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Suzuki GSXR-1000

 The original Suzuki GSX-R1000 sportbike was released for the 2001 model year. It was designed to replace the aging GSX-R1100 motorcycle. Positioned alongside the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 sportbikes, the Gixxer 1000 represents the pinnacle of Suzuki’s sport motorcycle design. 

The Suzuki GSXR-1000 represents the pinnacle of Suzuki’s sport motorcycle design.
The Suzuki GSXR-1000 represents the pinnacle of Suzuki’s sport motorcycle design.
At the time of its release the GSXR 1000, became the lightest, most high-performance sportbike on the road. Aesthetically Suzuki’s GSX-R 1000 was nearly identical to its smaller displacement GSX-R siblings. Inside of the GSX-R1000’s sleek body panels however it packs a tremendously powerful yet easy-to-use 999cc liquid-cooled Inline-Four cylinder engine. Other changes included subtle chassis tweaks including a thicker frame, braced swingarm and higher-spec suspension components.

Since, Suzuki’s Superbike has received four key revamaps, the most recent being the 2009 model. Physically the size of the Gixxer Thou has been substantially reduced due to the use of a more compact engine. The engine also features new bore/stoke dimensions and a matching cylinder head that houses larger intake and exhaust valves. Also new is the use of an innovative Big-Piston Fork design from technical partner, Showa which not only reduces weight but increases performance. Other changes include a longer swingarm, which will better control the Suzuki’s massive 160-plus horsepower. It also retains the GSX-R1000’s now signature twin titanium mufflers first introduced in 2007.
Suzuki GSXR-1000 Motorcycle Reviews
2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparison
Friday, May 06, 2011
Climb on with Motorcycle USA as we compare the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 against the rest of the open-class sport bikes in our annual Superbike Smackdown VIII Street comparison review.
2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Track Comparison
Monday, April 11, 2011
When it comes to building sportbikes no one has more experience than Suzuki. Over the years its top-of-the-line GSX-R1000 has developed cult-like following based on the wicked performance of its Inline-Four engine, composed chassis which can all be easily modified for all out no holds bar performance on the racetrack.
2009 Suzuki GSXR-1000 Comparison Street
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Motorcycle USA puts all the 2010 Superbikes to the test in our Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read the 2010 Suzuki GSX-R1000 street review.
2009 Suzuki GSXR-1000 Comparison Track
Friday, May 07, 2010
MotoUSA puts the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 though the ringer in our 2010 Superbike Smackdown VII track comparison.
2009 Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
How much more performance can one extract from Suzuki's already potent GSX-R1000? MotoUSA puts our Stage 1 Yoshimura project bike to the test the Modified Superbike Comparison.
2009 Mat Mladin Suzuki GSX-R1000 Test
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The legacy of the most dominant motorcycle road racer America has ever known: 62 pole positions, 82 race wins and 7 AMA Superbike championships. We ride Mat Mladin's 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike.
Kagayamas Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
Monday, November 30, 2009
Kagayama’s Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 proved to be one of the biggest bikes of the group and while Suzuki dominate in the U.S. no doubt they have some catching up to do overseas.
AMA Jordan Suzuki GSX-1000R Review
Monday, September 28, 2009
Motorcycle USA tests the National Guard/Jordan Suzuki American Superbikes piloted by Geoff May and Aaron Yates at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Read more about these ridiculously fast machines here.
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison Track
Monday, May 18, 2009
Motorcycle-USA takes the latest Superbikes and put's them to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. Welcome to the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R Track portion.
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison Street
Monday, May 11, 2009
Check out how the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown motorcycle comparison.
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Ride
Monday, April 13, 2009
After a long and eager wait Motorcycle USA takes a spin on the all-new 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbike. Come along for one wild ride!
2008 Suzuki GSX-R Comparison
Monday, September 29, 2008
Is a literbike really better than a supersport, or is it better to split the difference with a 750? We find out when we pit the GSX-R1000, GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 against one another on the track and street.
2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Monday, March 31, 2008
Five motorcycles of the highest performance, we get the best from Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Ducati for a little Smackdown.
2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Monday, May 07, 2007
The Big Four's latest batch of literbikes - CBR1000RR, ZX-10R, GSX-R1000, and R1, we'll put them through the motions on the track and street.
2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Ride
Monday, March 05, 2007
Sir Neale teaches us the ABCs about the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 while gallivanting around Australia.
2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Monday, April 03, 2006
We assemble the gnarliest wheelie-popping class of sportbikes for a big-bore brawl to see if the mighty Gixxer Thou can be knocked off its high perch.
2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Monday, May 16, 2005
We open up a can of whup-ass at PIR for the second portion of our Superbike Smackdown II.
2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Monday, May 16, 2005
There's more power on tap in any of these 400-pound bikes than you'll find in a 3200-pound base-model Honda Accord. Hang on tight!
2004 Geico Suzuki GSX-R1000
Monday, December 20, 2004
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.
2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
We already told ya which literbike was best on the street. iIt's track time, wound out to the max by former AMA champ Steve Crevier.
2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Comparison
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Better than you and not afraid to show it, these bikes epitomize the high-performance motorcycle. Oh yeah, and they're freakadillishly f-f-fast!
Suzuki GSXR-1000 Project Bikes
Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Stage 3
Monday, August 16, 2010
For the final installment of our Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Project Superbike we go race against the big boys in AMA Superbike at Laguna Seca. How did we do against the best in business? Let's check it out…
Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Stage 2
Monday, April 19, 2010
For the second part of our Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Project Superbike we hit the track with a host of new modifications to race at Willow Springs. So how did we fare in our first outing? Time to find out…
Suzuki GSXR-1000 First Looks
2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Look
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Only days after its European debut, the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 made its first appearance on American soil in Las Vegas last night during Suzuki's annual dealer show.
Suzuki GSXR-1000 Dealerships