The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R sportsbike has been revealed overseas, boasting 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.
Suzuki’s updated model was recently revealed in Japan, however, details for the local market have yet to be confirmed.
INFO MOTO understands that Suzuki Motorcycles Australia is weighing up the business case for special edition liveries, like the one seen here, as it prepares to roll over its model range to meet Euro5 emission standards.
In Japan, at least, the 2021 GSX-R1000R is available in Triton Blue Metallic and Matte Black Metallic, as well as in the aforementioned 100th anniversary guise.
Mechanically, the new GSX-R1000R appears to be unchanged, carrying over the 999cc four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, generating 149kW and 118Nm.
The racebred superbike boasts high-end equipment, like Showa ‘balance-free’ suspension, large Brembo/Nissin brakes, 10-step traction control, launch control, rider modes, an up/down quickshifter, among other standard features.
In Australia, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R is priced from $21,990 rideaway, while the more recently updated GSX-R1000 checks in from $23,990.
INFO MOTO has contacted Suzuki Motorcycles Australia for an update on its upcoming model range.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 2020
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.
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