Suzuki Motorcycles India Private Limited has launched the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R in India at a price of Rs.19 lakhs and Rs.22 lakhs respectively. Suzuki claims that these are the lightest GSX-R bikes that the company has ever made.
Also, the models that have been launched are all new and not just mere updates. The GSX-R1000 gets an all-new engine that is smaller and lighter with a broader range of torque and power.
The GSX-R1000 is the first model to get Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing from Suzuki’s MotoGP race bikes. The other changes include a new and a lighter chassis, Showa big piston forks, Brembo Monobloc brake calliper up front and RS10 radial tyres from Bridgestone. Apart from these, Suzuki has also incorporated a 6-direction Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) along with 10 level motion track traction control, motion track braking system, ABS, LED headlamps and tail lamps and LED instrumentation as well. The company also says that aerodynamics of the motorcycle has been improved.