Suzuki Virus 1000 Puts Stock GSX-Rs to Utter Shame

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Photo: Frankonia AG/ Moto Virus AG
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Suzuki's GSX-R line looks pretty well these days, in terms of aggressive styling and sportive lines, but the Virus 1000 is the living proof that a GSX-R can do so much better than the stock.
The Suzuki Virus 1000 is a project developed by two Swiss companies: Frankonia AG, the official Suzuki branch in Switzerland and Moto Virus AG, a company dealing with modding. The resulting bike looks really nice and touting it a naked version of a GSX-R 1000 is not at all far from truth.

Virus 1000 is powered by a classic GSX-R1000 engine and uses the same chassis and suspension, but the side panels are custom designs, just like the exhaust is. In fact Suzuki Virus 1000 buyers can choose between two different silencers: a low-swung, MotoGP-type one, perfectly integrated with the bike's belly and following the swingarm arch, and a classic 2-can design for a more casual look.

The front cowl comes from a GSR750 and the wide, streetfighter handlebars also sport a custom aluminium design. The 185 hp customized monster comes with a matching price: $21,513 (CHF19,990 or €16,604). It's up to you to judge whether the great-looking Virus 1000 is worth the money, especially compared to the 2013 GSX-R 10000 selling for under $14,000 (€10,810).
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