From a personal standpoint the 09-present Yamaha YZFR1 is the bike to own if you’re in the market for a new super sportbike in the liter class. Riders today fall into many different classes though many are attracted to the same class of bike. There’s the cruisers- the riders that want a bike with an insane amount of power and potential, but don’t intend to really use it, or they can’t use it. This doesn’t bother them for they are more satisfied with simply having the ride. There’s the Street Dwellers – the riders that buy that bike with power and potential, and without any advanced knowledge of riding, try take the bike to the max any chance they can get. Usually the Dwellers have a hard time keeping their hobbies alive, due to insurance, medical bills and law enforcement. Then there’s the Track Riders. These people have taken extra time to get themselves out to the racetrack and start learning the real potential of the super sport bike. Though the R1 has clearly been designed for the track, it has something to give to all three of the classes.
Suzuki introduced the GSX-R1000 in 2001 to replace the GSX-R1100, since then we have seen Suzuki continue to produce high performance quality machines both on the race track and for recreational riding. For 2012, the GSX-R1000 lets everyone know at a glance that it’s the latest generation of the championship-winning supersport bikes that have dominated racetracks around the world. It features new colors and a variety of new styling elements, including new sporty instruments, new black fork tubes and new red pinstripes on the wheels. Put it all together and the GSX-R1000 offers incredible engine performance from idle to redline, smoother suspension performance, even more responsive handling and superior braking performance – exactly what you need to Own The Racetrack.
There really wasn’t much wrong with the 2010 Speed Triple other than teasing us with sporting ability beyond its cupid stunts. For 2011 Triumph Speed Triple will either captivate or repel you, depending on whether you were a fan of the round headlights or not. Like many updates in 2011, this is evolution not revolution. But the new fatty-boom-boom tank and riding position is really noticeable, with new-found poise and weight over the front-end.