2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000
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 Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore Stroke||73.4 x 59mm|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection|
|Transmission||Six-speed, constant mesh|
|Seat Height||31.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping|
|Rear Suspension||Link-type, gas/oil-damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping|
|Front Brake||Dual Disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal.|
|Dry Weight||365 lbs.|
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