Suzuki’s GSX-R series is synonymous with performance and has become one of the most evocative marques in motorcycling. Its groundbreaking design established an entirely new category of race-replica motorcycles and forced competing manufacturers to respond to the GSX-R by adopting new technologies and often abandoning their own favored designs.
To say the GSX-R forced the hand of sportbike makers everywhere is a dramatic understatement. Suzuki GSX-R: A Legacy of Performance explores the roots of the original GSX-R750 concept, its showroom and racetrack successes, and how its eye-opening performance, lightweight design, and charismatic personality established a new market segment that Suzuki continues to define.
Each generation of the GSX-R family is explored through interviews with Suzuki engineers and designers.
Virtually every member of the original GSX-R development staff is still associated with Suzuki, and they all offer recollections of the bike’s gestation, providing priceless insight on the breakneck-speed engineering required to bring a light, fast race bike to the street.
Readers will be taken inside the off-limits Ryuyo R & D center and proving ground, where the engineering and development of the GSX-R models are carried out.
This is followed by a virtual factory tour that shows a GSX-R being built step by step. Suzuki GSX-R: A Legacy of Performance offer’s an insider’s look at the most influential and winning marque in motorcycling, with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs, many of which have never before been published.
Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: David Bull Publishing; First Edition edition (September 20, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 189361851X ISBN-13: 978-1893618510 Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds