You really can find almost anything on the internet. Imagine, for example, you’re looking for a sorted track bike for next year? Well, why not buy Richard Cooper’s 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 practice bike?
This GSX-R is currently available on eBay, with the V5, handbook, and 1150 miles on the clock. And the former owner is 2017 National Superstock runner-up and occasional BSB wildcard rider Richard Cooper. The Bennetts Suzuki rider and 2011 National Superstock champion needed a practice bike. And given the regulations for the series, it’s also received a host of upgrades.
It would certainly make a good race bike or track day tool for 2018. As you’d expect, there’s more than the sponsor stickers and the race slicks. The list of modifications includes:
- Bitubo fork kit with fork extenders
- Bitubo rear shock
- Bitubo steering damper
- Full Arrow exhaust system with baffle
- Ecu flash with 3 maps
- Lohmann shifter/blipper
- Mwr filter
- Harris rearsets
- Samco hoses
- Full engine crash protection
- Carbon frame and swingarm protectors
- Uprated Brembo calipers from the standard equipment
- Brembo RCS master cylinder with remote adjuster
- Quick action throttle
- Rental clip ons
- BikeSport Developments switch gear both sides
- Acerbis lever guard
- Yoshimura air tubes
- Various other Yoshimura goodies.
Not a bad list of improvements, really! The eBay advert doesn’t mention if you also get the colour-matched front and rear paddock stands. But you can probably ask.
The auction is set to run until 11:40am BST on October 25th, 2017. And you’ll apparently need to collect the bike from somewhere in Derby. It’d make a good early Christmas present, although it isn’t exactly cheap – the Buy it Now price is set at £18,500. Then again, a standard Suzuki GSX-R1000 comes in at £13,599. So by the time you’ve added up the cost of all the extras, and whether you value Richard Cooper as a previous owner, it’s not outside the realms of the reasonable. And with the fork and shock just serviced, and apparently several oil and filter changes, it’ll be ready to go as soon as you are!