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
Lubrication: Wet sump
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,
Inverted telescopic,
coil spring
oil damped
Suspension Rear: SHOWA BFF-Lite Shock,
Link type, coil spring,
oil damped
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