The Suzuki GSX-R1000 has been a staple of the Japanese manufacturer’s lineup since 2001, and in a lot of ways, the formula hasn’t changed – race-bred tech and engineering combined with sharp styling and brilliant performance, capable on the street and even more capable on the track. The beloved “Gixxer” has never been the type of bike to disappoint, and returning for 2023, this year’s Suzuki GSX-R1000R is no exception.
The GSX-R1000R takes the already impressive GSX-R1000 and steps it up a notch – adding more than just an ‘R’ suffix, this model comes equipped with a launch control system, an up & down quick-shifter, upgraded front & rear Showa suspension, LED position lights, and exclusive bodywork.
The GSX-R1000R hasn’t actually received any updates over last year’s model, however, it is still a formidable competitor on the track – Suzuki claims that this is the lightest, most compact, most aerodynamic, and best handling GSX-R1000R yet – thanks to development made by Suzuki’s now retired MotoGP team. At the heart of this Japanese-made beast of a motorcycle is a 999.8cc inline-four engine pumping out 199hp and 86.7 lb-ft. Keeping that power in check are a set of Brembo T-Drive brake rotors – a new system which involves a combination of traditional rotor spools and T-drive fasteners. This system allows the rotors to absorb more energy more efficiently and, in turn, create better braking force for the rider. Pinning the 2023 Suzuki GSX-R1000R to the road is a set of 17-inch Bridgestone RS10 tires.
In The United States, The GSX-R1000R is available in two colour configurations – Pearl Brilliant White & Metallic Matte Stellar Blue and Metallic Matte Black No. 2 & Glass Sparkle Black. Up north, the Canadian market swaps out the White & Blue getup for Metallic Triton Blue & Metallic Mystic Silver.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-R1000R starts at $18,199 USD/$23,999 CAD
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Motion Track Anti-lock Brake System with cornering ABS
Metallic Matte Black No. 2 (w/ black graphics) or Metallic Matte Black No. 2 (w/ white, silver, and orange graphics)
Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Motion Track Traction Control System (MT-TCS) – 10 Modes
2075 mm (81.7 in.)
705 mm (27.8 in.)
1,145 mm (45.1 in.)
130 mm (5.11 in.)
825 mm (32.5 in.)
203 kg (445.33 lbs.)
12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)
2023 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Features
SUZUKI PROTECTION PLAN
Suzuki Protection Plan is a comprehensive plan that covers all mechanical, electrical and computer systems on your Suzuki Motorcycle or ATV. Ask your local Authorized Dealer about Suzuki Protection Plan for extra peace of mind.
COMPACT, POWERFUL ENGINE
The all-new, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999.8cc inline-four cylinder engine is designed with a high level of top end performance plus strong low to mid-range power.
The crankshaft retains Suzuki’s Even Firing Order Engine legacy. Uneven firing order engines used in other motorcycles vibrate more while the GSX-R1000R makes good power at all engine speeds, runs smoother and reliably while emitting a screamer exhaust note.
The short stroke engine has a 76.0 mm bore versus a 55.1mm stroke, yet is narrower than the prior generation GSX-R1000R thanks to effective design.
The freshly-designed engine has been rotated back and positioned in the frame to create optimal chassis dimensions for precise handling and to balance the motorcycle’s weight.
SUZUKI RACING VARIABLE VALVE TIMING SYSTEM (SR-VVT)
The new and exclusive Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing System (SR-VVT) uses a centrifugal actuated mechanism on the intake camshaft sprocket to increase high engine RPM power without losing low-to mid-range power.
SUZUKI RACING FINGER FOLLOWER VALVE TRAIN
The new design Suzuki Racing Finger Follower valve train weighs less than a tappet-style valve train for reduced friction and increased valve response at higher engine speeds.
Titanium valves, two 31.5mm intake and two 24mm exhaust valves, are used for each cylinder. The lighter valves respond well to the finger follower’s arms and permit a 14,500 RPM redline that helps produce very high peak horsepower.
SUZUKI LAUNCH CONTROL SYSTEM
The Suzuki Launch Control System provides GSX-R1000R riders a competitive advantage when launching their motorcycle at the start of the race. This system will modulate power so the rider can concentrate on clutch operation.
FORGED ALUMINUM PISTONS
Forged aluminum pistons, 76.0 mm in diameter, were engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis, and are forged for optimal rigidity and weight.
AUTOMATIC IDLE SPEED CONTROL (ISC)
The automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starting and stabilizes the engine idle regardless of engine temperature.
SUZUKI TOP FEED INJECTORS (S-TFI)
Complementing the four primary fuel injectors in the throttle bodies are four Suzuki Top Feed Injectors (S-TFI) that spray fuel from the top of the air box directly into the intake funnels. This results in higher peak power, more efficient combustion, and a higher level of fueling control.
SUZUKI DUAL STAGE INTAKE (S-DSI)
To increase top end power without losing lower RPM performance, the air box is equipped with Stacked Air Intake Funnels for the #1 and #4 cylinders. This simple design allows good air flow at all intake speeds without requiring a mechanism that adds weight or complexity.
4-2-1 EXHAUST SYSTEM
The 4-2-1 thin wall Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (S-AES) is designed to help the engine deliver a wide range of performance with an exciting rush up to redline. The muffler has a pleasing appearance while creating an exciting, distinctive sound.
The cooling system was designed using advanced analysis design so the coolant flows through the engine and radiator more efficiently. This design uses 400cc less coolant than the prior GSX-R1000, but the new system has better cooling efficiency while being more compact and lighter.
The fairing lowers efficiently guide cooling air to the high-capacity curved radiator. Twin cooling fans ensure good cooling at lower road speeds.
Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of an air-cooled, radiator-style oil cooler mounted directly below the main radiator.
Based on Suzuki’s race-proven six-speed close-ratio transmissions, the new GSX-R1000 features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.
The primary gear ratio is lower compared to the prior GSX-R1000 for stronger acceleration.
A programmable shift light is on the main panel to provide a visual alert to the rider to shift when a certain engine RPM is reached.
BI-DIRECTIONAL QUICK-SHIFT SYSTEM
The Bi-directional Quick-shift system lets riders, using their motorcycle in competition, shift faster than ever before. The system’s clutch less shifting delivers the rider faster and more consistent lap times.
SUZUKI CLUTCH ASSIST SYSTEM (SCAS)
A new version of the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) multi-plate, wet clutch is used. SCAS works like a slipper clutch during downshifts, while increasing pressure on the plates during acceleration. This smooths engine braking and lightens the clutch lever pull.
Using lessons learned from Suzuki MotoGP chassis development, the engine angle of the GSX-R1000 was rotated backwards 6-degrees. This had the joint effect of reducing the distance of the fork to the center of the chassis by 20mm and increase the swingarm length by 40mm. This increased chassis stability and improves aerodynamics.
ALUMINUM TWIN-SPAR STYLE FRAME
The new, aluminum twin-spar style frame was designed using FEM analysis technology to place strength is the proper places, the new frame is also 10% lighter than the prior generation GSX-R1000. The spars of the frame are set 20mm closer to help improve aerodynamics, looks and to bring more comfort to the rider.
SHOWA BFRC-LITE (BALANCE FREE REAR CUSHION LITE)
Racetrack-developed links connect the single SHOWA Balance Free Rear Cushion lite (BFRC-lite) shock to the braced swingarm. The BFRC-lite’s innovative design controls damping force outside of the shock body to not only control how the suspension strokes but helps smooth reaction over bumpy surface or when the chassis is pitched during braking. The result in a new level of response in a race track environment, and new standards of rider feedback and comfort during street riding.
SHOWA BFF (BALANCE FREE FRONT) FORKS
The SHOWA Balance Free Fork (BFF) uses race-level technology to bring a new standard of damping force responsiveness to a SuperSport motorcycle. This suspension’s design controls damping force outside of the spring chamber so the fork precisely maintains consistent damping regardless of its stroking action. With the BFF the rider enjoys an unparalleled level of surface feedback and ride compliance.
STRONG BRAKING PERFORMANCE
The new BREMBO T-drive Brake Rotors feature two methods of attaching the 320mm floating disc to the carrier. There are five conventional floating rotor spools that maintain the rotor’s relationship to the caliper and five new-design T-drive fasteners. This combed attachment technique allows the rotor to absorb more energy so more braking force is available to a GSX-R1000 rider than ever before.
BREMBO Radial Mount Brake Calipers provide the rider with strong braking performance combined with superb feel.
The front brakes are complemented by a 240mm rear disc brake with a NISSIN single-piston caliper to help make sure you can have controlled stops.
INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU)
Using MotoGP knowledge, Suzuki has fitted an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) on the new GSX-R1000. The IMU provides six direction, three axis motion and position information to the ECM so instantaneous adjustments can be made electronically to the engine and chassis components that influence performance.
The new and exclusive ten-mode, Motion Track Traction Control System (MT-TCS)*, with IMU influence, increases rider confidence by allowing adjustments to amount of intervention to match riding ability and surface conditions.
NEW MOTION TRACK ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
Exclusive to Suzuki, the new Motion Track Anti-lock Brake System brings additional control to anti-lock braking (ABS). Like a conventional ABS system, the Motion Track Brake System provides the appropriate amount of braking force for the available traction. When the IMU detects the rear wheel lifting up from extreme braking forces, the ABS control module will adjust the front brake pressure to reduce the rear wheel lift.
Aerodynamic bodywork is sleek and stylish while housing a new, bright LED headlight and Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) ducts that feed a high volume of intake air for astonishing top speed muscle. Blacked out instrument panel and GSX-R1000R logo warns others that your bike is something extraordinary.
LCD MULTI-FUNCTION INSTRUMENT PANEL
The new LCD Multi-function Instrument Panel has an adjustable intensity, white-color backlight for great nighttime visibility and is flanked by LED indicators that include the turn signals, high beam, traction control, shift light, plus coolant temperature and oil pressure alerts.
The new LED headlight is lightweight, bright and distinctive. This low-electric draw light has a narrow, stacked shape to allow the SRAD ducts at the nose of the fair access to the high pressure air created at higher speeds.
DISTINCTIVE LED POSITION LIGHTS
A pair of distinctive, arched LED Position Lights accent the top edge of the SRAD ducts in the fairing nose to increase visibility and add to the motorcycle’s unique character.
LED Combination Tail & Brake Light has a very low electrical draw and the vertically stacked shape permits the tail section to be narrow for better air flow at the back of the motorcycle. License plate is also illuminated by an LED light.Â The Turn Signals are lightweight and use incandescent bulbs with amber lenses so the motorcycle’s turn indication is highly visible to other traffic.
2023 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Photos
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