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SUZUKI GSX-S1000F

That's quite the mountain to climb for the GSX-S...
IMAGES: PICMAN.CO.UK, AL FAGAN

ALASTAIR

TIME ON TEST: 12 MONTHS

02542 ODOMETER MILES

BHP: 150

GAIN: +10

NEXT AIM: REARSETS

THIS MONTH I HAVE MOSTLY BEEN... "Taking the FFS to a knife fight..."

The phrase `all-star' is often overused as a hyperbole sales Tpitch technique, although everywhere you looked at Suzuki's All-Star day at Silverstone, it really was all stars; James Whitham, John Reynolds, Steve Plater, Simon Crafar, Niall Mackenzie (plus offspring) and Dangerous Bruce Wilson to name a few.

It seemed the perfect venue to test recent performance tweaks to the GSX-S and, at the same time, put it up against the retiring 2016 GSX-R1000, which, of course, is where the GSX-S was born. Ish. Fresh from a full Yoshimura system that's added nearly 10bhp (and a brought peak power figure that's not a million miles away from the GSX-R), plus a new Hyperpro shock spring to mate with Jonny's previous mods like the quickshifter and fork springs, we were looking good for a

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