Sportbike gross sales have slipped lately, but the producers for whom this phase stays vital refuse to throw within the towel. Already this 12 months, Aprilia has launched a stronger RSV4 1100, BMW rolled out a brand-new S1000RR, Kawasaki up to date its Ninja ZX-10RR, and Ducati introduced World Superbike to its knees with the MotoGP-derived V4 R. Suzuki, in the meantime, troopers on with the now-three-year-old GSX-R1000, which, within the palms of 2010 Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias and the veteran Yoshimura Suzuki squad, gained the MotoAmerica Superbike crown in 2017, the debut 12 months for the newest model of the liter-class Gixxer.
Suzuki gives two variations of this potent four-cylinder open-class racer-replica, the GSX-R1000X and the GSX-R1000R. The previous is the least costly of the pair, and it now comes customary with Suzuki’s Bi-Directional Fast Shift System. The bikes are geared up with completely different variations of Showa’s distinctive Stability Free Entrance (BFF) fork, whereas the R mannequin additional advantages from a Stability Free Rear Cushion lite (BFRC-lite) shock. The latter machine is now much more succesful because of its two-position swingarm pivot, Brembo T-drive entrance brake discs, steel-braided traces, and Bridgestone RS11 radials.
Likes: Blistering performer on the street, confirmed winner on the observe; customary quickshifter
Dislikes: Torque output parallels that of competitors, however top-end punch falls a bit quick
Verdict: In a class the place particulars make a distinction, the GSX-R1000 is half a step behind
2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000X/R Opinions And Comparisons
“The brand new GSX-R1000R is nicely price each cent of the $2,100 premium over its base counterpart,” Don Canet wrote concerning the 2017 mannequin. “Its suspension epitomizes plush but managed dealing with, the quickshifter is the perfect I’ve but examined, and the addition of cornering ABS due to the IMU’s added performance is a security bonus.”
2019 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000X/R Competitors
For years, the foremost motorbike producers from Europe and Japan—Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha—have handled the open-class sportbike phase with laser-like focus. All make use of the newest engine and chassis know-how, electronics, and, within the case of Aprilia and Ducati, even aerodynamic winglets first seen in MotoGP competitors.
2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000X/R Specs And Pricing
For 2019, the GSX-R1000X is out there in Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black or Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Matte Black No. 2. The Metallic Triton Blue GSX-R1000R has a daring Group Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP design. That mannequin can also be out there in a Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Pink paint scheme.
2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000RSuzuki
Producer Claimed Specs
2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000RSuzuki
Cycle World Examined Specs (2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R)