Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000 is getting readier and readier for its debut. First technical details have been revealed.
Suzuki are preparing to revive the GSX-R 1000 with an all new model. The new Gixxer will take inspiration from the GSX-RR MotoGP bike. According to insiders at Bike Social the next generation GSX-R1000 will feature an all-new four-cylinder engine with similar firing order as the MotoGP prototype. This means the new bike will most likely sound the same with a Yamaha R1, screaming inline-four cylinder combined with the rumble of a V-twin.
The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 will be fitted with the latest electronics package including traction control with multiple setup levels. The current 1000cc Gixxer features no traction control having its last big update back in 2012, although the frame and engine are older. We’ll have to wait and see how high tech the electronics on the new motorcycle are, but in order to stack up against Yamaha’s new R1 and Ducati 1299 Panigale, the new Hamamatsu machine must have at least 200 HP.
As far as design goes, Young Machine, a Japanese motorcycle magazine, sketched the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 in their issue earlier this year. Insiders from Bike Social saw the motorcycle in Japan and said that it’s small like the MotoGP prototype. Furthermore, launch date is set for summer of next year, but first presentation will take place at the EICMA show in November. So, all eyes on Suzuki this fall.
Photo: Young Machine