Suzuki GSX-R1000 Reviews

Suzuki GSX-R1000
4.9

4.9 from 9 reviews

  • Suzuki GSX-R1000
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Product Details
Models: GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000L2

Release date: May 2005

Since its launch more than a decade ago, the GSX-R1000 has been synonymous with Pure Performance and arriving in Australia early 2012, the next generation GSX-R1000 is set to continue the legacy.

The latest advances in engine technology are remarkable to boost performance potential. Chassis enhancements deliver even better control. And styling refinements evoke the performance and handling advances.

Still the one. The only one. The GSX-R1000. Own The Racetrack.

Features:

  • Thanks to Suzuki 's uncompromising efforts to shave excess weight, the 2012 GSX-R1000 is 2kg lighter than its predecessor.
  • The 4-2-1 exhaust system, carrying a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid rpm range. And less weight at the back of the bike means better mass-centralization, turns into better handling performance.
  • Lighter, more durable forged pistons designed with the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines, and consequently the pistons are 11% lighter.
  • New pentagonal shaped ventilation holes (instead of rectangular shape in previous model) in the sides of each cylinder bore reduce pumping losses due to internal crankcase air-pressure resistance to downward piston movement.
  • Optimised camshaft profiles for great racing potential, developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology.
  • Optimally shaped combustion chambers and an increased compression ratio of 12.9:1 (up from 12.8:1) promote low-range and mid-range performance and help to realize a broad torque curve.
  • Thinner material for the tappet skirts means a weight saving of 2.5 grams per tappet. The reduced inertial mass gave Suzuki the freedom to optimize the valve lift curve.
  • An engine control module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has optimized settings to suit the single muffler, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
  • The front disk brakes are equipped with the top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers and lighter Sunstar Engineering front discs.
  • Big Piston Frontforks (BPF) with an endurance-race-proven design deliver superb feedback and responsive, stable operation, and are lightweight.

999cm3 4-cylinder powerplant, with Bore x stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range and high potential for racetrack performance.

  • The compact engine enabled short wheelbase and 32mm long swingarm at the same time to improve racetrack performance.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase, reduce friction and improving heat transfer, durability and ring seal.
  • 12-hole fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for more complete combustion, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of three performance settings to suit riding conditions and personal tastes. The switch is located on the left handlebar control module.
  • Iridium spark plugs produce a strong spark for efficient combustion.
  • Large, efficient radiator with a trapezoidal shape developed on factory team racebikes and a trapezoidal engine oil cooler both help reduce drag.
  • Race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
  • A lightweight and compact twin-spar frame made of five cast sections, mated with an arched swingarm made of three castings and one-piece die-cast rear subframe.
  • The rear brake system with single-piston caliper contributes to a reduction of unsprung weight.
  • Rear shock absorber features adjustable rebound damping, spring preload, and both high-speed and low-speed compression damping.
  • Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.
  • 3-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever, and short fuel tank help compose a comfortable riding position.
  • The edgy and clean GSX-R1000 styling incorporates fairing and bodywork details aimed at reducing turbulence and drag.
  • Distinctive multi-reflector headlight with vertically stacked high and low-beam halogen bulbs centered between position lights on each side.
  • Front and rear turn signals feature clear lenses over amber bulbs.
  • Instruments include a silver-ringed analog tachometer with LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meters, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure warning indicator, gear position indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS setting indicator and bar-graph indicating the instrument lighting level, or brightness.
  • Optional single seat cowl can replace the tandem seat for an even more aggressive image and solo rides or track days.

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9 reviews from our users

This is Superb bike

5.0

- Excellent

posted this on Jul 22, 2011

This is what real men ride. Had it for about three weeks and would not say a bad thing about it. It cornes so stable yet so fast. Really easy to turn in and feels really planted out of the corners. I ride in the lake district and all of the bumps in the roads are like take off ramps for my little gixxer. Love it!!! Any of you R1 rider want a race to sort it all out just get in touch...

+ Reliable & Energetic

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suzuki GSX-R1000 is perfect

5.0

- Excellent

posted this on Jun 07, 2011

Pros: legendary suzuki GXS masterpiece...full off speed passion, excellent design, powerfull machine, confortable rides

Cons: Nothing!!!

Overall: last time i try riding GXS 1000 in 2002, and here in 2007 i have another chance to riding new version claiming by marketing manager, mix of motogp technology and superbike technology, with several fix on injection component, supension and aerodinamics.

Overall this bike has been mine for 10 beautiful months, and i really cant fault it in any way; mechanically or otherwise.

+ Pros: legendary suzuki GXS masterpiece...full off speed passion, excellent design, powerfull machine, confortable rides

- Cons: Nothing!!!

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Excellent

5.0

- Excellent

posted this on Mar 29, 2011

It's a good looking bike, that has the power when requested for it, although it can seem like a tamed kitten under 4000, once breached it will go nuts. The fact that it is built small in comparison with equivelents, is amazing i can throw it around like its a 600. Overall this bike has been mine for 10 beautiful months, and i really cant fault it in any way; mechanically or otherwise.

+ Looks sexy,and acts sexy until it hits 4000 rpm, then the monster is ready to be unleashed!!!

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I have the 09 model, had the 750 07 model before that, the 1000 just has that something special.
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Excellent

5.0

- Excellent

Guest User posted this on Mar 26, 2006

It's a good lookin bike, that has the power when requested for it, although it can seem like a tamed kitten under 4000, once breached it will go nuts. The fact that it is built small in comparison with equivelents, is amazing i can throw it around like its a 600. Overall this bike has been mine for 10 beautiful months, and i really cant fault it in any way; mechanically or otherwise.

+ Looks sexy,and acts sexy until it hits 4000 rpm, then the monster is ready to be unleashed!!!

- Safety for pillions.

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Good

4.0

- Good

Guest User posted this on Dec 12, 2005

overall I think it's the best bike in the world and I recomend it to everyone.

+ The suzuki feels like a Mclaren. Its got alot of grunt and handles like a dream. I use it every day and it is so comfotable to ride.

- "nothing"

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Excellent

5.0

- Excellent

Guest User posted this on Oct 28, 2005

I previuosly had an 04 Honda CBR1000RR which was a pretty good bike, but the K5 just blows it away in every area.

+ The bike is just awesome, quick, nimble and predictable

- Nothing really

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