The 1000cc sports bike class has now split in two – there are now the ‘extreme’ 1000s and the more ‘real world’ 1000s.
Bikes like the Panigale, RSV4, S1000RR, ZX-10R and F4 RR now fall into the extreme class, with their big horsepower figures and electronic rider aids. The Fireblade, R1 and GSX-R1000 are now perceived as more real world.
As part of a forthcoming road test we’d like to hear from you if you’ve recently bought a new Blade, R1 or GSX-R1000 and find out why you decided to ‘opt-out’ of the big 1000cc power and electronics race.
Please send two or three sentences to Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves, along with details of where you live, your age and a picture of you (a head and shoulders shot, please).
The best responses will be included in the road test in the June 13 issue of MCN.