2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Superbike Smackdown Track Photo Gallery
Fourth place finisher in this year’s Superbike Smackdown, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000.
Check out photos of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 at the racetrack in the
2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Track Comparison
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.
Test rider Frankie Garcia found the Suzuki to be one of his favorite bikes of the class.
Test rider Corey Neuer pounds out laps aboard the GSX-R 1000.
The GSX-R awaits fresh Pirelli Supercorsa rubber.
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Compared to the other bikes the Gixxer has one of the most standardized riding positions.
The Suzuki drives off corners hard due in part to its well-sorted rear suspension and strong engine.
The Suzuki recorded the third and fourth fastest lap times of the test with Waheed and Siglin at the controls.
The Suzuki impressed with 167.96 ponies arriving at a relatively low rpm (11,800).
Garcia felt that the power of the Suzuki was its biggest feature.
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.
“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.
Some test riders complained that the brakes weren’t as good as they would have liked.
The Suzuki’s powerband is strong with good spread of power everywhere.
A Yoshimura exhaust system was added to the GSX-R helping it gain a significant amount of power on the dyno.
Suzuki teamed with Bazzaz Performance to tune the fuel-injection and install the quickshifter.
2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The rider’s view of the GSX-R1000 cockpit.
Editor Justin Dawes says he likes the Suzuki because it's easy to ride yet it still hauls butt.
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