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Help us decide the best 2018 Suzuki GSX-R colour

Published: 15 November 2017

Updated: 15 November 2017

Suzuki give us new GSX-R colours for 2018, and we’re divided

Suzuki have announced an interesting new white paint scheme for their GSX-R1000 and range-topping GSX-R1000R bikes for 2018.

The white option is inspired by the Japanese manufacturer’s current MotoGP GSX-RR livery graphics. It utilises the classic Suzuki white and blue colour scheme, with a heavy bias on the white, and has caused a bit of a stir in the MCN office. 

To help us settle a score, let us know what you think of the new white livery with the poll below:

As well as the white colour option – which will be the same for both the GSX-1000 and GSX-R1000R models, there will also be a black option available for both machines. 


The top-of-the-range GSX-R1000R will come with the same MotoGP-inspired GSX-RR graphics as the white bike. While the standard GSX-R1000 will get a slightly different black paint scheme that’s identified by its blue accents on the bodywork.

As with this year, there will also be a MotoGP GSX-RR replica paint scheme available as a colour option for the litre GSX-R machines.

The GSX-R1000 is available for £13,599. The flagship GSX-R1000R comes with a slightly meatier price-tag of £16,099 and comes with the addition of Showa’s balance free suspension, inertial 10-stage traction control, cornering ABS, launch control, alongside a bi-directional quickshifter and auto-blipper.

You can check out both machines at the NEC from this weekend too at Motorcycle Live, where both bikes will be on display alongside Suzuki’s only new bike for 2018, the SV650X.

Want to know more?

MCN's Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves has been living with the GSX-R1000R as his Fleet bike for 2017, and has taken it to the track, on epic trips and of course, been using it as his day-to-day transport. You can find out how he's been getting on with it on the MCN Fleet page.

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