The future is green. New Euro emissions laws spell the end for some old favourites.
After 4 years leading the way in the naked muscle bike category, Suzuki’s mighty GSX1400 celebrates its last year of production with a special model – The GSX1400 Final Edition.
Launched in 2002, the GSX1400 combined the sheer brute power of the 1402cc engine (still Suzuki’s largest 4-cylinder engine in the range) with the very latest dual throttle valve electronic fuel injection system and retro touches such as piggy-back shock absorbers, a double-cradle frame and six piston brake callipers.
Because of the Euro III emissions regulations, the GSX1400 was withdrawn from sales. The new Euro regulations have strict emissions and engine noise limits wich Suzuki couldn’t meet with the 1400 (or felt wasn’t in its interests to do so), wich is why production has stopped.
With its hefty 124Nm of torque and a dry weight of 229kg the GSX1400 was one of a few that really stayed true to the muscle-bike ethos and went on to become one of the all time favourites.
Featuring a Yoshimura dual cone exhaust system and a limited edition graphic these machines priced at the standard retail price of $12,340 were truly the last of their kind.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Overall length: 2160mm (85in)
Overall width: 810mm (31.9in)
Overall height: 1140mm (44.9in)
Wheelbase: 1520mm (59.8in)
Seat height: 790mm (31.1in)
Dry Mass: 226kg (498.2lbs)
Fuel capacity: 22.0litres (4.8gallons)
Engine capacity: 1402cc
Engine: Four stroke, air-cooled with SACS, DOHC
Bore: 81.0 x 68.0.mm
Compression ratio: 9.5 : 1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc brake, twin
Rear brakes: Disc brake
Front tyres: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) tubeless
Rear tyres: 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W) tubeless