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Suzuki India launched the 2017 version of the GSX-R series in India, back in May 2018. The GSX-R series was initially offered in two variants: GSX-R1000 and flagship GSX-R1000R. Suzuki has now removed the GSX-R1000 variant from their official website. Leaving customers with just the GSX-R1000R variant.
Suzuki had recently priced the GSX-R1000 at Rs 19 lakh. While the ‘R' version came in at Rs 22 lakh. However, after a price cut of Rs 2.19 lakh, the GSX-R1000R now retails at Rs 19.81 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
The GSX-R1000R is powered by a 998.8cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine. It produces 199.3bhp and 117.5Nm of peak torque. The engine is further mated to a six-speed gearbox with slipper-clutch as standard.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is the first superbike to features a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) designed in-house by the Japanese automaker. The VVT technology offers better performance both in the mid-range ad the top-end of the power band.
The suspension on the litre-class motorcycle is handled by Showa's balance free forks and cushion monoshock at the front and rear, respectively. Braking force comes through Brembo's four-piston dual 320mm disc at the front and Nissin's single-piston 220mm disc at the rear.
Feature-wise, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R comes with a host of equipmentand electronic rider aids. These include three riding modes, six-axis inertial measurement unit, ten-level traction control, banking-sensitive ABS, launch control and a bi-directional quick-shifter.
Thoughts On The Suzuki GSX-R1000
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 has silently been removed from their official Indian website. Suzuki has not announced the reason. The Suzuki GSX-R1000Ris now the only available option in the GSX-R series. The motorcycle takes on the likes of the Kawasaki ZX-10RR, Honda CBR1000RR, Aprilia RSV4-RF, BMW S1000RR Pro and the Ducati Panigale V4 S.