2005 Suzukis

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Suzuki has unveiled its line up for 2005 with the all new GSX-R1000 topping the bill.

The GSX-R1000 gets a twin injection system with dual throttle valves and the capacity gets a boost from 988 to 999. The power has been spread out through a wider band, the pistons have been lightened by eight grams and it gets titanium valves that are lighter and stronger than on the 2004 model.

The bike also gets a slipper clutch, four-piston radial brake callipers and radial master cylinders and the new shaped exhaust has been designed to bring the weight in closer to the bike for better handling and improve the ground clearance at maximum lean.

Suzuki also launched the Intruder M800 cruiser, which boasts laid back performance cruiser looks and 41mm upside-down forks as well as the same engine management and FI system as the GSX-R1000.

The Bandit gets a complete overhaul with a new 650cc engine and completely updated looks including a new tail unit on both the naked and faired version. The faired version gets a completely new style front while the naked version gets a small cowl over the round headlight to finish it off.

The firm also showed the DR-Z450SM for the first time, revealing that as well as the road wheels and tyres, the bike uses the forks off the RS range and the shock off the RM range of off-road bikes. The new suspension has been brought in to provide more adjustment and make the SM far more stable at high road speeds.

The RM-Z450 four-stroke motocross bike is now in the firm’s line-up after a year racing in the World motocross championship, taking several race wins in the process.

Get full details of all the latest bikes in the September 22 edition of MCN.

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By MCN Staff