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Best bikes for under %XA35k: 2005-2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000

What was it like then?This was the superbike to have in the mid-noughties. The K5/K6 was magnificent, but little did we know it would be the best GSX-R1000 ever. After a steady improvement through the models, from the 2001 GSX-R1000 K1 to this 2005 K5, we naturally expected the K7 to be better, but it wasn%X92t %X96 it was too...

  • Created 05 June 2013 17:03 by MCN


Used buying guide: Suzuki GSX-R1000

Remember when the Japanese ruled the superbike roost? They battled ferociously with each other to make the fastest, sexiest and best handling 1000s, year after glorious year %X96 it was great news for us, the Great British sportsbike-buying public. Suzuki GSX-R1000s for sale The 1000s golden days peaked in the first half of the noughties and it was all about the fight...



Suzuki GSX-R1000 K1 %X96 K3 %X96 K5 owners wanted

MCN is looking for Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners to help with an upcoming feature. Here - with my own responses as examples - is a quick questionnaire. If you could find five minutes to tell me about your GSX-R1000 I would be most grateful (the article is appearing in the March 20 MCN and on the website too shortly after). Please feel free...



Video: Simon Crafar powerslides the new Suzuki GSX-R1000

The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of only two current superbikes (the other the Honda Fireblade) that doesn't have traction control. For most of us mere mortals, that means having to be a little more careful on the throttle than on an electronics-laiden Aprilia RSV4, or any of the other 1000cc superbikes. For 500GP winner Simon Crafar it means he can...

  • Created 27 April 2012 09:34 by MCN
  • Last comment 2 years ago ago by CBR11X


Video: 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. Suzuki has gone back to what made the GSX-R legendary and simplified the way to a quick lap time. In other words: stop for the corner, get the bike turned...

  • Created 20 February 2012 12:44 by MCN
  • Last comment 3 years ago ago by shawno76


60 years of Suzuki: RGV500 vs GSX-R1000

These two blue and white machines represent the best of the Suzuki best. Right now, the 166bhp, 203kg 2012 GSX-R1000 is the ultimate incarnation of the Japanese firm%X92s road-going superbike and this 1998 ex-Nobuatsu Aoki RGV500, making 180bhp and weighing just 130kg was one of the last of the fearsome 500cc GP bikes.  One%X92s a two-stroke V4, one%X92s a four...

  • Created 12 April 2012 14:47 by MCN
  • Last comment 3 years ago ago by supermario


2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride: "So easy to ride"

The launch of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is currently underway at the Miami Speedway track in America. Senior road tester Adam Child has just completed his first session on the bike and these are his thoughts: "My first session went on for ages because no-one waved me in so I just kept going for 40 laps. The big differences to the...

  • Created 13 February 2012 15:18 by MCN
  • Last comment 3 years ago ago by Toecutter71


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