Inside the 999cc inline-four are lighter pistons with reshaped crowns and a re- configured exhaust cam that reduces valve overlap—both to boost low- and midrange torque—along with even larger cylinder ventilation holes to reduce pumping losses. On the outside, Suzuki ditched the dual-muffler setup in favor of a single-can arrangement that saves 4.4 lbs. Chassis-wise, the biggest Gixxer gets the same Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers that debuted on the smaller GSX-R600 and 750 last year. New tires are on the menu too, in the form of Bridgestone’s latest high-performance Battlax offering, the S20. Pricing will increase by $200, to $13,799.