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2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

Suzuki’s tried-and-true liter-bike battles on the racetrack learn how it performs in the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Track Comparison review.

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2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike Smackdown Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
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Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (left) and Road Test Editor Adam Waheed (right) display the hand timed results after Superpole.
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The GSX-R1000 was one of the more sluggish handling bikes in this year’s shootout.
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Test rider Frankie Garcia pounds out laps aboard the GSX-R1000.
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The Suzuki GSX-R1000 performed much better on track compared to Ducati’s 1198.
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The Suzuki’s chassis is a great baseline to race on.

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In spite of its weight the data proves that the Suzuki is a agile motorcycle.
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More consistent braking force is something we’d like to see improved.

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Ken Hutchison puts in laps aboard the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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The GSX-R1000 feels like it carries its weight very low in the chassis.
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The Suzuki’s powerband is strong with good spread of power everywhere.
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2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 retails for $13,599.
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Each and every test rider immediately felt comfortable aboard the ’11 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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Like the RC8R the Suzuki has a very accommodating cockpit for taller riders.
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There’s not much to dislike about the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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Waheed puts in laps aboard the ’11 GSX-R1000.
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Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (right) and MotorcycleUSA’s Adam Waheed (left) confer before going out for Superpole.