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