Clymer Manuals Suzuki RV90 Vintage Motorcycle Video Walk Around
Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Gary Berger's 1972 Suzuki RV90J. This classic Japanese motorcycle was on display at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This Suzuki won the Constellation Award sponsored by Motorcycle Closeouts.
RV90 on Suzukicycles.org
All the RV models were called "VanVan" in Japan, a word expressing sound like "Bang". It also means like "More and more" or "Keep going on!" in Japanese. RV90 (VanVan 90 in Japan) was marketed in the USA with a catch phrase "Run more and more! She brings you wherever you want" in 1971.
Suzuki on Wikipedia
Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki Kabushiki-Kaisha) is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan, which specializes in manufacturing automobiles, 4x4 vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. In 2011, Suzuki was the tenth biggest automaker by production worldwide. Suzuki employs over 45,000 and has 35 main production facilities in 23 countries and 133 distributors in 192 countries. According to statistics from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Suzuki is Japan's second-largest manufacturer of small cars and trucks.
In 1909, Michio Suzuki (1887--1982) founded the Suzuki Loom Works in the small seacoast village of Hamamatsu, Japan. Business boomed as Suzuki built weaving looms for Japan's giant silk industry. In 1929, Michio Suzuki invented a new type of weaving machine, which was exported overseas. Suzuki filed as many as 120 patents and utility model rights. The company's first 30 years focused on the development and production of these exceptionally complex machines.
Clymer on the lift didn't have to go far to attend the 2013 Heart Of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 22nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorcycles were all on display. Manufacturers included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in, a few trailer queens, full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers...any type or style motorcycle you could imagine.