has undergone numerous updates:

  • Stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output
  • Compression ratio has been increased from 12.2:1 up to 12.5:1 for higher output
  • Intake and exhaust timing has been changed for better engine feeling with lower noise output
  • ECU settings have been updated for more linear acceleration and improved over-rev.

In addition, Suzuki has focused on making tuning and maintenance easier on the 2011 RM-Z450 by including two optional couplers with the unit to change the EFI setting (richer and leaner) along with a convenient fuel line cap for regular maintenance.

2010 Suzuki RMZ450 Shown

What you have with the 2011 RMZ 450 is a cutting-edge open-class motocross ride that’s more potent than ever. We just received our first shipment of this hot bike at Contra Costa Powersports.  Feel free to Contact Us with any questions or regarding availability.

2011 Suzuki GSX-R750

Suzuki has completely redesigned their award winning GSX-R750 for 2011. The newest GSX-R is all new from the ground up. At 80 inches long, it is 4 inches more compact, with a 54.7 inch wheelbase and a curb weight (that is with all oils and gas, ready to go) of 419 pounds. It has a race proven 750cc 4-Cylinder motor, dual selection ignition mapping, a new electronic steering stabilizer, and all new Showa suspension. 

The Suzuki GSX-R750 will be delivered to our dealership in early 2011. It will be available in traditional Suzuki blue and white or in black and silver. The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 carries a suggested MSRP of $11,999.00. Come reserve yours today.