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2012 GSX-R 1000 Long Term Review
So, I've put about 10,000 miles on the bike and figured I would give you all an update. The video itself is rather short and lacking information, seeing as it was unplanned and unscripted. So, here I shall provide more specifics. Power: Still what I consider the best power band of any stock motorcycle on the market, plenty of useable low and midrange, and the thing rips all the way to the rev limiter. Also, the fueling on this bike is light years ahead of other stock bikes, with none of the abrupt herky-jerkiness of so many other bikes. Its extremely fluid, and the transition between on/off throttle is extremely forgiving. Future upgrades include a full titanium Yoshimura R77 Exhaust (customized similar to the ones being run on the AMA Superbike Spec GSX-R's), BMC race air filter, Yoshimura Level Two engine service (Superstock legal) and a PC5 w/ custom ECU tune. Handling: Stock suspension components are more than adequate for most riders, although the rear shock can pump a little bit when driving hard out of corners. Corner entry is slower than say the CBR1000RR, but far from slow. It actually flicks phenomenally fast for a bike of its girth. Feels extremely planted mid-corner, great stability, and line changes at lean are fairly simple. Forks have great bottoming resistance, even when braking down from 170+mph. Future upgrades will be both fork and shock being gutted and completely rebuilt with new oil, valving, and springs, using Race-Tech components and serviced at Mad-Jack Racing in Simi Valley, CA. Transmission: Super slick, no fuss, always slots right into the proper gear. One of the best gearboxes out there, easily. Future upgrade will be an Annitori HM+ quickshifter. Brakes: Hit and miss. While the Brembo monoblocs can stop you decently quick, the master cylinder that feeds into them is pure rubbish. You have no feel for the brakes whatsoever, and it requires a good amount of lever pull before you can get to the meat of those mighty monoblocs. Also the rear brake is fairly mushy, and when using it to stabilize the chassis in cornering situations I'd prefer a bit more feel. Future upgrades will be the Brembo RCS19 master cylinder and Spiegler stainless steel lines. Overall this beast has been wonderful to me. She is superbly comfortable for what she is, has absurd amounts of power on tap, handles beautifully, and I have loved every mile aboard her. Now its time to turn this little beast into a full on fire breathing monster.





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