Suzuki India has launched the sixth generation of its flagship litre-class superbike, the GSX-R1000. The motorcycle comes in standard variant and high-performance GSX-R1000R variant. The motorcycles were revealed last year in the international market, and they are all-new products, made from grounds up.
The new model is the lightest and the fastest GSX-R model ever made in the history. The all-new GSX-R is 20mm narrower and 10 percent lighter than the outgoing model. The standard model weighs 202 kg while the high-performance model, GSX-R1000R weighs 203 kg. It is powered by a 1,000cc liquid-cooled inline four cylinder engine that develops a maximum power of 202 Bhp and maximum torque of 117.6 Nm. The immense power of the motorcycle translates into insane 1,000 hp per tonne.
There are a lot of electronics on offer too. The most sophisticated of them is a six-direction Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that constantly monitors bike’s direction, pitch, yaw, roll and then feeds the data to a 10-level Motion Track traction control unit. The system also gets data from the ABS and provides perfect acceleration, power, traction control and braking force according to the situation. The motorcycle gets three modes of A, B, C but the modes are not programmable.
Speaking at the launch, MD of Suzuki Motorcycle India, Satoshi Uchida, stated, “After three decades and more than one million GSX-Rs sold worldwide, Suzuki is proud to launch the sixth-generation GSX-R1000 for its enthusiastic customers in India. This is the most advanced and most exciting Suzuki GSX-R in history and embodies Suzuki’s passion for riding and racing motorcycles. We are sure the discerning riders will appreciate the legacy and enjoy the technology and riding pleasure from this cutting-edge motorcycle.”
Both the variants will reach the Indian shores as completely built units (CBUs). The GSX-1000 comes at a price tag of Rs. 19 lakh while the GSX-R1000R is priced at Rs. 22 lakh. Both prices ex-showroom, Delhi.