The 2017 iteration of Suzuki’s litre-class offering, the GSX-R1000 and its meaner brother, the GSX-R1000R. have launched in India.
The bikes are powered by a 999.8cc liquid cooled DOHC in-line four engine which is good for 202.1PS of power and 117.5Nm of torque. To put things into perspective, the power of the new bike is up by a massive 16.5PS and torque by a marginal 0.9Nm over the 2016 version. The bike employs Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology which uses a centrifugal actuated mechanism on the intake camshaft sprocket to increase top-end performance without compromising low and mid-range power. Fuel is injected into the engine via 49mm throttle bodies operated by ride-by-wire. Transmission duties are taken care of by a cassette-type 6-speed unit with slipper clutch, coupled to a final chain drive. The bike uses a redesigned aluminium twin-spar frame which is 10per cent lighter and more compact than the previous version, thus improving handling. The bike gets three riding modes, Showa Big Piston forks at the front, Brembo monoblock calipers for the front brakes and comes shod with Bridgestone RS10 radial tyres. The GSX-R1000R however gets the even more high-tech Showa Balance Free suspension at both ends, a quick shifter for clutchless up and down shifts, cornering ABS as well as LED position lights
Both the versions of the bike will be coming to India as Completely Built Units (CBUs). The GSX-R1000 will be available in two colours – Metallic Triton Blue and Metallic Mat Black, and is priced at Rs 19.0 lakh, while the GSX-R1000R will be offered in Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle at a price of Rs 22.0 lakh (Both prices Ex-showroom, Delhi).
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