It bears one of the most famous names in the production. For all, the GSX-R is the symbol of modern sportsmanship, its emergence and its glory. Even if it has known ups and downs, the Gex has always ignited bikers and motorcycles. After having taken a long time to catch up with seasoned competition, the GSX-R 1000 has finally returned to the top of the battle with many improvements and an engine capable of setting the times in orbit..
In addition to its revised silhouette and yet faithful to the spirit of the house, the sporty Suz has offered a new engine – with variable intake ACT timing – whipping no less than 202 horsepower and a good 12 mkg, one part – more efficient cycle, and lots of electronics. Its all-digital dashboard is just the tip of the iceberg. It only adopted S-DMS and ABS. Now there is a traction control with 10 adjustment levels, a ride-by-wire accelerator, a 6-direction inertial unit working on 3 axes, the evolution of the ABS which becomes active, the Easy Start System and Low RPM Assist.
This range is only really completed with this R version of the GSX-R 1000. An R to define a more complete pack, more performance oriented. What does she offer ?
Let’s stay in the field of electronics. The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R is equipped with an Up shifter&Down, which cuts the load on the engine for 50 to 75 milliseconds, the time it takes to upshift or downshift. A Launch Control System is also installed, to optimize stopped starts. Equipment already present in some competitors such as the Aprilia RSV4-RR, Ducati 1299 and MV-Agusta F4 – like, only Italians – and which would legitimately have their place on the standard GSX-R 1000. If the shifter becomes general, it seems that the Japanese do not reserve the up function&down than to their ‘+’ versions.
Suzuki doesn’t define this extra R just by these electronic treats. The GSX-R 1000 R is also distinguished by its inverted cartridge fork from Showa, the BFF. Superb, it improves braking stability, offers more comfort on the road, and gives more sensations and information on the track. To complete it, there is a damper signed Showa also, the BFRC Lite. An element offering better motor skills and increased sensitivity.
Two more sporty elements, which are also found on a certain Kawasaki ZX-10R std.
Finally, the GSX-R 1000 R benefits from a lighter battery, LED position lights and a black background for its LCD screen. Surprisingly, this improved GSX-R is a kilo heavier than its sister, 203 kgs.
Even more devoted to efficiency, the GSX-R 1000 R brings a few advantages over the standard. The Hamamatsu brand remains faithful to its contained pricing policy by offering an improved GSX-R for a slate in orbit of 19,000 euros. The other ‘premium’ Japanese are much further in space.
A racing R, not to be confused with a high standing edition. Remember the GSX-R 750 Limited Edition, RR and SP-R. Is this GSX-R 1000 R the offspring? Only the circuit can really judge. But whether on the road or on the track, this machine is simply demonic, addictive and of a very high level of efficiency. Our essay stuck our eyes to the back of our heads.
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GSX-R 1000 R 2017
Model marketed in
about 300 km / h
The technical aspect
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R 2018
- Tank: 16 liters
- Width: 710 mm
- Height: 1150 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
- Operating weight: 203 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(76 x 55.1 mm)
at 13,200 rpm
at 10,800 rpm