Following with the history of the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle that I wrote: History of the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle – Part I.
Suzuki GSX-R 600 2011
The current lineup of the Suzuki GSX-R 600 and Suzuki GSX-R 750 started in 2011, when Suzuki focused on efficiency, weight loss and chassis development. To this end, the engines receive better low and medium range, thanks to the reduction of mechanical losses and better ventilation of the crankcase.
After that, the bikes lose about 20 kilos and are equipped with Showa big piston forks and monoblock Brembo brake calipers, providing excellent suspension and damping and greater braking power. And although it has not been a great success in races, it is still considered the 600 as one of the favorite bikes in the class.
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2012
Now we come to the current Suzuki GSX-R 1000 . Debuting at a time of economic difficulties for Suzuki, along with the emerging presence of European liter superbikes, the new 1000 could not have the brilliance or exaggeration that its predecessors enjoyed, but it is still a solid candidate in this category.
Crankcase ventilation revisions made previously in the 600 and 750, are now seen in the 1000. The pistons completely redesigned, faster acceleration of engine, greater fuel efficiency and better throttle response, all in a quest to take out the greater performance in medium and low ranges.
Suzuki again put the great Gixxer on a diet. Gone are the double exhaust pipes and the huge catalytic converter under the engine, replaced by a single exhaust and a small catalytic converter under the engine. Then came the monoblock Brembo brake calipers, providing excellent braking power. In total, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2012 is 4 kilos lighter than its predecessor.
Now that we have reached the starting point. Over the years, the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle has won practically everything there is to win in races, several times, both nationally and globally.
The three sizes of engine have been favorites in testers around the world, and although the company is facing financial problems lately, I can anticipate that Suzuki will do everything possible so that the next generation of Suzuki GSX-R bikes will be surprising, powerful, fast and reliable, as they have always been.
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2017
The all new Suzuki GSX-R1000/R, Suzuki flagship model is finally launched. It has been three decades and more than a million sold since the GSX-R line was born.
More than 15 years since the Suzuki GSX-R1000 transformed the open sportbike class.
Now, the 6th-generation Suzuki GSX-R1000 is redefining what it means to be The Top Performer. It embodies the life work of Suzuki engineers who are passionate about the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and its place in motorcycle history. Men who love riding and racing, determined to restore the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to its throne as The King of Sportbikes.
It is the most powerful, hardest-accelerating, cleanest-running Suzuki GSX-R ever built.
It is also the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling Suzuki GSX-R1000, with smoother throttle response and better combustion efficiency. With a supremely effective electronic engine management system that doesn’t require a degree in engineering to understand, and doesn’t need a squad of computer technicians to make work.
Above all, it is a Suzuki GSX-R. Built to run right and be reliable, designed to help make everybody a better rider. Engineered using experience gained over 30+ Years of Domination in production-based Superbike, Superstock and Endurance races worldwide, combined with new proprietary technology developed in the MotoGP World Championship.
It is the most advanced, most exciting Suzuki GSX-R in history, with an aggressive new look to match.
Available in two versions, the standard Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the limited-production Suzuki GSX-R1000R. Both versions come fully equipped for the street, ready for licensing. But take off the mirrors and the license plate and tape the lights and they’re also ready for closed-course fun.
The heart of a racebike beats in every Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Suzuki GSX-R1000R, delivering an invitation: Own The Racetrack.
Time and history is waiting for us around the corner, could it be with the new Suzuki GSX-R 750 and Suzuki GSX-R 600 motorcycles??? We will know it soon…