The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is just one of the bikes on the MCN 2009 longterm test fleet. MCN's WSB reporter Michael Guy has done over 5,000 miles on it so far. He's also had his friends on the TAS Suzuki race team help him make an already good bike great...
2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 now produces the most midrange of any 1000cc
superbike. What's more, weight has dropped by 2kg and it's gained Brembo
brakes and comes with revised big piston suspension. But without any
electrical aids like traction control can the new GSX-R cut it on track?
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MCN: Can a £1500 sportsbike beat a GSX-R1000 K6?
The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five
seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We've got the video to show they can.
Follow the hilarious exploits of three MCN road-testers as they try to
prove that £1500 will get you a bike that is almost as fast as the latest
crop of sportsbike.
Budget V-twin group test
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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 review
Paul tests the Suzuki GSX-R1000 L2 (2012 model) and finds the low-tech
approach, with it's significant refinements is not necessarily a negative
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 - Jay Leno's Garage
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 . How fast could you go? Do the power-to-weight math:
155 at the rear wheel at 452 pounds...
Competition is fierce in the crowded realm of the literbike. So despite an
incredible record of consecutive AMA Superbike wins, Suzuki decided to go
back to the drawing board for a completely new soup-to-nuts redesign of the
GSX-R1000 for 2009. Suzuki Motorcycle's Garrett Kai jokes that the only
elements carried over from last year's model are the fuel tank cap and the
oil filter. The differences may seem subtle to the untrained eye, but to a
superbike aficionado, Suzuki has gone the distance to improve upon previous
The overall appearance of the Gixxer Thou is more aggressive and more
refined, and more compact than its forebear. Weight has been cut back six
pounds to a total net of 452 pounds. The redesigned 999cc inline
four-cylinder engine is over two inches shorter, which in turn shortens the
wheelbase for greater maneuverability, and allows for a longer swingarm,
yielding improved corner traction. Technology from racing's cutting edge
has informed most aspects of the bike's new design, including a new
cable-actuated clutch system, and big piston forks. Indeed, with 155 hp at
the rear wheel, you might want to have some racing experience before
attempting to tap this bike's potential. That's right, for a mere $12,899,
you too can enjoy grand prix performance in a two-wheeled street machine.
An avid Suzuki collector, Jay already has a 1975 RE5 and a 1966 X6 Hustler
among others in his collection, and was beyond thrilled when Suzuki
presented him with the first production GSX-R1000 as a thank you for his
support of the motorcycle industry. Jay will have to break his Gixxer in
easy for the first 500 miles, keeping it below 4000 rpm - where most cars
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 - Jay Leno's Garage
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2012 GSX-R 1000 Long Term Review
So, I've put about 10,000 miles on the bike and figured I would give you
all an update. The video itself is rather short and lacking information,
seeing as it was unplanned and unscripted. So, here I shall provide more
Power: Still what I consider the best power band of any stock motorcycle on
the market, plenty of useable low and midrange, and the thing rips all the
way to the rev limiter. Also, the fueling on this bike is light years ahead
of other stock bikes, with none of the abrupt herky-jerkiness of so many
other bikes. Its extremely fluid, and the transition between on/off
throttle is extremely forgiving. Future upgrades include a full titanium
Yoshimura R77 Exhaust (customized
similar to the ones being run on the AMA Superbike Spec GSX-R's), BMC race
air filter, Yoshimura Level Two engine service (Superstock legal) and a PC5
w/ custom ECU tune.
Stock suspension components are more than adequate for most riders,
although the rear shock can pump a little bit when driving hard out of
corners. Corner entry is slower than say the CBR1000RR, but far from slow.
It actually flicks phenomenally fast for a bike of its girth. Feels
extremely planted mid-corner, great stability, and line changes at lean are
fairly simple. Forks have great bottoming resistance, even when braking
down from 170+mph. Future upgrades will be both fork and shock being gutted
and completely rebuilt with new oil, valving, and springs, using Race-Tech
components and serviced at Mad-Jack Racing in Simi Valley, CA.
Super slick, no fuss, always slots right into the proper gear. One of the
best gearboxes out there, easily. Future upgrade will be an Annitori HM+
Hit and miss. While the Brembo monoblocs can stop you decently quick, the
master cylinder that feeds into them is pure rubbish. You have no feel for
the brakes whatsoever, and it requires a good amount of lever pull before
you can get to the meat of those mighty monoblocs. Also the rear brake is
fairly mushy, and when using it to stabilize the chassis in cornering
situations I'd prefer a bit more feel. Future upgrades will be the Brembo
RCS19 master cylinder and Spiegler stainless steel lines.
Overall this beast has been wonderful to me. She is superbly comfortable
for what she is, has absurd amounts of power on tap, handles beautifully,
and I have loved every mile aboard her. Now its time to turn this little
beast into a full on fire breathing monster.
2009 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Sportbike Review
r1000-first-ride.aspx 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 sportbike review shows Suzukis
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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Motorcycle Review - Making the Gixxer thou better than ever
Suzuki has given its GSX-R1000 sportbike some notable tweaks for 2012,
including improvements to the engine's low-end power and some new Brembo
brakes. We had a chance to test it out at Homestead-Miami Speedway in
There's a reason why national superbike grids around the world are stacked
with Suzuki GSX-R1000s. With 37 championships in the past 10 years, the
pedigree and performance potential of the venerable Gixxer speaks for
itself. Making up at least 45% of the AMA Superbike field since 2009, the
GSX-R has a reputation for winning. Of course, just when you think it can't
get any better, it always does. Introducing the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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Moss Dissects Mladin's GSX-R1000 Superbike
Dave Moss of Catalyst Reaction Suspension gets intimate with Mat Mladin's
2009 GSX-R1000 American Superbike. Dave gives us a tour of the superbike's
trick bits and design, most of which would be valuable on a normal bike
CBR1000RR vs ZX-10R vs GSX-R1000 vs YZF-R1 - Japanese Liter Bike Shootout! On Two Wheels Episode 6
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them through their paces on the street, the drag strip, and at the track.
Testers compare specs, performance and handling of the Honda CBR 1000RR,
Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha YZF-R1 to determine which bike
is at the top of the class for 2012.
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Mladin Custom Roaring Toyz GSX-R 1000
Unveiling 7x AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin's custom 2009 Suzuki Gixxer
1000 created by Roaring Toyz builder Robert Fisher to promote Mat's
business, Bike Gear Warehouse (www.bikegearwarehouse.com.au) in Australia.
Speed TV announcer Greg White interviews SuperMat & Bob. Some
modifications include extended swingarm with 240 rear Dunlop tire, forged
aluminum wheels, billet brake caliper hanger, galfer brake lines and rear
wave rotor, yoshimura R77 SS Exhaust,
yosh billet clutch and stator engine cover guards, Vortex black anodized
rear sets and sprocket, ohlins steering damper and hot bodies tinted
windscreen. Debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca U.S. Grand Prix in
Monterey, CA during the AMA/ MotoGP race weekend.
Mat won his 7th consecutive AMA Superbike pole of 2009 later that
afternoon, the Sunday race and the 2009 championship!