Suzuki has recently produced its one millionth GSX-R motorcycle and with this occasion has launched a commemorative edition.
The 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition isn’t as capable as the Hayabusa 1300, but it still has enough power to make your heart beat like never before.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is packed with a wide range of modern features and technologies especially developed to help the bike stay on top on the food chain when it comes to sport motorcycles.
In terms of design the motorcycle features a pretty modern style and an agile stance which betray its sporty character. We especially like the high-grip leather seat, the imposing nose and the sharp cut fuel tank.
The motorcycle sports a 999cc four-cyclinder engine, with Bore x Stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm. The engine rewards you with enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range and a breathtaking acceleration. The 999cc unit is combined with a 4-2-1 exhaust system, carrying a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve which further maximizes torque and improves throttle response.
Hit the jump for more information on the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Worldwide there will be 1,985 commemorative editions of the GSX-R1000 available, to celebrate the very first year the GSX-R was born.
The GSX-R legend began in 1985 with the launch of the GSX-R750, the range propelling Suzuki to the forefront of motorcycle racing, making the GSX-R series the flagship of the brand and a favourite amongst professional racers and riding enthusiasts.
From the beginning, Suzuki has constantly redefined the GSX-R range into a super sport line-up that delivers the pure excitement of racing performance.
The introduction of the GSX-R750 changed the world of sportsbikes forever, as the first mass produced race replica, it was a race bike first and a street bike second.
Joining the GSX-R750 was the GSX-R600 and GSX-R1000, which equally dominated racetracks and sales in Australia and internationally.
Since its introduction just over a decade ago, the GSX-R1000 has won multiple championships and filled 1,000cc production based road racing grids worldwide and currently holds the Australian Superbike Champion title.
Ridden by 2009 and 2012 Australian Superbike Champion Josh Waters, four-time New Zealand Superbike Champion Robbie Bugden and also recently retired three-time Australian Superbike Champion Shawn Giles, the GSX-R1000 continues to own the racetrack.
Featuring class-mastering performance, cutting-edge technology, design and engineering, the GSX-R1000 is the ultimate fusion of performance and design and delivers excellent mid-range power and acceleration.
The commemorative edition of the GSX-R1000 features a brand-new colour scheme reflecting its race heritage, decals on wheels, special anniversary decals and matching seat cowl.
2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition Key Features
- The Special Edition GSX-R will feature Commemorative graphics celebrating the first GSX-R produced in 1985.
- A serial plate will be attached on the upper front fork bracket.
-Red-anodized front fork caps to further enhance the bike.
- Gold-colored front fork outer tube.
- Red-Colored rear suspension spring.
- Black Brembo brake calipers with red lettering.
- Unique pin stripe design on the wheels.
- A special key fob with “R” logo printed.
- Only 1,985 units will be produced worldwide and distributed worldwide
About the 2013 Suzuki GSX
The 2013 Suzuki GSX-R will once again prove itself to be legendary motorcycle with amazing throttle response, power, and acceleration at mid range engine speeds – all with great fuel economy. Engineering your dream bike to go fast is not the only priority at Suzuki. The ability to stop as you please, to turn as you command, is just as important to Suzuki as it is to you. The GSX-R line delivers outstanding braking capabilities with its Brembo calipers and heat-resistant stainless steel brake discs. The bike maneuvers like a dream with a solid chassis design and responsive suspension.
These are the foundations to GSX-R line and what it continues to be built upon – and will continue to thrive for generations to come. It is Suzuki’s passion for innovation and the global support for our Motorcycle that allow the year 2012 to mark the 1 millionth GSX-R to ever be built.
Simply put, the GSX-R1000 offers outstanding engine performance from idle to redline, smooth suspension performance, responsive handling, and superior braking to Own The Racetrack.
Powerful, compact 999cm3 4-cylinder engine. Nimble chassis and responsive suspension.
A lightweight package wrapped with an edgy look. The latest generation of the GSX-R1000, delivering a renewed invitation for riders worldwide.
A 999cc four-cylinder powerplant, with Bore x Stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range and high potential for racetrack performance.
Lightweight, durable forged pistons are designed with the Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology and optimized camshaft profiles was developed using proven MotoGP racing technology.
Optimally shaped combustion chambers and a compression ratio of 12.9:1 promote low-range and mid-range performance and help realize a broad torque curve. 12-hole fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for more complete combustion, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
Pentagonal shaped ventilation holes in the side of each cylinder bore reduce pumping losses, further improving throttle response. The shape of the ventilation holes - wider at the top, narrower at the bottom - matches the actual flow of the trapped air, reducing pumping losses due to internal crankcase air-pressure resistance to downward piston movement.
The 4-2-1 exhaust system, carrying a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid rpm range
Large, efficient radiator with a trapezoidal shape developed on factory team racebikes and a trapezoidal engine oil cooler both help reduce drag.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase helps reduce friction, improve heat transfer, increase durability and provide better ring seal.
Suzuki Ram Air-Direct (SRAD) air intakes are positioned close to the centerline of the fairing to provide optimum intake efficiency. The intake-duct openings feature a louvered design that heightens intake efficiency, while also contributing to weight reduction.
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system uses two butterfly valves (primary and secondary) in each throttle body barrel. As the rider opens and closes the primary valve, the ECM reads the throttle position, engine speed, and gear position and incrementally adjusts the secondary valve to maximize the intake-charge velocity. The result is a system that realizes the benefits of near-linear throttle response and torque output across the entire rpm range.
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system allows the rider to select one of three fuel injection and ignition system maps, adjusting power delivery to suit personal preference. The mode selection switch is mounted on the left handlebar and its two buttons can be easily operated by the thumb and index finger.
The crankcase carries a six-speed close-ratio transmission with vertically staggered shafts, to reduce overall engine length.
A race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame made of five cast sections and cast swingarm.
The compact engine allows a longer swingarm and shorter overall wheelbase for improved racetrack performance.
Lightweight, fully adjustable 43mm Showa Big Piston Front forks (BPF) with an endurance-race-proven design deliver superb feedback and responsive, stable operation, and are lightweight.
Rear shock absorber features adjustable rebound damping, spring preload, and both high-speed and low-speed compression damping allowing adjustability for a wide range of conditions.
Electronically controlled steering damper contributes to handling stability and a more alert and agile feel by increasing the damping force at higher speeds and reducing it at lower speeds.
The front disc brakes are equipped with the top-of-the–line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers.
The rear disc brake works with a single piston Nissin caliper mounted above the swingarm. The caliper’s compact design contributes to a reduction of unsprung weight.
The front and rear tires tread patterns and lighter weight contribute to lower unsprung weight and sharper handling
Instruments include a silver-ringed analog tachometer with LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meters, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure warning indicator, gear position indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS setting indicator and bar-graph indicating the instrument lighting level, or brightness.
The footpegs can be adjusted to any of three positions in a 14mm horizontal and vertical range. The rear brake pedal and master cylinder move with the right footpeg assembly, and the shift-lever linkage can be adjusted to accommodate changes in the position of the left footpeg.
A high-grip leather seat features outstanding holding properties, providing the rider with a greater sense of stability when accelerating.
|US MSRP Price||$13,999 USD|
|Engine||999 cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||74.5 mm x 57.3 mm (2.9 in x 2.3 in)|
|Compression Ratio||12.9 : 1|
|Fuel System||Suzuki Fuel Injection|
|Transmission||6-speed, constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, DID50VAZ, 114 links|
|Suspension Front||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Suspension Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Brakes Front||Brembo, Disc, Twin|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Tires Rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17.5 L (4.6 US gal)|
|Color||Metallic Mat Black No.2/Glass Sparkle Black|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Overall Length||2045 mm (80.5 in)|
|Overall Width||705 mm (27.8 in)|
|Wheelbase||1405 mm (55.3 in)|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm (5.1 in)|
|Seat Height||810 mm (31.9 in)|
|Curb Weight||203 kg (448 lbs)|
|Warranty||12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty|
All information is subject to change without notice. At Total Motorcycle, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. So always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Avoid excessive speeds. Never engage in stunt riding. Study your owner’s manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course or the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227.
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