Suzuki’s 10-level traction control system shines. So much so that in our timed laps, we opted to leave it on Level 3 and turn the same systems on the R1 and RSV4 off (technically, an electrical error forced us to keep the RSV4’s off, even if that was the plan all along). This system feels like it works harder to maintain drive, whereas the others have strong enough cuts that you can feel them slowing you down at corner exits. No, the GSX-R’s electronics package is not the most expansive, but part of the GSX-R’s beauty is in its simplicity. In how it gives you so much through such an approachable and affordable package. At $15,099, this base-model GSX-R is great, but we were often left wanting a quickshifter/auto-blip downshifter and more, meaning we’d probably upgrade to the $17,199 R model. At that point, you have a great weapon but still something less aggressive than the R1 or RSV4.