2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Suzuki improved its GSX-R1000 ahead of MY2020 in a bid to “reclaim the King of Sportbikes crown” as the factory so succinctly puts it. This rebuild comes close on the heels of the last revamp that landed just a couple short years ago, but it adds some significant features, most of which can be found “under the hood” or in the electronics suite. A couple of tweaks to the frame tune handling characteristics while the cornering ABS feature and variable valve-timing engine carries over from the previous generation. All in all, Suzuki turns in a very streetworthy racebike that’s nothing short of a technological showcase on two wheels.
2016 - 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa
It’s a Hayabusa. Is there really anything more to be said? Suzuki’s Gixxer 1,340 cc monster speed machine is back again for 2020. The ’Busa is one of the biggest sportbikes out there, so yeah, big and heavy; you don’t want to go slow for very long. Once at speed, the bike is in its element. Look up ’Stupidfast’ in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of a Hayabusa.
2017 - 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R
Coming off a fresh update in 2017, Suzuki carries its GSX-R1000R into MY2019 with a new color palette, but little else in the way of changes. The next-gen “Gixxer” 1000 brings an all-new 999.8 cc powerplant to the table with a claimed 199 horsepower at the shaft and a whole passel of electronic goodies to help manage all those ponies. Traction control, lean-sensitive ABS, launch control and more, Suzuki’s flagship literbike comes equipped with overlapping safety nets to help keep us mortal, non-professional riders dirty-side down as we explore our electronically augmented performance envelope. MotoGP tech influences the design to give the rider a little taste of track-day performance, or at the very least, ’performance light.’
The GSX-R1000 has been around for a minute, since it replaced the GSX-R1100 back in ’01 in fact, and 2016 sees the release of a total of three Gixxer 1000s with the GSX-R1000, the ABS version and the Commemorative model up for grabs. I’ve had an appreciation for Gixxers ever since I scared myself on one back in ’94, and the fact that Suzuki has managed to keep the family relevant for so long makes me appreciate it even more.
Buyer enthusiasm for race bikes is starting to wane a bit in favor of some of the more naked, streetwise machines, but Suzuki doesn’t let that dissuade them as they push right ahead with their flagship production racebike. Join me while I take a look at what Suzuki has going on with this latest effort to keep things going with the venerable Gixxer line.
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The 2015 GSX1250SE — available in limited markets — is the 1,255 cc member of the Suzuki GSX lineup, closest spec-wise to the new 2016 GSX-S1000 and a much beefier version of the GSX-750. With ample saddlebags and rear case, a 19-liter fuel tank, comfortable seating and suspension travel that’s almost into offroad range, the GSX1250SE fits the bill as a tourer or fully luggaged sportbike for travel on both smooth pavement and less-than-well-maintained roads.
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Suzuki carries their heritage GSX-R bikes to the street with the GSX-S models. New for 2016, the GSX-S1000F ABS is a full-fairing version of the 2016 GSX-S1000 ABS. Promoting the GSX-S1000 as a ’standard’ or ’streetfighter’ bike (neither sport nor touring), Suzuki seems to think that simply adding a full fairing qualifies the GSX-S1000F as a ’sport-tourer.’ I disagree. With a pillion that looks like nothing more than a hint of a seat and no storage, I’m not sure how to classify this bike in terms of sport or touring. Let’s just look at it for what it is and see how it shapes up.
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The Suzuki GSX 1250 FA has all it needs to impress you with its sporty handling and top notch performances.
It features an aerodynamic fairing, a relatively comfortable riding position and plenty of high end technologies especially developed to help it stay well planted on its wheels at both low and high speeds.
The motorcycle is built around a 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1255 Cc. The engine’s power is kept in check by a six constant mesh transmission.
The engine is mounted on a classic tube-frame chassis which sits on 43mm stanchion-tube front forks offer( 5.1 inches of wheel travel) and a single rear shock (5.4 inches of wheel travel).
As far as prices are concerned, the Suzuki GSX 1250 FA can be yours for no less than $11,399.
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Since its inception, the Suzuki Hayabusa was considered one of the fastest bikes from the streets and in the latest year has been constantly upgraded and refined,
The 2015 model year features fresh radial-mount Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers which are lighter and more rigid than conventional bolt-together calipers. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the piston diameter was enlarged from 32-30mm to 32-32mm, thus significantly improving the stopping power.
The motorcycle weighs 266 kg and at its heart sits a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC engine with a displacement of 1340cc. The engine’s power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a 6-Speed, Constant Mesh transmission.
The 2015 Suzuki Hayabusa is offered with a base price of $14,599.
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Meet the Suzuki GSX-R600 Tyco Race Replica. This special edition comes with a series of special features which give it a racy look further enhancing the aggressive character of the GSX-R600.
Among the features offered by the motorcycle you’ll find a special paint job, a Yoshimura R11 silencer with titanium body and carbon end cap, a double bubble screen, a solo seat cowl and Suzuki’s genuine paddock stand and bobbins.
At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 599 cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which is mated on a six speed constant mesh transmission. The unit generates a maximum output of 92.50 kW (124.00 hp) at 13500 rpm and 69.60N.M (51.00lb.Ft) at 11500 rpm. In terms of efficiency the unit delivers a fuel consumption of 55.08 mpg.
The bike is offered with a base price of €12.792.
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The Suzuki GSX1250FAZ was designed with sportiness, comfort and agility in mind, so is packed with a wide range of features and technologies which help it deliver superior ride and handling abilities.
But apart from being fast and agile, the Suzuki GSX1250FAZ is also a looker. The sleek, dramatic style of its aerodynamic fairing is further enhanced by the contrasting wheel stripes and a blue/black three colour graphic scheme running from front to rear.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine with a capacity of 1255 cc. The engine generates a maximum output of 72.00 kW (97.00hp) at 7500rpm and 108.00 Nm (80.00lb.Ft) of torque at 3700 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a 6-speed constant mesh transmission.
The Suzuki GSX1250FA Z is offered with a base price of €9.719.
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The Suzuki GSX650F is a versatile motorcycle that can deal great with a wide range of activities. Its comfortable riding position and potent engine makes it great for long journeys, but on the other hand, its easy handling and decent efficiency helps it feel comfortable in the city too.
Power comes from a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with a displacement of 656 cc. The unit is mated to a 6-speed constant mesh transmission and generates a maximum output of 62.35 kW (84.00hp) at 10500 rpm and 61.50 Nm (45.00lb.Ft) of torque at 8900 rpm.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the Suzuki GSX650F if equipped with pre-load adjustable front and rear suspensions which were especially designed to enhance the motorcycle’s handling abilities.
Suzuki GSX650F is offered with a base price of €7.583 and the ABS version can be yours for €8.066.
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The Suzuki GSX125FA is a great partner for long journeys. It features a bold style with an aerodynamic full fairing, a sharp fuel tank and a pair of lightweight wheels wrapped in 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) front and 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) rear tubeless tires.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 1255 cc, 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 72.00 kW (97.00 hp) at 7500 rpm and 108.00 Nm (80.00 lb.Ft) of torque at 3700 rpm. All this power is transferred to the ground by means of a six speed constant mesh transmission.
For enhanced versatility the Suzuki GSX1250FA is available with the optional Sports Touring accessory pack which includes extra storage places.
As far as prices are concerned, the Suzuki GSX1250 FA can be yours for no less than €9.490.
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The Suzuki GSX-R1000ZSE is a special version of the GSX-R1000ZSE and comes with a set of special style features that help it stand out from the crowd. The new motorcycle is available in only 100 units and is priced at €16.134.
The bike comes with a polished and chrome-plated frame and various anodized blue parts including machined and polished chrome rims with clear-coated blue spokes. The motorcycle also features a polished exhaust, a blue-coloured chain, an individually numbered serial plate and sporty graphics.
Power comes from a 999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which generates 136.10 kW at 12000 rpm (182.50hp) and 116.70 Nm of torque at 10000 rpm (86.00lb.Ft). All this power is driven to the rear wheels by means of a six speed constant mesh transmission.
The motorcycle rides on bug 17 inch wheels which are wrapped in 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) rear tubeless tires.
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Suzuki built a range of unique black and red GSX-R750s models which are fitted with a tasty Yoshimura Accessory Pack. The special Yoshimura Performance pack includes a R11 performance exhaust, a bronze-alloy Yoshimura oil filler plug, a case saver kit, a steering stem nut and timing inspection cap, and black Yoshimura bar end weights and rear paddock stand locators.
The new Suzuki GSX-R750 Yoshimura weighs 190 kg is powered by the stock 750 cc, 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine which transfers its power to the ground by means of a six speed constant mesh transmission with slipper clutch.
The Suzuki GSX-R750 Yoshimura rides on 17 inch rims shod in 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) front and 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) rear tubeless tires.
The new Suzuki GSX-R750 Yoshimura is available in only 100 units and is priced at €12.787.
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Thanks to its racy DNA, the Suzuki GSX-R1000Z has always managed to stay ahead o the pack when it comes to high speed performances. This Japanese machine was created for the adrenaline-hungry riders, so it has all it needs to reward you with a thrilling riding experience every time you jump on its saddle.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000Z is propelled by a 999 cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine which is mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission with slipper clutch. In terms of power, the unit generates 136.10 kW (182.50 hp) at 12000 rpm and 116.70 Nm (86.00lb.Ft) of torque at 10000 rpm. For enhanced versatility, the motorcycle is also fitted with Suzuki’s drive mode selector which includes three separate performance settings that can suit different sections of the road or track.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000Z comes with a base price of €14.085.
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For many riders, the Suzuki Hayabusa represents the epitome of sport motorcycles. And there is no wonder why, as it offers a pretty impressive package that includes a super strong engine, top notch suspensions and a comprehensive list of high end technologies that are all working together for a single purpose: mindblowing speeds.
To spice things up even more, Suzuki unveiled a limited edition of its epic motorcycle at the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida. The new GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition was created to celebrate Suzuki’s five decades in the U.S. market.
The special edition can be easily recognized after its Candy Daring Red/Glass Sparkle Black paint job and the red-striped black wheels.
The GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition is propelled by a 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC) that cranks out a maximum power of 173 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of peak torque. This power is more than enough to propel you to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. The maximum speed is rated at 186 mph.
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The 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE is available in only 100 units and comes with a series of special features that give it a fairly unique character.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine with a displacement of 999 Cc.
With new telescopic forks, matched by a stunning aluminium swinging arm and a rear shock, the handling package represented by the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE will reward riders with first class handling performances.
As far as the stopping power is concerned, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE is fitted with front and rear Brembo discs.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE adds a new level of handling and braking sophistication to the class and has all it needs to make you fall in love with it from the moment you fire you its engine.
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The 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the sportiest road legal motorcycles from the streets. It is powered by a 4 Stroke, 4 Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC engine with a displacement of 999 cc. The unit sends its power to the ground through a 6 speed, constant mesh transmission which delivers smooth and precise shifts.
A lightweight and compact twin-spar frame is made of five cast sections. The frame is combined with an arched swingarm made of three castings and one-piece die cast rear subframe.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is equipped with lightweight, fully adjustable 43 mm Showa Big Piston Front forks (BPF) and a modern rear shock absorber that features adjustable rebound damping, spring preload, and high-speed and low-speed compression damping.
The stopping power is handled by front disc and rear disc brakes.
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