8. SUZUKI GSX-R1000R
THE FACTS O 199.2bhp O 203kg O Seat height 825mm
HIGHLIGHTS Variable Valve Timing Quickshifter & Autoblipper Cornering ABS
A whole 12 months ago Suzuki unveiled a ‘concept’ GSX-R1000R that looked as finished as any production motorcycle. But it wasn’t finished. It is now, though, and it really does deserve your attention.
It might not be the most visually bold of the superbikes, but the firm’s relentless pursuit of engineering perfection has delivered a bike that could very well be right at the top of the litre class in 2017 – unless that Fireblade can intervene. Regardless, the new VVT engine is an impressive feat, and should deliver one of the most engaging riding experiences of any superbike. The Gixer Thou is back.