Its odometer showing 5135 miles, the RT-S is halfway through its 10,000-mile test, and two recalls have been the only significant events so far. Last June, BRP recalled the RT to replace its centrifugal clutch; some units with the semi-automatic tranny had suffered stalling problems that were traced to clutches that wouldn’t disengage in certain [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American Superbike – Racing Brembo brakes, Öhlins suspension and OZ Motorbike wheels.
New AMA Pro American Super-Bike rules introduced in 2009 did away with the works front ends, 16.5-inch wheels and handmade swingarms that were status quoon factory racers. Now, chassis modifications are limited to homologated components that even privateers can buy from practically any dealership. For our four-race-weekend effort with rider Eric Bostrom, Team Cycle World [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki – Racing On the Record with Eric Bostrom.
[ Richard Stanboli and Eric Bostrom. (Photo by James Wirth) ] Eric Bostrom was a late—but welcome!—addition to Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki. Here’s what the four-time AMA national champion and 15-time AMA Superbike race-winner had to say about Suzuki’s venerable GSX-R1000, working for the first time with Attack Performance’s Richard Stanboli, Yoshimura [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
At the press introduction last year of the Can-Am Spyder RT-S, Bombardier Recreational Products said that when the Spyder was conceived, it was always meant to be a turn-key touring rig. When we sampled the pre-production models at the intro, we noted that BRP had done a good job of assembling the components of a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Years sold: 1996-2006 MSRP new: $7099 Blue Book retail value: $2800 Basic specs: An 1157cc inline-Four that made 101.7 hp at 8500 rpm, 69.5 ft.-lb. of torque at 6250 and weighed 490 pounds dry. It shot through the quarter-mile in 11.15 seconds at 120.24 mph and registered a measured top speed of 144 mph. Why [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki – Racing Ups and Downs at Virginia International Raceway.
Crashing is never a good thing. Or is it? When Eric Bostrom slipped off the Team Cycle WorldAttack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the second lap of Sunday’s AMA national at Virginia International Raceway, he had just passed the Foremost Insurance Ducati 1098R of Larry Pegram, a three-time AMA Pro American SuperBike race-winner last season. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Our long-term evaluation of BMW’s F800GS wasn’t supposed to take this, um, long to complete. Mix-ups with a couple of aftermarket suppliers, for example, forced us to miss an entire summer of riding. So, while our time with the midsize GS wasn’t without a few bumps in the road, when the dust finally settled (literally), [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)