Suzuki GSX-R1100
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics|October 2018
Suzuki GSX-R1100

How does a bored-out GSX-R1000 K5 in Slabbie styling sound to you?

Kar Lee

The latest Suzuki flagship GSX-R1000 missile ticks so many boxes: it’s compact, powerful, and a styling classic. Well, okay, maybe not the latter, but two out of three isn’t bad. Likewise, the latest GSX-S1000s, in both faired (F) and unfaired guise are very competent motorcycles in their own right and make decent use of their detuned K5 engines. They may not deliver the full 165bhp of the original 2005 GSX-R but they’re still exiting enough, just. Ah, who are we kidding? They’re boring as buggery and we would love to do something a bit more invigorating with those motors. Let’s go bring the Slabside style back!

CHASSIS

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October 2018