Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Coffs Harbour Australia
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The bike sells for a fair price, however it isn't realised as a fast road bike or track bike until you put a real shock absorber on the back, Nitron, Wilbers, Penske, and you'll probably have enough adjustment on the front forks; I also recommend a boosterplug from Denmark or you can go the expensive way (power commander, reflash, dyno) to sort out the snatchy throttle (it can surge when your hand moves a millimetre when you hit a bump or at low revs can just lose all power; this is because the European emission standards are applied to the bike and it is starved for fuel by the ecm until about 4.5 thousand revs). So the throttle issue would see you fall on fast track work. Finally, the exup valve, the cable operated opening/closing valve in the exhaust is essentially there to pass EU noise and emission tests, so buy a Healtech exup valve eliminator and the exhaust valve will default on its spring load to open. A decent set of tyres and you're good to go; the OEM tyres wear out in 2-3 thousand kilometres, they are very soft, I suppose to stop people falling off. Michelin make some great tyres; So there's some money to be spent and a time but once done, the bike will be a brilliant track bike, and road bike.That K5-6 motor has the power where you need it for road and track.It is a great pity that Suzuki didn't reiterate the K5-K6 bike in total, with flat bars, but the bureaucrats have taken over since 2006 and insist on all this weighty crushing limitation on new motorcycles.