Press Release: American Kenny Noyes will make a wildcard start at the British round of the World Supersport Championship this weekend at Silverstone. Kenny, who has not raced in World Supersport since a one-off replacement ride in 2006, will be the only Suzuki rider on track. He is currently running third in the Spanish CEV [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Yoshimura Press release: Yoshimura has been a leader among the road racing community since the inception of our sport. Whether it is the BSA’s and Triumph’s Pops grew famous for tuning in 1950′s Japan, or the technological marvels that own the track today, race winning motorcycles have been synonymous with Yoshimura for decades. Now, for [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The MotoGP-inspired, racetrack-ready GP1-R ($1099) is constructed of thin-wall 304 stainless steel for a weight savings of as much as 10 pounds compared to original-equipment sportbike exhaust systems, claims Jardine. What’s more, this high-flow, under-engine design is said to deliver noticeable power and torque gains throughout the rpm range and lower the center of gravity [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Elena Myers Wins AMA Pro SuperSport at Daytona Elena Myers wins the AMA Pro SuperSport race at Daytona.
Photography by Tim White Elena Myers entered the history books on Saturday, March 17th, as the first rider with blue fingernails to win an AMA national—or any professional race, for that matter—at Daytona International Speedway. She’s also the first to do so with two X chromosomes. Myers’ first and only national win, until now, came [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Supersports: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R vs. Suzuki GSX-R600 – Comparison Test Searching for 600 supersport supremacy.
Why only two 600s, you ask? Because the new-for-2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R prevailed in that year’s crotch-rocket comparo, and the Honda CBR600RR and Yamaha YZF-R6 haven’t received serious engineering attention in the meantime. Why should they? These bikes are expensive to develop, and sales in the 600cc class have been about as lively as a Bourbon [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Supersports: Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. Suzuki GSX-R600 – Video With a brand-new Suzuki released this year, CW had to see if it could conquer the Ten-Best winning Kawasaki ZX-6R and its mega-powerful engine.
I honestly don’t see Suzuki selling many of its all-new GSX-R600 sportbikes here in America this year. I don’t say this because I found any damning fault with the race-bred 599cc supersport’s engine or chassis performance while hot lapping the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama. Or even because of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Suzuki’s 2011 update of the GSX-R600 and 750 is very much like a MotoGP team’s midseason adjustment: minor in that it’s not a total redesign but moves steadily in a desirable direction. In the case of the 600, the 67.0 x 42.5mm inline-Four is rotated backward slightly, enough to allow it and the swingarm pivot [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 at INTERMOT 2010 – Video Suzuki officially debuts the GSX-R600 at the Cologne Show.
Looks like Suzuki went and did it again — shrunk the GSX-R, that is. This spy photo, shot mid-September in Southern California during a closed-gate racetrack testing session, reveals what appears to be an even more compact sporting platform from the Japanese bike maker. Either that, or Suzuki has hired ex-professional basketball players to sort [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)