Su­per­stock S1000RR

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

The most suc­cess­ful race bike of the year, it’s never been beaten on the roads.

Due to Hutchy’s in­juries the bike has been con­verted to right foot change and also sports a thum­b­op­er­ated rear brake. Oddly, it didn’t feel too un­nat­u­ral brak­ing heav­ily and knock­ing back the gears, which meant go­ing up with my right foot. But Don­ing­ton Park’s Cop­pice was hard work. short-shift­ing and us­ing my in­side foot. They’ve man­aged to keep its in­her­ent sta­bil­ity and have pre­cise steer­ing at the same time; it’s a clever trick per­formed by TAS in part­ner­ship with K-tech sus­pen­sion. The stan­dard Brembo stop­pers are im­pres­sive, but not as eye­pop­ping as I was ex­pect­ing. The power can be de­scribed in a sim­i­lar fash­ion; it’s com­pletely lin­ear – and de­cep­tively fast. It doesn’t feel too quick un­til you re­alise the track fur­ni­ture is whizzing past at great speed.

Tech spec 198bhp, 174kg Race record Won the NW200, the TT and the Ul­ster GP. Bri­tish Su­per­stock podium reg­u­lar. Why it mat­ters Never been beaten on the roads in 2016.

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