Donation of New Sportbike Adds to Barber’s Impressive Collection of Motorcycling History

BREA, Calif. March 03, 2011 –At the U.S. press introduction for the 2011 GSX-R750 and GSX-R600

(L to R : Suzuki’s Shotaro Sato, Rod Lopusnak & Toru Muraki, Barber Museum’s Jeff Ray, Suzuki’s Masahi Tanaka & Steve Bortolamedi)

models this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., American Suzuki Motor Corporation generously donated the first production 2011 GSX-R750 in the United States to the impressive motorcycle collection at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum was founded by George Barber in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. The collection on display at Barber Vintage Motorsports Musuem, according to Museum Director Jeff Ray, is considered the world’s largest collection of motorcycles, and features an eclectic array of models from around the world, spanning over 100 years of motorcycling history.

Suzuki donated this groundbreaking new sportbike to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to both contribute to the Barber museum’s collection and cement the legacy of the revolutionary Suzuki GSX-R750 model for the public with a new 2011 model representing the innovative technology and performance of the GSX-R series.

“We are very honored to contribute this GSX-R750 to the Barber museum’s impressive collection,” said Suzuki’s Motorcycle/ATV Division Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “the GSX-R750 model, like the Barber museum itself, is an institution representing a commitment to power, technology and the history of performance motorcycling. It’s an honor for Suzuki to contribute this incredible sportbike to this remarkable collection.”


The donated 2011 model was signed by the Suzuki staff present, and now resides in the museum’s permanent collection overlooking the racetrack at the Barber Motorsports Park.

For more information on the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, please visit www.barbermuseum.org


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