When it comes to litre-class sports biking, Suzuki GSX-R1000 is undoubtedly a well-known name that comes to mind instantaneously. The bike is the only 1,000cc bike sold in the country by the Japanese manufacturer and has shown some respectable numbers in the sales record of the company. After more than a decade of its unveiling, the bike is still the primary preference of many buyers who crave for a power-packed package with stylish appearance.
Powered by a 999cc, in-line four cylinder, DOHC, four-stroke engine, the bike uses a six-speed constant mesh gearbox. The mill produces a peak power of 160bhp at 9,500rpm with a maximum torque of 110Nm at 8,000rpm. Suzuki GSX-R1000 runs on 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/50 ZR17 rear tubeless tyres that offer a superior grip and stability. To give a comfortable ride, the manufacturer has installed inverted telescopic forks at the front and link type, coil spring monoshock at the rear. The immense braking power is delivered by dual 310mm hydraulic front discs and a single 220mm hydraulic rear disc, equipped with Brembo piston callipers and a high-performance ABS.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 has high aesthetic values, which is evident from its stylish front profile that gets a sharp headlamp and twin pilot lamps along with rear view mirror mounted clear lens blinkers. The twin air vents look stunning and make the visuals even more pleasing. The sharply chiseled fuel tank and clip-on handlebar gives a decent forward leaned riding position. A sporty split seat and a robusting 4-2-1 exhaust set-up are some more admirable elements of this bike. With body dimensions of 2,045mm x 705mm x 1,130mm (LxWxH) and a wheelbase of 1,405mm, the bike has a handsome stance with an indispensable presence. The bike has a minimum ground clearance of 130mm and is fitted with a 17.5 liter fuel tank.
The bike gets three driving modes, named as Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) to adjust the power delivery according to the requirement. Furthermore, the riding experience is enhanced by an electronic steering damper that automatically sets the load on the handlebar in respect to the speed. The instrument cluster comprises of a digital speedometer, twin tripmeters, fuel gauge and analogue tachometer along with the telltale lights.