2017 SUZUKI GSX-R1000R £16,099

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FUEL 16 litres @ 47mpg = 165 miles range WEIGHT 204kg (mea­sured, full of fuel) SEAT 825mm POWER 199bhp@13,200rpm (claimed) TORQUE 87ftlb@10,800rpm THE RIDER Michael Neeves. Sports­bike lover, Ron Haslam Elite in­struc­tor, Thun­der­sport GP1 racer. HEIGHT 6ft WEIGHT 72kg Michael.neeves@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

I went to watch the Le Mans Mo­togp at the Bike Shed in Shored­itch at the week­end. You might think the trendy bike shop is all about hand-built ret­ros, flat whites and ex­pen­sive hair­cuts and it is, but ev­ery Mo­togp week­end they lay on big screens so you can watch the rac­ing. Fred­die Spencer was even there for lunch. Bike Shed staff are re­ally friendly, there’s safe on-site park­ing and there are loads of cool bikes, cloth­ing and mem­o­ra­bilia. As a Rossi fan I was gut­ted at the end, but rid­ing my GSX-R1000R home put a smile back on my face. The GSX-R also got many ad­mir­ing glances, de­spite it be­ing slightly out of place.

Shethethegsx-rdropsin­tothe­bikeGSX-R drops into the Bike Shed

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