The GSX-R1000 is Suzuki’s offering in the super sport segment. For the 2017 model Suzuki has worked on the chassis, engine and electronics of the GSX-R1000.
The GSX-R1000 is a fully faired motorcycle which is sleeker to improve handling and performance. The aerodynamics on the GSX-R1000 are inspired by Suzuki’s MotoGP motorcycle. Up front the GSX-R1000 gets a full LED headlamp and ram air intake ducts.
The GSX-R1000 gets a new all-aluminum frame and a reworked engine. An addition to the GSX-R1000’s engine is the Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing (SR-VVT) technology. The GSX-R1000 is powered by a 1000cc inline four liquid-cooled engine. The GSX-R1000 produces 196bhp at 13,200rpm and 118Nm of torque at 10,800rpm. Apart from the engine update other changes include bigger Showa big piston forks and Brembo monobloc brake calipers in the front and Bridgestone RS10 radial tyres.
To aid the rider, the GSX-R1000 is also equipped with 10-level traction control and a motion tracking braking system. Suzuki also offers a ‘R1000R’ variant of the motorcycle, with additional features such as a bi-directional quick shifter, Showa balance-free suspension, cornering ABS, LED position lamps and launch control.
Suzuki paints the GSX-R1000 in blue, black and red while the GSX-R1000R is available in black and blue only.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 competes with The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Yamaha YZF-R1 and BMW S1000 RR.