8. SUZUKI GSX-R1000R

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

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.

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