#HandSYM attends this years #Cancervive

Simon Morton (Online at ZA Bikers) rode 2400km in 10 days at this years #Cancervive Ride. ” I really enjoyed riding #HandSYM on the Cancervive ride. It was very comfortable, even riding long distances and I easily kept up with the convoy of Triumph bikes. The only difficulty was riding in heavy winds. What I […]

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Simon Morton (Online at ZA Bikers) rode 2400km in 10 days at this years #Cancervive Ride.

” I really enjoyed riding #HandSYM on the Cancervive ride. It was very comfortable, even riding long distances and I easily kept up with the convoy of Triumph bikes. The only difficulty was riding in heavy winds. What I especially liked was the decent packing space as I was able to store ALL my camera equipment under the seat. This is a GREAT all round commuter from SYM Scooters.”

Here is a gallery of #HandSYM which is a MAXSYM 600i ABS Scooter.

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Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 Wins 1st Oulton Superstock

Richard Cooper closed-in on the National Superstock 1000 Championship lead today, taking victory onboard his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the first of two races at Oulton Park and the 10th round of the series.

Team Suzuki Press Office 

September 16.

Richard Cooper closed-in on the National Superstock 1000 Championship lead today, taking victory onboard his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the first of two races at Oulton Park and the 10th round of the series.
Cooper had been consistently-fast in all the weekend’s free practice sessions, the team making some slight adjustments to the settings from the last visit to the Oulton Park circuit; settings which allowed him to find half-a-second in lap-time from the previous visit.
Starting from the front row of the grid for the race, Cooper made a pass for the lead and pulled out a slender, but clear, advantage at the front to take the win. It means he now sits just 10 points off the top of the championship standings with two races to go.

 


Richard Cooper:

“Today was spot on to be fair. It was a good race, a right race, but we did the job we needed to. To be honest I just stuck to my pace. It wasn’t an easy race, but I stuck to the pace I knew we could run at and a pace I thought would be good enough for the win. My GSX-R1000 has been good from the off. We’ve learned a lot since the last time we were here, so our setup is slightly different from the previous visit, but the changes we’ve made have found us half-a-second in lap time. The same again tomorrow will be just the job.”

Superstock 1000 race one result:

1. Richard Cooper (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000)

2. Danny Buchan

3. Chrissy Rouse.

Pre-order your 2018 Ninja H2R, Ninja H2R Carbon or Ninja H2.

We are taking pre-orders on the 2018 Ninja H2R, Ninja H2R Carbon or Ninja H2. Orders need to be placed between the 1st September 2017 and 31 October 2017 – Contact your local Kawasaki dealer for more information: www.kawasaki.co.za/dealers

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Cooper & GSX-R1000 Win Superstock – Guintoli 4th In BSB

Richard Cooper closed in on the lead of the National Super stock 1000 Championship, taking victory in today’s race at Silverstone in the UK on board his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000, as Sylvain Guintoli put-in his best result of season with fourth in the opening BSB race.


Team Suzuki Press Office: September 10.

Richard Cooper closed in on the lead of the National Super stock 1000 Championship, taking victory in today’s race at Silverstone in the UK on board his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000, as Sylvain Guintoli put-in his best result of season with fourth in the opening BSB race.

 

Cooper qualified on pole for today’s race, but given the competitive nature of the class and the close racing the Silverstone circuit creates, he knew it would be difficult to break away from the chasing pack. Instead, the Nottinghamshire rider used his experience to manage his position and the front and secure another win for him, the Bennetts Suzuki team, and the new GSX-R1000.

 

Richard Cooper:

“It went to plan really. With such little dry track time – maybe only seven or eight laps all weekend – our setup probably wasn’t perfect, but I felt I had an answer every time I was passed. Obviously I would have liked to have pulled away, but I always knew it was going to be a fight. In terms of the championship, we’re now 15 points behind, three races to, so it’s all to play for.”

 

Guintoli took a season-best result of fourth in today’s opening MCE British Superbike race after leading the opening stages on board his GSX-R1000. The Frenchman started the second of three races that made up this weekend’s triple-header from the front row, before taking the lead to control the race from the front until the halfway stage.

 

He dropped to fourth place, before the race was red-flagged under safety car conditions for two separate incidents. However, it still gave Guintoli and the team their best result of the season as they continue to develop the new GSX-R1000 in Superbike trim. Unfortunately, he crashed out of race three that was eventually red-flagged due to the conditions.

 

Sylvain Guintoli:

“It was good to lead for a few laps today and fight at the front. Everyone has worked hard and today we showed that we can race at the front when things are working for us. I’m happy to get our best result of the season today and fourth is a strong finish. In the wet in race three we struggled. We hadn’t had a good feeling in the wet all weekend really, but also a lot of others struggled, too. Hopefully we can push on from here and have a strong end to the season and be at the front again.”

 

After finishing seventh in yesterday’s BSB race, Taylor Mackenzie went into today’s action looking to build on that performance, and was confident of pushing on for top-five finishes. Sadly, for the youngster, he suffered a nasty crash on the opening lap of race two as he looked to make a pass into the Maggots and Beckets section of the circuit, resulting in a broken foot.

 

Taylor Mackenzie:

“It was a fairly big one today. I was trying to make a pass and just ran out of room on the inside. I got on the back brake and it ended with a high side to the moon and a broken foot. It’s a shame because yesterday was good and I thought we could build on it today. I’m going to try and be back for Oulton, but we will see how the recovery goes.”

 

Steve Hicken – Team Manager:

“It’s been another up-and-down weekend but with lots of positives. With Richard [Cooper] we’ve closed in at the top of the championship and he’s taken another win for the team and the new GSX-R1000. There are still three races to go and a lot can change; we’re still chasing that top spot. It’s just a case of taking each race as it comes.

 

“With Sylvain [Guintoli], it’s good to show how the hard work pays off. He’s shown what he and the bike are capable of today; racing at the very front and leading in dry conditions. It’s a shame to miss out on the podium, but we’ve got to be happy with fourth and can hopefully push on from here.

 

“Taylor [Mackenzie] had a good race yesterday and seventh is a solid finish. We’d had a bit of bad luck in the middle part of the season and it was good to get back into the top-10 as that’s exactly where we know he can be. We were aiming to improve again today and get into the top-five, but unfortunately that bad luck’s struck again. It was a mistake from Taylor as he was looking to make a pass and get by some of the guys in front, but sadly it’s ended in a broken foot. He’s aiming for an Oulton return but realistically we’re probably looking at Assen, with any comfort and competitiveness.”

 

Superstock 1000 race result: 1. Richard Cooper (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000), 2. Josh Elliot, 3. Michael Rutter.

Superbike race two result: 1. Josh Brookes, 2. James Ellison, 3. Shane Byrne, 4. Sylvain Guintoli (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000), DNF. Taylor Mackenzie (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000).

Superbike race three result: 1. Dan Linfoot, 2. Michael Laverty, 3. Jake Dixon, DNF. Sylvain Guintoli (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000),DNS. Taylor Mackenzie (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000).

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Hosts Red Bull Rookies Finale

Suzuki Motorcycle India and JK Tyre Motorsport showcased some brilliant racing at Kari Motor Speedway for the third round of the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup at the weekend.

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 5.

 
Suzuki Motorcycle India and JK Tyre Motorsport showcased some brilliant racing at Kari Motor Speedway for the third round of the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup at the weekend.

 
This was the last round at Kari, before the championship heads north to BIC for its fourth and final round in November. It also coincided with the final round for the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup for the 2017 season, as the young Rookie was selected to be sent to Spain for the Road to Rookies Cup Selection.

 
The riders put down improved lap times aboard the Gixxer SF machines, compared to the previous round as they gain more experience with their motorcycles this season. The weekend was packed with the usual rider briefing, practice sessions, qualifying and two races each for Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup.

 

 

In the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup, Race 1 was won by Jaden Gunawardena ahead of Lalhruaizela and Lalnunsanga; a thrilling battle, not just for the top-three, but throughout the field during the eight-lap race.

 
Race 2 had Lalnunsanga and Lalhruaizela fighting for Pole position for the first six laps after which Jaden showed his professional experience and overtook both riders in the last two laps and claimed victory after battling hard with Lalnunsanga and won the race with a margin of 0.4 seconds. At the end, Lalhruaizela came third followed by Varoon.
This round concluded the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup for 2017 and Lalhruaizela was the lucky and talented young rider who was chosen to represent India in Spain for the qualifying round of the Road to Rookies Cup next month.

 
The Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 1 turned out to be the best race of the weekend with Joseph Matthew taking the top step of the podium by a mere 0.01 seconds. Malsawmdawngliana made a phenomenal effort to catch Joseph Matthew but towards the end, the race tipped in Josephs favour.

 
Race 2 of Suzuki Gixxer Cup surprised everyone with last year’s Road To Rookies Winner, Sachin Chaudhary, progressing to the second spot after battling hard with Malsawmdawngliana; who sealed victory by 0.8 seconds and Joseph Matthew third.

 

 


Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup Race 1:

Laps: 8
1st: Jaden Gunawardena11:36:318
2nd: Lalhruaizela11:39:108
3rd: Lalnunsanga11:39:768
Best Lap: Jaden Gunawardena 1:24:779 @ 86.857 km/hr Average Speed

Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup Race 2:
Laps: 8
1st: Jaden Gunawardena11:36:996
2nd: Lalnunsanga 11:37:376
3rd: Lalhruaizela 11:37:628
Best Lap: Lalnunsanga 1:24:498 @ 86.772 km/hr Average Speed

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 1:
Laps: 10
1st: Joseph Matthew14:17:037
2nd: Malsawmdawngliana 14:17:048
3rd: Lalmawipuia14:20:633
Best Lap: Malsawmdawngliana 1:23:055 @88.211 km/hr Average Speed

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 2:
Laps: 10
1st: Malsawmdawngliana 14:15:595
2nd: Sachin Chaudhary14:16:355
3rd: Joseph Matthew 14:18:080
Best Lap: Sachin Chaudhary 1:23:469 @ 88.360 km/hr Average Speed

JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup now hits the North for the fourth and final round at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida on the weekend of November 17th – 19th.