Going into this test, a small part of me hoped that Suzuki would finally get toppled from its throne, just for variety's sake--I've been feeling like a broken record the past few years. Once again, though, Suzuki has found its way to the top. A big surprise to me was the way the GSX-R, at 471 pounds, handles its weight. At 28 pounds heavier than the lightest bike in the test, it turned quickly, felt light, accelerated like a rocket and stopped quickly. In fact, before we had the numbers I would have said it was one of the lightest. How do they do that? The off-throttle transition and fuel injection was flawless, with no hiccup at partial throttle. While some of the other bikes found their stride on either street or track, I was again surprised at how effortless the Suzuki was to ride on both, no rider adjustments needed.I'm not sure that I would use the GSX-R's engine-mapping selector much. Maybe I'd use C if it started to rain, but other than that, I'd stay on A and keep my throttle hand in check. The only thing I wanted more of was overall braking power. The GSX-R had very good feel, but when bike and rider can go so fast so quickly, I want to know I can slow down just as fast. So, like a broken record, I will say that the Suzuki is clearly numero uno. I guess there's always next year.