The 2009 Suzuki GSX R1000 model debuted in Paris in September 2008 features 999 cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC and has the price tag of $12,999. Check out further details and high res bike pictures after the jump.
ALL-NEW SUZUKI GSX-R1000 HEADLINES IN PARIS
At Suzuki's 2009 model launch held in Paris today, Suzuki unveiled an all-new GSX-R1000 K9 model, alongside the new Gladius 650 and Intruder 1500 models.
Boasting an all-new compact engine, shorter wheelbase and new styling, the new GSX-R1000 raises the bar once more in the hotly-contested Supersport class.
With significant changes in the engine department, the new GSX-R boasts a more over-square bore and stroke (74.5mm x 57.3mm), larger, titanium valves, a higher compression ratio (now 12.8:1 as opposed to the K8's 12.5:1), and 12 hole fuel injectors, to deliver a finer fuel mist for more complete combustion. All this with a power-plant that is 59mm shorter from front to rear.
And it's not just the engine that's seen the significant changes either, as the all-new chassis makes the GSX-R1000 more agile than ever before. With the new shorter, twin-spar cast cradle frame, mated to a new longer, arched swing-arm made of three castings, the new bike boasts increased racetrack performance with a wheelbase shortened by 10mm.
Equipped with Showa's new Big Piston Forks (BPF) with endurance race proven design, these, combined with a new rear shock absorber that features high and low-speed compression damping, offer superb feedback and response with reduced weight too. The new lightweight, race-proven mono-block forged radial calipers, mated to fully-floating 310mm discs offer superb stopping power.
With a unique engine and chassis package, the aggressive aesthetics and rider controls top-off the flagship GSX-R. WIth the unique Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System, featuring low-slung MotoGP inspired titanium exhausts, a lighter, sculptured fuel tank, on-board lap timer and revised Suzuki Drive Mode Selector controls, the new bike offers the complete sports package.
Also unveiled in Paris was Suzuki's all-new Gladius 650. A new naked middleweight model featuring Suzuki's legendary 650cc V-Twin engine, the Gladius boasts unique styling in a user-friendly package.
With a fuel injected, twin plug head engine delivering enhanced performance, combined with great style and neutral lightweight handling, the Gladius is perfect for first time or experienced riders alike.
|Engine||999 cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore & Stroke||74.5 mm x 57.3 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.8 : 1|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Transmission||6-speed, constant mesh|
|Overall Length||2045 mm (80.5 in.)|
|Overall Width||710 mm (28.0 in.)|
|Overall Height||1130 mm (44.5 in.)|
|Seat Height||810 mm (31.9 in.)|
|Wheelbase||1405mm (55.3 in.)|
|Curb Weight||203kg (448 lbs.)|
|Suspension Front||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable|
|Suspension Rear||Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable|
|Brakes Front||Radial mount, 4-piston calipers, 310 mm disc, twin|
|Brakes Rear||1-piston caliper, 220 mm disc|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Tires Rear||190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17.5 L (4.6 US gal)|
|Color||Black/Matte Black, Blue/White, Red/Black|