Yes, I’m getting on in my years, and superbikes, for obvious reasons, become less appealing as the calendar pages are discarded. Sure, in my early years, the only thing I desired was this type of motorcycle, because they’re very sexy and insanely fast, right? All well and good but the ‘racy’ riding position does tend to take its toll on the arms, back and neck when one is in the Autumn years of their lives.
Moaning aside, I’ve always been the biggest fan of the Suzuki superbike, which started in 1985 with their stunning GSX-R750. I've owned a few variations throughout the years lobbing on turbo and nitrous kits along the way, as you do, so my heart and mind have always been those of a GSX-R aficionado. And after spending a few weeks with this 2020 offering it most certainly still is!A bit of a contradiction you spurt, after reading the first part of this article, so why? Well that’s easy to answer. Out of all the current four-cylinder superbikes this model would be my choice for daily riding; fook the track I say and all who ‘test’ them there! I don’t have to go to a track to tell you it’s brilliant in that environment. It’s Suzuki’s best ever chassis and surrounding components and it wins races straight from the crate, say no more. But hang on, hang on, it has mirrors, lights and indicators so it’s also a road bike designed to go to work and back, and weekend pub visits.
Images: Gee Dee.