Meanwhile, away from the salt flats, motorcycle ownership is on the up worldwide, more than tripling over the last three years in areas such as Canada. Many are blaming it on the 'male menopause'.
Regardless of your reason for wanting one, what cannot be argued is the sheer adrenaline rush of riding down the motorway or racing down the track at full throttle. But which is the best bike to do it on?
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 has to be on everybody's wish list. With a four-stroke, four cylinder 999cc liquid cooled engine, the 2007 model moves like lightening and has to be the ride of a lifetime.
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