One of the best parts about being a Suzuki motorcycle owner is how easy it is to make simple upgrades without breaking the bank. Because of this, many Suzuki owners spend years working on their bikes using custom motorcycle parts to produce a polished product that looks nothing like its original version. Whether you’re a mod extraordinaire or just getting started, here are five most common modifications you’ll come across—in no particular order.
1) Suspension Upgrade
For many Suzuki bikers, their very first mod is the suspension of their bike. That’s because suspension upgrades are fairly inexpensive, but the improvement in ride experience makes every penny worth it, several times over.
2) Exhaust Modification
Exhaust modifications facilitate another two-birds-one-stone scenario, though for different reasons. By upgrading your exhaust, you can change not just the way your motorcycle looks, but also the way it sounds.
Unless you are the proud owner of one of Suzuki’s top liners, most bikes come with less than amazing stock tires. Choosing better tires can help to improve traction and handling. When selecting new tires, be sure to consider the primary use for your motorcycle. This could be any of the following.
- Street use
Most bikers of any brand agree: stock indicators are not sexy. Some may also not do a very good job of catching the attention of drivers on the road, increasing the likelihood of a crash. It’s not surprising then that many bikers put indicator upgrades near the top of their list.
Another important feature for your safety is good brakes. One of the easiest ways to upgrade your brakes is to change out the brake pads, but many bikers may go the extra mile of also removing the stock brake lines.
There’s a reason why OEM Suzuki motorcycle parts are so expensive. They usually provide the best possible quality with guaranteed compatibility, provided you choose the right parts. However, if you’re working with a tight budget, supplement some of your parts purchases with aftermarket options.