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  • An oldie but goodie?

    Seen today in my local bike shop this highly polished GSXR1100 Slingshot .

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    Seems this model which was produced from 1986-1998 developed a reputation as a poor handler, and some internet research (Wikipedia) shows that it had a major claim to infamy, which is that after two crashes at the Isle of Man in 1989, one resulting in the death of Phil Mellor,  led to the banning of large capacity bikes racing at the TT for a number of years.

    No doubting though that the older bikes make an impression, especially with it’s trademark frame. Other than a faded top yoke, this particular example was a beauty.