August 2001So. Suzuki's demonic 145bhp/180mph GSX-R1000 has scythed its way into my somewhat moribund motorcycling life, despite my heartfelt belief that - these days - less is more when it comes to motorcycles.That's less power, speed and potential to get me any more nicked than...
Standing next to co-commentator Julian Ryder, Eurosport's MotoGP commentator, Toby Moody, on loud pipes, property development and his lust for the BMW K1.1. If you were a bike, what would you be? Honda 250 six-cylinder. Medium sized, but loud.2
be missing the point because they may well have got it wrong but without them doing so no one else would ever have been able to get it right.Continue for a look at the BMW K1
Click to read: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K2 owners reviews, Suzuki GSX-R1000 K2 specs and to see the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K2 image gallery.Suzuki's GSX-R1000 made a huge impression on the biking world when it came out in 2001, as it totally outstripped the performance of all other superbikes ...
. The original 2001 K1 version stood out for having a monster motor – massive midrange and top-end too as well as excellent handling. The 2003 K3 update had an even more precise, light weight feel while the heavily modified 2005 K5 is still thought by some
-R1000. Characterful and raspy, there's always an exciting engine note. Looking at a contemporary power curve, in general the GSX-R1000 K1/K2 has the longest and strongest power delivery compared to the opposition. From a dip at 4000rpm, the motor takes
-compliant (K3). All are road legal but dealers have been advised to explain the K0 and K1 spec tyres are race tyres. After riding them in the wet and dry at Brands Hatch, I would recommend the K2 as the best compromise.RIDING IMPRESSION: The launch was held
://www.motorsportvision.co.uk/metzelertrackday Signing on is from 7.30am.Metzeler also recently used Brands Hatch to release their new fast road and race tyre, the Metzeler Racetec Interact. The evolution of this latest Racetec with Interact™ technology is available in four compounds: K0, K1, K2
bikers. The Czech Grand Prix was the most attended race in a season of 18 races in 13 countries. Still, net income from admission to the event reached only about 51 million K (£1.8 million), the organizers said.The event's ultimate killer will likely
– not winners, but technically interesting nonetheless.Stepping away from the GP machinery, other misfits that might look like bargains when we look back in a few years’ time included a virtually as-new 1990 BMW K1 with only 1158km on the clock, sold for €6670
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