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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...

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RageRider

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RageRider says:

Impressive on both counts

This video is pretty damn cool for both parties involved.

Fantastic bike control and a clever marketing strategy from Suzuki. Can't imagine Honda selling the latest Fireblade in this way.

Simon convinces you, for a few seconds at least, that all rider aids are rubbish and you're a pansy if you have them. Fact remains though that it's safer and you'll go faster with them but it may well dilute the experience and simple fun of riding I guess.

As I'm not very quick I don' t particularly worry about going fast and therefore don't really need to max out the performance through electronics etc so it doesn't really bother me one way or the other to be honest.

I'd definitely be choosing between the Suzuki and Honda if I was in the market for a 1000cc sports bike as they're probably the last of their breed.

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trannie680

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trannie680 says:

great footage

Don't you just wish you could ride like that! If I upgraded my 07 blade I think I would go for the new one. Electronics are a great safety aid and no doubt help you go faster on track, but I think there's something about being just you and the bike. I noticed in MCN group test this week, Alfio Tricomi  was half a second faster on the blade than Neil Hodgson was on the BMW ! Respect the power, enjoy the ride, whatever your on.

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Beer&Darts

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Beer&Darts says:

Amen, Mr Crafar.

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Feakster

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Feakster says:

*Gasps*

F*cking beautiful! I'm suddenly feeling the urge to book another track day.

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muddy686

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muddy686 says:

OK.  A GP race winner (renowned for rear wheel steering - remember that?) powerslides a sportsbike without traction control.

Am I supposed to be impressed?

And amen, Japanese manufacturers are giving sportsbikes more mid range.  Thanks lads, we've only been asking for that for the last 15 years.

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wesley01

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wesley01 says:

Track riding has no relevance to on road riding, the real world is not about getting the bike sideways like thats as 9 out of 10 would be shot over the bars in a heart beat. Mr Craffar has more talent in his pinky than 99% of normal riders, normal ride outs involve exploring ie not seeing the same corner twice and in the real world theres diesel, rain, mud, loose stone, trucks, cops, cameras and potholes. Again none of which is related to track riding. I dont mind one bit if my new bike has every safety aid to catch me if I fall, a new back, helmet and fairing is not a sign of being hard or cool.

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luckyskua

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luckyskua says:

Gee Ma are those real slides?

It could have been the 8 pints I had last night, it could have been the punch up outside the Rose & Crown, or it could have been the night in the cells. It wasn't the shocking hangover, It wasn't that I tried to impress a fit bird in the pits, it wasn't that I ignored the boring 'don't push too hard on the opening laps' warning at the trackday briefing. But I watched the Simon Crafar Suzuki promo - it looked easy - and I still smashed the bike up on the third lap!

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paulgs9

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paulgs9 says:

terrific

seriously skilful stuff

don't try this at home kids !!

 

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tris123

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tris123 says:

2WD

Cool video and I kind of get where they're coming from.  Instead of TC I’d like to see a 2WD Superbike. I remember a few years back someone put a hydraulic drive system onto the front of an R1, they reckoned it could lap a fair bit quicker than a standard RWD R1 in the rain. That would help with traction and wheelies. Seems like that might be a better way to go than building a bike with 200bhp then using electronics to slow it down again.

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

I can do that!     On my Playstation that is.

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