2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The Gixxer Thou is the decathlete of the group. No, make that the star decathlete. And valedictorian. It romped all over its class rivals in 2005, racking up big points in every category. But the Suzuki comes into this fight as the only contender that hasn’t been updated for ’06. Is the crew from Hammamatsu worried? Is Mat Mladin?
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore Stroke||73.4 x 59mm|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection|
|Transmission||Six-speed, constant mesh|
|Seat Height||31.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension||5.1 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal.|
|Dry Weight||365 lbs.|
After battling at the racetrack, Superbike Smackdown X moves to the street to see how the same six Superbikes perform on the open road.