Sunday, September 12, 2010

Suzuki GSXR 1100 2010

The caliper mounting lugs take M8x1.25 (coarse pitch) bolts and when offered directly to the ZZR fork, are slightly off lateral alignment with the brake rotor by about 2mm. They are significantly more powerful than the OEM four piston units on the ZZR1100. The GSXR calipers are a six piston Tokico unit in an attractive gold finish. Luckily there was a high performance bike (the Suzuki GSXR 1000K1/2) whose front calipers fit the ZZR1100 fork almost 
without modification. There were also after market bespoke calipers for direct fitment but both these solutions came in at an excess of £700.Several manufacturers came up with bespoke adapter brackets that would take an off the shelf, uprated caliper and marry it to the OEM forks. What was the solution to the under specified front brakes? The only problem now was stopping it! The ZZR1100 
engine was legendary against its
contemporaries and put the icing on the cake of this fabulous bike. This of course was rendered possible by the power plant.

The riding position in unison with the full fairing presents the rider with a superb platform to cover fast long mileage with ease. The chassis is planted and stable with it's long wheel base and smooth suspension. Anyone who has owned these machines will know what a vivid performer they are. The machines enjoyed several cosmetic developments and a change to bigger carburetors, but throughout the years Kawasaki stuck with the same front Tokico four piston brake calipers.  The Kawasaki ZZR1100D series motorcycle went through several evolutions culminating in the D9.

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