Suzuki GSX-R1000

Welcome to the 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 review and specification page. The GSX-R1000 is the 10th best selling super sports motorcycle in 2018, selling 124 units. This is quite a drop from the 2017 sales of 269 units. However there is a very good reason to rue explained over the this series of articles.

The GSX-R1000 is a genuine Super Sports motorcycle having the latest tech features and performance that is one of the best in the class. Performance meaning both engine power and handling ability in the GSX-R1000 case.

In terms of engines and technology there is plenty of power but high in the rev range and sufficient torque that is in line with it’s competitors. There is only so much you can extract from a 1000cc engine in 2019 with all the pollution restrictions in place. To control all that power are the latest engine and traction control systems with what is essentially a gyroscope linked to the ECU that adjusts power, traction and braking according to the various sensors. It is adjustable and clearly helps any rider get the best from the GSX-R1000.

In terms design the GSX-R1000 hasn’t been updated since 2017 but it still good modern and definitely better in real life rather than in pictures. Typical Super Sports design that’s been around for the last 20 years. Suzuki do have a track record in designing forward thing designs eg. the RF series, Hayabusa and even the Across so something a about more out there would have been nice to see.

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is anther great Super Sports motorcycle you can buy and get the most out off it on the road. On the track there are plenty of tweaks you can do to have more fun. However with the increasing amount of tech to control the bike, not just the GSX-R about all the current Super Sports, BMW, R1 in the same class, I think the manufacturers are heading in the direction of designing inherently unstable motorcycles to enable more cornering speed and adjustability like the F-16 fighter by letting the electronics do the safe keeping! This bring up the point of whether motorcyclists in 2019 are ‘not as good as the last generation’ but are faster than the last generation because of the electronics? I will probably repeat this in every Super Sports motorcycle review I do from now on…

2018 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Key Specifications
Engine:   IL4 cylinder 4-stroke 16 valve (EFI)
Capacity:  1000cc
Power/Torque:  148.5 Kw @ 135000 RPM 103 Nm @ 10000 RPM 
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  202kg
Performance:  0-100kph N/A seconds
Max Speed less than 100Kph 
Fuel Economy:   16 litre fuel tank
Approx. 4 litres per 100km
Seat height:  825 mm
Dimensions: L2075mm X W705mm X H1145mm
 Recommended Retail Price:   $25,990 (2019)
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