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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Ride Photo Gallery

Motorcycle-USA test rides Suzuki’s latest 2012 GSX-R1000 Superbike. Read the review in the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Ride report.

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Suzuki engineers dropped four pounds of weight off the 2012 GSX-R1000.
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The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 retails for $13,799—a $200 increase over the ’11 model.
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The GSX-R1000 now benefits from the use of Brembo monobloc front brake calipers.
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The engine case gets larger ventilation holes for reduced mechanical pumping losses. The valve tappets are also lighter.
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The new fork settings increased the Gixxer’s handling prowess at lean.
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Engineers have improved upon the already good throttle response and engine fuel settings. The ’12 GSX-R1000 is the best running GSX-R we’ve ever tested.
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The GSX-R steers into corners with minimal effort and is generally a very easy literbike to ride.
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The GSX-R steers into corners with minimal effort and is generally a very easy literbike to ride.
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Stability has been a hallmark trait of the GSX-R sportbikes.
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The ergonomics and control layout are well proportioned and work especially well for riders of above average height.