tech SPEC EVOLUTION The fifth-generation GSX-R1000 gets Brembo brakes and minor engine and suspension updates. RIVALS Aprilia RSV4R, Ducati 1199 Panigale, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Yamaha YZF-R1. Price $13,799 Engine type l-c inline-four Valve train DOHC, 16v Displacement 999cc Bore x stroke 74.5 x 57.3mm Compression 12.9:1 Fuel system EFI Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper Transmission 6-speed Claimed horsepower 182 bhp @ 11,500 rpm Claimed torque 86 lb.-ft. @ 10,000 rpm Frame Aluminum twin-spar Front suspension 41mm Showa Big Piston inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping Front brake Dual Brembo Monobloc four-piston radial calipers, 310mm discs Rear brake Nissin one-piston caliper, 220mm disc Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone Hypersport S20F Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Bridgestone Hypersport S20R Rake/trail 23.5º/3.9 in. Seat height 31.9 in. Wheelbase 55.3 in. Fuel capacity 4.5 gal. Claimed curb weight 448 lbs. Color White/Blue, Black/Silver Available Now Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi. Contact American Suzuki Motor Co.P.O. Box 1100Brea, CA 92822714.996.7040www.suzukicycles.com VERDICT 4 out of 5 stars. Still the best platform for racing, but it lags behind other superbikes in technology. Styling is the same except for new graphics, a change from gold to black fork legs and red wheel stripes. Ram-air tubes frame the vertical headlight. Styling is the same except for new graphics, a change from gold to black fork legs and red An added S-DMS drive-mode selector switch is the only cockpit change. Now you can toggle between power modes with your index finger as well as your thumb. An added S-DMS drive-mode selector switch is the only cockpit change. Now you can toggle b The most visible alteration is the 4-into-1 exhaust with a titanium muffler that replaces the old dual-outlet system. Deleting the under-engine chamber cut 4.4 lbs. The most visible alteration is the 4-into-1 exhaust with a titanium muffler that replaces « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Aaron Frank Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!