Picture special: The Radd-ical Suzuki GSX-R1000

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The designer of Yamaha’s GTS1000 has turned his hand to superbikes by creating this awesome hub-centre-steered version of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000.

James Parker has spent decades working on alternative front suspension systems, and his designs have led to the only mass-produced hub-centre-steered machine ever offered in the form of the Yamaha GTS1000.

And now he hopes his latest version will also reach limited production, as he’s hoping to offer a limited number of these Suzuki GSX-R1000-based machines during 2008.

At around £25,000, it’s not cheap, but test riders report improved braking and handling thanks to his front suspension, as well as a weight saving compared the conventional GSX-R1000.

For all the details on the bike, including riding impressions, see this week’s MCN, on sale on December 28, 2007.

Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis