Suzuki Shuts Down Spain Motorcycle Plant
The end of the 2013 first quarter will be the end of Suzuki motorcycles manufactured in Spain, too, Suzuki officials note. Reasons leading to this decision were the generic European economic conditions causing the accumulation of losses.
With Suzuki starting building bikes and bike parts in Spain back in 1983 for Puch Austria, the long story of the Japanese brand seems to have reached an end after almost 30 years. Vehicles such as the Burgman 125, 200 or the Marauder 125 (GZ125) will thus no longer be manufactured in Spain. Owners of such vehicles need not panic, stress Suzuki officials as part supply, warranty and aftesale servicing will be carried out by the Suzuki dealer network.
There is no word on which of the Suzuki plants will take over manufacturing the models SME used to deliver, but alternative models built in Asia are likely to be exported to Europe.