Suzuki GSX-R 1000 SE

2013_gsxr1000seYou’ve probably heard or read it all by now – and yes they’ve release the latest and very limited edition GSX-R 1000 SE.  The Special Edition GSXR-1000 Suzuki has colour highlights that are ‘electric blue’ in my description but probably closer to what they describe as anodized blue. There will only be 100 units produced worldwide and the special edition is to celebrate Suzuki’s 50th Anniversary year for the US that is.

Sure you’ve seen the 1 millionth Suzuki GSX-R1000 but they produced 1985 units of that one! It was clothed in the official Suzuki racing colours with a red ram air surrounds but I think this SE version is a bit more flashy because it’s more custom than mass production. The only improvement I can think off is that they should have changed the very square mufflers…

There are no reported performance enhancements since the current GSX-R 1000 is one of the best 1000cc super sport motorcycles you can buy and besides they need to save up the tech for the next version due out within 18 months. 

 

Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2009-2011)

2009_gsxr1000_300This page is devoted to the GSX-R1000 from 2009-2011 which happens to be one of my favorite sports bike – literally to 2013. My criteria it very simple – build quality is top end, looks great, horn inspired, titanium exhausts looks different from any other 1000cc motorcycle built during that time, the engine is fantastic and handling – what can I say brilliant on standard settings based on one track outing. I don’t claim the (2009-2011) GSX-R1000 to be the ultimate, because it isn’t as there will always be something new and improved!

As motorcycle technology ‘improves’ the GSX-R1000 of this era will be the last of series that are genuine human led racers sports motorcycles. From now on technology in the form of ABS, traction control, electronic gearbox otherwise known as automatics will takeover. All the new tech will help riders improve their skills to a point but ultimately these system will mean we will not be able to differentiate that which separates the average rider from the great! In essence limiting our own experience. I’ll have a rave about what I think is going to happen in a later post! 

The only missing from the specifications are the tyre sizes which are standard sports bike: Tyre size – Front 120-70ZR-17 Rear 190-50ZR 17

  2010 GSX-R1000
 

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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 RRP Pricing (AUD) 

 2010 – $18,990