Tommy Bridewell: 'It's nice to be able to enjoy riding again'

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 03 Mar 2016

Bridewell is gelling nicely with the Suzuki

Tommy Bridewell has said he’s glad he’s able to enjoy riding a motorbike again after his first proper outing on the Bennetts Suzuki.

Bridewell got his first real taste of the GSX-R1000 at the Cartagena circuit in Spain today, after the team’s shakedown test at Brands Hatch last month was hampered by bad weather.

The 27-year-old moves to Bennetts Suzuki after a tough year in 2015 with Tyco BMW where he struggled to gel with the tricky S1000RR.

However, after his first laps on the GSX-R1000, Bridewell is already feeling positive about the year ahead.

“We’ve been taking it nice and steady, making minimal changes with the bike,” he told Bike Social in Spain.

“There are a few little issues that we might change but I’m generally just putting the laps in and enjoying being back on a bike that isn’t trying to kill me!

“I’m just having fun riding a motorbike again, it puts a smile on my face and makes a lot of difference in my riding for sure.

“I love the chassis, it’s really good. The whole balance of the bike I really enjoy. It reminds me a little bit like the Yamaha I rode, a really good all-round package. The only thing that’s taken me a little bit of time to get used to is the cable throttle when I’m used to fly-by-wire.”

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