Intermot show: REVEALED Suzuki 2017 GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R in DETAIL.

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So here’s the details on the TWO versions of the 2017 GSX-R1000.

As we told you first, there will be two versions of the bike announced in a little over ten minutes time: the GSX-R1000 and GSXR1000R (the R gets the gas front forks – easy to spot).

The bikes get an IMU package which has been developed in part by MotoGP factory man Maverick Vinales. The IMU brain works across three axis monitoring Pitch, Roll and Yaw.

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76.0 x 551 mm compared to the previous 74.5 x 57.3 mm. The compression ratio up to 13.2: 1, before 12.9: 1, and there is a major change in the way the titanium valves operate. Redline is at 14,500rpm.

1: Power is 202bhp @ 13,200rpm

2: Torque is 86.7lbft @ 10,800rpm

3: Weight is 200kg/202kg for the ABS variant/ 203kg for the GSX-R1000R

4: Engine gets Intake VVT (Variable valve timing)

5: Ride by wire

6: Exhaust pressure timing valve

 

Main features of the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R
Engine
  • – Newly-developed 999.8cm3 in-line four-cylinder engine has adopted a new system called the Broad Power System, which incorporates technologies developed in MotoGP. The Broad Power System is a technology that strikes a balance between enhancing output in the high rpm range and low-to-mid speed range output. It is composed of four systems: 1. Intake VVT (variable valve timing); 2. Electronic throttle body; 3. Valve train system; and 4. Exhaust pressure tuning valve.
  • – Meets the new Euro4 emission standards (for European specification).
Chassis
  • – Newly-developed frame has reduced width for enhanced aerodynamics, and is 10% lighter with optimized rigidity.
  • – Improved cornering performance and manoeuvrability thru changing the engine’s cylinder angle and shortening the distance from the front axle to the swingarm pivot centreline.
  • – Completely redesigned cowling with smaller frontal projected area for large improvement in aerodynamics.
Equipment
  • – Brembo radial mount front brake calipers are matched with T-drive brake discs tuned for production models, which produce more efficient transfer of stopping power.
  • – ABS variant (ABS is standard equipment for GSX-R1000R) is equipped with Motion Track Brake System, which reduces rear-wheel lift during very hard braking by employing the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). Plus, the system equipped on the GSX-R1000R also optimizes front brake pressure when the front brake is applied, based on the leaning angle of the motorcycle to suppress reduction in front tire grip.
  • – Motion Track Traction Control System allows the rider to select 10 different levels of traction control intervention, depending upon road or racetrack conditions as well as personal preference and experience level.
  • – Systems such as Low RPM Assist, which raises engine rpm in starting and in low rpm range, and Suzuki Easy Start System, which enables the rider to just one-push the starter instead of press-holding it to start the engine, are adopted.
Main specification (for European specification)
  • – Maximum output: 148.6kW (202ps)/13,200rpm
  • – Maximum torque: 117.6Nm (12.0kgfm)/10,800rpm
  • – Vehicle weight: 200kg/202kg (ABS variant)/203kg (GSX-R1000R)
Main features of the GSX-R1000R
  • – Launch control system is adopted for the first time on Suzuki production models (excluding competition models). The system makes it easier to get a good start by helping it reduce the chance of a wheelie by automatically limiting engine rpm and optimizing torque delivery.
  • – Quick shift system is adopted for the first time on Suzuki motorcycles, which enables quicker and smoother shift changes.
  • – Standard equipment of racing-developed, high performance Show Balance Free Front Fork and Balance Free Rear Cushion Lite.

 

Tony Carter

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