It has been three decades, with more than a million editions sold, since the GSX-R line was born. And a decade and a half has elapsed since the first GSX-R1000 transformed the open sportbike class forever. Now, the 2017 GSX-R1000 is redefining what it means to be The King of Sportbikes.
Without question, the 2017 GSX-R1000R is The Ultimate GSX-R. Suzuki engineers took everything that makes the standard 2017 GSX-R1000 the King of the Sportbikes and ramped it up by adding advanced rider aids such as the IMU-influenced Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake System, clutchless up-and-down quick shifting, and a launch control system that gets the rider out front fast.
Other features include a compact competition battery, lightweight upper fork clamp, and LED position lights above the fairing’s large ram-air ducts. Combine all that with the responsive Showa BFF fork and BFRC shock and you have a bike that will stand at the top of the liter bike podium.
The King of Sportbikes is back, bow to the King.
|Engine :||999.8 cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore Stroke:||76.0 x 55.1 mm (2.992 x 2.169 in.)|
|Compression Ratio:||13.2 : 1|
|Fuel System:||Suzuki Fuel Injection with Ride-by-Wire 46mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition:||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Transmission:||6-speed, constant mesh, cassette-style|
|Final Drive:||Chain drive, #525|
|Overall Length:||2075 mm (81.7 in.)|
|Overall Width:||705 mm (27.8 in.)|
|Overall Height:||1145 mm (45.1 in.)|
|Seat Height:||825 mm (32.5 in.)|
|Ground Clearance:||130 mm (5.1 in.)|
|Wheelbase:||1405mm (55.3 in.)|
|Curb Weight:||203kg (448 lbs.)|
|Suspension Front:||SHOWA BFF,
|Suspension Rear:||SHOWA BFF-Lite Shock,
Link type, coil spring,
|Brakes Front:||Brembo, Disc, Brembo 4-piston,
Disc, twin, ABS-equipped
|Brakes Rear:||Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single,
|Tires Front:||Bridgestone RS10, 120/70ZR17M/C (58W),
|Tires Rear:||Bridgestone RS10, 190/55ZR17M/C (73W),
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||16 L (4.2 US gal.)|
|Color:||Glass Sparkle Black
and Metallic Triton Blue