RUT­TER SAYS...

Performance Bikes (UK) - - Month In Bikes -

It’s hard to be­lieve you’d want more, but the new GSX-R is in­cred­i­ble, and the ZX-10R gives us a hard time in rac­ing, so it’s a good time for a new bike be­fore it falls be­hind.

It ex­cites me, though, in par­tic­u­lar the smaller over­all size. What strikes me about the GSX-R and R1 is their high-speed agility – just that lit­tle bit more in­er­tia makes the BMW harder to ride in the high gears, es­pe­cially on the roads. You only have to look at the spe­cial test we did on the Isle of Man with road bikes to see how an agility ad­van­tage in­creases ex­po­nen­tially with speed.

BMWs have the best en­gine and elec­tron­ics – if they can im­prove that a lit­tle, and up­date the chas­sis, it could be as un­touch­able as the first mod­els were when they came out.

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