-generation handling and surprisingly good at long-distanceAgainst: Lack of storage space, lack of bungee points and common as muckReturn to the Longest Test2009 SUZUKI GSX-R1000 K9 SpecificationsPrice: £9800Top speed: 180.46mphEngine: 999cc, 16-valves, liquid
It's funny how bulbous the original 2001 GSX-R1000 now looks next to the lithe and silky-smooth 2006 GSX-R, R1 and Blade. But half a decade or more ago this was the latest 'big thing', a machine which made the likes of the FireBlade and R1 also-rans. Its 988cc motor produced more...
Just what is a sports-tourer these days? Used to be a middle-for-diddle model with zero sex appeal, but these days it could be anything from a superbike with luggage to a purpose-built mile-muncher...There was a time when motorcycles were grouped together in neat little classes. ...
-missiles.Even the Kawasaki ZX-9R has been properly tweaked for 2002. Using the lessons learnt from the launch last issue, Gus and myself spent 30 minutes a couple of days before the test slamming the front end of the 9R and jacking the back-end up (see handling caption
. Top marks, Honda - practicality in a sportsbike, what next?Continue the 2006 1000cc Test
, many club races and club titles (1802). I am, however, very race rusty having spent the past four years testing stuff with four wheels. Thing is, I got the call up to ride a Rizla GSX-R1000 Superbike last week and, today, I gone done it - a genuine
Click to read: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 owners reviews, Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 specs and to see the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 image gallery.You could be forgiven for thinking very little has changed with Suzuki’s latest GSX-R 1000. After a passing glance at the NEC show, and with the R1 steali...
who own it.It's stood the test of time really well and as long as you're careful, there's no reason you can't snap up a good 'un and look forward to some long and trouble-free service from it.Many were bought by nutters who gave them a good caning from
There is one man who is going to be very happy with the changes to the GSX-R1000: John Reynolds. But while the current British Superbike Champion will undoubtedly be excited about the Suzuki's new look, extra horsepower and improved chassis, the one thing that will really bring a...
There was a time when motorcycles were grouped together in neat little classes. Have you seen your bike on a racetrack? Yes, so then it’s a Sportsbike. If it’s got a monster engine as well then that makes it a Superbike. Does it have flat bars and no fairing? Yep, well that makes...
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