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New 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and R1000R go on sale in India


The latest to enter the 200 bhp club along with Honda, Suzuki has launched their finest and most powerful superbike yet, in India. The new  2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R will slug it out with other litre-class superbikes like the Yamaha R1, the new Honda CBR1000, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and the BMW S1000RR. First unveiled at the Intermot show in Cologne last year, the new 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and R1000R have been priced at INR 19 lakh and INR 22 lakh respectively.

For that price, what you get is a brand new machine that is far different from the previous gen GSX, however, retains all the traits which made it such a darling among superbike aficionados. Developed from learnings at the highest level of racing, the Suzuki MotoGP team has had a big hand to play in the development of this motorcycle. Both, the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R employ an all-new, 999.8cc inline four-cylinder engine, which uses Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing (SR-VVT) and a new finger follower valve train. The new motor produces 202PS and 118 Nm of torque, making it Suzuki’s most powerful GSX-R engine, ever.

A comprehensive electronics suite on the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 includes a 6 direction IMU and the latest in superbike tech, like a 10 level Motion Track TCS System, Motion Track Braking System with ABS, LED Headlight and Tail light, and full LCD Instrumentation.

For the extra amount you pay for the GSX-R1000R, apart from all the features from the GSX-1000R, it scores over and above with Launch Control, Bi-Directional Quick Shifter, Showa Balance Free Suspension, Lean ABS and LED Position Lights.

The GSX-R1000 will be available in Metallic Triton Blue and Metallic Mat Black while the GSX-R1000R will be available in Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black. Exciting times for Indian bikers as most litre-class superbikes are now officially available in India.

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