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24th May 2024

Linfoot swapping Le Mans for Loch Ness


Yoshimura SERT star and 24-Hour winner Dan Linfoot is swapping Le Mans and the team’s GSX-R1000R superbike for Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands and a GSX-S1000GX.


After collecting the bike from Suzuki HQ in Milton Keynes this week, the EWC and BSB race-winner will be getting some use out of the new sports crossover machine, starting with a ride up to and around the Scottish Highlands this bank holiday weekend.


And unlike a lot of racers - who often don’t possess a road licence - riding on the road was where it all began.

“I grew up around bikes and going on the back of my dad as a kid,” he said as he took the keys to the GX. “My dad did race a bit and I started on minibikes at a young age but, it was road riding and road bikes that started it for me.


“I ride quite a bit in the summer. Racing’s one thing but I like a good evening or weekend road ride or a good trip on the bikes. And I still ride with my dad a lot. We’ve done stuff in Europe and we’re both off up to Scotland at the weekend.”


Though, while the GSX-R he rides for the day job is focussed and designed to go around race tracks as fast as possible, he admits to liking a more relaxed riding position on the road.


“I’ve ridden adventure bikes a lot, and I’m looking forward to spending some time on the GX. You want an upright riding position on the road, or I do. So this should suit me, I reckon.”

As well as his Scottish adventure and plenty of other rides out, Linfoot will be riding the GX to the Adventure Bike Rider festival over the weekend of 28-30 June.


The GSX-S1000GX comes with semi-active suspension from Showa, a bi-directional quick shifter, multiple power and traction control modes that also include varying levels of anti-wheelie and roll torque control, plus a six-axis IMU with lean angle-sensitive ABS, and cruise control. All the rider information is displayed via a colour TFT screen with smartphone connectivity. It’s powered by Suzuki’s 152PS inline four-cylinder engine.


Find out more about the GSX-S1000GX here.