Intermot update:

Published: 16 September 2002

Updated at 17.00 Tuesday: First pictures: 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000.

These are the first pictures of Suzuki’s 2003 GSX-R1000 and prove how the factory has taken its already awesome machine to the next level.

Suzuki engineers have found another 5bhp for even more blistering pace and shaved another kilo (2.2lb) to bring its weight down to 168kg (369.6lb).

Click on the link on the right to read more about this and the other new bikes unveiled at Intermot.

Triumph, it seems, will not now be launching its Daytona 600 anytime soon. Rumours at Triumph’s launch last night, which stared the Speed Master – a Bonneville variant, suggest the technical level of the latest crop of Japanese 600s have prompted a delay in the Daytona’s debut.

Updated at 14.00 Monday: First pictures of the 2003 Ducati range have just been released, including the 749, and MZ’s re-styled S1000 sports tourer.

Click on the links on the right to read all about the latest bike releases. The big four Japanese manufactures have their own links. To read about the Ducati or other European launches, click on the European link.

The most important international motorcycle show of the year gets under way today, September 16. The Intermot Show in Munich is where the top factories will debut their 2003 machines and products – and you’ll be able to read all about them here, first.

Ducati, Triumph, Suzuki, Yamaha and MZ are just some of the manufacturers with official launches throughout Monday and motorcyclenews.com will update you on their news throughout the day.

The programme for begins with MZ’s press conference at 11.00 with Ducati’s straight afterwards and the 2pm we’ll reveal the line-up for its MotoGP squad.

We’re also expecting news on the 2003 Suzuki GSX-R range as well as Triumph’s eagerly anticipated Daytona 600 sports bike.

Keep clicking back for more details and breaking news…