We’re fans of GPR pipes here at SB – they make a good-looking exhaust at a decent price, with a wide range of styling options and noise levels, plus they generally do okay on power as well. So we gave the firm’s Thunder Slash end can a runout on our long term Suzuki GSX-S1000 S, and […]
Winter’s almost over (isn’t it?) – and we’ve been trying out some proper bad-weather rubber on the mighty Suzuki GSX-S1000 F. Michelin’s Pilot Road range has been one of the go-to choices for all-round riders for years now, particularly the ‘3’ version. The PR3 as it became known won many a rider’s heart for […]
I’ve been to a fair few trackdays over the years. Some of them have been pretty fancy affairs – from a near-empty Mugello riding the litre V-twins of the time, to a winter blast round a quiet Valencia when it was snowing back home. Sepang, Eastern Creek, Catalunya, Spa, Salzburgring: I’ve had a taste […]
Suzuki is very keen to stress that the new GSX-S1000 is very much a sporty naked bike. It’s nothing at all like a certain, SX-y, Z-list bike from Competitor ‘K’, the nice PR man tells me, on a regular basis. Oh no. Nope. This is all well and good – it’s their bike after all. […]
So I’ve spent the last few weeks riding round on the GSX-S1000 after it had the Dynojet Power Commander fitted. And what a difference… Dynojet UK boss Frank Wrathall got the bike collected, took it up to Cumbria and fitted the PC, before mapping it with the Remus pipe in place. As I said […]
Emissions Scandal! No, we’re not talking about VW cars belching out masses of nitrous oxides. Rather, the effect of Euro emissions regs on our long term GSX-S1000 F. We’ve been speaking to the good guys at Dynojet UK, about getting a Power Commander fitted to our bike. They’ve been working hard at developing a […]
We’ve had our long-term Suzuki GSX-S1000 test bike for a few weeks now, and we’ve managed to get a baseline dyno run. Here it is: So that means we can get cracking with some mods! Yay! First up is this sweet little Remus Hypercone end can. As is the case with […]
We’ve tried out a few exhaust systems on our long-term Suzuki Hayabusa test bike, so we thought we’d do a bit of a summary of how they performed. We used the Dynojet dynamometer at Big CC Racing in Wokingham to get a base run on the bike, and then tested the peak power after fitting […]
Having a HRC Repsol Honda in the garage makes us happy. And a hippity hoppity trials bike is a handy practice tool for childish stunts.
The Triumph Daytona 675R is one of the most fought-over bikes on our long term test fleet. Chris loves it so much he won’t give it back. Ever.