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2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Superbike Smackdown Track Photo Gallery

Check out photos of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 at the racetrack in the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Track Comparison.

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The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of, if not, the most popular platform to compete on due in part to its simplicity and how easy it is to modify for racing.
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Test rider Frankie Garcia found the Suzuki to be one of his favorite bikes of the class.
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Test rider Corey Neuer pounds out laps aboard the GSX-R 1000.
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The GSX-R awaits fresh Pirelli Supercorsa rubber.
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Superbike Smackdown IX Torque Comparison Chart
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Superbike Smackdown IX Horsepower Comparison Chart
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Compared to the other bikes the Gixxer has one of the most standardized riding positions.
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The Suzuki drives off corners hard due in part to its well-sorted rear suspension and strong engine.
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The Suzuki recorded the third and fourth fastest lap times of the test with Waheed and Siglin at the controls.
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The Suzuki impressed with 167.96 ponies arriving at a relatively low rpm (11,800).
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Garcia felt that the power of the Suzuki was its biggest feature.
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The Suzuki’s handling can best be classified as ‘average’. It works great on track but it fails to blow us away in any one area.
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“Suzuki has been building these GSX-Rs for over 20 years now and it shows in just how polished each aspect of the bike is,” Hutch says.
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Some test riders complained that the brakes weren’t as good as they would have liked.
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The Suzuki’s powerband is strong with good spread of power everywhere.
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A Yoshimura exhaust system was added to the GSX-R helping it gain a significant amount of power on the dyno.
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Suzuki teamed with Bazzaz Performance to tune the fuel-injection and install the quickshifter.
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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000
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The rider’s view of the GSX-R1000 cockpit.
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Editor Justin Dawes says he likes the Suzuki because it's easy to ride yet it still hauls butt.