The development of motorcycling at the grassroots level has received a welcome boost thanks to Suzuki Australia.
Following on from their support of Motorcycling Australia's (MA) Junior Come and Try programs held in 2015, Managing Director of Suzuki Australia Masaaki Kato last week presented two Suzuki DR-Z70s and one Quadsport Z50 to MA CEO David Cottee (pictured above) at MA's new headquarters in Port Melbourne.
The new bikes will now be utilised at all Junior Come and Try programs this year to assist in introducing children to the sport in a safe and controlled environment.
Commenting on the new partnership, Mr Cottee thanked Suzuki Australia for their commitment to developing the next generation of riders.
On behalf of Motorcycling Australia, we are grateful for Suzukis continued support of the important MA Junior Come and Try programs," he said.
"The development of this program is a fantastic way for the future superstars of tomorrow to get a safe and controlled experience into the world of motorcycling.
Similarly, Mr Kato said Suzuki was pleased to contribute to the growth of the sport in Australia.
"Suzuki is very pleased to partner with Motorcycling Australia who are fostering the sport of motorcycling," Kato said.
"Australia has a wonderful environment to allow children to experience motorcycling.
"It is no secret that Australia produces an abundance of champion riders and many of whom started riding mini bikes at a young age and I would like the next generation of riders to start their riding careers on a Suzuki."
Stay tuned to the MA website for further information regarding Junior Come and Try programs in 2016.