Our favourite Suzuki GSX-R1000s
Bikes for sale
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is 16-years-old this year, which means it would be patiently awaiting its GCSE results if it were a human, and it would be able to ride a 50cc scooter on L-plates. How exciting.
The first GSX-R1000 changed the superbike game when it came along in 2001, and though not every Gixxer 1000 since has been a game changer, they're always one of the most popular superbikes on the road.
What better way to celebrate the GSX-R1000's 16th birthday than with a search for some of the best examples currently for sale at MCN Bikes for Sale.
“First generation GSX-R1000s are becoming hard to find now, and there's only a few examples for sale at MCNbikesforsale.com. This example has covered relatively few miles for a 15-year-old bike and looks in good nick. IT's got a few extras - like the exhaust, screen and bar ends - but nothing irreversible should you want to put it back to standard.”
“Yes, we rant and rave about the 2005 GSX-R1000 a lot, but that's because it's a sublime piece of engineering. It's so good, in fact, that BMW studied it heavily when developing the first S1000RR which came out a full ive years later in 2010. The K5 blends a superbly grunty engine with a brilliant chassis and comfort. This one seems almost too good to be true.”
“After a few years in the wilderness, the GSX-R1000 came back strong in 2012 with loads of tweaks that make it an exceptional road bike. It lacks the electronic gizmos of other bikes in its class, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Great value for such a recent superbike.”