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Suzuki GSX R1000 Bike Pics

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.

Specifications GSX-R1000
Model Number GSXR1000K9
Type Sportbike
Warranty
Suggested Retail $12199
SEP $0
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
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive N/A
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.)
Ground Clearance N/A
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

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