R version comes with added bling
Both new GSX-R1000S will have the same new Motogp-derived Variable Valve Timing ( VVT) motor, which is more powerful, shorter and narrower than the current bike’s. They have a new chassis, styling, ride-by-wire, Imu-controlled 10-stage traction control, LCD dash, riding modes and engine braking control systems.
The R model will have uprated Showa Balance Free forks and rear shock, a lightweight top yoke, quickshifter, autoblipper, launch control and a lightweight battery.
No prices have yet been revealed but it is thought the standard version will come in at around £12,000 while the R version is expected to be around £13,500.