New Suzi breaks cover in Italy

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

SUZUKI has un­veiled the lat­est version of the leg­endary GSXR1000 sports­bike at the Eicma Mo­tor­cy­cle Show in Milan, Italy, last week.

Suzuki said the sixth gen­er­a­tion 2016 racer is not only the light­est, most compact and clean­est-run­ning GSX-R ever built but — thanks to its unique VVT-I tech­nol­ogy — but also the most pow­er­ful and hard es­tac cel­er­at­ing in the proud 30year history of the GSX-R.

New from the ground up, most of the ma­jor parts and com­po­nents of the re­designed GSX-R1000 have been re­fined, re­worked and im­proved to keep it ahead of the pack and re­gain Suzuki’s King of Sport­bikes crown.

The heart of the new R1 000 with its new vari­able valve tim­ing makes it the most pow­er­ful GSX-R en­gine ever built, with in­creased top speed, op­ti­mised di­men­sions to im­prove cor­ner­ing and han­dling, and in­creased per­for­mance and ride­abil­ity with the help of MotoGP de­rived rac­ing tech­nol­ogy.

The new chas­sis is the most compact GSX-R1000 chas­sis ever pro­duced, making it the light­est and most aero­dy­namic in history.

“We are ex­tremely ex­cited that the new GSX-R1000 will ar­rive on our shores be­fore the end of next year,” says Stu­art Baker, na­tional sales man­ager for Suzuki Mo­tor­cy­cles.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

In SA late next year — Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000.

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