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I not have been the only to feel a tad disappointed when introduced its 2012 GSX-R1000 no electronic riding aids – Drive Mode Selector a system that allows the to select one of three fuel and ignition system maps.

BMW set the standards for superbike electronics the S1000RR, Yamaha and Kawasaki quick to counter the German with traction control. responded to a lesser extent by ABS as an option, leaving Suzuki a one-litre bike that to be a bit of an anachronism among its peers.


However, if the PR machine is to be believed, the latest of the legendary GSX-R1000 superbike is a lot better – it says the 2012 has elements learned from global race teams and successes but the reality is that the big offers none of the features headlines on the latest bikes.

include traction control, ABS, anti-wheelie programs and suspension adjustment.

Suzuki says that than fully redesign the it has tweaked a slew of smaller to create a smoother, quicker, and better braking bike. tweaks include a two kg weight (thanks in part to a new exhaust has one instead of two silencers), revised components, a slightly higher ratio, updated cam profiles, and mods intended to smooth the curve and expand upper-end without losing low-end

The Gixxer now has new Brembo Monobloc and thinner discs for better and reduced unsprung weight, the Showa Big Piston Fork have been softened to for the bike’s lighter weight. new on the bike are Bridgestone S20 tyres, to make it 200g lighter at the

The changes are rounded off with seat material and (very) revised styling – the bodywork on the bike is almost identical to of the 2011 version, with minor changes to the graphics. The visual differences are the brakes and silencer.


has taught me that what disappointing on paper doesn’t carry through to actual and such is the case with the big Almost as soon as I left Edenvale head office I was of why the GSX-R1000 is such a respected Everything about the bike works: from the seating to the handling to the performance, it seemed to me to explore its limits.

It may lag behind its electronics-endowed peers in performance terms but the GSX-R1000’s confidence-inspiring handling immediately me feel right at home. a saving of only two kg in weight seem hardly worth it does nothing to hurt the of the bike.

Combining its nimble handling a back torque-limiting clutch and Clutch Assist System mean smoother downshifting, you to chuck the bike into with almost reckless To be honest, most of us mere rarely ride litre-class at their limit, which one wondering how many riders actually miss electronic aids.

That said, (in ever-greater sophistication) are the wave of the and for Suzuki their absence on the is likely to be a drawback on the showroom I think the time of non-assisted is behind us and I hope Suzuki has an ace up its to keep the magnificent GSX-R1000 in the

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