Autolook Week Torino: A Celebration of Motorsport
From September 2 through 3, 2023, Autolook Week Torino took place in Piazza San Carlo, Turin, Italy. This event offered car and motorcycle entertainment for the whole family. Motorsport fans had the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite teams and vehicles, including the Oracle Red Bull Formula One racing team and a World Rally Championship (WRC) parade.
Suzuki, despite withdrawing from motorcycle racing, made sure to celebrate its past successes. On September 2, 2023, Kevin Schwantz and Franco Uncini, two historic motorcycle racing champions, rode their championship-winning bikes in front of the crowd at Autolook Week Torino.
Suzuki Italia also unveiled a limited-edition Kevin Schwantz livery for three Suzuki-powered creations: the GSX-8S, Swift Sport Hybrid, and DF200AP outboard motor. Each vehicle has a livery inspired by Schwantz's 1993 championship-winning machine. The GSX-8S even features a single-seat tail cover to replicate Schwantz's race bike.
Only five units of each Schwantz limited edition Suzuki model will be available. These models will be signed by Schwantz himself and come with a certificate of authenticity. They can only be purchased through Suzuki Italia's special web links and are not available in dealerships.
The price of the Schwantz limited edition Suzuki GSX-8S is €11,490 (including VAT), which is approximately $12,318. Sales for the limited editions began on September 4, 2023, and a deposit of €500 (about $536) is required upfront. Purchases must be completed within 30 days of placing the deposit, and if not, the deposit can be returned.
Suzuki Italia will keep sales open until the limited editions are sold out or until September 30, 2023. Deliveries are expected to take place within 45 days after Suzuki Italia receives the order.