Christmas comes but once a year. So do birthdays, but you can sod ’em both when it comes to a BMW press launch. It’s like Christmas, Birthday and the annual vacation all at once, except that it’s not freezing, sad or money consuming. It’s a lot of fun, comes with all expenses paid and you get to ride a bike to boot.
This bike is hot. Damn hot. It’s got the looks. It’s got the power. It’s got the reputation. It draws envious stares from the kids in Honda Civics. It’s even got mean sounding consonants in its name. It’s the 1998 Suzuki GSXR. This bike is so hot, it gives you a burning feeling in your loins… Ow! I mean really… YIKES! I think my ‘nads may actually be on fire!!!
On first glance, this thing looks like the kind of bike the Power Rangers would ride, or maybe some land based contraption in a weird ’50s sci-fi movie that’s capable of sprouting its hidden solid fuel boosters and blasting off into space.
It’s now half way through June and it seems that summer has at last arrived, but what about spring? I mean one minute I’m freezing out there and the next day it’s summer! Oh well, best make the most of it.
I’ve often made mention of the $10.00 part, buried deep within the engine of an otherwise perfect bike, screwing up. The end result is much grief trying to get at said $10.00 part, resulting in much expense to the owner.
Here’s the skinny on motorcycle repair costs.
Sonic wrenches on Honda’s first V-twin.
Reader and CMG Reviewer, Ferris Argyle originally wrote this piece for our long lost print arm, OMG, back in August ’98. Appologies for the time that it’s taken to get to CMG, but it’s still very relevent .. except for that fact that his GSXR750 was stolen this summer by some scumbag.
All you need to know about valve clearances.
How does Sonic pass the winter? With a wrench in hand …