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)
Years sold: 2002-09 MSRP new: $8899 Blue Book retail value: $4720 Basic specs: A 996cc, dohc, 90-degree, fuel-injected V-Twin with standard-bike ergonomics and an integrated half-fairing. Its 85 rear-wheel horsepower propelled the 486-pound (dry) machine to an 11.93-second quarter-mile at 110.17 mph and a top speed of 126 mph. Why it won: Versatility, that’s why. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Prior to the start of the current MotoGP season, 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz was asked if three-time AMA and reigning World Superbike Champion Ben Spies would win a race in his rookie year. Absolutely, replied Schwantz. Now, with more than half of the season complete, Spies has one pole, two front-row starts, a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Suzuki GSX-R1000 Bob-Job – World’s Coolest Bikes One man’s humble attempt to make a cool Suzuki kool.
Photography by Peter Jones Having to name my choice for coolest motorcycle of all time has caused me to lament the machines I’ve desired but never possessed. Sure, I’ve had some cool bikes, but I’ve never owned one of the masterpieces of motorcycling. When possible, though, I have faked it by dating the “witless sister.” [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Years sold: 2000-present MSRP new: $5349 (2000) Blue Book retail value: $2540 (2000) to $4825 (2009) Basic specs: A 398cc, liquid-cooled, electric-start, dohc, single-cylinder four-stroke dual-purpose machine with a six-speed gearbox. It weighs 301 pounds dry, has 11.3 inches of front-wheel travel and 11.6 inches at the rear. Why it won: The DR-Z400S was what [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American Superbike – Racing Excitement builds with the addition of four-time national champion Eric Bostrom.
Six months ago, we couldn’t possibly have predicted that the project now known officially as the Team Cycle WorldAttack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American SuperBike would have blossomed the way it has. Initially, our goal was relatively straightforward: test the validity of the AMA Pro Racing American SuperBike rules instituted last season. We would [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American Superbike – Video Eric Bostrom Superbike Testing Session at Spring Mountain.
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)
Connecting the final pieces of the puzzle can be precarious. It’s the big commitment part that brings together the final scene, and that is where we are right now with Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki. Our steady forward progress has been hindered by relatively few mishaps, but closing the gap to the front [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Eric Bostrom finished seventh in today’s AMA Pro American SuperBike race at Virginia International Raceway. Up front, Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Tommy Hayden made a last-lap draft pass to beat Bostrom’s older brother, Ben, riding a Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1, to the finish line by .005 seconds. Team Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes, who led most [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)