Official picture: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The key change is an all new engine that is 59mm shorter than the outgoing K7/K8 model, allowing a longer swingarm, though the wheelbase is 10mm shorter at 1405mm.
The changes have been made to ‘increase agility and race track performance’ according to Suzuki. Compression is higher according to Suzuki, but Suzuki declined to release further information.
A new shock with high and low-speed compression damping matches the new forks. New Tokico four-piston radial calipers are also used.