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Old 02-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Nice bike

But let's be honest here. Suzuki, like Honda, just doesn't have a traction control system sorted for production for this bike. They are using the claim that it is not needed because the interface is so great etc just as an excuse cuz you'll see the next gen one will have it.
Actually (arguing with myself) it most probably is ready but they want to bleed as much out of this current platform as they can before releasing it with an all new GSXR. Just like Honda.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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I bet Suzuki went back to the single can exhaust with no box under the engine as the usual customer (me included) with this type of bike adds an aftermarket free flowing can and a power commander. It is good Suzuki recognized that.

Suzuki has a concept bike out there called the "Virus". Not a great name perhaps (competiton for the upcoming Kawasaki Chlamydia perhaps?) but it looks like a great bike. Basically a GSXR1000 factory set up as a standard with no BS added, and no power taken away.

Now that is a bike I could get excited about. Spent a lot of time and money on the FZ1 to take it in that direction. My only misgiving is the Virus might be a pretty small package as it is based straight off the GSXR1000. I need some room baby...
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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Nice bike

But let's be honest here. Suzuki, like Honda, just doesn't have a traction control system sorted for production for this bike. They are using the claim that it is not needed because the interface is so great etc just as an excuse cuz you'll see the next gen one will have it.
Actually (arguing with myself) it most probably is ready but they want to bleed as much out of this current platform as they can before releasing it with an all new GSXR. Just like Honda.
Hey, at least Suzuki did something to it. Much better than in 2010 when American Suzuki didn't even import any bikes!
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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I just with they made a sportbike that a 6 footer could ride on any more. They lost me around the time of the CBR954.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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I like the new tweaks on this bike. The Brembo upgrade and the new exhaust by themselves are enough to make me to want it. However my advanced age and accumulated wisdom tells me my sportbike days are behind me. I still want it regardless.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Gday,

Good review (as always), but I have to take you to task for complaining about the tall gearing: you yourselves upset the gearing by sticking in a 190/55 in place of the 190/50! Sure, you get quicker steering due to the "sharper" profile, but according to the numbers, your rolling radius will increase by 9.5mm - 3/8in!

My working:
190/50 is a 50% aspect ratio on the 190mm width. 190 x 0.5 = 95mm.
190/55 is 55%: 190 x 0.55 = 104.5mm.
Difference: 104.5 - 95.0 = 9.5mm

I'll let you calculate what that means in terms of actual gearing... and the difference to handling thanks to moving the CofG forward and "pulling in" the front end etc.

It would be interesting for you to compare both side-by-side, by the way.

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