2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000

2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000
MSRP $10,999

The Gixxer Thou is the decathlete of the group. No, make that the star decathlete. And valedictorian. It romped all over its class rivals in 2005, racking up big points in every category. But the Suzuki comes into this fight as the only contender that hasn’t been updated for ’06. Is the crew from Hammamatsu worried? Is Mat Mladin?

Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement998.6cc
Bore Stroke73.4 x 59mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed, constant mesh
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail23.45°/96mm
Seat Height31.9 in.
Wheelbase55.3 in.
Front Suspension4.7 in.
Rear Suspension5.1 in.
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.8 gal.
Dry Weight365 lbs.
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