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Own the Racetrack Introducing the all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R. It has been three decades and more than a million sold since the GSX-R line was born. More than 15 years since the GSX-R1000 transformed the open sportbike class.
Now, the 6th-generation GSX-R1000 is redefining what it means to be The Top Performer. It embodies the life work of Suzuki engineers who are passionate about the GSX-R1000 and its place in motorcycle history. Men who love riding and racing, determined to restore the GSX-R1000 to its throne as The King of Sportbikes.
It is the most powerful, hardest-accelerating, cleanest-running GSX-R ever built.
It is also the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling GSX-R1000, with smoother throttle response and better combustion efficiency. With a supremely effective electronic engine management system that doesn’t require a degree in engineering to understand, and doesn’t need a squad of computer technicians to make work.
Above all, it is a GSX-R. Built to run right and be reliable, designed to help make everybody a better rider. Engineered using experience gained over 30+ Years of Domination in production-based Superbike, Superstock and Endurance races worldwide, combined with new proprietary technology developed in the MotoGP World Championship.
It is the most advanced, most exciting Suzuki GSX-R in history, with an aggressive new look to match.
Available in two versions, the standard GSX-R1000 and the limited-production GSX-R1000R.
Both versions come fully equipped for the street, ready for licensing. But take off the mirrors and the license plate and tape the lights and they’re also ready for closed-course fun.
The heart of a race bike beats in every GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R, delivering an invitation:
Own The Racetrack.
An All-New, Integrated Design
It started with a goal: Reclaim the GSX-R1000’s sportbike performance leadership.
The discussion went from there. The fundamental capabilities that make a great sportbike were distilled down to three words: Run. Turn. Stop. Make the new GSX-R1000 run better, turn better and stop better than any other sportbike.
Run: Build an all-new, more compact and lighter engine with class-leading power, delivered smoothly and controllably across a broad rpm range, equally suited for driving hard out of a racetrack corner or accelerating effortlessly onto a public highway.
Turn and Stop: Design an all-new, more compact chassis delivering nimble handling with excellent front-end feel and braking, as useful for trail-braking on the racetrack as for rolling into tight corners on a country road. Add advanced electronics that aren’t too complicated to actually use, plus bodywork with refined aerodynamics that reduce drag at top speed on the racetrack and improve rider comfort on brisk street rides.
In short, develop a new, unmatched combination of reliability, durability, usability and overall performance with excellent racing potential in a package that works as well for street riders as it does for track-day riders and amateur or professional racers.
The work was in the details. Engine dimensions, shape, and positioning affect wheelbase and swingarm length and overall handling, as well as the room available for the fuel tank and air cleaner box and ram-air intake ducts and the width of the frame itself. The frame and chassis design can equally affect engine design, packaging and positioning, including cylinder angle and the throttle body downdraft angle–which in turn can affect combustion efficiency and throttle response and overall performance. It’s all connected.
Cue the Suzuki Integrated Design approach, with a dedicated team of talented engine, chassis, electronic and aerodynamic engineers working together on the overall design of a groundbreaking sportbike.
Overall length 2,075mm
Overall width 705mm
Overall height 1,145mm
Ground clearance 130mm
Seat height 825mm
Curb mass GSX-R1000 200kg
Engine type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore x stroke 76.0mm x 55.1mm
Compression ratio 13.2 : 1
Fuel system fuel injection
Starter system Electric
Lubrication system Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Primary reduction ratio 1.652
Final reduction ratio 2.647
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Rake / trail 23°20’/ 95mm (3.7in)
Brakes Front Disc, twin
Tyres Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W), tubeless
Ignition system Electronic ignition
Fuel tank 16L
Oil capacity (overhaul) 4.1L