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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Photo Gallery
The new GSX-R1000 comes in four different flavors.
Only days after its European debut, the 2009 GSX-R1000 made its first appearance on American soil in Las Vegas last night during Suzuki's annual dealer show. Check out the full story in
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Look
The 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The LED combo tail/brake light is built into the rear of the tailsection.
The Showa rear shock works through an aluminum-alloy linkage mounted on the swingarm.
The engine oil cooler has the same trapezoidal shape as the radiator which allowed Suzuki to narrow the lower fairing.
The Gixxer Thou's instrument cluster includes an analog tach and a digital LCD speedo.
The new Gixxer Thou is available in four color schemes including the traditional Suzuki blue and white.
Bodywork that's been honed in wind tunnels will help the new Gixxer cut through wind resistance like a knife through butter.
The new face of the 2009 GSX-R1000.
Suzuki engineers looked to boost low- and mid-range performance by reshaping the combustion chamber of the old mill, increasing the compression ratio and developing new cam profiles.
Rebound and compression valving adjustment screws are indented into the fork caps. Spring preload is adjusted at the bottom of the fork leg assembly.
New monoblock forged-aluminum-alloy front brake calipers are each 205 grams lighter than conventional bolt-together calipers.
The more compact engine of the '09 GSX-R1000 allowed Suzuki to shorten up the mainframe, bringing in the wheelbase by 10mm in an effort to make it even more nimble in the corners.
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