Suzuki has cracked open the champagne for its 100th Anniversary and
to celebrate further, it has released the 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R, GSX-R750,
and GSX-R600 100th Anniversary editions.
These are in limited numbers and stand the real chance of becoming collectable indeed.
Although there are no real technical changes, all three Gixxers get a Metallic Triton Blue/Metallic Mystic Silver paint job reminiscent of the current Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP motorcycles raced by Álex Rins and Joan Mir, and in the process pay tribute to the Suzuki Grand Prix racebikes of the 1960s.
We grabbed both the litre bike and the 750 for a quick blat.
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is limited to just 10 units locally and is priced from $16,490 rideaway, while the GSX-R750 (50 units) checks in from $17,490, and the flagship GSX-R1000R (30 units) tops the range at $26,990.
This means that opting for the Limited Edition comes at a $3000 premium for the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, and costs an extra $5000 with the GSX-R1000R, compared to the current range.
Earlier in 2020, Suzuki released its updated GSX-R1000 sportsbike, which does not get the 100th anniversary treatment, but does gain an up/down quickshifter as standard, as well as grippier Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS11 tyres.
The GSX-R1000 carries over its pricetag of $23,990 rideaway as well as its 149kW/118Nm 999cc four-cylinder engine.