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Suzuki GSXR 1000


Jons Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7
The GSXR K7 model has the indicators built into the mirrors


 This is Jons Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7. The model was released for 2007 - 2008. Suzuki have always made class leading motorbikes and this is no exception. The power was raised to 185 BHP and was the first main stream bike to have a power mode switch that lets the rider select between full power, medium for economy and a wet weather mode. Suzuki have fitted twin pipes on their 1000cc model which is different from the other manufacturers who make superbikes.


Controls
 The Clocks have a rev counter, with a gear indicator, a Digital Speedo with 2 trip counters and odometer, temperature guage and clock. the usual array of lights surround the left side of the rev counter, and a rev limit light is set just below. The handlebars are a nice distance away and slightly higher than the Yamaha, and the foot pegs are adjustable, giving the rider a choice of aggressive or relaxed seating positions. Suzuki has removed the indicators from being stalks sticking out the fairing front and back, but have gone for indicators in the mirrors and built into the rear body, this gives a sleeker look and reduces wind drag. Suzuki have only one centre headlight, so if the bulb goes when your out theres no 2nd light to get you home.The rear section of the seat comes off and there is room for a tool kit, wheel lock, a drink and a Kitkat, but if you replace the seat with the plastic seat cowl there is enough extra space for a packet of crisps!

Riding it
 There is plenty of power from the engine when in A mode and after 8000rpm in B mode. All Suzuki engines have a sporty sound to them and this one sounds great. The handling is very good, turning in when you lean into the corners. The bike makes you feel in control at whatever pace your going. Because of the adjustable foot pegs you can have as much room to move as you set it too. The suspension is fully adjustable so can be set for any sized rider.


Stats and Everyday Superbikes stats

  • Engine size - 999cc
  • Top speed - 186 MPH
  • Power - 185 BHP
  • Weight - 172 kg
  • Fuel tank size - 17.5 ltr
  • Average MPG - 38
  • Tank Range - 146
  • Insurance group - 17
  • Tyres - Front 120/70 x17,  Rear 190/50 x17
  • Suspension - Fully adjustable

Mods

 Jon has added 2 Arrow end cans, and a power commander to his bike.
 Carl has had fitted a 2 into 1 straight through exhaust, and had the bike lowered at Revs suspension (revsracing.co.uk) ,who did a great job of setting the bike up for him to ride.




Before a lap of the Ashwood Triangle

As New


Carls GSXR K8 Has slight update to paint scheme
Jon with his GSXR

10 comments:

jon said...

Having owned the bike now for nearly 3years, I`ve found that this bike suits my biking needs. I have fully tested the different modes, and found them to be a bit of a gimmick, it dosn`t really make that much difference to full power, it seems to me that all modes produce the same fuel economy! I think its a good all rounder and can do everything asked of it. I`ve had no major break downs, just a flat battery from lack of use
and a puncture in Belgium! Note tyre weld will fix it ,but the tyres no good after!

jon said...

oh no my battery has died, need a new 1 for 2012!

Phill said...

I should leave changing it for a few weeks until this cold weather has cleared off, then the new battery should have a decent chance of survival!

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Adrian Haddock said...

Hello there. This is less a comment more a question. Thinking about getting a new bike, after reciting my 'busa. Thinking of this, the 600 or the BMW f800s. As I had an accident (got out ok, relatively minor injuries). I think the BMW would be the sensible option, but would it leave me wanting after a 'busa? The question on the GSXR is how is this to use everyday, and for some minor touring(living in japan so a 500km day is half the country. But traffic on 90% of the time is a killer... So I go sensible or go crazy and get the gixxer?

Phill said...

Adrian, these bikes are good for everyday use, the foot pegs are adjustable making which changes the riders position a little. I think you would be pleased with it. The GSXR seems to have the best rider position for everyday riding, slightly better than the honda. But I would still favour the Fireblade as the overal package.

ashmb kulshrestha said...

I have Suzuki GSX-R1000 bike and I enjoy the ride with this motorbike because of its speedy nature.Suzuki GSX-R1000 has 999cc engine displacement.

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