From the sound of this press release, it sounds like the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a real weapon already. We’ll see come the first race.
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BENNETTS SUZUKI CONFIDENT AFTER SPANISH TESTS
Bennetts Suzuki concluded a positive five-day test in the south of Spain in Cartagena and Almeria with the all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 as preparations continue for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship and international road racing season.
With the opening round of the BSB championship less-than a month away, the team had plenty of work to be carried out, including assessing the full potential of the already-impressive base-package from Suzuki.
Taylor Mackenzie, who returns to the Superbike class in 2017, spent most of the test exploring the bike’s potential, running a number of standard components; including a standard engine. The 24-year-old completed an impressive number of laps to give important feedback on the bike’s strengths and also work on a base-setting he was comfortable with.
He was joined by Richard Cooper for the full five days of the test, as Cooper and the team looked to better-understand the bike and the direction to take with set-up of his Superstock GSX-R machine. For three days at Cartagena the team made big adjustments to the bike, assessing how it responded and reacted to the changes, before settling on a comfortable base set-up. At Almeria, the 2011 National Superstock 1000 champion pushed harder to post a string of consistently-fast lap-times and work on his race-pace, and is now geared-up for the opening round of the championship.
“The test was mega, I love the bike, it’s so good and the five days couldn’t really have gone any better. If someone said beforehand that this was how it would have gone I’d have bitten their hand off. I spent the first part of the test just …read more