Suzuki Motor USA and Vance & Hines have formed a strategic partnership bringing these respected brands together in a quest for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) dominance, as well as creating multiple synergies across marketing, advertising, product enhancement, event activation, and more.
The two companies have a storied relationship dating back to 1978 with the launch of the Suzuki GS1000. That year, Vance & Hines began operating Suzuki's factory drag racing team, with racing programs in several sanctioning bodies.
When the NHRA, established the PSM class as a full-fledged national championship in 1987, Terry Vance won its inaugural race in Gainesville on a Suzuki GS1150E, and later in that season set a Pro Stock milestone as the first motorcycle to run a 7- second ET. Since that time, Vance & Hines-built Suzuki powerplants have won seven NHRA national titles, including three consecutive championships
Terry Vance earned numerous victories and championships aboard Suzuki motorcycles in the 1970’s and 1980’s.