1985/90 Suzuki GSX-R7/11

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Owner: Joe Banks, Ox­ford­shire Owned for: one year So far: a tired street­fighter, since re­built What’s next? ni­trous kit is on the way I usu­ally try and build a spe­cial a year. I’d been think­ing about do­ing a 7/11 be­cause they’re like the Tri­ton of the 1990s – same prin­ci­ple, bet­ter en­gine in a lighter, sweeter han­dling chas­sis. The Spon­don ’arm was on it when I got it. I was orig­i­nally go­ing to flip it in the spring, but it now owes me so much money and rides so well that I’ve kept it. It runs an Öh­lins at the rear and Fazer 1000 Hagon springs in the R6 forks. The V&H sidewinder pipe is to­tally im­prac­ti­cal but for me this is a nos­tal­gia project so it’s stay­ing. I blame PS for this.

V&H pipe a mas­sive nod to nos­tal­gia. And why not?

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