2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 Unveiled

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Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki has unveiled the 2017 GSX-R1000 superbike at the 2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany.

The new GSX-R 1000 will be available in two versions, the "basic" and the "R".

Both motorcycles are designed for the track and are homologated for road use.

The look is the same as seen on the prototype last year, characterized by sleek and sinuous lines.

The front features a small head lamp on the normal GSX-R1000 while on the "R" version, two lateral strips of LED lights flank the headlamp.

The GSX-R1000 is 2,075 mm long, 710 mm wide, and 1,150mm tall. The wheelbase is 1,410 mm long and the standard GSX-R1000 weighs in at 201 kilograms while the GSX-R1000R adds an extra kilo in weight.

Both superbikes are powered by a four cylinder engine which has a stroke of 76mm and a stroke of 55.1mm and displaces 999.8cc.

The 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine pushes out 199.2bhp @ 13.200rpm and 117.6Nm of torque @ 10,800rpm. The engine sends it power to the rear wheel through a 6-speed gearbox.

With regards to the suspension the GSX-R1000 features upside down Showa forks up front while at the rear, a Showa monoshock takes care of the rough stuff.

Braking duties are carried out by dual 320mm brembo brake discs up front with four-piston calipers.

At the rear the braking duties are carried out by a single 220mm disc brake with a single piston caliper. The braking is assisted by ABS.

The GSX-R1000 twins sit on 6-spoke aluminium rims that are shod with RS10 Bridgestone tires: 120 / 70ZR-17 (front) and 190 / 55ZR-17 (rear).

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 17:38 [IST]
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