The real “Gixxer”, the famous Suzuki GSX-R1000 is ready for an update, and may well offer more advanced electronics and also get a minor cosmetic makeover.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 is ready for a full update
The Suzuki GSX-R1000, Suzuki’s liter-class superbike, has yet to be updated to meet the latest Euro 5 emissions regulations. And now the latest reports indicate that the GSX-R1000 is ready to go. new skin, and the updated model could be unveiled and announced as early as November 2021, at the EICMA show in Milan. This is not exactly unexpected news; While Suzuki has updated the Hayabusa, as well as the bare GSX-S1000 to meet the latest emissions standards, the fully faired liter class superbike has yet to be updated to meet Euro5 / BS6 standards.
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With the liter class segment offering slap-in-the-back performance, as well as the latest cutting-edge electronics, the GSX-R1000 has given way to the Ducati Panigale V4, BMW S 1000 RR and the new Kawasaki. Ninja ZX-10R boasting of the latest technology and performance, which is way ahead of Gixxer (the name Gixxer was originally given by fans to the GSX-R1000, but in India it is used as a model name in 150 cc and 250 cc motorcycles).
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According to a report in Asphalt and Rubber, the next generation Suzuki GSX-R1000 is in development with the company’s eyes on returning to production racing, like the World Superbike. Suzuki hasn’t had a WSBK presence since 2015, and a return to production on the international stage certainly promises on exposure and brand building.
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What is not clear is how far Suzuki would go to justify the “updated” model of the GSX-R1000. The new generation Hayabusa hasn’t received a full update, although it is supposed to be easier to drive, with more practical performance and torque. So the next generation of Gixxer might just be just that, an update or a complete overhaul, which will bring the GSX-R1000 online to compete with the best machines in the liter class, on and off the track.