Suzuki shows 2012 GSX-R1000
Suzuki has revealed details of its coming-in-2012 flagship superbike – the GSX-R1000.
The bike, the company says, has enhanced capability thanks to being lighter and to technical innovation that provides better engine and chassis performance.
The 2012 GSX-R1000 retains its original styling but with a host of revisions, Suzuki says, “to make this the very best GSX-R1000 yet produced”.
The new GSX-R is two kilograms lighter than its predecessor and comes with Brembo’s awesome Monoblock brake callipers and engine revisions that provide more mid-range power.
Engine technical highlights include the adoption of MotoGP-derived pistons that are 11% lighter and aid acceleration and overall performance.
“This, combined with a finer material for engine tappets which shaves 2.5g per per tappet,” Suzuki adds, “has resulted in optimised valve lift with a revised exhaust cam profile for a slight reduction in valve overlap.
“The compression ratio has risen from 12.8:1 to 12.9:1.”
Further chassis enhancements promise greater manoeuvrability through lighter front wheel and axle and the classic lightweight 4-2-1 exhaust returns to save more weight, partly due to a titanium silencer.
BEAUTIFUL BREMBOS: Top-class brakes for Suzuki's new superbike come as Brembo Monoblocks.
The current GSX-R1000 is a proven track performer (missing the British Superbike title by only 0.006sec) and current holder of the Brands Hatch Superbike lap record.
The 2012 GSX-R1000 will make its European debut on the Suzuki stand at the Eicma International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan on November 8, 2011.
Lourens - 2011-10-25 10:48
If it has more power, well then how much more???? The BMW 1000 RR 2012 is going to kill this scooter - lol
Trevor - 2011-10-26 07:03
182.38 HP (133.1 KW) at 12,000 RPM and Torque 117.00 Nm (11.9 KGF-M/86.3 FT.LBS) at 10,000 RPM
Japs must get with the program before the Germans and Italians leave them behind.....above 2012 specs is at best, an insult to what the GSXR COULD be producing...
Andre - 2011-10-26 17:03
What about electronics?
Chris - 2012-03-12 20:41
Modern bikes have everything, except soul. I'll stick to my 12 yo jalopy.