Upping the refinement
What we said then
“Ultra-fast, capable track missile that works far better on the road then you’d imagine – bizarrely, it also makes an acceptable one-man sports tourer too.” MCN launch report, 2003
But what is it like now?
The K3/4 has all the performance of the K1/2, but wraps it in a chassis with a touch more civility. The new radial brakes are far stronger and the upgraded suspension is plusher while the overall look is more modern.
What to watch out for
The headlight mists up, which can lead to corrosion, while a partially blocked air or petrol filter (located in the tank) can rob a GSX-R of power so ensure these have been changed recently. Exhaust valves can also seize.