Own The Racetrack

t is a machine designed to turn a simple expression of what really matters –Run, Turn, Stop –into the powerful combination of acceleration, cornering, and braking that makes this the most awesome GSX-R ever produced. Offered with the certain knowledge that – if you’re ready – the new GSX-R1000A L7 will Own The Racetrack.

Run. Turn. Stop.

Throughout 30 years of GSX-R development, Suzuki engineers have focused on the fundamentals that make a great sportbike. Those fundamentals can be distilled down into three simple, yet powerful words: Run. Turn. Stop. The newest GSX-R1000 is built using the latest state-of-the-art technology to embody those fundamentals into the powerful combination of Acceleration, Cornering and Braking.

rom the beginning, the GSX-R has been known for its racetrack potential. The first GSX-R was introduced as being Born On The Circuit, and ready to Return To The Circuit. Inspired by factory racebikes, the original GSX-R immediately proved itself racetrack capable. The new GSX-R1000 continues that tradition, whether set up in relatively stock form for track-day fun or modified for full-on races.


To defeat the competition, increasing top-end power was an essential target. However, the GSX-R line has always been known for making broad power across the rev range, combining low-end and mid-range torque with an exciting top-end rush. The new GSX-R1000 engine is designed to produce the most top-end power without sacrificing low-end and mid-range power and torque. To achieve this target, technology developed in MotoGP racing has been used in the engine design.

Exploiting the higher engine speed and increasing the high-rpm power without affecting lower and mid-rpm power presented a challenge. The valve timing typically needed for higher peak power also reduces mid-range and lower-rpm power, and vice versa. The answer came from the proprietary, proven Suzuki Racing VVT (SR-VVT) System developed for Moto GP racing. Unlike complicated variable valve timing systems used by other manufactures, the SR-VVT is simpler, more compact, lighter and more positive.


Oveall length2,075mm
Overall width705mm
Overall height1,145mm
Ground clearance130mm
Seat height825mm
Curb mass202kg
Fuel tank16L
Engine Type4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Ignition systemElectronic ignition
Fuel systemfuel injection
Starter systemElectric
Lubrication systemWet sump
Transmission6-speed constant mesh
SuspensionFrontInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
BrakesFrontDisc, twin
TyresFront120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
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