Suzuki introduced the new GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R during the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany today, stating that the new models will re-establish the GSX-R as The King Of Sportbikes.
Suzuki claims a new 999.8cc engine with a bore and stroke of 76mm x 55.1mm makes 199.27 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and 86.74 lbs.-ft. of torque at 10,800 rpm in European trim, using a new variable valve timing system developed in MotoGP to increase top-end power without sacrificing mid-range and low-end performance. The 31.5mm intake and 24.0mm titanium valves are opened with F1-style finger followers instead of bucket tappets and the compression ratio is 13.2:1.
The engine redlines at 14,500 rpm, features a screamer crankshaft with an even (180-degree) firing order and makes the new model the most powerful, hardest-accelerating GSX-R ever built, according to the company.
Ride by wire throttle bodies, additional shower-style fuel injectors located in the top of the airbox and an exhaust system featuring butterfly valves in balance tubes between the inner and outer pairs of head pipes also contributes to the broad spread of power. An advanced IMU-based electronics system is used.
A new aluminum frame is made of four major components: A cast, one-piece steering stem and front engine hanger section; a cast, one-piece swingarm pivot and rear engine hanger section; and two frame spars each built up using a cast inner piece and a stamped outer piece, to produce the torsional rigidity wanted for cornering performance.
More to follow.
More, from a press release issued by Suzuki Motor of America:
2017 Suzuki Sportbikes
Brea, Calif, (October 4, 2016) – The GSX-R line is the heart and soul of Suzuki. For 2017, the heartbeat is quicker and stronger, pumped up by the all-new 2017 GSX-R1000. With significant influence from Suzuki’s MotoGP racing program, the new GSX-R1000 is ready to set a higher performance level for racers and for street riders. A new engine, new chassis and a spectrum of advanced electronics features make this GSX-R1000 the king of sportbikes.
The Suzuki sportbike family includes another trio of top performers. The GSX-R750 – the original racer-replica sportbike – returns with a reputation for delivering an ideal combination of power and lightweight handling performance. The GSX-R600 continues to prove itself on the street and on the racetrack as a middleweight sportbike leader. With an attitude and character like no other sportbike, the Suzuki Hayabusa returns to deliver unmatched power and endless rider satisfaction.
| 2017 GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000 ABS & GSX-R1000R ABS
The King of the Sportbikes has returned to own the racetrack, and dominate the streets. The 2017 GSX-R1000 models effectively blend Suzuki design philosophies with advanced electronics to deliver motorcycles that can adjust themselves to their environment and fine tune performance to suit a rider’s intentions. To make sure any rider can enjoy the benefits of GSX-R ownership, Suzuki has developed three models with graduated levels of performance features; starting with a base GSX-R1000, a GSX-R1000 ABS, or the consummate GSX-R1000R ABS.
The GSX-R1000 renaissance begins with an all-new 999.8cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four cylinder engine that produces exceptionally high top-end power without sacrificing low to mid-range power thanks to innovations such as Suzuki’s exclusive Variable Valve Train (VVT) system. Proven in MotoGP competition, VVT uses centrifugal forces to rotate the intake camshaft’s drive sprocket so valve timing is optimal at any engine’s speed. Complementing the VVT are Suzuki’s Racing Finger Followers which increase valve response at higher engine speeds that can reach up to 14,500 RPM.
This GSX-R1000 debuts Suzuki’s Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies which are precisely controlled by the new, 32-bit dual-processor ECM to match the throttle grip rotation of the rider’s hand. The result is a strong, seamless engine power delivery from idle to redline. Complementing the four, primary fuel injectors mounted in the new throttle bodies are four Suzuki Top Feed Injectors (S-TFI) that spray fuel from the top of the air box directly into the intake funnels for higher peak power, more efficient combustion, and a higher level of fueling control.
Using race-winning MotoGP knowledge, Suzuki has fitted an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) on the new GSX-R1000. The BOSCH, six-axis IMU lets the GSX-R1000 recognize its position on the street or race track to help the rider achieve an extraordinary level of riding performance via instantaneous adjustments made electronically to the engine and chassis components.
| Depending upon which GSX-R1000 a rider has chosen, the IMU supports a wide menu of new performance features. These features include the ten-mode Motion Track Traction Control System* (MT-TCS), three mode Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), the Motion Track Anti-Lock Braking System**, the Suzuki Launch Control System and the Suzuki Bi-directional Quick-shift System. Other electronic features new to the GSX-R1000 include the Suzuki Easy Start System and the Low RPM Assist feature.
The new aluminum, twin-spar frame is narrower and positions the engine angle backwards 6-degrees to help increased chassis stability and improve aerodynamics. The new swingarm has equalized bracing to the main beams to provide balanced support and movement to the shock absorber to improve racetrack handling while conveying a consistent suspension feel to the rider. The GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000 ABS models employ SHOWA’s renowned Big Piston Fork (BPF) and complementary remote-reservoir rear shock for superb handling. The GSX-R1000R ABS uses race-level technology to bring a new standard of damping force responsiveness to a SuperSport motorcycle with the SHOWA’s Balance Free Fork (BFF) and Balance Free Rear Cushion lite (BFRC-lite) shock.
The innovation of the GSX-R1000 extends further into its chassis with the 320mm front BREMBO T-drive Brake Rotors that have five conventional floating rotor spools and five new-design T-drive fasteners that enable the rotor to absorb more braking energy than a disc with conventional spools alone. Combined with the BREMBO Radial Mount Brake Calipers the new GSX-R1000 has more braking force available to the rider than ever before.
| Race-worthy bodywork has always been a trademark of the GSX-R line, so new aerodynamic bodywork was created by Suzuki styling designers and engineers using numerous wind tunnel tests to achieve a slippery shape with a compelling appearance. Narrower than ever before, the GSX-R1000’s shape directly aids performance by improved handling and top speed on the racetrack. The new Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) intake ducts are positioned closer to the center of the fairing nose, where air pressure is highest to boost top speed performance. These intake ducts are also larger, thanks to the compact LED headlight and are accented by arching LED position lights on the GSX-R1000R ABS model.
There are many chapters and astounding innovations to the 2017 GSX-R1000 models. These motorcycle deserve your attention and will gain your respect as you learn more about them at www.suzukicycles.com.
Color and Pricing for the GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000 ABS and GSX-R1000R are TBA with the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R hitting dealership floors on May 2017 and the GSX-R1000 ABS hitting dealership floors on June 2017.
* The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
** Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
| 2017 GSX-R750, 2017 GSX-R600 and 2017 Hayabusa
The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R750 is the first choice for sportbike riders who demand a state-of-the-art 750cc engine delivered within the compact platform of a 600cc sportbike. The 750cc inline four-cylinder engine uses a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio for remarkably strong high-RPM power delivery. The highly respected Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system uses eight, fine-spray 8-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization and more complete combustion. With the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system, riders can push a button to select from two racing-developed engine-control maps to suit road or track conditions, and personal tastes.
The 750’s compact twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame is constructed of five cast sections for light weight and strength. The frame is mated with a cast aluminum swingarm and multi-piece rear sub-frame ready for race-track adaptation. Suspension up front is handled by race-developed, lightweight SHOWA Big Piston front Forks (BPF) that deliver superb feedback and consistent performance. Spring preload, rebound and compression damping are all fully adjustable. The single SHOWA rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
The dual front disc brakes are equipped with the premier, radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers and 310mm floating brake rotors. An electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds. Rider comfort and control is enhanced by three-way adjustable footpegs, and an adjustable shift lever. Instruments include a silver-ringed analog tachometer with LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure warning indicator, gear position indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS setting indicator and bar-graph indicating the instrument lighting level or brightness.
| The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R600 features a compact 599cc inline four-cylinder engine with a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio that delivers remarkably strong high-RPM power. The engine’s camshafts feature aggressive valve-lift profiles developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology. Like the GSX-R750, the 600 is equipped with the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system using eight, fine-spray 8-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization and more complete combustion.
Constructed of five cast sections for light weight and strength, the 600’s compact twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame is mated with a cast aluminum swingarm and multi-piece rear sub-frame ready for race-track adaptation. Lightweight SHOWA Big Piston front Forks (BPF) deliver superb feedback and consistent performance. Spring preload, rebound and compression damping are all fully adjustable. The single SHOWA rear shock features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.
Three-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels are equipped with high-grip front and rear tires for superior handling. The dual front disc brakes feature the premier, radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers and 310mm floating brake rotors. An electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds. Rider comfort and control is enhanced by three-way adjustable footpegs, and an adjustable shift lever. Instruments include a silver-ringed analog tachometer with LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure warning indicator, gear position indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS setting indicator and bar-graph indicating the instrument lighting level or brightness.
The 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa delivers awesome acceleration and crisp throttle response and untouchable performance at any speed. Add in original styling and advanced aerodynamics, and the ‘Busa is known everywhere as the Ultimate Sportbike
The Hayabusa’s 1340cc inline four-cylinder uses dual overhead cams and liquid cooling, plus 16-valves to provide phenomenal power and broad torque. Suzuki’s advanced fuel-injection system with tapered, 44mm double-barrel Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) induction improves combustion efficiency and throttle response. Each throttle body is equipped with two 12-hole fine-spray injectors to improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system lets riders select engine power output to match preferences or riding conditions. Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) serves as back-torque-limiting system for smooth downshifts and a light clutch pull on the close-ratio six-speed transmission.
The Hayabusa’s twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame is built with castings and extrusions to produce a balance of lightweight and strength. KYB inverted cartridge forks feature Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the 43mm stanchion tubes to reduce friction and improve reaction to small road surface irregularities. The front forks and the single rear shock absorber both have fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping.
Dual 310mm (12.2 inch) floating-brake rotors are mated with radial-mount Brembo monobloc front brake calipers; they’re lighter and more rigid than conventional bolt-together calipers. Standard on the Hayabusa is an Antilock Brake System (ABS)* that enhances brake performance. The system monitors wheel speeds to match stopping power to available traction helping prevent wheels from locking up due to hard braking or to changes in road conditions.
GSX-R750 Blue, Black, Yellow/Black $12,299 Nov 2016
GSX-R600 Blue, Black, Yellow/Black $11,199 Nov 2016
Hayabusa Black/White, Blue/Black $14,599 Nov 2016