Suzuki GSX-R1000R

This is one of the most eagerly anticipated superbikes in recent years: it’s the return of the mighty GSX-R1000 and it’s feeling feisty. I rode it at its launch and was impressed by the VVT motor’s power, electronics and compactness. I can’t to see what it’s like on the road.
michael.neeves@motorcyclenews.com

  • MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R sips fuel like a commuter

    14 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R sips fuel like a commuter

    On a slow moving journey from London to MCN’s Peterborough HQ recently, my GSX-R did the unthinkable for a superbike and returned an astonishing 61mpg.  I’m more interested in chasing lap times...

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  • MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R gets summer rubber

    03 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R gets summer rubber

    Summer trackday season is upon us and there’s still only one tyre for the job: Metzeler’s Racetec RR K3. On the road they’re plush, grippy and not too shabby in the wet. A rear lasts for over...

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  • MCN Fleet: Suzuki GSX-R1000R video blog

    05 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: Suzuki GSX-R1000R video blog

    Here's my latest video blog: GSX-R1000R tyres, clocks...and that exhaust! MORE FROM MCN’S FLEET Service time again for the Ninja 650 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Electric Dream Quick! Clock the...

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  • MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R meets granddad

    01 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R meets granddad

    Life with my GSX-R1000R has been a blast over the past couple of months. It's like coming home after owning a K5 1000 and three 750s over the years.  The new GSX-R may have more top end power...

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  • MCN Fleet: What a way to watch MotoGP

    22 May 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: What a way to watch MotoGP

    A few good mates and me went to see the Le Mans MotoGP at the Bike Shed in Shoreditch at the weekend.  You might think the trendy bike shop is all about hand-built retros, flat whites and...

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  • MCN Fleet: Suzuki GSX-R1000R coming soon

    28 March 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: Suzuki GSX-R1000R coming soon

    It won’t be long before I take delivery of Suzuki’s long-awaited GSX-R1000R. I was also thinking about choosing the new Blade and Ducati SuperSport as my MCN long-term test bike for 2017, but I reckon...

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