Prodigy's Keith Flint Gives His 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 a Thorough Test
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Flint, who races a specially prepared GSX-R1000 in the Hottrax Endurance Championship, took delivery of the new 750 last month, with the initial intention of turning it into a special track bike, but after riding it on the road, quickly decided to use it for the big road trips he has planned this summer.
"I've had a string of GSX-Rs over the years and with the 750 renowned for offering the perfect balance of power and handling, when I heard about the new one, I had to have it. I spoke with Michael Neeves at Motorcycle News about it after the launch and knew it was the right choice, so got my name down sharpish. The plan was to race it, but when I realised what a good road bike it is too, I decided to leave it in road trim a little longer ready for the trips to Le Mans and the TT that I have planned with my mates," Flint said about the new GSX-R750.
As a fresh reminder, we’ll tell you that the facelifted 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 have already begun arriving at UK dealerships, priced at GBP8,799 and GBP9,899 respectively.
Both sportbikes have been extensively revised, with changes made mostly to the engine, chassis and brakes. The new middleweight gixxer bikes, fitted with a liquid-cooled engine with Suzuki Ram-Air Direct (SRAD) induction and a digital engine management system, come with improved throttle response, mid-rpm torque and peak engine output.
The two bikes also feature completely new chassis designs, each based on a more compact, lighter twin-spar aluminum frame with a 15 mm shorter wheelbase.
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