Thursday, January 04, 2007

2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000s getting the Rizla treatment

Once Rizla Suzuki are done with this, it makes more than 200bhp...

Rizla Suzuki are now working on the 2007 GSX-R1000 and getting it ready for this year’s British Superbikes series. Four new GSX-Rs are in the process of being modified at Rizla Suzuki’s headquarters at the Crescent Performance Centre in Dorset, in the UK. These racebikes will be fitted with Ohlins forks and rear shock, Marchesini forged magnesium wheels, Yoshimura exhaust, and Dunlop tyres. A modified and strengthened swingarm, a new tank, and carbonfibre bodywork complete the package.

The GSX-R1000’s inline-four, which runs a new Motec engine management system, will be tuned by Rizla Suzuki experts and is expected to produce more than 200 horsepower. Rizla Suzuki team manager, Simon Buckmaster says that ‘Our test at Valencia in November showed us the 2007 bike has considerable potential but that is only the start of the process. Rizla Suzuki is working absolutely flat out on the new bikes and developing them as quickly as possible. We will do whatever it takes to be as competitive as possible this season!’

The 2006 Gixxer was mega. Can the 2007 model rework the magic?

In February this year, both Rizla Suzuki riders – Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow – will be testing their racebikes over a period of two days in Calafat, Spain. The BSB season starts at Brands Hatch on the 9th of April, and Rizla Suzuki should have their bikes completely sorted by then, so wait for the action to begin!

Also see:
Evolution: Twenty years of the Suzuki GSX-R
Riding impression: Rizla Suzuki GSV-R
Italian stallion: Ducati 1098
Simply awesome: 2007 Yamaha R1
Uber cool: Kawasaki Z750

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