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.