News 25 Oct 2011

Suzuki Australia releases details on sixth generation GSX-R1000

Revised lightweight GSX-R1000 to headline 2012 Suzuki sportsbikes.

Suzuki Australia sent us this information on the 2012 model GSX-R1000:

Suzuki will release a fresh new sixth generation GSX-R1000 for next year.

Suzuki will release a fresh new sixth generation GSX-R1000 for next year.

The hotly anticipated 2012 model of the championship-winning Suzuki GSX-R1000 has been unveiled, featuring class-mastering performance, cutting-edge technology, design and engineering.

Significantly lighter than its predecessors, the sixth generation GSX-R1000 is the ultimate fusion of performance and design and delivers more mid-range power and acceleration.

Suzuki’s flagship sportsbike, the GSX-R1000 is an unsurpassed package, powered by a 999cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine delivering 136kW of power and featuring Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system and a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio.

In the 2012 model, Suzuki engineers have made significant improvements across the machine, including 11 percent lighter and stronger pistons, revised crankcases with newly designed ventilation holes, a modified exhaust camshaft profile and increased engine compression ratio.

The GSX-R1000 now features a four-into-one exhaust system and a newly designed titanium muffler, dramatically improving the machine’s agility and handling as a result of its lighter weight.

Delivering even more advanced stopping power, the GSX-R1000 now uses dual Brembo monoblock calipers and new disc rotors, both of which are significantly lighter than the previous front brake package.

The class-defining GSX-R1000 is packed with race-bred technology, including Suzuki’s original Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) which offers a selection of three performance settings to suit riding conditions and a slipper clutch.

With a twin-spar cradle frame, made from just five cast aluminium-alloy sections, and the revised Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) with a 5mm shorter stroke and softer suspension setting to accommodate the lighter weight, the GSX-R1000 offers supreme handling at racetrack speeds.

The GSX-R1000 has been refined with lighter components for the new year.

The GSX-R1000 has been refined with lighter components for the new year.

New for 2012 is the high-grip seat cover for the rider and pillion to increase rider stability under acceleration or deceleration, combining with the adjustable footrests for a smooth ride.

Completing an impressive package, the GSX-R1000 instrument cluster includes a lap time counter, adjustable shift light and gear position indicator, as well as speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters and LED indicators.

The GSX-R1000’s striking good looks are highlighted by the new pin stripes on the wheels and updated GSX-R graphics adorning the new colour schemes.

The GSX-R1000 has an impressive racing pedigree and since its introduction over a decade ago, has won multiple championships, including four Australian Superbike Championships.

Available in Australia early next year, the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 comes in a choice of two colour schemes, Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Splash White or Metallic Matt Black / Glass Sparkle Black and is backed by Suzuki’s two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Pricing information will be announced closer to the arrival date.

For further information on the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000, interested customers should visit their local Suzuki dealer, who can be found through the Dealer Locator on