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Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Project Superbike Photo Gallery

MotoUSA and Yoshimura teame up to bring you a multi-part Superbike racing project. Check out Yoshimura Project Superbike Part 2 and Yoshimura Project Superbike Part 3.

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Tire warmers on and ready to hit the track for first practice. In fact, those are a set of Mat Mladin's own tire warmers.
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Yoshimura did an amazing job getting the motorcycle ready in time for the event and the MC Pro Design paintjob came out top notch.
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A host of new modifications graced Part 2 of our project bike, most notably the addition of Catalyst race bodywork.
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With a bike that looks this awesome and has such a strong team behind it, one can't help but want to go out and win. It also brings with it a good deal of pressure to perform.
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Yoshimura bolted on its race rearsets with reverse shift pattern as well as a speed-shifter that ties into its EM-Pro software.
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Braking duties were handled by Galfer's wave rotors front and rear, as well as its carbon-type brake pads.
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To replace the mushy and always-fading stock Suzuki master cylinder, Brembo’s utterly-amazing radial unit was employed. And we were happy it was.
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Renthal stepped up with gearing, as well as clip-ons and grips, while RK provided chains.
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Renthal's clip-ons are some of the best we've ever use. We particularly like the etched-in markings to allow the ability for setting the two exactly the same, all the way down to the millimeter.
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Quick sponsor plug: Big thanks have to go out to Yoshimura, Rockstar, Makita, Suzuki, Motorex, Galfer, Catalyst, Dunlop and BMC.
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Cresting the hill over Turn 6, this was one of the areas that gave me trouble early in the weekend as the bikes immense power would spin the tire excessively coming down the hill.
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David Anthony and I in the heat of the battle for the lead in Open Modified Production.
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The battled waged on throughout the race, the two of us never more than a bike-length or two apart.
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Trailing the brakes on hard well into Turn 3 during the F-1 race.
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Dunlop's AMA-spec 17-inch slick provided great grip as well as loads of feedback, especially when we switched from the soft compound front to the medium front.
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Chasing down the battle for fourth spot in the Formula 1 final after not getting a very good start.
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While it took awhile to get my head around just what it takes to ride at a front-running Willow pace, as I haven't raced a big bike in years, by the time Sunday afternoon rolled around we were right there.
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Willow Springs marked the debut race for the Yoshimura Project GSX-R1000.
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The diet the Yoshimura Suzuki took getting into race from was easily apparent when it came to flicking the machine from side to side.
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On the gas and driving up the hill from Turn 3 to Turn 4. Once we got the suspension to my liking the grip was very impressive for such a high-horsepower machine.
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The famous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca always gets one's blood going. Here Atlas attacks it in Stage 3 of our Yoshimura project while racing AMA Superbike.
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The Ohlins suspension impressed us greatly at Laguna Seca on the Suzuki Superbike.
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Muscling a liter-bike around Laguna Seca isn't an easy task – especially a Superbike. Atlas found this out very quickly in first practice.
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In the heat of battle with local NorCal fast-guy Hawk Mazzotta.
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Dunlop slicks and Ohlins suspension make for copious amounts of lean angle with relative ease.
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Hey Ben, thanks for that tow in qualifying!
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Keeping the front end of the Yoshimura Suzuki down on acceleration out of the final corner is next to impossible on the GSX-R1000 due to the amount of power and acceleration it produces.
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Racing in front of the world: Priceless.
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Feel and feedback from the Ohlins/Dunlop combo at lean was downright impressive.
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The MotoUSA Yoshimura team on the grid getting ready to take on 28 of the best riders in America.
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Yoshimura Project Superbike Stage 3
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Say hello to team MotoUSA Yoshimura Suzuki (from left): Voice of reason/Atlas' girlfriend/umbrella girl Angela Guerrero; mechanic Kenny Ito; rider/author Atlas; mechanic/truck driver Kory Ellis; and team leader/machanic/do-it-all guy David Tsai.
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An Ohlins TTX rear shock was one of the updates for Stage 3, the final stage of the MotoUSA Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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For Stage 3 the number got a bit shorter, dropping No. 585 in favor of a much better-looking and far luckier (it's an Atlas thing) No. 58.
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The finished product, our MotoUSA project Yoshimura Suzuki ready to hit the track and go after professional racing glory for a very affordable price.
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Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Project Superbike
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Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Project Superbike
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Our GSX-R1000 project bike had a Yoshimura-designed paint scheme that turned out awesome.
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The folks at Catalyst fully supplied MotoUSA with all the custom bodywork for the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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Before configuring the Yoshimura EM-Pro electronics package the GSX-R1000 had a sensitive throttle that made it difficult to corner.
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Yoshimura Limited Edition GSX-R
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Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Project Superbike
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After taking delivery of the bike, our tester and his crew worked extensively on revising the GSX-R1000's geometry.
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Despite lacking the time to properly dial in MotoUSA's GSX-R1000, our tester dominated the OMRA race.
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MotoUSA recently entered its GSX-R1000 Yoshimura project bike in the Oregon Motorcycle Roadracing Association series to put its aftermarket upgrades to the test.
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Initially, the bike was impossible to control during mid-corner and had unpredictable power delivery.
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Making it happen in the pits during the final stage of the MotoUSA Yoshimura Project Superbike at Laguna Seca
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The first half of the AMA Superbike race saw Atlas in a multi-rider battle for the tail end of the top-15.