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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo Photo Gallery

Check out how the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown VI.

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2009 Superbike Smackdown horsepower chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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2009 Superbike Smackdown torque chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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The Suzuki's Tokico radial-mount front brakes are more adept at shedding speed than before. Braking performance was similar to that of the Kawasaki and Honda.
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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We appreciated certain aspects of the GSX-R1000's styling like its new front fascia. However we weren't fans of its dual mufflers.
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Despite what the Suzuki's 460 lbs curb weight would lead you to believe. It is actually a very sharp handling motorcycle.
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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Wheelies in first, second and third gear are almost mandatory aboard the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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The only thing we didn't like about the Suzuki's gauges is that the tachometer numbers are spaced too closely together.
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The majority of our testers weren't too fond of the GSX-R's new styling.
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Another year, another batch of brand-new candy-colored Superbikes. This year Motorcycle USA presents separate track and street evaluations for your liter-class sportbike pleasure.
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$60,000-plus worth of machinery. But which one is right for you? Follow along and let's find out.
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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The 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000's cockpit is almost as comfortable as the Honda CBR1000RR.
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Next to the Honda the Suzuki has the most ideal riding ergonomics for the street.
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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparo
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2009 Superbike Smackdown Quarter Mile Times