Suzuki Motorcycles Australia has lightly updated its GSX-R1000 sportsbike, which is now in showrooms priced from an unchanged $23,990 rideaway.
For 2020, the GSX-R1000 gains an up/down quickshifter as standard, as well as grippier Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS11 tyres.
The bike carries over its 149kW/118Nm 999cc four-cylinder engine, and key performance features like 10-step traction control and radial-mounted Brembo calipers grabbing 320mm discs.
Like before, the GSX-R1000 is available in a MotoGP-inspired Triton Blue colour scheme and comes with a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
Suzuki has yet to confirm the arrival of the higher-spec GSX-R1000R, although the bike has been previewed in Japan, and a similar update is expected for the local market.
Revealed overseas, the 2021 GSX-R1000R boasts new graphics including a special 100th anniversary edition to mark a century since the company was founded.
The 100th anniversary colour scheme is inspired by Suzuki Ecstar’s MotoGP machine, with Triton Blue and Mystic Silver panels similar to Alex Rins’ racebike.
INFO MOTO understands that Suzuki Motorcycles Australia is weighing up the business case for special edition liveries, as it prepares to roll over its model range to meet Euro5 emission standards.
“Having all that power and torque is useless if it can’t be efficaciously transferred to the tarmac, fortunately Suzuki is renowned for building some of the very best motorcycle chassis’ the world has ever seen,” said Suzuki Motorcycles Australia in a press release.
“The lightweight twin-spar aluminium perimeter frame is a quiet, yet important achiever that offers incredible feel, quick response and agility increasing rider confidence both on the road and on the racetrack.”
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