2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000

2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000
MSRP $10,599

Even thought a bull’s-eye is clearly painted on the Gixxer, Suzuki has proven to be incredibly adept at extracting the maximum out of its GSX-R series. The competition is hard-pressed to achieve similar performance numbers, and we’re not just throwing Suzi a juicy bone here. On the dyno, the Gixxer’s motor bested all but one of its new rivals when considering production of both horsepower and torque. On the scales, the Suzuki proves to be the second lightest of this steroid-injected group.


2004 Geico Suzuki GSX-R1000

2004 Geico Suzuki GSX-R1000

No, we didn't get to ride Mladin's title-winning GSX-R, but we went to VIR to test one of the fastest privateer superbikes in the paddock.

Specifications
Year2004
ManufacturerSuzuki
ModelGSX-R1000
Engine Type4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
Engine Displacement988cc
Bore Stroke73.0 X 59.0 mm
CoolingLiquid-cooled
Compression Ratio12.0:1
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
IgnitionDigital/Transistorized
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6-speed
Final DriveChain
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height32.3 in.
Wheelbase55.5 in.
Front SuspensionInverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Rear SuspensionLink-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, and compression damping
Front BrakeDual hydraulic disc
Rear BrakeSingle hydraulic disc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel CapacityNA
Dry Weight370 lbs.
MSRP$10,599
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