Stoke-on-Trent-based dealership Powerslide Motorcycles has received a special award from Suzuki Motor Corporation, recognizing its achievements as the top-selling GSX-R dealership in Europe in 2018.
Powerslide’s Brad Clarke and Dale Coaster received the award from Suzuki’s Tsuyoshi Terazaki after selling 78 GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000Rs last year, more than any other dealership in Europe.
Suzuki GB head of motorcycles, Jonathan Martin, said, “The whole team at Powerslide Motorcycles wholly deserve this award. The market is very different to what it used to be with regards to the popularity of sports bikes, yet Brad, Dale, and the team at Powerslide work incredibly hard with a lot of effort to get customers looking at superbikes onto GSX-Rs in particular, this award highlights our appreciation and our commendation. Customer feedback is also a testament to how well Powerslide cares for its customers and its clear the hard work is put in to make the business a real destination for new and repeat customers.”
Brad Clarke, Powerslide Motorcycles dealer principal, commented, “Having taken on the Suzuki franchise three years ago, just before this model was released, we knew it was going to be a huge success and in high demand, but never anticipated the amount of success and interest we have had. Supporting and enjoying success in British Superbikes and British Superstock with the likes of OMG Racing, we feel we’ve brought this bike to market to our customers with fresh ideas and genuine enthusiasm, and the team at Powerslide has offered a great product with great customer service.”
Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R feature a host of MotoGP-derived technology, including a mechanical variable valve timing system that boosts both low-down torque and peak performance, plus a suite of electronics that includes a 10-mode, lean-angle sensitive traction control system and an ABS system that detects rear wheel lift under heavy braking. The GSX-R1000R also gets launch control, quickshifter and auto-blipper, and cornering ABS, and is currently available on 0 percent finance.