Suzuki has taken the wraps off its latest 2011 sportsbikes.
Suzuki announced the arrival of two brand-new GSX-R sportbike motorcycles to its 2011 lineup last week.
These include new, redesigned and upgraded versions of the class-leading GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 sportbikes, and feature a variety of updates and innovations.
These new GSX-R models present the most radically changed new versions of the GSX-R lineup since the game-changing 1996 GSX-R models.
Taking technology developed via Suzuki’s racing efforts around the world, the GSX-R models have been considerably lightened, removing nearly 10 kilograms from the GSX-R600 and around eight kilos from the GSX-R750.
These weight reductions were accumulated through lightening various components of the bike including hardware, frame, bodywork and wiring, collecting even the smallest weight savings to increase performance and improve handling.
Additionally, changes to the GSX-R lineup include a shortened wheelbase, reduced overhang, and improved emissions and fuel mileage.
Performance upgrades to the GSX-R include the addition of a Big Piston Showa Front Fork (BPF), Brembo brakes, and an electronically controlled steering damper.
The new GSX-R models also underwent restyling changes to give them a sporty, aggressive appearance, including a redesign of the tail and headlight assembly. These changes all contribute to the long legacy of the GSX-R lineup that is the foundation of Suzuki motorcycles.
The GSX-R models will have a range of Genuine Suzuki Accessories available, such as an optional passenger seat cover, with a passenger seat as standard equipment for the 2011 model year.
Pricing and availability are TBA from Suzuki Australia.
Also revealed by Suzuki at Intermot was the GSR750, a naked sportsbike featuring an engine stemming from the GSX-R750. It also features upside-down forks, a cast-alloy frame and aggressive styling. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.