Suzuki GSX-R model lineup guide
Suzuki caused a tectonic shift in the motorcycle industry with the GSX-R750 and 35 years later the name still a sure-bet go-to for riders with racing aspirations. Any of the Gixxers – the 1000, 750 and 600 – are bikes capable for fast times on the track right out of the store.
A French fan of Suzuki has imagined the Japanese manufacturer’s 2010 model range and put his Photoshop skills to work in a quite successful (in our opinion) attempt of showing how the B-King, GSX-R series, GSX650F, SV650, SV1000 and DR-Z400SM might end up looking in the year to come.
While the visual changes imagined for each motorcycle aren’t dramatic, this might very well reflect reality for models which won’t be significantly upgraded.
Yoshimura uses the experience gained in AMA Superbike racing to create a limited edition Suzuki GSX-R1000. Features such as the high-lift cams, a quick shifter, numerous suspension upgrades and a full titanium-carbon exhaust are surely enough to help make an impression on the bike that comes as a clearly superior alternative to the recently unveiled Buell 1125RR racing motorcycle, which will compete in the AMA Superbike series.
The fact that the Buell motorcycle is not for sale to the general public determined Mat Mladin, former AMA Superbike Champion, to contest the AMA’s decision to let Buell’s turnkey racer compete in the series. As a contradiction to this fact, the Suzuki GSX-R1000RR is street-legal and also available to the public, which shows how racing experience always stands out when it all reduces to the facts/benefits.
Price and availability are yet to be announced, but those who miss their exemplar can very well built their own by simply buying the Yoshimura aftermarket parts and having them mounted on a standard Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Hit the jump to read the bike’s impressive features.
Roaring Toyz has just finished customizing this Suzuki GSX-R 1000 for Mat Mladin! Does the name sound familiar to you? Mat Mladin is the winner of six titles in the AMA Superbike Championship and the recent founder of Bike Gear Warehouse Company, which is also the reason why he ordered this custom made motorcycle.
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 by Roaring Toyz will be officially unveiled in two days at Laguna Seca and it will then start a promoting tour for the newly born company on all the tracks where AMA Superbike rounds are planned. The bike will then be taken to Australia (Mladin’s home country), where it will be used to promote Bike Gear Warehouse in their job of distributing Roaring Toyz custom sportbike parts.
While the world expects the launch of a direct competitor for the Ducati
Streetfighter, designer Oberdan Bezzi comes up with the naked version of the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, which looks like the appropriate thing for the job.
Also, the Suzuki SuperKatana 1000 stands as Japan’s response to the BMW K 1300 R, a model which together with the Ducati Streetfighter managed to slightly worry Japanese builders.
Italian company RM Racing got their hands on a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 and modified it into a veritable dirt bike just to show off their talent in taking the ordinary and transforming it into something totally out of the ordinary.
At a first glance, the bike looks like an old thumper, but as you get a closer look at it it’s easy to realize that someone spent a great deal of time undergoing a serious, but partial transformation from superbike to dirt bike.
The engine displacement was increased to 1,200cc, modification that required a new set of pistons and a new engine head. The original swingarm was replaced with an aluminum unit taken straight off a 1993 GSX-R 750 model and an Ohlins shock was added as well. The bike features cool new KTM parts such as an inverted front fork, brake system and wheels, but it’s impossible not to spot the immense four-cylinder engine that was built for speed. This now evacuates burned gasses through a four-into-one exhaust with no silencer whatsoever! I don’t want to be anywhere close to this thing when it climbs a hill.
Having also changed the bars and adding a pair of more appropriate plastic fenders, the Italians finished their unique project and took it for a test run. Nice!
The patient of the motorcycling dentist apparently wanted to combine pain with pleasure (which are close, but not that much) and things didn’t turned out in his favor. His stumble had the nurse and dentist take out the heavy artillery – a Suzuki GSX-R1000 – and the result is as satisfying as it is traumatic.
Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced the recall of 26,082 GSX-R1000 motorcycles made during 2005 and 2006 because of a frame problem. Apparently, the unit is susceptible to crack behind and below the steering neck near the front triple clamps if the bike is aggressively ridden. All recalled bikes will be fitted with a special brace that will reinforce the undamaged frames and will be covered by a five-year warranty which begins on the date of installation by the dealer. But if they detect any damage, the entire frame will be replaced with a reinforced unit in order to prevent the danger of cracking.
Are the GSX-R1000s dangerous for riders? Not in any special way! So why would Suzuki come up with such a measure? The answer is REPUTATION. Buyers of the specific model often happen to exploit their bikes beyond the machine’s capabilities or manufacturing purposes and this leads to the possible problem that Suzuki complies fixing in order to maintain their reputation.
In my opinion, riders who do wheelies and stoppies in such a manner that the frame gets damaged and implicit likely to crack won’t have a bike to send down the dealer and guess what? It isn’t the manufacturer’s fault!
Bikes and Babes…could you ask for more? Normally, the answer would have been a definite “No”. But that was until spotting a post on twowheelsblog in which this beautiful blonde girl shows off the beautiful way in which her mother made her. Ever since, our preferences changed into Suzuki and Blondes. Now that is one lethal combination!
I don’t understand a few things about this character and I don’t plan on trying to, but simply enumerate them”
First, I don’t understand why this guy would ride without a shirt, nor a helmet.
Secondly, I don’t understand why he even fights back as he is guilty as charge.
Thirdly, why would you go to court dressed like that and have the attitude that he has?
And finally, if you care that much about your bike, why trash it?
I know I said I won’t look for answers, but they simply pop up. So it’s either idiocy or the quest for audience, but most likely both.
P.S. I still can’t stop laughing.
Suzuki has just released the promo video of the 2009 GSX-R1000, their most powerful and most refined superbike product ever built.
With a new, more compact engine, shorter wheelbase and a totally new design, the GSX-R1000 raises once again the stake in the most disputed supersport class.
What is so great about this video is that it takes you through all the upgrades they’ve made on next year’s model so it is pretty much like reading a preview on the bike.
We’ve recently “admired” every girl’s idea of a BMW R 1200 GS and it included a lot of pink. Well guess what? Things don’t change a bit in the case of this Suzuki GSX-R K4. Even more, we know that this is no photoshop modified picture as it shows the bike in action on the track as ridden probably by a Barbie girl.
No reasons to get upset guys! Everybody does whatever they want with their bikes.
Having created a two-wheeled Department of Protective Security and Emergency, the authorities in Dubai thought that their six highly trained and specially chosen women officers must rely on some serious horsepower in order to follow up the Gulf region’s exotic cars often driven insanely crazy by rich guys. The response came in the form of black painted Suzuki GSX-R1000 patrol bikes and the fairly-slower Yamaha 1200.
Now, I don’t know how some people get that lucky, but considering my heavy hand/foot and by the looks on their faces, I reckon I don’t want to find out.
Which GSX-R 750 is the best for everyday use?
Any Gixxer is best-suited to the race track. The sitting position is too extreme for normal traffic, there is nearly no possibility to fix luggage reasonably or even carry a backpack. While street legal, each of the models is a race bike.
Which GSX-R 750 is the lightest?
After the first GSX-R 750 in 1985 and its stunningly light weight of 388 lbs. the bike continuously gained weight until 2000. A radical diet then cut its mass to 366 lbs. At the same time, power went up to more than 140 HP.
Suzuki GSX-R engine options?:
The entry-level GSX is a parallel-twin quarter-liter that seems bigger than it is. And it is big and long and also heavy for its class, with a full fairing and a full LCD display contributing to the grown-up look. While by no means a race motorcycle, it is lively enough to satisfy a beginner, a very cautious returnee or a pragmatic commuter.
The GSX-R600 is a light-middleweight built for fast riding, best on the racetrack. Light and nimble, with abundant power in higher rev ranges, it can be a bike of choice for those preferring an engaged, sporty ride in the twisties.
The original Gixxer is an option for a rider wanting a fast, capable motorcycle but isn’t hellbent on the latest assist systems and gadgets. Now in its 10th year without major updates, it is becoming a bit dated. But also cheaper than the competition.
The ¾-liter Gixxer was the world’s first real superbike, back in. At least 50 lbs lighter than the competition while more powerful than most, it brought in a new age in supersport motorcycle design. Most factories meanwhile dropped the 750-cc displacement from their race sport pallete after organized racing focused on the liter and 600 cc categories, but Suzuki kept its in production. The GSX-R750 still has buyers who want the compromise between the brunt of the kilo-bikes and the nimbleness of the 600’s, particularly those who feel they do not need the latest state-of-the-art electronics and gadgetry, as Suzuki has not significantly updated the model since 2011.
The flagship kilo-Gixxer delivers a brutal amount of power. Though mappings and suspension are adjustable to road conditions, it is not a motorcycle for less than experienced riders with race ambitions. The additional gadgets included in the GSX-R1000R package are intended for racetrack only.