2020 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 First Look Preview

New colors, less graphics, same awesome Suzuki GSX-R sportbikes.

As much as we love to see our favorite brands of motorcycles release new models and update old ones, they simply cannot make those sweeping changes every single year. We have already seen Suzuki's new models, the V-Strom 650 Adventure ($10,399) and the long-awaited 2020 Katana ($13,499) retro ride, which pays homage to the original cult classic Katana.

Most of the Suzuki sportbikes have recently received updates and redesigns, so for the upcoming model year we will have to be content with bold new graphics and color schemes for the GSX-R models, the GSX250R, and the Hayabusa. Once you see these new colors we would like to hear what you think about them because Suzuki has taken a more subtle approach to most of this year’s crop, forgoing the repli-racer look that it has deployed over the years.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ($15,599)

The heart of this lion is the latest version of the four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999.8cc, inline four-cylinder engine. It combines good top-end performance with strong low- to midrange power.
Left: The heart of this lion is the latest version of the four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999.8cc, inline four-cylinder engine. It combines good top-end performance with strong low- to midrange power. Right: The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000 features the Suzuki Bi-Directional Quick Shift System which was previously available only on the GSX-R1000R. The system makes it easy to perform clutchless upshifts and downshifts.Suzuki

The GSX-R1000 is still the quintessential superbike for the masses. It combines the power and agility that riders have come to expect from Suzuki’s flagship sportbike with a Superbike racing résumé that is hard to beat. This year the Gixxer One Thousand will be offered in Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black or Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R ($17,699)

Suzuki designed this latest-generation GSX-R1000 to offer new levels of reliability, durability, usability, and overall performance. It is truly a superbike that is a capable racebike but also an excellent trackday bike.
Left: Suzuki designed this latest-generation GSX-R1000 to offer new levels of reliability, durability, usability, and overall performance. It is truly a superbike that is a capable racebike but also an excellent trackday bike. Right: The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is a showcase for the latest rider-assist electronics including adjustable traction control, the Suzuki Bi-Directional Quick Shift System, and Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, plus the GSX-R1000R-specific Motion Track Anti-lock Brake and Launch Control System.Suzuki

The GSX-R1000R was built with the mission of getting Suzuki back in the mix as a Superbike racing contender. If you are looking for the ultimate track-focused GSX-R, then you can now have it in either Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Red or the racer-replica Metallic Triton Blue.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R750 ($12,499)

On the road or on the track, the GSX-R750 offers an unrivaled combination of handling and power thanks to its sweet 750cc engine and light compact chassis.
Left: On the road or on the track, the GSX-R750 offers an unrivaled combination of handling and power thanks to its sweet 750cc engine and light compact chassis. Right: The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R750 starts with its fuel-injected, 750cc, four-cylinder engine that pulls strong off the bottom-end but also revs smooth like a middleweight.Suzuki

It’s been more than 30 years since the GSX-R750 was unleashed on the world and it continues to uphold the design elements that made it such a success. It takes a high-revving powerhouse engine and mates it to a 600-size chassis and, voilà, you have a great streetbike that can hold its own on the track. This model year see basic colors that include a Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black or Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R600 ($11,399)

Suspension and handling are the name of the game for the 2020 Suzuki GSX-R600. A fully adjustable Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) and remote reservoir help this supersport handle amazingly.
Left: Suspension and handling are the name of the game for the 2020 Suzuki GSX-R600. A fully adjustable Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) and remote reservoir help this supersport handle amazingly. Right: The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R600 is powered by a 599cc, four-cylinder engine with an over-square bore/stroke ratio that produces strong high-rpm power.Suzuki

The supersport class may not have the prestige it used to have but these are still a great option for riders looking to start participating in trackdays or riders looking for a budget-friendly weekend ride. No matter what you are looking for, the 600 engine is manageable enough for new riders and fun enough for experienced riders alike. The 600 seems to have received the last-minute graphics concepts because both the Pearl Glacier White and Glass Sparkle Black are a little bland.

2020 Suzuki GSX250R ($4,599–$4,899 w/ ABS)

The Suzuki GSX250R features a low seat height, slim fuel tank, and light weight. This makes it a great bike to learn to ride on. The 2020 Suzuki GSX250 is powered by a twin-cylinder engine that delivers class-leading fuel economy of roughly 75 mpg.
Left: The Suzuki GSX250R features a low seat height, slim fuel tank, and light weight. This makes it a great bike to learn to ride on. Right: The 2020 Suzuki GSX250 is powered by a twin-cylinder engine that delivers class-leading fuel economy of roughly 75 mpg.Suzuki

The GSX250R will be offered in a base and ABS-equipped version. The base model is available in either Metallic Diamond Red or Pearl Glacier White/Pearl Nebular Black while the ABS-equipped GSX250R will be differentiated by its Metallic Crystal Blue/Pearl Nebular Black color scheme.

Ten-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels, petal-type brake rotors, and KYB suspension make the GSX250R a good-looking beginner’s bike that handles great as well.
Ten-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels, petal-type brake rotors, and KYB suspension make the GSX250R a good-looking beginner’s bike that handles great as well.Suzuki

2020 Hayabusa ($14,799)

The powerful, 1,340cc, four-cylinder, DOHC engine uses Suzuki’s advanced EFI with two 10-hole fuel injectors feeding each cylinder and dual ram air intake ports in the nose of the aerodynamic fairing. The Hayabusa is instantly recognizable from any angle.
Left: The powerful, 1,340cc, four-cylinder, DOHC engine uses Suzuki's advanced EFI with two 10-hole fuel injectors feeding each cylinder and dual ram air intake ports in the nose of the aerodynamic fairing. Right: The Hayabusa is instantly recognizable from any angle. If you didn't already know, the shape of the bodywork was inspired by a peregrine falcon.Suzuki

While the latest version of the Hayabusa looks ultra-hot in the Candy Daring Red colorway, the sublime Metallic Thunder Gray version seems like it should be offered with radar-resistant stealth paint because it seems so tactical in nature. It’s still a ’Busa so we have to take it seriously!