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John Westlake  says:

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

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 mid-range power Reduction in...

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  • Posted 4 years ago (24 October 2011 17:55)

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Aug 02

Posts: 274

GWEEV says:

Is this now the most boring looking superbike on the market?

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Sep 05

Posts: 58

polhouse says:

They all look the same anyway, and always have, it's the riding experience that counts don't ya know.

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Oct 10

Posts: 178

Mikeyy says:

When are they going to change the look of this bike. yes it got a great road package but my god its ugly

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:


It's a lovely looking machine.

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Aug 07

Posts: 78

marty1035 says:

Looks great. Suzuki stick to their core values with this model and I'm glad they do.

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Aug 02

Posts: 120

jbond says:


At last, we get back to a single plain old exhaust can held on with a clamp.

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Apr 06

Posts: 191

ERP30 says:


That's about as exciting as the fireblade or the R1 ... so so so disappointed as i had my hopes pinned on buying one may/june ... I really thought Suzuki would be bold and brave and take on BMW and Kawasaki ... Very disappointing for me.. not enough of an upgrade to warrant €15000 cause a brand new 2011 identical bike will only be €12000 ... dont know what ill do ...

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:

Hands up everyone who is going to buy this bike because it has an 8% fuel economy improvement. Thought so. Other than that, a good diet would achieve the same improvements

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Sep 11

Posts: 1

Pebble1 says:

2012 GSX-R1000

Really like the look of this and with the extra low down grunt I'm sure it will be up there with the others. Do you really want all the gismo's that the ZXR and BM have any way! It will win races next year in what ever championship it is in but will the BM or the Kawasaki!

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Feb 09

Posts: 236

tris123 says:

try harder Suzuki

So the only significantly different bike for next year will be the Ducati 1199.  The rest have got face lifts/remaps/TC. 

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