This page is a specification comparison between the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the Yamaha YZF-R1. These are two of my favourite sports motorcycles, the other one being the Honda CBR-1000RR. Note that manufactures don’t update their models every year as in the past decade!

The two super sport bikes are potentially the fastest and best handling motorcycles you can buy in early 2010. I use the term potentially because each motorcycle’s abilities are only as good as the rider – meaning you!

Personally I like the design of the GSX-R1000 more than the Yamaha R1 because it looks modern with retro touches like the exhausts. The R1 is modern too but hovers on the edge of over design. This means Yamaha designed the R1 as a edgy sports bike but then took chunks out of the fairing to make it less cohesive. Thankfully they don’t look the same. Both have the same issue of being physically small to make the ultimate design statement instead focus on high performance technicalities.

  2010 YAMAHA YZF-R1 2010 SUZUKI GSX-R1000
 

Engine :
Displacement :
Starter :
Fuelling :
Frame :
Overall length :
Overall Width :
Height :
Wheel base :
Ground clearance :
Seat height :
Kerb weight : 
Fuel tank :
Gearbox : 
Exhaust : 
Power (Claimed) : 
Torque (Claimed) : 

IL4 Cyl DOHC 16V
998 cc
Electric
Electronic Fuel Injection  (EFI)
Alloy
2070 mm
715 mm
1130 mm
1415 mm
135 mm
835 mm
206 kg
18 litres
6 speed 
4 into 1 – 2
134Kw @ 9800rpm
115Nm @ 10200rpm

IL4 Cyl DOHC 16V
999 cc
Electric
Electronic Fuel Injection
Aluminium Alloy
2045 mm
720 mm
1130 mm
1405 mm
120mm
810 mm
205 kg
17.5 litres
6 speed 
4 into 2 – 1 – 2
142Kw @ 12500rpm
115Nm @ 10000rpm

Approx Pricing (AUD) 

2010 – $18,990   2010 – $18,990

*Specifications always subject to change. You should check your country or region’s official website for the most up to date pricing, specifications and information.

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