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From Suzuki's press material:
- Open-class leader updated with more power, reduced weight, new chassis and a new aggressive, aerodynamic look.
Compact 988cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with gear-driven counterbalancer features new ventilation system to equalize lower-cylinder pressure and reduce mechanical loss.
Electronic fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV)- maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and high torque output. Includes Fast Idle System (AFIS).
New tapered, double-barrel throttle body design is simpler in design with less weight.
New 32-bit ECM with 22-trigger pole rpm sensor, provides more precise control of ignition timing and injector operation for each cylinder.
Pulsed-air injection system (PAIR) helps reduce emissions.
New internal oil passageways feed hydraulic cam chain tensioner, eliminating external lines and reducing weight.
Cylinder head features a narrow 25 included valve angle, creating a compact combustion chamber, high compression ratio and a straight intake tract for high power output.
Relocated ram-air intake ducts are 20 mm closer to the center of the fairing increasing ram air pressure, charging efficiency and torque output.
Durable SCEM-plated cylinders house new lightweight forged pistons with low-tension rings to reduce friction.
Suzuki Exhaust Tuning System (SET) regulates exhaust back pressure in the exhaust system to suit running conditions and maintain optimum engine torque.
All new titanium 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system features larger-volume muffler to improve flow and power without increasing noise level.
Large radiator and high-capacity oil cooler provide maximum cooling efficiency.
Six-speed transmission with high-capacity 19-plate clutch.
Sleek new bodywork includes new front fender, front cowl with vertical headlight, inner rear fender, tail section and fuel tank- all designed for improved aerodynamics.
New compact instrument cluster features a step-motor-driven analog tach. and digital speedometer - also includes LCD odometer-tripmeters, coolant temp., clock and EFI diagnostics.
New LED-type taillight and new turn signal design are both brighter and more compact.
All-new black-painted aluminum frame is both stronger and lighter with adjustable swingarm pivot (kit parts required) - also includes simpler, more durable sub-frame design.
Braced aluminum swingarm features extruded arms internally reinforced for strength.
Fully adjustable 43mm inverted forks feature Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated stanchion tubes to reduce friction and improve response - includes cross-mounted steering damper.
Fully adjustable piggy-back shock absorber with an aluminum body and temperature compensating system for more consistent damping performance.
New radially-mounted four-piston front brake calipers reduce flex for stronger brake performance and permit use of lighter weight 300mm rotors.
Opposed-dual-piston rear brake caliper with 220mm rotor.
Lightweight cast aluminum wheels and radial tires.
12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Engine: 988cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
Bore & Stroke: 73.0 x 59.0mm
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Carburetor: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2045mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1135mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 830mm (32.3 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1410mm (55.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs.)
Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear: Link-type, gas/oil-damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 liter (4.8 gal.)
Color: Blue/White, Silver
For more information go directly to the GSX-R1000 page at Suzuki's website: GSX-R1000