Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is currently testing Suzuki’s all-new 2011 GSX-R750. His full report will be in next week’s MCN but here are his first impressions:
“We’re at the Monte Blanco circuit near Seville in Spain. The big thing you notice straight away about the new GSX-R is it’s 8kg weight loss compared to the old model which makes it very light and flickable and enhances the acceleration.
“The new Big Piston Forks and Brembo brakes are also a big improvement over the old model.
“But the over-riding impression is how easy it is to ride fast. It’s got just the right mix of power and handling – but with the weight loss you have to be careful in applying the power as it’s capable of spinning the rear tyre.
“Compared to the GSX-R1000 we tested last week, there’s no doubt that you could still lap faster, ultimately, on the 1000 – but only just. But it’d be easier to do consistently fast laps on the 750 as it’s so much easier to ride.”
For Michael’s full, in depth report on the new GSX-R750, see next week’s MCN – out February 9.