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EICMA 2010: Suzuki GSX-R1000

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As 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the GSX-R1000, we expected a lot of the model present at the EICMA motor show in Milan this year. It did not disappoint!

The GSX-R1000 sportsbike has a 999cc engine of DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC with increased rpm, and comes with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike’s maximum power is 160 bhp at 9500 rpm and has a maximum torque of 110 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine has a compression ration of 12.8:1 and is fitted with 4 throttle bodies.

As all sports bike, the GSX has a twin-spar frame made out of aluminum alloy. The front suspension features Inverted telescopes, with coil springs as well as rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable.

By using a much larger main piston for the suspension in stead of the cartridge system with smaller piston traditionally used in most modern sportbike, a reduction of damping pressure via increased piston surface area/volume is possible. As a result, the bike now glides better and is more responsive under cornering.

Brakes comprise of radial mounted 4-piston calipers, stopping 310 mm discs. At the back a one piston caliper system is coupled with a 220 mm disc. Front wheels are 17 M/C x MT3.50 while rear ones are 17 M/C x MT6.00 cast aluminum-alloy ones.

The bike has a curb weight of 428 pounds (205kg), very light for its power class. Bikes come in Black/Matte Black, Red/Black (the red is more maroon then red), and of course traditional GSX-R Blue/White paint scheme, all at the price of  $12,899 (EUR9,186).

 
 
 
 
 

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