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Suzuki releases prices on GSX-R1000

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 chain issue
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki Australia has released the prices on its more powerful and lower weight 2017 GSX-R1000 and new GSX-R1000R models unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne last year.

The GSX-R1000 ABS will be available in Australian dealerships from late June in a choice of Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red at $21,990 plus on-road costs, or $23,990 ride away.

That’s a big leap in price, considering the lo-fi version has been selling for under $16,000 the past few years.

It now puts the bike directly against premium models such as the BMW S 1000 RR.

The top-spec GSX-R1000R will be available in October in Metallic Triton Blue or Glass Sparkle Black for $25,490 ($27,490 ride away).

The seventh-generation model has a completely new Euro 4-compliant engine with 148.6kW (199.27hp) and 117.5Nm of torque,all-LED lighting, lean-angle sensitive traction control, three riding modes, a quickshifter, electronic steering damper, one-button starter, upgraded Showa suspension and weighs 3kg less at 202kg wet.

Suzuki claims it is the most powerful they have built.

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 updates
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

The engine is not only more powerful and cleaner running but is also more compact, being 6.6mm narrower and 22.2mm shorter, yet the bike is 20mm longer with a 1425mm wheelbase.

Engine compression is higher at 13.2:1 from 12.9:1 with a longer bore and shorter stroke (76 x 55.1mm from 74.5 x 57.3mm). It now redlines at 14,500rpm instead of 13,500.

The limited-edition R version will come with upgraded suspension and cornering ABS.