Ad closing in seconds....

Net yourself a Suzuka replica GSX-R1000

Published: 18 November 2001

Updated: 19 November 2014

THE Suzuka 8-hours race is one of the most prestigious meetings in the Japanese sporting calendar. The factories spend millions preparing their teams for the event, so when the privateer Kenz J-Trust team scooped the X-Formula class win with their specially prepared GSX-R1000, it was a bit of a coup.

Now the exclusive tuning house is cashing in on their accomplishment by selling replicas of their race-winner to the public.

The Kenz-1000R weighs 3kg (6.6lb) less than stock, but the most obvious change is the lightweight composite bodywork and new mammoth 28 litre (6.16 gal) alloy tank.

The range on the road should be increased by half again, and with a steady hand you could even see 200 miles between refills – though touring on that thin foam seat pad wouldn’t be much fun.

If the gorgeous paintwork and race-bike looks don’t tempt you, Kenz are hoping that the other parts they’ve fitted will draw you in. Lightweight rearsets and a carbon-fibre Kenz end can should boost top-end power by 2bhp and pump up the mid-range.

The parts are available for order over the internet, from www.kenz-pro.co.jp. At the moment Kenz has no plans to export the machine, but you can register your interest through info@kenz-pro.co.jp or telephone 00-81-33333-5133.

Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)