Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 03 Mar 2016
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.”