The new (actually old) Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS will be launched in American market for 14.399 $.
Besides the almost mandatory ABS and a „MotoGP blue“ (Suzuki Blue Racing) color, the 2015 GSX-R1000 ABS is the same superbike you know for years.
2015 GSX-R1000 doesn’t even have traction control, although the system is fitted both on the new V-Strom 1000 and the new GSX-S1000. It has just a Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), which set up the throttle response and the power of the engine – which is the same – 182 hp, far behind the new superbike standard – 200 hp.
The bike is based on the 2012 version. And the 2012 GSX-R 1000 is also based on an older version, which was very good bike in 2006-2008, winning four AMA titles and World Endurance titles. Meanwhile, the times changed and the superbike benchmark was set very high. The brand new BMW S 1000 RR, Yamaha R1, Ducati Panigale or Aprilia RSV4 are in the 2015 superbike scene.
The GSX-R1000 still has a little advantage. It’s cheaper than its rivals. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS costs 15,299$, the new Yamaha R1 is 16.490 and the BMW or Ducati are also high priced. The non-abs model costs 13.899$.
As for the Gixxer specs, it has the same wellknown 999 cc 4-cylinder engine with Brembo brakes and a 205 kg Curb weight.