After another successful year of racing aboard the Suzuki GSX-R1000, the Japanese manufacturer has given the bike another upgrade. The 2012 GSX-R1000 has a new exhaust system, quicker acceleration, crisper throttle response, and better fuel economy.
Suzuki said in a statement:
Information from the Suzuki MotoGP team and the GSV-R, through to Superbike and Supersport teams around the world have improved Suzuki's road-going machine following its hands-on R&D testing at the top level of global competition, which also includes World Endurance racing with reigning and ten-times World Champions, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team."
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 also had its chassis, suspension, and braking system refined for 2012, which resulted in better performance and a drop in weight of about four pounds.
Suzuki said: "The GSX-R1000 offers incredible engine performance from idle to red line, smoother suspension performance, even more responsive handling and superior braking performance - everything needed to Own The Racetrack."
Suzuki also gave the bike a slight makeover. The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R was given new instrumentation, black fork tubes, and red pinstripes on the wheels. The 2012 model is also available in a variety of colors.
Here are some technical details about the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
- The 4-2-1 exhaust system, carrying a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, particularly in the low-to-mid rpm range.
- Lighter, more durable forged pistons designed with the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines, and consequently the pistons are 11% lighter.
- New pentagonal shaped ventilation holes (instead of rectangular shape in previous model) in the sides of each cylinder bore reduce pumping losses due to internal crankcase air-pressure resistance to downward piston movement.
- Optimised camshaft profiles for great racing potential, developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology.
- An engine control module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has optimised settings to suit the single muffler which results in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
- The front disk brakes are equipped with the top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo Monoblock callipers and lighter Sunstar Engineering front discs.
- 999cm3 4-cylinder engine with Bore x Stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range and high potential for racetrack performance.
- Three-way adjustable footpegs, adjustable shift lever and short fuel tank give a more-comfortable and personally-suited riding position.