2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000

2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000
MSRP $10,849

The winner in the street category of this comparison is no less armed to do battle against the rest of the contenders at the racetrack. Blessed with nimble yet stable handling, a powerplant that’s the equal of the compelling lump in the ZX-10R, and the most enviable racetrack history of any Japanese model line, the Gixxer Thou comes out swinging a very big stick.

Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement998.6cc
Bore Stroke73.4 x 59mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection
IgnitionDigital CDI
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed, constant mesh
Final DriveChain
Rake TrailN/A
Seat Height31.9 in.
Wheelbase55.3 in.
Front SuspensionInverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear SuspensionLink-type, gas/oil-damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front BrakeDual Disc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.8 gal.
Dry Weight365 lbs.

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