Published on 26 Oct 2011 by Adriano
Suzuki confirmed that the GSX-R 1000 model year 2012 will be unveiled at the upcoming EICMA in Milan on November the 8th. The bike is the latest addition to a completely renewed Superbike segment as new models from BMW, Honda and Yamaha have already been introduced. As usual, the GSX-R line will include the classic 600cc, 750cc and 1000cc versions, all of which will exploit the most advanced solutions that Suzuki developed in its MotoGp and WSB experience.
In an aesthetic comparison with its predecessor, the new Gixer now sports a single muffler 4-2-1 exhaust system and the usual white/blue and black color schemes, with the rims now outlined by a thin red stripe. Tokico braking system has been replaced with new Brembo Monobloc brakes, while the instrument panel is also brand new.
The bike went through a slimming threatment - with pistons that are now 11% lighter - resulting in a 2kg weight loss. Suspension and compression ratio have been modified in order to improve the bike performance and torque curve at low and mid revs. Everything about this bike is obviously pretty straightforward, as you would expect from a motorcycle competing in the World Superbike Championship, but in the comparison with its direct competitors there is actually something missing: the traction-control.
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