Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

MotoUSA puts the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 though the ringer in the 2010 Superbike Smackdown VII Track.

Slideshow
10_superbike_dyno_suzuki.jpg
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike Smackdown VII dyno graph. The newer machine 160.89 HP and 77.55 lb-ft of torque.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track.jpg
Earnest was at home on the Suzuki GSX-R right away.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-1.jpg
With the third-best HP numbers of the test, wheelieing out of the final corner came easy on the GSX-R.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-12.jpg
Showa front end and radial-mount Tokico brakes highlight the Suzuki GSX-R1000's front end.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-2.jpg
Even with box-stock settings, the Suzuki GSX-R was very close right away.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-3.jpg
Cranked on its side the Suzuki was very planted and stable.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-4.jpg
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 was one of the most well-rounded bikes of the test.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-5.jpg
Suzuki opted to not bring in 2010 model sportbikes to the U.S., so for our shootout we used a "new" '09.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-6.jpg
Hutch and the Suzuki GSX-R crest the cyclone at T-Hill.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-8.jpg
Atlas found the Suzuki to be a good basic set-up for potential race use.
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-9.jpg
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-10.jpg
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000
2009-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-smackdown-track-11.jpg
The 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 gauge cluster is easy to read and features everything the rider needs.