Suzuki is expected to launch the all new R1000R in mid of 2017 with slightly higher specs from its predecessor GSX-R1000 targeting track enthusiasts. With this latest line up in GSX-R series, Suzuki is all set to boost the already existing robust GSX-R1000 model. It will come with up and down quick shifter, 10-level traction control system, cornering ABS and a launch control system to lure the track lovers.
The suspension has been tweaked further from its predecessor with a noticeable Showa Balance fork and the Showa Balance rear shock absorbers. It’s been cushioned in such a way that there is no need for adjustment for separate high and low-speed compressions. The all new GSX-R1000R is also equipped with lighter triple tree top clamp. The engine is angled 6 degrees backwards to increase the stability of the chassis and to improve aerodynamics. The vehicle is 10% lighter in weight and narrower than the earlier one for improved stability while riding and racing.
Both GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R share the same inline-four valve engine with variable valve timing, but the two brothers have different electronic and software packages to offer. The different (Inertial Measurement Unit) IMU has been purposefully integrated to make the separate marketplace for both the siblings. IMU is meant for tracking the motorcycle motion, such as pitch, roll and yaw to help control, cornering, traction and braking. The 999.8 cc liquid cooled, the Euro-4 DOHC engine makes the vehicle utterly powerful with an awesome high-end torque without any compromise at low-end torque too. ‘Low RPM Assist’ which keeps the engine from getting stalled when taking off from the stop or while riding slowly and ‘Easy Push Button Start System’ are also present as standard features. The engine is expected to produce more than 200 PS at slightly higher than 13000 RPM.
Overall, it doesn’t look like a completely new bike and carries most of its elements from the GSX-R1000 but the GSX-R1000R is sharp and stunning enough to earn its own fans. MRSP has not been announced yet but there will not be much of a difference from the predecessor.