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1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 review:
A comfy ride to another time zone
Review of the GSX-R 1100 submitted on 2005-08-29.
The 96 gsxr 1100 is a big bike, weighing in at only 510lbs. though, the lightweight manufacturing of all materials allows it to appear like a super heavy weight. Not so once you´ve been on it. It sports a nice power/weight ratio and it´s heftyness(width at least) makes for a comfy saddle for pilot and co-pilot. Being a bit longer also helps it shine on longer rides at highway speeds. Rated around 155hp with a 12000redline, this bike is a rocket ship. If you choose to purchase bikes of this nature, one must expect a moderately uncomfortable riding posture along with controls being close together, making you look like a praying mantis on the thing..my 86 sure did. The 96´ doesn´t though, the longer tank stretches you out a bit and the riding posture although still putting some weight on the wrists/shoulders, is surprisingly more upright. Plus, front/rear suspension adjustability lets you dial in your preference. Todays generation gsxr 1000, kicking the butts of everything out there would probably clean the factory 1100´s clock too. Put a 4-1 header/can on it, some k and n´s and jet the carbs and you should be able to keep up...with a way healthier back to boot. This generation gixxer (and newer) has been known to suffer from charging system problems. Purchasing an alternator for this thing is a major owwie but tell me of a machine that requires no maintanence and I´ll tell you you´re lying. This bike has more than enough grunt than you´ll ever need, and seeing as how they don´t make this cc gsxr anymore, makes it even cooler to be on one.
This review of the 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
was submitted by: Dallas Johnson
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