2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 wins big at British Superbike Championship

Article by Anita Panait, on April 13, 2012

The new 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 proved to be a motorcycle for champions after the Tyco Suzuki team riding the superbikes secured a pole position and a podium finish in the opening round of the British Superbike Championship (BSB) at Brands Hatch. Proving the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000’s potential are Josh Brookes and Alastair Seeley, who were able to secure a pole position and a second place finish at Brands Hatch on Monday.

Seeley almost won the race, after leading it out of the last corner. The final results show that Seeley lost by just 0.136 seconds to John Kirkham. The Tyco Suzuki team ran the BSB under new rules.

Organizers of the BSB series amended some technical regulations for the race, which now prohibits the use of traction. The new technical regulations now demand that teams should use engine components that are closer to those of the standard bike.

The interesting part is that Tyco Suzuki's GSX-R1000 Superbike is actually one of the superbikes closest to a standard model! Suzuki GB's George Cheeseman rejoiced with the results, saying that the superbike used on the BSB is really very close to what a customer could buy.

Cheeseman remarked that Suzuki continues to concentrate on reducing weight and improving agility of its motorcycles, while other manufacturers have installed traction control systems as standard on production bikes.

Cheeseman noted that their efforts have improved the overall feel of the bike, which results to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.  The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 arrived in dealerships in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

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