2017 SUZUKI GSX-R1000R £16,099

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FUEL 16ltr @ 47mpg = 164 miles WEIGHT 204kg (mea­sured, full of fuel) SEAT 825mm POWER 188bhp TORQUE 87ftlb THE RIDER Michael Neeves. Sports­bike lover, Ron Haslam Elite in­struc­tor, raced in Thun­der­sport GP1, Is­land Clas­sic and En­durance Leg­ends this year. HEIGHT 6ft WEIGHT 72kg michael.neeves@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com Sum­mer track­day sea­son is upon us and there’s still only one tyre for the job: Met­zeler’s Racetec RR K3. On the road they’re plush, grippy and not too shabby in the wet. A rear lasts for over 2500 miles, too. But rock-up at a track­day, let the pres­sures down (33front/31rear) and they let you en­joy a su­per­bike to the full. They grip like a race tyre, but un­like com­pe­ti­tion rub­ber don’t need tyre warm­ers, won’t shred if the track is too hot or cold and won’t de­grade through heat cy­cles. There are other equally sticky track tyres out there and com­pe­tent road tyres, but none of­fer the best of both worlds like the Met­zel­ers.

Track­day rub­ber is ready to rock

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