Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the new GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R in India, thereby refreshing it superbike portfolio in the country. The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is offered in Metallic Triton Blue and Metallic Mat Black colour options and is priced at Rs 19 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, while the GSX-R1000R, which is available with a choice of Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black carries a price tag of Rs 22 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.
The new GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R are powered by a new 1000 cc, inline, four-cylinder engine with Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing derived from Suzuki’s MotoGP motorcycles. The new unit produces 199 hp of power at 13,200 rpm and 117.6 Nm of peak torque at 10,800 rpm. With the help of the VVT unit, the engine now has more power than before yet emits less CO2. The engine is also lighter.
Other major changes in the new motorcycles include improved aerodynamics, a host of new features as well as a new chassis, which is compact and narrower for better handling. The new motorcycles also feature Showa Big Piston forks, Brembo monoblock front calliper and Bridgestone RS10 radial tyres.
Besides this, the two-wheeler maker has also equipped the models with a 6 direction IMU that will aid the latest electronics like a 10 level Motion Track TCS System, Motion Track Braking System with ABS (Antilock braking System), LED headlamp and tail lamp along with a full LCD instrumentation. The new Suzuki GSX-R1000R, on the other hand, has received Launch Control, Bi-directional Quick Shifter, Showa Balance Free Suspension, Lean ABS and LED Position Lights.