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Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis

MCN, 30 September 2014 13:16

• 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four• 182bhp / 86lbft• Now with ABS as standard Dreams of an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2015 will have to stay just that, with the only update for the flagship 1000 being the saddition of ABS as standard fitment. The bonus is that there’s no price increase, so it’ll remain at £10,999. MotoGP stalkers, however, will be delighted with the new ...

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Best bikes for under £5k: 2005-2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000

MCN, 10 June 2013 07:00

What was it like then?This was the superbike to have in the mid-noughties. The K5/K6 was magnificent, but little did we know it would be the best GSX-R1000 ever. After a steady improvement through the models, from the 2001 GSX-R1000 K1 to this 2005 K5, we naturally expected the K7 to be better, but it wasn’t – it was too ...

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Used buying guide: Suzuki GSX-R1000

Michael Neeves, 12 April 2013 13:16

Remember when the Japanese ruled the superbike roost? They battled ferociously with each other to make the fastest, sexiest and best handling 1000s, year after glorious year – it was great news for us, the Great British sportsbike-buying public. Suzuki GSX-R1000s for sale The 1000s golden days peaked in the first half of the noughties and it was all about ...

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Video: Simon Crafar powerslides the new Suzuki GSX-R1000

MCN, 27 April 2012 09:23

The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of only two current superbikes (the other the Honda Fireblade) that doesn't have traction control. For most of us mere mortals, that means having to be a little more careful on the throttle than on an electronics-laiden Aprilia RSV4, or any of the other 1000cc superbikes. For 500GP winner Simon Crafar it means he ...

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60 years of Suzuki: RGV500 vs GSX-R1000

MCN, 12 April 2012 14:24

These two blue and white machines represent the best of the Suzuki best. Right now, the 166bhp, 203kg 2012 GSX-R1000 is the ultimate incarnation of the Japanese firm’s road-going superbike and this 1998 ex-Nobuatsu Aoki RGV500, making 180bhp and weighing just 130kg was one of the last of the fearsome 500cc GP bikes.  One’s a two-stroke V4, one’s a four ...

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Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride

MCN, 20 February 2012 12:39

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. Suzuki has gone back to what made the GSX-R legendary and simplified the way to a quick lap time. In other words: stop for the corner, get the bike ...

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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride: "So easy to ride"

MCN, 08 February 2012 17:11

The launch of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is currently underway at the Miami Speedway track in America. Senior road tester Adam Child has just completed his first session on the bike and these are his thoughts: "My first session went on for ages because no-one waved me in so I just kept going for 40 laps. The big differences to ...

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2012 GSX-R1000: bigger midrange, new brakes and better fuel economy

John Westlake, 24 October 2011 17:49

Suzuki’s 2012 GSX-R1000 gets new Brembo Monobloc brakes, more midrange power and is 2kg lighter than this year’s model. Though Suzuki list dozens of changes to the outgoing model, the majority are subtle – anyone hoping for BMW-beating traction control or dramatic power increases will be disappointed.  Here are the highlights: 2kg off the kerb weight Brembo’s Monobloc calipers More ...

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Insurance error fixed

Steve Farrell, 02 September 2011 12:27

An error by insurance companies which stopped Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners getting factually correct policies is to be rectified after we highlighted it. MCN revealed how insurers and comparison websites insist the bike is 998cc when in fact it is either 988cc or 999cc depending on year of manufacture. Riders who give the correct capacity are charged more for having a ...

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Have you seen this bike?

Dan Aspel, 11 April 2011 09:35

This Lucky Strike Schwantz rep. 2007 GSX-R1000 was stolen on Friday, April 8th, 2011 from Palmer's Motorcycles in Hemel Hempstead, Herts. The rare and collectable machine was parked outside the store when thieves made off with the bike, pushing it down the road. Palmer's salesman Jason Fuller told MCN: "There was a van parked between the bike and the store and we believe the ...

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