This is not just another GIXXER!
Suzuki’s new Metallic Triton Blue GSX-R1000R draws heavy inspiration from their GSX-RR MotoGP machine, in the looks department. Aside from that, what you have is an enhanced GSX-R1000 that offers a new rider experience thanks to three major features: the Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion Lite Shock (BFRC-lite), the Showa Balance Free Fork (BFF) and a race-ready lightweight upper triple clamp.
The BFRC-lite controls the damping force outside of the shock body that controls both the suspension strokes and smooths the reactions over bumpy terrain. It even controls the damping the pitch during the braking process. On the front end of the bike, the BFF offers maximum responsiveness by controlling the damping force outside of the spring chamber for consistent damping aided by the lightweight upper triple clamp.
The GSX-R1000R’s 998.8cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, 4 cylinder engine uses a variable valve timing system and ride by wire throttle bodies for an expansive power band that works in harmony with a steady and precise throttle response.
What I found most interesting is the GXS-R1000R’s six-axis Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU). This component of the advanced electronics package allows for performance modes to be selected to fine tune the rider’s inputs. The IMU recognizes where the bike is in relation to the street or track to enhance the overall rider experience.
The GSX-R1000R is equipped with the Brembo T-Drive brake rotors and Monobloc calipers which are linked to Suzuki’s motion track ABS and armed with Bridgestone RS10 tires giving the bike serious brake power and impressive asphalt grip.
The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000R has an MSRP of $17,199 is available in three colorways that include: Metallic Triton Blue, Pearl Glacier White, and Glass Sparkle Black.