Suzuki to launch GSX-R1000R MotoGP edition tomorrow in Japan

The GSX-R1000R MotoGP edition commemorates Suzuki’s 100th anniversary.
By Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 23 Apr 2020, 03:24 PM
Suzuki GSX-R1000R MotoGP (left) pictured with Team Suzuki Ecstar's MotoGP race bike (right).
Suzuki GSX-R1000R MotoGP (left) pictured with Team Suzuki Ecstar's MotoGP race bike (right).

Suzuki announced the GSX-R1000R MotoGP edition on April 20th. Its price has been kept at JPY 21,56,000 which converts to 15.22 lakh. The new 'MotoGP edition' GSX-R1000R motorbike will be available for sale in Japan from April 24th.

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This new MotoGP edition bike gets its paint scheme inspired from the Team Suzuki Ecstar's 2020 GSX-RR MotoGP race bike.

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The new paint scheme gets an alluring blue and silver colour combination duplicated from the Suzuki's MotoGP race bike. It also gets a red coloured brand logo on the fuel tank. In comparison to the regular paint options available, this MotoGP inspired livery looks very classy.

The GSX-R1000R MotoGP edition commemorates Suzuki’s 100th anniversary that was on March 15th, 2020. Apart from the new Blue/Silver paint scheme there are no other changes on the motorcycle.

The bike runs on a 999 cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which produces staggering 197 PS of maximum power at 13,200 rpm and 117 Nm of peak torque at 10,800 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. The motorcycle comes with Suzuki's race winning engine technologies - Variable Valve Timing (SR-VVT), Suzuki Exhaust Tuning Alpha (SET-A), and Suzuki Top Feed Injector (S-TFI).

In terms of equipment list, it packs high-end Showa BFF (Balance Free Front-Fork) and Showa BFRC (Balance Free Rear Cushion) suspension kit. Its braking duties are handled by Brembo brakes - 320 mm twin front discs and 220 mm rear disc.

Some of its key features and rider assist aids include ABS, traction control, riding modes, and IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit).

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Suzuki Motorcycle India has already taken down the GSX-R1000R due to the absence of BS 6 update. Besides this, a number of other big bikes have also been omitted from the list. (Know full details here)

First Published Date: 23 Apr 2020, 03:24 PM IST

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