Here is the All New 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 (Concept)

Take a look at the all new Suzuki GSX-R1000. No, you can’t have it yet. At this stage, it’s a concept but from both the appearance of the bike and the press kit released by Suzuki, this is the finished product. This is what Suzuki will finally be releasing to update the nearly decade old current machine and we expect it to hit showrooms around the middle of next year as 2017 model.

The new GSX-R1000 gets a nice styling update while remaining true to its heritage. Aerodynamics have been improved thanks to data from MotoGP and from the rear shot you can see how compact the machine looks. According to Suzuki, it will be the lightest, the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling GSX-R1000 yet.

Suzuki has gone so far as to say that they even redesigned exposed bolts to ensure minimal air resistance. The front light is LED (believe it or not, a first for Suzuki) as is the rear brake light.

The press kit from Suzuki reads like one for a production bike – all that’s missing from it are specific numbers on horsepower, torque and weight. Here’s a few highlights of the machine:

  • All-new 999cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four will be the most powerful GSX-R1000 motor ever
  • All-new aluminum frame
  • Ride by wire electronic throttle
  • 10-level Traction Control System
  • Three engine modes
  • Quick shifter
  • Launch control

Also of note is that the GSX-R1000 will get Showa’s Balance Free Forks and Balance Free Rear Cushion shock just like the new Kawasaki ZX-10 will have.

It’s been a long wait for this bike but on paper at least, Suzuki appears to have delivered the goods. Alongside the still fresh R1 and the all new ZX-10 coming out next year, it’s going to be another wonderful time for superbikes

Is This What the New Suzuki GSX-R1000 Will Look Like?

Is this rendering of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 accurate? It would be nice to think so but at this stage it’s just a concept published by Japanese motorcycle magazine Young Machine. The crew at Young Machine have a great deal of imagination and talent for creating these images, having mocked up many renders of upcoming motorcycles in the past though unfortunately their track record is fairly inaccurate of late.

That said, if the all new Suzuki superbike did resemble this concept, we would’t be complaining too much. It’s contemporary looking enough without being too out there and certainly would give the current GSX-R1000 a much needed fresh face. That modern appearance should hopefully go hand in hand with the modern package Suzuki is producing for the bike as per our previously posted rumor round-up.

It’s still up in the air as to when Suzuki will release their brand new flagship. Our sources have been somewhat contradictory on a timeframe. Some are still suggesting the bike will be unveiled in November this year while others are saying it will more likely be the year after. Given how old the current GSX-R1000 is, it can’t come soon enough and would help Suzuki capitalize on the success they’ve had on their fulltime return to MotoGP this year where both bikes are regularly finishing in the top 10.

Young Machine Suzuki GSXR-1000R

 

2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Rumor Round-Up

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Suzuki GSX-R brand (see our article on the GSX-R750 here) and next year will be the 15th anniversary of Suzuki’s halo bike, the GSX-R1000. It’s almost certain that Suzuki will unveil a much needed update for the bike this year and we’ve collated all the rumors (both likely and perhaps not so likely) together in anticipation.

It’s a big year for the smallest of the Japanese brands. In addition to the above mentioned anniversaries, Suzuki has returned to full-time MotoGP racing and what better way to capitalize on that than to release a new bike from the publicity this brings. One thing that is clear from what we’ve heard is that Suzuki have no intention of competing with the likes of Ducati and Yamaha in the technology stakes. That’s not because Suzuki isn’t capable of doing so, but they’re making a conscious decision to make the next generation GSX-R1000 as pure as possible and leaving the expensive gadgets to the other brands.

That doesn’t mean it won’t have some new bells and whistles. Traction control and engine modes will be included as well as things like wheelie and stoppie control. Just don’t go expecting electronic suspension or sophisticated internal GPS units. This will please the purists but also keep the new GSX-R1000 affordable and only slightly more costly than the current model.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • The bike will get a completely new engine featuring variable valve timing and based off the MotoGP machine.
  • This engine is rumored to produce just a shade under 200 bhp.
  • Weight will be below the 200 kg mark and the aim is that the new GSX-R1000 will have a better power to weight ratio than the new Yamaha R1 (but only just).
  • Traction control based on the new MotoGP bike will be included
  • Like the Suzuki Recursion concept, the frame will go partially over the engine to make the bike narrower.
  • Bosch cornering ABS is likely.
  • Styling will also take cues from the MotoGP bike, but expect an appearance more conservative than that of the new R1.
  • There is unlikely to be a ‘normal’ version and a ‘premium’ version.

Any announcement is likely at Intermot later this year.

2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Rumor Round-Up