Suzuki GSX-R1000 longterm report

The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is just one of the bikes on the MCN 2009 longterm test fleet. MCN's WSB reporter Michael Guy has done over 5,000 miles on it so far. He's also had his friends on the TAS Suzuki race team help him make an already good bike great...

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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 now produces the most midrange of any 1000cc superbike. What's more, weight has dropped by 2kg and it's gained Brembo brakes and comes with revised big piston suspension. But without any electrical aids like traction control can the new GSX-R cut it on track? Get all the latest news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com





MCN: Can a £1500 sportsbike beat a GSX-R1000 K6?
The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We've got the video to show they can. Follow the hilarious exploits of three MCN road-testers as they try to prove that £1500 will get you a bike that is almost as fast as the latest crop of sportsbike.





Smart money superbikes
The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the 'extreme' corner there's the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. Get all the latest news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com





When wheelies go bad
The end result of a wheelie onboard a Moto Morini Scrambler that landened slightly off-skew with a MCN staffer onboard, or off it as was the case. As far as we know there isn't a medical journal in the world that recognises this type of injury, but maybe MCN readers could come up with a suitable title?




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