Suzuki, at this year’s INTERMOT, launched the 2019 GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R. The company claims that for the coming year, the bike sports further improvement in ergonomics and features.
The new GSX0R1000R now gets an adjustable swing-arm pivot that, the company claims, will provide the riders with more variations and options during setting it up for the track. Other improvements on the bike include tweaks in the braking apparatus which now comes with new stainless steel braided hoses.
The bi-directional quick-shifter, as well as the auto-blipper which was formerly available on the bike as a part of the comprehensive package, will be provided as standard on the upcoming models.
The new GSX-R1000R now comes with the latest Bridgestone RS11 tyres replacing the outgoing RS10s along with a new look for the exhaust which now comes finished in black with a new heat shield.
The bike is mechanically retained with the same 4-stroke, 4-cylinder liquid cooled 1000-cc engine on both the bikes. It is mated to a six-speed transmission and produces a peak power of 199bhp with 117 Nm of torque.
The bike sports a raft of rider technologies including a new Motion Track Brake System which reduces rear wheel lift during very hard braking on the racetrack, and is especially effective on downhill sections of track, along with Motion Track Traction Control System which allows the rider to select 10 different levels of traction control intervention, depending upon road or racetrack conditions as well as personal preference and experience as well as the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector. Suspension setup on the bike includes an inverted telescopic coil at the front with a link-type coil spring at the back.
Other than the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R, Suzuki also showcased the resurrected semi-faired icon from the 80s, Katana. Based on the GSX-S1000, the bike is powered by the same 999cc inline-four engine as the GSX-S1000, mated to a six-speed transmission, delivering 148hp of power at 10,000 rpm and 118Nm of torque at 9,500rpm.