Earlier this month, we revisited the 2001-2007 Suzuki GSX1400 to discover if this retro muscle bike still packed a punch.
MCN freelancer Phil West on the GSX1400:
"Before I even climb on board this immaculate 2006 example from Peterborough dealer Wheels (01733 358555, www.wheelsmotorcycles. co.uk) who’re offering it for £5495 with 16,400 miles, I’m reminded of the brash class of the GSX1400. The monster
"Suzuki may have been a latecomer to the big, retro roadster class, being launched, in 2001, well after Honda’s CB1300, and Yamaha’s evergreen XJR1300 but it was quickly considered one, if not the best, of the bunch.
"With handsome looks set off by classic Suzuki white and blue livery (by far the most popular choice, although others are available), class-leading grunt from the biggest displacement in the category and more than its fair share of classy touches, such as span- adjustable levers and chrome twin dials incorporating LCD info displays, the GSX had the stature to match its size. And as I ride out in the winter murk its class still shines through: smooth, strong-arm turbine drive; a roomy, man-sized upright riding position, reasonable enough handling (though the bulky GSX always benefitted from careful fine-tuning of its multi- adjustable suspension) and equally big and powerful six-pot stoppers up front. Bikes don’t get much more butch."
You know what it's like now, so why not see how the GSX1400 fairs, insurance-wise, in comparison to its retro roadster rivals...
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