Suzuki SV-1000S: Fast ‘n Fun for Everyone —

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Suzuki SV-1000S: Fast Fun for Everyone

As I lay in bed waiting for 8:00am to around, jetlag tells my that it’s midnight. I at the mansions and yellow street outside my window and I’m to be under way, but dawn late on the Andalusian hillside. The air my window possesses that clarity one associates with altitudes and cold temperatures. I am scarcely 15 meters above the in Marbella, on Spain’s Costa del winter playground for the rich

Today’s high will be in the

It is a good thing that the new fuel injection system, is and linear, because as we leave the parking lot, it becomes that traction management be a valuable skill today. The is brisk and the traffic circles are 4 minutes into the ride and warming the tires with a 210 kph (130 mph) blast the autopista to the A376.

The new Suzuki SV 1000S feeling and fun at the same time.

Once the mountains on the sinuous A376, we out and get a feel for the handling of the new SV at our own pace. Hoyer and Kent Kunitsugu are me up to the first photo stop and very aware that the new guy and probably being critiqued by my so I try to curb my usual stupidity. The is not unlike its famous little the SV 650, it turns-in well and fairly flickable, albeit 60% more horsepower.

We arrive at the behind a crazy Austrian who is wearing blue jeans and knee-sliders which he has been with alacrity. He passes wheeled traffic with abandon and whips his helmet off to after every other 5 photo run. Most of us to give him a wide berth.

Between photo passes, the journos remark on how similar the and scenery is to California. Spain’s however, aren’t anything California, some slow and fast, almost all are courteous and when we blow past. it’s necessary to throw out the for cars, cops or tight the SV’s brakes don’t

They’re easy to use, great feedback and power, noticeable fade, though I the stock lever position to be a close to the bar and used the widest on the 7 position lever adjuster.

we arrive in Ronda, we’re by the setting. Ronda is built on a plateau, with the 330′ El Tajo gorge running the center of town and an amazing stone bridge/fortress connecting the two While at the lunch stop, I ask for rear spring preload and a increase in rebound damping. The technicians are very interested in my and quick to help with the adjustable suspension on the SV.

Compared to the 650’s more setup, the suspension on the 1000 more buttoned-down and with adjustment is perfectly serviceable for up to track-day use.

After I retrieve my tank-bag and camera, Garret Kai. Garret is our from Suzuki America, the 6 U.S. journalists throughout trip. He’s well and a prince of a guy, with the of a saint.

Suzuki SV 1000

I mount the tank bag and while the rest of the press rides away. Now all alone in I set out for the A376 and promptly get lost following a tour bus through the side of town. It gets while trying to make a 120 left turn, between and when I get by the bus, I find in a swarm of 14 year old kids, who are home from school.

They seem mighty with the rakish good of the silver SV-S and every one of stops, cat calls, shouts, a thumbs-up or pantomimes a wheelie to me. All I can manage for them is a sideways in a shower of dirt, because not a shred of asphalt for at least a I’m obviously someplace Spain or Italy, because of spraying me with a hose, at me or calling the cops, the adults the street just smile and

Once safely back on the the camera shifted more I wanted, because my tank bag was in a teeter-totter position on the peak of the tank. You have my apologies for the angle in the videos.

The day ended with another on the autopista to Marbella and an impromptu was quickly convened as I assumed a racer tuck and dialed up an 258 kph (160 mph) on the digital That was the highest indicated I saw during my two days with the SV. for hills and some speedometer I’d guess the SV is actually for something in the neighborhood of 155 mph flat-out on ground, though one of the Canadian later claimed to have 270 kph (167 mph) on a long stretch.

Sound asleep, a late night at the I Love bar in the hotel lobby, I’m by the bleating cry of the alarm on my palmtop PC. I’m late for breakfast and to scramble to get downstairs for the day’s ride to Granada and back.

I take few extra seconds to the balcony door and check the outside. Brrrrr, it’s at 20 degrees colder than morning. I skip the stylish racing gloves and boots and to a pair of Doc Martens, insulated gloves, over-pants, long and jeans.

This will turn out to be a choice.

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