To the team of Suzuki engineers responsible for the GSX-R1000, "Own The Racetrack" is not just a slogan, it is a way of life.
Suzuki GSRX-1000 It’s a life dedicated to making the most successful open-class motorcycle in the history of production-based racing even better. The key is the motorcycle’s ability to do precisely what the rider wants, when the rider wants, how the rider wants. Accelerate, brake, corner, repeat. Make it easier for the rider, and the results will show.
Once again Suzuki has raised the level of open class sportbike performance. The 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000, it’s the reason why Suzuki riders Own The Racetrack.
The basic architecture of the compact 999cc liquid-cooled GSX-R1000 engine is well known, a model of race-winning design: Bore and stroke of 73.4mm x 59.0mm, forged aluminum-alloy pistons with short skirts and cut away sides, chrome-moly steel shotpeened connecting rods, hollow dual overhead cams, and lightweight titanium valves. Add to that a close-ratio six-speed transmission with staggered transmission shafts, an adjustable back-torque limiting clutch and a gear driven secondary balancer shaft for reduced vibration.
A new more compact Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve fuel injection system is in place for 2007 with 12 smaller holes instead of four for improved fuel atomization and because the injectors are more compact and emit a finer spray, the secondary injectors can be positioned at a steeper 30 degree angle aimed directly at the intake ports for improved throttle response. Intake and exhaust ports are re-shaped and eight percent larger and exhaust valves are 2mm larger (26mm vs 24mm) to work with more aggressive camshafts and Iridium spark plugs are used for optimum combustion and longer life. Also a new Idle Speed Control (ISC) system improves cold starting and stabilizes engine idle under various conditions and larger ventilation holes between cylinders reduces pumping losses.
The Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) features equal length head pipes feeding a collector, a short mid-pipe and a unique under engine chamber that leads to two short aluminum and titanium mufflers on each side. This system nearly doubles exhaust internal volume while lowering the center of gravity, centralizes the mass and improving aerodynamics. A proven Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve finds a home on the mid pipe and the combination of the Suzuki PAIR system, a catalyzer and a oxygen sensor equipped closed loop engine management system work in conjunction to reduce emissions and improve engine efficiency.
A new larger radiator features a trapezoidal shape typically seen on works race bikes with nearly a ten percent increase in cooling capacity. The oil cooler is re-shaped with a third more cooling capacity and the oil pump is larger for increased flow.
Controlling the new 2007 GSX-R1000 is a new engine management system with massive computing power with four times the capacity of the previous models. The new ECM controls not only the fuel injection and exhaust systems but also make it possible for the rider to select from three performance settings to match riding conditions, using a three way switch mounted on the right handlebar. Engine mapping will vary for each setting and each map was developed using experience gained building racebike maps for rainy, mixed and dry conditions. Switching from map to map will be instantaneous making it possible for the rider to use different maps for different sections of the racetrack. A new self adjusting hydraulic clutch system uses a radial master cylinder and minimizes the change in clutch feel over the course of long races.
Taking lessons learned from the racetrack, the 2007 GSX-R1000 utilizes an all-new frame built to improve mass centralization by moving the rider toward the center of the wheelbase with a shorter fuel tank and moving the seat forward. The new frame is engineered to deliver the optimum rigidity balance for precise handling even at full lean. Constructed from five main aluminum alloy-castings the new frame uses less parts and less welding for improved accuracy and reduced weight. A new lighter and more rigid aluminum alloy swingarm finds a home under a two piece subframe and features a new rear shock mounting system with a link that pivots on the swingarm itself for improved traction and reduced side loads.
Taking lessons learned from the latest GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, the new GSX-R1000 also features three position adjustable footpegs for maximum rider control and maneuverability.
New high and low-speed compression damping adjustability is built into both front forks and the rear shock along with adjustable rebound and preload adjustments for maximum rider control. The outer tubes of the front forks are now larger in diameter below the lower triple clamp to improve rigidity while the DLC coated fork tubes remain at 43mm. Fork offset has been changed from 30mm to 28mm, increasing trail from 96mm to 98mm. Front wheel travel has also been increased from 120mm to 125mm.
The ’07 GSX-R1000 also benefits from new front brake rotors and brake carriers. Each 310mm disc is attached to the carrier using 12 floating mounts instead of 8 for improved heat transfer away from the disc.
The disc is also slightly thinner, measuring 5.0mm vs 5.5mm for reduced weight. The rear brake is a 220mm rear disc working with a single piston caliper now mounted above the swingarm, to reduce the effect of rear suspension movement caused by braking.
Handling will also benefit from the use of an all-new electronically controlled steering damper. A solenoid valve operated by the engine management system controls a tapered needle, increasing or reducing oil flow for increased or reduced damping force.
Extensive wind tunnel testing led to new and improved bodywork for the 2007 GSX-R1000, with an aggressive style and an overall reduced frontal area for amazing aerodynamic performance. A slightly taller windscreen also makes it easier for the rider to tuck in on the racetrack. New vertically stacked headlights also debut on the new GSX-R1000. The multi-reflector headlight has a new simpler shape and uses a 55w H7 halogen bulb positioned over a 70mm projector high beam.
Because everything else is new on the ’07 GSX-R1000, the instrument cluster is new as well. The new instruments include a step motor controlled analog tachometer, digital LCD speedometer, dual LCD tripmeters, an LCD clock, coolant temp/fuel injection readout, gear position indicator and a programmable LED engine rpm indicator light. A new LCD engine mode indicator displays which performance setting has been selected by the rider.
The new 2007 GSX-R1000 has been developed with lessons learned over more than 20 years of production racing domination.
It is more than just a motorcycle. It is the most powerful and most efficient GSX-R ever built. The new 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000, Own The Racetrack.
To the team of Suzuki engineers responsible for the GSX-R1000, Own The Racetrack is not just a slogan, it is a way of life.
It is a life dedicated to making the most successful open-class motorcycle in the history of production-based racing even better. By applying the latest technology and the most recent hard-fought racing experience. And keeping the GSX-R1000 well ahead of the would-be competition.
The Key is the motorcycles’ ability to do precisely what the rider wants, when the rider wants, how the rider wants. Accelerate. Brake. Corner. Repeat. Make it easier for the rider, and the results will show. With better lap times on the racetrack, and more fun on the road.
It is called Total Performance. It is what makes the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 the Top Performer. And it is why Suzuki riders Own The Racetrack.
Engine New 999cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine for increased power, torque and acceleration with forged aluminum alloy pistons, chrome-moly shotpeend connecting rods, hollow camshafts, and a secondary balancer shaft for reduced vibration New more compact fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) - with twelve smaller holes for improved fuel delivery and steeper angle for secondary injectors New intake and exhaust ports are reshaped and eight percent larger with larger titanium exhaust valves tappets, more aggressive camshafts, and iridium spark plugs New Idle Speed Control (ISC) system for improved cold starting, consistent idle quality and reduced emissions New high volume Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) with equal length head pipes feeding a unique under engine chamber leading to two compact aluminum/titanium mufflers on each side The new mid-pipe includes a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system for maximum torque throughout the rpm range and an oxygen sensor used by the engine management system and combined with the under-engine catalyzer for reduced emissions New larger 48mm ventilation holes between cylinders reduce pumping losses and the crankcase breather system now features a reed valve to prevent pressure waves in the airbox from reaching the crankcase New self adjusting hydraulic clutch minimzes changes in clutch feel over a long race Back-torque limiting clutch allows smooth downshifts, plus a rack and pinion operating system provides more positive clutch feel New engine management system is four time more powerful than the previous system and allows the rider to choose from three engine settings to match riding conditions with a handlebar mounted switch New larger radiator utilizes a trapezoidal shape seen on works racebikes with 10% more cooling capacity. The oil cooler now works with a larger oil pump.
Chassis All new aluminum alloy twin-spar frame is built using five castings for lightweight, unmatched handling and performance, increased production precision, and reduced weight. New braced aluminum-alloy swingarm is more rigid and features an innovative new link system which pivots on the swingarm itself for increased traction and reduced side loads. New DLC coated 43mm forks and rear shock now feature high and low speed compression damping along with adjustable rebound and preload settings New forks feature larger 56mm outer tubes below the triple clamp for increased rigidity and fork offset is changed from 30mm to 28mm. Front wheel travel is also increased from 120mm to 125mm. New electronically controlled steering damper uses a solenoid valve to move a tapered needle reducing or increasing oil flow to adjust damping force. New adjustable rider footpegs can be moved into three different positions to suit rider preferences New 310mm front brake discs are attached to the carrier with increased mounting points for improved heat transfer away from the disc. Rear disc works with a single piston caliper and is mounted above the swingarm for reduced braking effect on the rear suspension New wind tunnel developed bodywork features an aggressive new style, reduced frontal area and a taller windscreen for optimum aerodynamic peformance New vertically stacked headlight features an updated shape with a compact projector bulb and when combined with the sleek bodywork and tailsection offer maximum rider mobility and improved styling A new easy-to-read instrument cluster includes a step motor controlled analog tachometer, digital LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, clock, convenient gear position sensor, rpm indicator light and a new LCD engine mode indicator displaying which performance setting has been selected by the rider Close-ratio slick shifting six-speed transmission with an adjustable back torque limiter for smoother downshifts. Bridgestone radial tires mounted on cast aluminum wheels featuring thin spoke design with optimized wall thickness to reduce unsprung weight