Suzuki hope to cash in on £13k GSX-R1000
At a time when the prices of new bikes seem to be sneaking upwards, Suzuki have weighed in with an eyebrow-raising price for their new GSX-R1000. In a good way!
Since BMW recalibrated the 1000cc sportsbike market with the incredible (and more affordable) S1000RR in 2009, the price war intensified as Italian and Japanese bike builders (mostly) tried to compete with, in some cases, technically inferior products. You can bag a new 2016 Blade on mcnbikesforsale.com for as little as £12k right now.
More recently Yamaha, Kawasaki and now Honda and Suzuki have released some pretty serious pieces of kit. With major revisions of metal come major revisions of prices. And a top-spec R1 M and Blade SP2 will set you bike nearly £20k – with standard versions £15,599 and £15,225 respectively. So the new GSX-R’S £13,249 (£16,099 for the R) looks tasty. Of course, the bike had better be good. We’ll find that out in next week’s paper. They can sell it for £10k but if it’s rubbish, few will buy it. Assuming it’s good (and the early signs are that it is), sportsbike sales just got interesting.
And with prices rising, manufacturers are keen to focus on hot PCP deals. £119 a month for a new Blade? p50 Tempting.