Suzuki India looking to expand their two-wheeler segment launched two superbikes GSX R1000 and GSX R1000R at price of 1.9 million and 2.2 million rupees (ex-showroom Delhi).
Suzuki touts the latest 2017 models are better than previous ones in every aspect, better-developed engines, aerodynamics, fluidity, improved electronics and much lighter in weight. First unveiled at International motorcycle, scooter and E-bike fair in Cologne, the twins had grabbed a lot of attention. The powerful engine is now lighter and smaller but generates more power.
Beneath the chassis lies a powerful 999.8cc liquid cooled in-line four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing delivering a peak output of 199 brake horsepower (previously it was around 160Bhp) and 117.5 Nm of maximum torque. The superbike twin isn’t only about power but also class-leading technology. The feature rich bikes sport 10 different levels of traction control system that gives a rider better cornering control, 6 axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), Suzuki Top Feed injector system and Exhaust tuning alpha, all the tech is derived from Suzuki’s MotoGP racing bikes making GXS R1000/R unique.
Built on a newly designed twin spar aluminum perimeter frame, the bikes are now considered 10 percent lighter. The GSX twins are more race track oriented than street cruising hence, gets Showa big piston balance free front and rear shock absorbers, also, it comes fitted with quick shift and launch control. To keep the weight to the minimum, Suzuki had to apply redesigned swingarm and alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone RS10 tyres, even the all new TFT instrument cluster that displays all the vital information like speed, rpm, fuel, trip, Odo, gearshift, packs less weight than before, same weight reduction method has been implemented to fully LED head and tail lamps. This had led the company to achieve the almost power to weight ratio.
According to Suzuki, these are the most impressive bikes from their house in 6-8 years and could result in better sales. The GSX R1000/R has always been an underrated bike over the years but no more for the beast has finally unleashed and is ready to take down Yamaha YZF-R1, BMW S1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja 1000R and ZX-10R and Honda CBR1000RR. India has proved to be a fruitful market for Suzuki in the previous financial year and with raising demand in the 800-1000cc segment, the Japanese two-wheeler has a chance to stand out at the top.
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