2012 GSX-R1000: bigger midrange, new brakes and better fuel economy

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Suzuki’s 2012 GSX-R1000 gets new Brembo Monobloc brakes, more midrange power and is 2kg lighter than this year’s model.

Though Suzuki list dozens of changes to the outgoing model, the majority are subtle – anyone hoping for BMW-beating traction control or dramatic power increases will be disappointed. 

Here are the highlights:

  • 2kg off the kerb weight
  • Brembo’s Monobloc calipers
  • More mid-range power
  • Reduction in unsprung weight
  • Return to a single sided exhaust
  • 8% fuel economy

The 2012 GSX-R1000 will be officially revealed at the Milan Show in November and then in the UK at Motorcycle Live at the NEC. More information as we get it.

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John Westlake

By John Westlake