EN­GINE

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Special Brew -

“The bike’s had an in­ter­est­ing en­gine his­tory,” laughs Mark. “It had a GSX-R750 mo­tor when I got it, and a GSX-R1100 lump be­fore that. I could see that a pre­vi­ous owner had mod­i­fied the up­per frame rails be­cause the 1100 en­gine is taller. But the rear en­gine mounts hadn’t been changed – they were iden­ti­cal be­tween the GSX-R and GPZ units. I soon dis­cov­ered that the same Ja­panese en­gi­neer had de­signed both en­gines. The fact that the P&M frame could take an 1100 en­gine shows just how strong it is.”

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