Suzuki says the '07 GSX-R1000's ECU offers four times the processing power of last year's nerve center, and those extra megabytes are put to good use operating an innovative engine-management system that allows riders to toggle between three factory-determined performance settings. Calibrated using data mined from Suzuki's MotoGP racebikes, the ECU is pre-programmed with maps that produce power-delivery characteristics optimized for dry, mixed or wet-weather riding conditions. The rider can change the setting on the fly via a three-position switch mounted on the right handlebar. Traction control-it's not just for racing anymore. Also plugged-in this year is an all-new, electronically controlled steering damper (mounted in front of the lower triple-clamp), which uses a solenoid-actuated valve to move a tapered needle that alters oil flow to adjust damping force according to engine rpm and road speed.