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Machine of the Year (Sports over 601cc)

Published: 21 October 2001

Every now and again a new motorcycle comes along which redefines what is great, which resets the standards and which everyone knows is the new benchmark. The GSX-R1000 has done that, just as the FireBlade and the R1 did before it.

It doesn’t matter if it’s on or off the track, the Suzuki has proved that it is the new king and it is a deserved winner of the Sport Bike over 601cc category.

1, Suzuki GSX-R1000

2. Yamaha R1

3. Ducati 996R

Shortlisted: Kawasaki ZX-12R, Honda CBR900RR FireBlade, Honda VTR1000 SP-1

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